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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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Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Dizasterblaster is a top view vertical shooter where you have to blast waves of alien ships over various levels, moving...

DJ Puff DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

The player is DJ Puff the fire breathing dragon, set out to fry all your enemies in one puff. The...

DOS (1995)

This CD compilation contains 500 deathmatch levels for Doom and Doom II taken from the net and bundled together on...

Windows (2006)

You are a one-man commando with the code name "Loveless" sent into North Korea to discover whether they are secretly...

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

Professor R. Szymanski has injected an accelerator and DNA into your brain to make you more intelligent. Just as the...

Apple II (1982)

At the top of your screen you see a mother ship. It is your mission to shoot this mother ship,...

PlayStation (1998)

Participate in the thrilling sport of the Dodgem Elite League.Dodgem Arena is a futuristic racing game that takes place in...

DoDonPachi PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1997)

DoDonPachi is Cave's sequel to their 1995 arcade release DonPachi. Like its predecessor, DoDonPachi is a vertical-scrolling and military- and...

Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Arcade (2002)

A PS2 port of the fourth installment of the Donpachi series, originally developed by Cave. It follows the same pattern...

Amiga (1990)

Dogfight is a two-player game with roots in the same primordial soup as Atari's Combat and other basic dogfighting games.The...

Odyssey (1972)

Dogfight is part of the Shooting Gallery add-on for the Odyssey. It requires the supplied rifle accessory, and game card...

Atari ST (1990)

Dogfight is, as the name suggests, a dogfighting game for one or two players. Player one starts on the left...

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

Prophecies from times of old predicted that in the Alpha Centauri sector there would be a great invasion from an...

DogFighter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

DogFighter is an arcade aerial combat game consisting of single player levels as well as multiplayer maps where players gather...

D.O.G: Fight For Your Life DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

D.O.G. is a third-person shooter with vehicles and turrets to use. The game doesn't have a story, you just select...

Dogfight: The Great War Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Dogfight: The Great War has the player take command of a Sopwith Camel during World War I in ten missions...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Dogs of War sets you as a freelance mercenary soldier available to take on a range of missions. These include...

Dominator Atari ST Front Cover

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

Dominator is a classic shooter game. You're in control of a small spaceship and have once again to save the...

DonPachi PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1995)

DonPachi is a 1995 vertical manic shoot-'em-up originally in arcades and was the first game from the developer Cave. Settings...

Doofus Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1993)

Doofus is like a reverse Sleepwalker - you play a simpleton (hence the title) and must get through a series...

DOOM DOS Front Cover

Linux (1994), DOS (1993), Windows (1995), Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1996), Jaguar (1994), SEGA 32X (1994), 3DO (1996) and PC-98 (1994)

The Union Aerospace Corporation has been experimenting with teleportation technology on Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos. After early successes, something...

DOOM PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

This release of DOOM is based on The Ultimate DOOM and DOOM II: Hell on Earth and contains most of...

DOS (1996)

DOOM 2D is, as the name suggests, a 2D game styled after DOOM. Most of the graphics and sounds are...

DOOM³ Windows Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004), Xbox (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

The third game of the DOOM series which takes gamers through the depths of Hell where technology and demons meet.You...

DOOM³: BFG Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

DOOM³: BFG Edition includes: DOOM³ (base game) DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil (expansion) A new campaign called The Lost Mission, featuring...

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