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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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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), iPad (2010) and MeeGo (2011)

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...

SNES (1995)

A standard helicopter war-game, featuring the Air Cavalry division. The game is played in a third person view using mode...

Air Combat PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

One of the first 3rd party games for the PlayStation.You play as a freelance mercenary hired by world governments to...

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is an arcade flight simulator and the successor to Air Conflicts: Secret Wars. Players choose to...

Air Conflicts: Vietnam - Ultimate Edition PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

This Ultimate Edition is the first release of the game for the PS4. It updates the original Air Conflicts: Vietnam...

Air Diver Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

A terrorist organization led by a fanatic operating out of the Middle East has brought together a military force capable...

Game Boy Color (2000)

As a jet fighter pilot in a civil war, the player will take to the skies in a behind-the-plane view...

AirForce Delta Storm Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Fly nine different attack aircraft through a range of objective based missions ranging from bombing runs to dogfights and more.Viewed...

AirForce Delta Storm Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001)

AirForce Delta Storm is a combat flight game that lets you choose from over 40 modern warplanes. You are given...

AirForce Delta Strike PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Fly with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Element squadrons as you defend country and, eventually, Earth itself from attack. Pilot...

Windows (2007)

Air Force Missions is a 3D vertically scrolling shooter, similar to Heli Heroes or SWIV, where the player controls a...

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