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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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Atari ST (1995)

Aerial Kombat 3: The Final Encounter is a two player dogfight game written in STOS and sequel to Aerial Combat...

SNES (1993) and Arcade (1992)

Aero Fighters is a vertical scrolling shooter. There are four pilots from four countries (Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom and United...

Aero Fighters 2 Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (1994), Neo Geo CD (1994) and Arcade (1994)

Aero Fighters 2 is a vertically-scrolling shooter in the same vein as 1942 and similar games. It supports up to...

Neo Geo (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1995)

Aero Fighters 3 is a vertically-scrolling shooter in the same vein as 1942 and similar games. It supports up to...

Nintendo 64 (1997)

In AeroFighters Assault a terrorist organisation named Phutta Morgana has melted the Antarctic and is using the water to flood...

J2ME (2004)

Aero Mission 3D is a flight combat game for mobile phones that is played in a 3D third person perspective....

Game Boy (1991)

Aerostar is a top-down, vertically-scrolling shooter. The player controls an aircraft, but instead of going all across the screen, it...

After Burner DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), SEGA 32X (1994), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1987), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), FM Towns (1989), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Arcade (1987)

After Burner is an aircraft shooter. The goal is simple: use your F-14 Tomcat and shoot as many enemies as...

Windows (2003)

After Burner 3D is a freeware 3D remake of the arcade flight simulator After Burner. Players start from the aircraft...

After Burner: Black Falcon PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

After Burner: Black Falcon is the fourth game in the After Burner series, released almost fifteen years after the previous...

After Burner: Climax Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Arcade (2006)

After Burner: Climax is a sequel to the long-running After Burner series. Just like the previous games players command an...

After Burner II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), J2ME (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1987)

Similar to its predecessor, the premise of After Burner II is to get on the F-14 Tomcat and fly mission...

After Burner III SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

The third in Sega's arcade flight sim series, After Burner III takes you back to the cockpit of the F-14...

Afterfall: Dirty Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Afterfall: Dirty Arena is a free add-on for the extended edition of Afterfall: InSanity. Dirty Arena is a survival mode...

Afterfall: Dirty Arena Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Afterfall: Dirty Arena Edition is the stand-alone version of the Afterfall: Dirty Arena DLC.

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Aftermath is a clone of the arcade game Missile Command. The gameplay is very similar in which you must protect...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Earth lies in ruins, devastated by the invasion and destruction from The Saurans from a distant galaxy. You are the...

ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You control a spaceship that floats around. You have to blast all the meteors and other objects that bounce in...

Aftershock for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Aftershock for Quake is an unofficial add-on for Quake. It contains a handful of single-player and deathmatch levels, as well...

Aftershock Toolbox for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Along with Aftershock Deathmatch 300, Aftershock Toolbox is one of the two derivatives of the original Aftershock for Quake, an...

After the End Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

All you ever wanted to do was help out. After all you did receive a distress signal from the research...

Agent Armstrong Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1997)

Agent Armstrong is a 3D side-scrolling single-player-shooter released in the early days of the PSX. Set in 1930, Armstrong must...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Eight planets have been infected by a strange weed planted by an alien life form. The weed is sucking the...

Commodore 64 (1994)

Agent UOP is an arcade platform game. The player assumes the role of a special agent. His task is to...

Agent X ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986)

A mad professor has kidnapped the President, and the ransom note says he plans to turn him into a war-mongering...

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