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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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Windows (2006)

Travel to other worlds and beam up aliens for scientific experimentation! Offering a slight twist on the alien abduction cliche,...

Alien Ambush Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

A rather simple, yet original, vertical space shooter. You control a small space fighter tasked with extermination of hordes of...

Alien Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Alien Assault is a fast-paced and easy to pick up top-down shooter with retro graphics and music. Players control the...

Alienators: Evolution Continues Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Alienators: Evolution Continues is a side-scrolling action game based on the animated TV show of the same name. The player...

DOS (1993)

Alien Attack is an ASCII text game. You control a ship and have to destroy the alien fighters. The aliens...

ZX81 (1983)

Alien Attack is a Space Invaders clone where your craft sits at the bottom of the screen while aliens above...

Amiga (1996)

Alien Bash II is a top-down shooter similar to The Chaos Engine (in contrast to the predecessor which is more...

Alien Blast: The Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

On planet Rexus, located on the far edge of the galaxy a distress call has been sent out. When an...

Alien Breed DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1991) and BlackBerry (2013)

Alien Breed is a top-down science fiction shooter somewhat inspired by the movie Alien in terms of plot and atmosphere....

Alien Breed PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2012), Android (2013), iPad (2012) and PS Vita (2013)

This is the re-imagining of Team 17's top-down science-fiction shooter Alien Breed originally released more than 20 years ago. As...

Alien Breed 2: Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Not to be confused with the original Alien Breed 2, Alien Breed 2: Assault is a sequel to series reboot...

Alien Breed 3D Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

Alien Breed 3D is a follow-up to Alien Breed, a Gauntlet-style shooter, and its sequels. Unlike its predecessors, this game...

Alien Breed 3: Descent Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Descent is the third and final chapter of the Alien Breed: Evolution series. The player commands Chief Engineer Theodore Conrad...

Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1996)

Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds is a first-person 3D shooter with full-screen graphics. The story is directly connected...

Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Based on the original Alien Breed, Alien Breed: Evolution attempts to revitalize this top-down shooter series.Evolution uses a 3D engine...

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and BlackBerry (2013)

Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues has Gauntlet-influenced gameplay, similar to the original Alien Breed (and the Alien Breed Special...

Windows (2005)

A continuation of the classic Alien Breed top-down series introducing new levels and various improvements on the original concept. In...

Alien Breed: Special Edition 92 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992) and BlackBerry (2013)

An interrim between Alien Breed and its sequel. Gameplay is the same as its predecessor - each level is a...

Alien Breed Special Edition & Qwak Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga CD32 (1994)

Alien Breed Special Edition & Qwak is a compilation which includes the following games on one CD:Alien Breed: Special Edition...

Alien Breed: Tower Assault DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994), Amiga CD32 (1994) and BlackBerry (2013)

A scientific outpost on a far off planet has been attacked. Nothing is known about the attackers, since all communications...

Atari 7800 (1990)

Alien Brigade is a side scrolling shooter similar to Operation Wolf. Aliens have arrived on earth and have brainwashed both...

Alien Cabal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

In this 3D shooter, the player has to stop alien invasion. It all began with the near doubling of UFO...

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Ex commando Really Shooter and his mother Poor Mama is running the cleaning service Clean House together. Sometimes when aliens...

Alien Conspiracy Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1998)

On an unnamed planet the primordial races of Snoot and Gram have warred with each other since time immemorial, each...

Alien Disco Safari Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The story is inspired by NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 missions. They carried golden plaques to space, depicting humans, in...

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