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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Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), Dragon 32/64 (1984) and BBC Micro (1984)

The Rallom Empire's plan to invade Earth has taken a step closer as they have taken over a space station...

Cosmic Crusader PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1982)

Cosmic Crusader is to Galaxian as Space Strike (by the same programmer) was to Space Invaders. An alien space fleet...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Cosmic Fighter is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up game in which one or two players can compete for a high...

Arcade (1979)

Cosmic Guerilla is a fixed screen arcade shooter. Like in Space Invaders, the player controls his laser gun left and...

ZX81 (1983)

Cosmic Guerilla is an unofficial conversion of Universal's arcade game with the same name. The basic gameplay is mostly the...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Cosmic Guerilla is an imitation and a non official version of the arcade Cosmic Guerilla. Similarly, the player controls a...

Cosmic Hunter Microvision Front Cover

Microvision (1981)

Cosmic Hunter is a science fiction shooter set in space, possibly an asteroid field. The player is represented by a...

Cosmic Jailbreak VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Cosmic Jailbreak is a shoot 'em up game, with a twist. Like Space Invaders the player controls a tank at...

Cosmic Pirate Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

In Cosmic Pirate the player takes the role of a criminal who works for The Council, a space pirate organization....

Bally Astrocade (1982)

Cosmic Raiders is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up similar to Defender. Like in that game the player's space ship can...

Cosmic Rift Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Cosmic Rift was a 2D online-only multiplayer space action shooter similar to SubSpace where you take command of one of...

Cosmic Sheriff DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Cosmic Sheriff is a shoot 'm up game and you control Peter Jones, the Cosmic Sheriff who has to take...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Cosmic Split is a single screen shooter viewed from the side inspired by the arcade game Centipede where you control...

Commodore 64 (1990)

Released with the MAGNUM "lightphaser" lightgun, cosmic storm made up one of the six games packaged with the peripheral. The...

Cosmic Swarm Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are at the Waypoint Interstellar Trade Depot, a quiet outpost in space, when suddenly a dormant group of alien,...

Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Is there anything uglier than a human female? The Rygellian Slime Beasts know that their enemies the Cosmic Wartoads believe...

Cosmo Gang: The Video SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1992)

Cosmogang: The Video is a shooter with similarities to Galaga. The player's space ship is fixed on the bottom of...

Commodore 64 (1987)

There is a battle taking place on the planet of Cybor between two giant robots representing two races from the...

ZX Spectrum (1982) and ZX81 (1982)

In Cosmos the player has to protect convoys from alien attackers. Although entirely two dimensional it's played from a first...

Linux (2009) and Windows (2007)

Cosmos Remake is a remake of Cosmos, a classic game originally released for the ZX Spectrum system.In Cosmos, the player...

CosmoTank Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

CosmoTank is a space tank battle game. You're the commander of the tank 'Tiger a-1' and your mission is to...

Windows (2007)

Cottage of Doom is an isometric action game and it's a parody of typical B category horror flicks. In the...

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1990)

In the game you play a role of the special agent Cougar. Your mission is to penetrate the criminal's fortress...

ZX81 (1982)

Counter Attack is a clone of the arcade game Scramble where the player is seeking revenge for the bombing of...

Wii (2007)

In 2102 C.E., a giant asteroid enters Earth's orbit, only to be revealed too late that inside are a horde...

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