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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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ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You control a spaceship that floats around. You have to blast all the meteors and other objects that bounce in...

Aftershock for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Aftershock for Quake is an unofficial add-on for Quake. It contains a handful of single-player and deathmatch levels, as well...

Aftershock Toolbox for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Along with Aftershock Deathmatch 300, Aftershock Toolbox is one of the two derivatives of the original Aftershock for Quake, an...

After the End Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

All you ever wanted to do was help out. After all you did receive a distress signal from the research...

Agent Armstrong Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1997)

Agent Armstrong is a 3D side-scrolling single-player-shooter released in the early days of the PSX. Set in 1930, Armstrong must...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Eight planets have been infected by a strange weed planted by an alien life form. The weed is sucking the...

Commodore 64 (1994)

Agent UOP is an arcade platform game. The player assumes the role of a special agent. His task is to...

Agent X ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986)

A mad professor has kidnapped the President, and the ransom note says he plans to turn him into a war-mongering...

Agent X II: The Mad Prof's Back! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

With Agent X having been a success in both critical and commercial terms, a sequel was inevitable. The Mad Professor's...

Age of Zombies PSP Front Cover PSN release (uk.playstation.com)

PSP (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010), PS Vita (2014) and Ouya (2014)

The evil Professor Brains has sent hordes of zombies back to various periods in history to destroy mankind. It's up...

SEGA Master System (1991)

Agi Gongyong Dooly is an auto-scrolling shooter based on the Korean cartoon Dooly the Little Dinosaur. The protagonist is a...

Agony Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up features six long levels, all with detailed and mellow background graphics, aiming for a less...

TurboGrafx CD (1995) and Wii (2007)

The Cho Aniki series returns with their first sequel, the one that would cement the series humorous fetish with bodybuilders...

Aimeroids Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Aimeroids is a space based shooter game similar in concept to the game Asteroids. Gameplay involves the players spaceship flying...

PC-98 (1995)

Mr. M (whom true fans of Illusion games will certainly recognize as the one and the only Mokkoriman) is an...

Air Aces: Pacific Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Air Aces: Pacific is an aerial combat simulator with an arcade-like approach. Launching from an aircraft carrier the player can...

Air Attack Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), BlackBerry (2012), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Air Attack is a shooter with vertical scrolling reminiscent of 1942. The game begins with a World War II setting...

Arcade (1996)

Air Attack is a 2D arcade vertically-scrolling shooter. The game features a futuristic space ship that shoots enemies and bosses....

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Airbase Invader is a 2D top-down shooter game. The player controls Annie, a girl with a peace sign flag, who...

Odyssey 2 (1985), Videopac+ G7400 (1983) and Philips VG 5000 (1984)

Air Battle is a flight simulator set in the World War I era. The player controls a biplane from an...

Macintosh (1984)

From a technology standpoint, Airborne! was a somewhat pioneering game as it was the first Mac game to use digitized...

Airborne Hero D–Day Frontline 1944 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Airborne Hero D–Day Frontline 1944 is a World War II first-person shooter set on D-Day. The player takes the role...

Airborne Ranger DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In this action/simulation game by Microprose the player takes the role of an U.S. Army airborne ranger. These Airborne rangers...

Air Buster Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Arcade (1990)

Air Buster is a fast side-scrolling shooter. The player controls a small craft through different levels with many enemies. Every...

Jaguar (1997)

AirCars takes place in the future after a nuclear holocaust. The large organization E.B.N.E.R.S. is plotting to take over the...

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