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Shooter

Description

Shooters are action games in which the player character shoots enemies.

The shooting is usually performed with firearms in these games; however, any weapon that dispatches projectiles qualifies, which makes many games (e.g. Heretic) that rely on medieval ranged weaponry or even magical projectiles shooters as well.

There are many shooter sub-genres, including fixed-screen shooters, scrolling shooters, rail shooters, and others.

Since the emergence of 3D graphics, 3D shooters, popularized by Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, have become the leading representatives of the genre. This sub-genre is sometimes referred to as first-person shooter, though this definition is not very precise, since the genre's distinguishing feature are 3D environments, not the perspective; some 3D shooters allow players to switch between perspectives, while others enforce a third-person view.

3D shooters may incorporate elements of other genres, most commonly role-playing (e.g. System Shock games and Deus Ex).
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Choplifter II: Rescue Survive Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

In this sequel to Choplifter!, it is once again your job to fly your helicopter through several shoot'em-up levels and...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In this horizontal scrolling shooter with the screen scrolling constantly from right to left, you are the pilot of a...

Chopper Command Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Chopper Command is a side scrolling shooter. As the pilot of a helicopter gunship, your mission is to protect the...

DOS (1990)

Fly your chopper and complete various missions in this simple helicopter simulation game. You create your own pilot, and as...

Chopper Drop 3000 ZX81 Front Cover

ZX81 (2009)

Chopper Drop 3000 is a single screen shoot 'em up. The player controls a helicopter and has to drop bombs...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

The first game of design icon Sid Meier within MicroProse Software puts you in the seat of helicopter to rescue...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Your mission in this side view horizontal scrolling shooter is to blast as many waves of enemy aircraft as you...

Windows (1996)

Choppy the Pork Chop is a simple shooter game. The player controls Choppy, the pork chop, and can move him...

Chōshin Heiki Zeroigar PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1997)

The Galactic Emperor Zemu is conquering one planet after the other, planning to expand his empire to the known limits...

Christmas Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

In 1989 this collection would have been a nice Christmas gift. At least this is what the title tells us....

Windows (2008)

Christmasdius is a retro-style side-scrolling shooter score attack game created for Christmas 2008. The player controls Santa Claus, flying on...

Chrome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

As a freelance mercenary, Bolt Logan has been to some tough planets and had some tough jobs. In fact, one...

Chrome SpecForce Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the sequel to Chrome, you once again take on the role of Bolt Logan. He is now part of...

Linux (2000) and Windows (2001)

In chromium B.S.U. the player takes the role of a cargo ship which needs to bring supplies to the front...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena includes two single player campaigns. One is a graphically enhanced version of...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2004)

You are Richard B. Riddick, a convicted criminal with a record as long as War and Peace. You are the...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

This shoot 'em up resembles many others, but was released at budget price. You're in control of space craft Chronos,...

Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2009), J2ME (2008), iPhone (2009) and BlackBerry (2009)

Capitalizing on the internet hype surrounding the American martial artists actor Chuck Norris, though two years late, Bring on the...

CIA Operative: Solo Missions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

You are Jack Noel, CIA Operative. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to stop a major terrorist...

Commodore 64 (1985)

Earth is about to be attacked and destroyed by an alien force and it's up to you to blast and...

Circus Games Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Treat yourself to hours of circus fun without leaving the comfort of your home. With Circus Games you get to...

Amiga (1995)

A revolt on a distant prison island must be foiled by you in this first-person shoot ‘em up. Reaching the...

City Centurian Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1988)

Your job is to patrol Earth's first moon colony. As you push through the thin artificial atmosphere, a spacecraft suddenly...

City Defence Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987)

City Defence is an early Missile Command clone. Your job is to defend several cities against deadly rays (instructions) from...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

City Defence is a variant of Missile Command. You have a laser turret on the ground, as the sole line...

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