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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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Einhänder PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

In 2192, a new city, Selene, is built on the moon. Over the years, Selene grows larger, more powerful, and...

El Airplane Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

El Airplane is a single player, side scrolling, shareware shooter.This game is a simple keyboard controlled scrolling shooter in which...

Eldritch Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft.The player finds herself trapped in...

Electrocop Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1989)

Today, if a daughter of the President goes missing, I would look in the nearest bar. However, in the near...

Electroman DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This is a platform game with puzzle elements. You have to guide Jacek, the Electroman, around the levels, using such...

Electron (1984)

Electron Invaders is a Space Invaders clone with few changes to the gameplay. The player controls his laser base down...

Elemental Gearbolt PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

In a fantastic world divided by class and race, technology from a mysterious source has imbued a young prince with...

Elemental Master Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Elemental Master's gameplay is similar to a top-down space shooter (i.e Raptor & Raiden), but what makes it unique is...

Browser (2011)

The weather was fine, and everyone decided it was a great day to be outside. Elephant dressed up in his...

Elevator Action Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), NES (1985), Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 2600 (2001), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1986), Nintendo 3DS (2014), SG-1000 (1985), Sharp X1 (1986), FM-7 (1986) and Arcade (1983)

You are Agent 17 (codename: "Otto"). Your mission is to secure all top secret documents from a security building and...

Elevator Action Deluxe PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Elevator Action Deluxe is a remake of the original Elevator Action. The concept is identical to the original game. The...

Eliminate Down Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Eliminate Down is a horizontally-scrolling shooter similar in style to Thunder Force. The player has several weapons that can be...

Eliminate Pro iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Eliminate Pro is an death match first person shooter. The game features multiple 3D arenas in which players can duke...

Eliminator Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1998)

Essential a basic shoot-em-up game, Eliminator puts you in control of experimental hovering craft, running the gauntlet of various courses,...

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

A shoot ‘em up set on a patchwork-quilt coloured road, Eliminator puts you in control of a ship with a...

Browser (2008)

Eliminator is an arcade shooter in which the player controls a futuristic space ship and scores points by collecting orbs...

The Eliminator Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1982) and TRS-80 (1981)

A home computer version of the Williams Electronics' coin-op game Defender. Your goal is to pilot your fast moving spaceship...

Elite Forces: Navy SEALs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

As an elite US Navy SEAL, you will tackle some of the toughest missions the military has to offer in...

Elite Forces: WWII Normandy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In preparation for the most ambitious frontal assault in the history of modern war, the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles)...

Browser (2010)

Elite Sniper is a simple 2D sniping game where the player must work for the mafia and completely random missions....

Elite Warriors: Vietnam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Elite Warriors: Vietnam is a squad-based shooter in the vein of nFusion's Deadly Dozen. The missions are based around the...

El Matador Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A new narcotics cartel destroyed the local DEA-office in Bogotá. And now as DEA special agent Victor Corbet, codename El...

El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

You play as Victor Corbet, nickname El Matador, a special agent employed by the DEA. Your goal is it to...

PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

Elm Knight is set in a futuristic world, dominated by the totalitarian regime of the Empire, which hunts down the...

Emberwind Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Emberwind is a fantasy retro platformer inspired by the 8-bit era of games. It is set in the land of...

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