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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Deer Drive Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Deer Drive is a shooting gallery with a hunting theme. Shooting from a fixed position, aim for the herds of...

Deer Hunter 2003 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

You have only one aim in this game: to kill as many deer as possible, being able to kill your...

Deer Hunter 2005 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Deer Hunter 2005 is a game in the Deer Hunter series, that simulates deer hunting in real-life based locations with...

Deer Hunter 2: The Hunt Continues Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

You still play the role of a hunter searching for bucks and does to kill, all in first-person perspective, only...

Deer Hunter 5: Tracking Trophies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This is the fifth game in the Deer Hunter series, and the last published by WizardWorks before it got acquired...

Windows (2003)

A compilation of 3 hunting games. Games included: Deer Hunter 2003: Legendary Hunting Trophy Hunter 2003: Legendary Hunting Bird Hunter...

DOS (1995)

Another game that uses the same 3d creation software as Castaway. In this game, the player is a ninja working...

Windows (1999)

Deer's Revenge is a parody on the Deer Hunter series, much like the Deer Avenger. In this game the player...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Thanks to Earth's Star Wars Defence System, there hasn't been a war for years. Problem is a race of aliens...

Browser (2009)

DefeatMe is an experimental shooter by Kenta Cho. Played on a single screen, the player needs to take out one...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Earth is once again under attack from alien invaders and you have been tasked to fly your spacecraft over the...

Defence Force Oric Front Cover

Oric (1983)

Defence Force is a clone of the game Defender: a side scrolling shoot'em up where you have to defend humans.Humanity...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Defend! is a simple shooter game in which the player must fire incoming targets. Targets come from four different directions...

Defender PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1981), ColecoVision (1983), Intellivision (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), Xbox 360 (2006) and Arcade (1981)

Defender put players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces.Armed...

Defender PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Defender is an updated version of the classic arcade game of the same name. The Manti bugs have invaded earth...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Released in conjunction with a 3D update of the classic arcade game on consoles, the Game Boy Advance version is...

DOS (1992)

Defender is a shareware clone based like many others on Eugene Jarvis' classic.As this is a clone the gameplay is...

Defender 2000 Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1996)

Defender 2000 is an update of the classic arcade game by Eugene Jarvis. This Jaguar game features a port of...

Defender 64 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

Defender 64 is a clone of the arcade shooter Defender where you have to fly over the surface of a...

Defender of the Favicon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

This is a Defender clone in the unlikeliest of places, the 16x16 square that forms the favicon of a browser....

Defenders of Dynatron City NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The game is based on popular comics series and animation movies of the same name.You are a group of repairman,...

Defenders of the Earth Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and SAM Coupé (1990)

The Defenders of the Earth consist of veteran comic-book heroes Flash Gordon, Lothar, the Phantom and Mandrake. Ming the Merciless...

Defiance Windows Front Cover

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

Defiance is an MMO third-person shooter set in a persistent universe. It was made as a tie-in to the US...

Deimos Rising Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2002)

Using alien technologies, a military force has swept to power on Mars. This totalitarian regime must be stopped and its...

Delaweare Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Delaweare is a short first-person shooter game, where the player explores a surreal world in order to find four music...

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