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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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...

Commodore 64 (1988)

This game was made with SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit). As the pilot of an assault fighter, you should...

Delta Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

You, as a Delta Force commando will use deadly tactics and approaches to your missions and objectives, not to mention...

Windows (2009)

The 10th Anniversary Collection of the Delta Force - series contains six shooter games and two presents. The content of...

Delta Force 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Delta Force 2 is the sequel to the award winning Delta Force. In this game, you play as an elite...

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Macintosh (2004)

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is a first-person action game that takes place in Somalia, where the famous Mogadishu operation...

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (Gold Pack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This is a compilation of: Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - Team Sabre

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (Platinum Pack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This is a compilation of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Team - Team Sabre.Also...

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - Team Sabre Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

Team Sabre is the expansion pack for NovaLogic's first-person shooter Delta Force: Black Hawk Down.Team Sabre provides several single-player missions...

Delta Force Bootcamp Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation contains: Delta Force Delta Force 2 Delta Force: Land Warrior Delta Force: Task Force Dagger

Delta Force: Land Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A military sim in which you play an infantry soldier. The focus here is on land warfare: you, your feet,...

Delta Force: Task Force Dagger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Delta Force: Task Force Dagger is a standalone mission pack for Delta Force: Land Warrior. It expands upon the gameplay...

Delta Force Trilogy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This Novalogic compilation is of three squad-based action games. The 3 games included are: Delta Force Delta Force 2 Delta...

Delta Force: Urban Warfare PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002), PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Delta Force: Urban Warfare is an urban-themed first-person shooter in the Delta Force series. Set in a variety of city...

Delta Force: Xtreme Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This game is basically a remake of Delta Force with the graphics of Joint Operations.NovaLogic recreated 20 of the original...

Delta Force: Xtreme 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Unlike its predecessor, Delta Force: Xtreme 2 is a completely original installment of the Delta Force-Series featuring two campaigns with...

Delta Patrol Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1990) and SAM Coupé (1990)

Delta patrol is a side-scrolling spaceship shooter involving waves of enemy formations in the Delta Sector of deep space. This...

Amiga (1986) and Atari ST (1986)

Delta Patrol is a side scrolling shoot 'em up similar to Defender where the player takes control of the last...

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