User Review: Wolfenstein 3D by id Software (1992)



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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Cryostasis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist who was scheduled to get back home from his station "Pole 21" on board the...

Cryptic Passage for Blood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Cryptic Passage for Blood is a level package for Blood containing 10 single-player and 4 bloodbath levels.

Crypt Killer PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1995)

Crypt Killer is a horror-themed lightgun shooter. As a tireless adventurer, you are looking for the "Eyes of Guidance", ancient...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

In The Crypts of Plumbous, the player has to fight alien ships who are trying to raid underground Nuclear waste...

Crysis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Crysis, the first game of a planned trilogy, is a first-person shooter set in the year 2019 and the spiritual...

Crysis 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Crysis 2 is the sequel to Crysis and it is the second main game in the series, following the original...

Crysis 2: Decimation Pack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Decimation Pack is DLC for Crysis 2 and the first map pack of the game. It adds five additional multiplayer...

Crysis 2 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This limited edition for Crysis 2 is a free upgrade for those who pre-ordered the game at participating retail outlets....

Crysis 2: Retaliation Pack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Retaliation Pack is DLC for Crysis 2 and the first map pack of the game. It adds four additional multiplayer...

Crysis 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Crysis 3 is the third main game in the first-person shooter series. Players take the role of Laurence "Prophet" Barnes,...

Crysis 3 (Hunter Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This Hunter Edition includes: Crysis 3 Instant multiplayer rank upgrade to level 5 Three dog tags Composite bow camo skin...

Crysis (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover The Keep Case shows through.

Windows (2007)

This Special Edition includes:Crysis Bonus DVD with the "Making of Crysis", trailers and concept art Art booklet Official soundtrack by...

Crysis: Warhead Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Crysis Warhead is a stand-alone add-on for Crysis. But instead of advancing the story of the original game, it puts...

Crystal Caves Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1991), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Mylo Steamwitz, an enterprising space trader, has set out to the perilous mines of the Altairian system. He hopes to...

C: The Contra Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

C: Contra Adventure is a sequel to some of Konami's earlier Contra classics. The game's story follows the events of...

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

CT Special Forces is a side scrolling platform shooter that has a superficial similarity to the games of the Metal...

CT Special Forces: Back in the Trenches Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2003)

CT Special Forces: Back to Hell is the sequel to CT Special Forces and the story picks up right where...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

One shot. One kill.As a sniper in one of the world’s most deadly specialty infantry units, the player will chase...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter (Golden Bullet Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This compilation bundles 2 games in the CTU: Marine Sharpshooter series: CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Marine Sharpshooter II: Jungle Warfare

Cube iPhone Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2002), Macintosh (2005) and iPhone (2008)

Cube is a freeware 3D first-person shooter game. It can be played both in multiplayer and singleplayer mode. It allows...

Cube 2: Sauerbraten Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Cube 2: Sauerbraten is an open source sequel to Cube by the same company, an FPS with a built in...

The Culling of the Cows Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

The Culling of the Cows is a defense game where you control the gun-wielding farmer Sammy who needs to protect...

Windows (2003)

Cunyngas is an old-school top-down shooter. The story: The race of Gomin lives under oppression of the race of Mopol....

Genesis (1989)

Curse is a basic horizontal-scrolling shooter, one of the first released for the Megadrive, where one pilots a space fighter...

Curse of the Catacombs DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Curse of the Catacombs is a first-person shooter very similar to the previous game. Once again, you're a mage whose...

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