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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Des Blood 4: Lost Alone Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In the future, mankind has mastered interplanetary travel. Mars was the first target for pioneers; soon, settlements were built on...

Windows (2011)

The goal of Descension is to beat the mechanical dragon. There is only one enemy in this game and that...

Descent DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2014), PlayStation (1996), Macintosh (1995) and PC-98 (1995)

The Post-Terran Minerals Corporation (PTMC) digs up minerals on all nine planets of the solar system, employing humans and robots...

Descent³ Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

The third installment of the famous 3d shooter Descent. Hop in your Pyro-GX, dive at high speed into the mines...

Descent³ and Descent³ Mercenary (Dual Jewel Release) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Descent³ and Descent³ Mercenary (Dual Jewel Release) includes the original game Descent³ and its expansion, Descent³: Mercenary.Each game is in...

Descent³: Mercenary Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This is an expansion pack for the award winning third installment of the Descent series. The expansion pack includes 7...

DOS (1996)

This is a re-release of the game Descent for its 1 year anniversary. It contains the original game, some new...

Windows (1998)

Descent: FreeSpace - Darkness Rising is a truncated demo version of Descent: Freespace - The Great War, containing only the...

Descent: Freespace - Silent Threat Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Silent Threat is an add-on for Descent: Freespace. It features 2 new ships, 4 new weapons, and 40 new missions.After...

Descent: Freespace - The Great War Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Amiga (2001)

As a pilot in the Gallactic Terran Alliance (GTA), you've known the Vasudans as the enemy for a long time....

Descent I and II: The Definitive Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

This is a compilation of the games Descent, Descent: Levels of the World, Descent II, Descent II: Vertigo Series, and...

Descent II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1997)

The second Descent game features new levels, new weapons and new robot enemies. It also comes with helpful ideas for...

Descent II: The Infinite Abyss DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

A double-CD pack of Descent II (complete with 3dfx and Rendition graphics card patches) and its Vertigo Series expansion.

DOS (1996)

An extras pack released after the success of Descent II, Vertigo Series adds 23 missions and, as a bonus, provides...

Descent Maximum PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Descent Maximum took the best parts of the original Descent and Descent II for the PC and adapted them to...

Descent Venture Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

The Descent Venture Pack combines the original Descent trilogy and the expansion packs of the second and third game in...

Desert Falcon Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1987), Atari 7800 (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1988)

Desert Falcon is an arcade style shooter. Many of the Pharaoh's great treasures are lost throughout the desert, and your...

Desert Hawk Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Desert Hawk is a 2D-side-scroller shoot-em-up similar to Choplifter!- The player's mission is to fly a military helicopter behind enemy...

DOS (1994)

This game is a compilation of four different arcade games with common idea - US operation in Middle East. First-person...

Desert Strike and Jungle Strike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Combo budget re-release of Electronic Arts' helicopter action game Desert Strike and its follow-up Jungle Strike.

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), Lynx (1993), Amiga (1993), Game Gear (1994), SEGA Master System (1992) and BlackBerry (2013)

The first game in the Strike series. A year after the Gulf War, a self-styled general named Kilbaba (Muababa in...

Arcade (1994)

Desert Tank is 3D arcade simulator of tank.The player has a tank, and destroys every opponent on battlefield. He has...

Amiga (1996)

Desert Wolf is an action simulation game. The player is a fighter pilot. The game is divided into a number...

Windows (2006)

The Design is a shooting game where the player simultaneously controls two circles, yellow and green, which can be freely...

Windows (1999)

Desktop Destroy II: Chicken Carnage allows the player to destroy his desktop and shoot chickens at the same time. The...

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