DescriptionShooters 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).
Deep Fortress is a shareware side-scrolling shooter. The player controls a helicopter and must fight through heavy defences of a...
In the year 2001, the world has changed, and terrorism has changed along with it. The terrorist organization Hephaestus has...
Deep Sea Diver is a side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a diver armed with a spear gun. He must...
Tomy Tutor (1982)
Deep Six is an underwater shooter, in which one or two players (alternating) control a diver hunting for treasure. The...
DeepTrouble is a fast paced 3D submarine action game. Earth is covered with water and aliens are living on the...
The year is 2268. After a slow recovery of ecological disasters and alien invasions of Earth the human race is...
Deep/Wing/Break is a vertically scrolling shooter game where the player controls a grey, winged creature, carrying a tiny dot it...
Deer Avenger 3D brings the comical Deer Avenger series into 3D perspective. In this installment, our hero Bambo seems to...
Bambo is back for another round against the redneck hunters in Deer Avenger 4: The Rednecks Strike Back. Unlike the...
Deer Avenger: Open Season is a compilation package that includes the Windows versions of the first 3 games in the...
Deer Drive is a shooting gallery with a hunting theme. Shooting from a fixed position, aim for the herds of...
You have only one aim in this game: to kill as many deer as possible, being able to kill your...
Deer Hunter 2005 is a game in the Deer Hunter series, that simulates deer hunting in real-life based locations with...
You still play the role of a hunter searching for bucks and does to kill, all in first-person perspective, only...
This is the fifth game in the Deer Hunter series, and the last published by WizardWorks before it got acquired...
A compilation of 3 hunting games. Games included: Deer Hunter 2003: Legendary Hunting Trophy Hunter 2003: Legendary Hunting Bird Hunter...
Another game that uses the same 3d creation software as Castaway. In this game, the player is a ninja working...
Deer's Revenge is a parody on the Deer Hunter series, much like the Deer Avenger. In this game the player...
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 is a clone of the game Defender: a side scrolling shoot'em up where you have to defend humans.Humanity...
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.01 Metroid (2007)
- 4.86 Alan Wake (Limited Collector's Edition) (2010)
- 4.90 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Limited Collector's Edition) (2007)
- 4.13 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)
- 4.88 Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
- 4.71 Far Cry 2 (Collector's Edition) (2008)
- 4.05 Wolfenstein 3D (2009)
- 4.80 The Quake Collection (2007)
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 3.44 Mad Dog McCree (1994)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel