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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Creatures 2: Torture Trouble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1992), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Creatures 2: Torture Trouble continues the events in the original Creatures. Clyde Radcliff, after eliminating the demons and saving his...

Creature Shock DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), 3DO (1996) and CD-i (1997)

The earth is overpopulated and mankind must find a second home. The spaceship Amazon is sent to investigate Saturn and...

Creed Arena Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Creed Arena is a third person shooter where the player takes the role of a contestant in a futuristic gladiator...

Creepy Corridors VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

Creepy Corridors is a maze game similar to Wizard of Wor. Adventurer Sierra Smith has entered the catacombs of Creepy...

Creepy Crawler ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Most early Mikro-Gen releases were derived from popular arcade games, and this one is no exception, giving Centipede the 16K...

Crime Cities Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Crime Cities transports gamers to a futuristic world where law and order has long since been replaced by a wave...

Crime Crackers PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1994)

In the distant future, in the reaches of space, war raged on for many years. Many lives were lost, but...

Crime Crackers 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Team Guppy are a group of what are known as "Crackers" -- skilled bounty hunters who make a living fighting...

Windows (2009)

After an ecological disaster, citizens of a future city are left to fend for themselves. Among thousands of players in...

Crime Fighter 3 Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and DVD Player (2003)

A compilation package containing three American Laser Games live-action light-gun shooter conversions Who Shot Johnny Rock?, Crime Patrol, and Drug...

Crime Patrol DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2008), SEGA CD (1994), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1996) and Arcade (1993)

Originating in the arcades, this is a full-motion video rail shooter with real actors, produced by the makers of Mad...

Crime Scene Manhattan: The Real Car-Shooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Crime Scene Manhattan: The Real Car-Shooter the player takes the role of the contract killer Gloria from L.A. who...

Crimes of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In ÜberSoldier Karl Stolz destroyed the ZE1-Complex in which the ÜberMacht revived the dead and produced ÜberSoldiers. The opposition believed...

Crime Wave DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Crime Wave is a side-scrolling shooter with certain similarities to Narc in tone and gameplay. Controlling a police officer, the...

Crimson Dragon Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2013)

Crimson Dragon is a chase-view shooter and a spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series, in theme, in gameplay, but...

Crimsonland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Crimsonland is a top-down shooter in which you must defend yourself against a large horde of aliens. You use both...

Crimsonland Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Crimsonland is an enhanced version of the 2003 game Crimsonland. It is a top-down arcade arena shooter that is similar...

Crimzon Clover: World Ignition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Crimzon Clover: World Ignition is a 2D vertically-scrolling shoot'em up in the manic shooter/bullet hell/danmaku style, similar to DoDonPachi. The...

Crisis Force NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

The year is 199x and a robot army has invaded Tokyo City. A boy and a girl (who remain unnamed)...

Critical Depth PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and PS Vita (2012)

A new spin on the whole vehicular combat genre- this one takes place underwater, and features freedom of movement throughout...

Commodore 64 (1989)

Crossfire is a single screen 1st person perspective shooter where you are a policeman leading 'The Untouchables' against the mob...

Arcade (1975)

Crossfire is a shooting game. Two players are required. Each player has a gun that can be moved up and...

CrossFire Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

Fly a helicopter into hostile territory to rescue hostages and make some money on the side. The places the player...

NES (1990)

CrossFire is a side-scrolling run-and-gun somewhat reminiscent of Contra series, although played at a slower pace. All that is known...

Atari 2600 (1983)

It seems as if forever that the evil Morplus from the planet Tzoris have terrorized the galaxy, leaving death and...

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