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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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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...

BBC Micro (1982) and Electron (1983)

Alien Dropout is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on the arcade game Astro Invader. Earth is threatened by...

Alien Gate CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1993)

Alien Gate is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up in which you fly a spacecraft over alien terrain while shooting...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

The sequel to Highway Encounter, which has a similar game system and appearance despite being written by someone else. Your...

Sinclair QL (1987)

Alien Hijack is an isometric action-adventure game set aboard a ship where the protagonist is an engineer. When the ship...

Alien Hominid PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Game Boy Advance (2006), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2004) and Xbox 360 (2007)

You're a little yellow alien. The FBI has shot down your ship while flying over planet Earth. And it, quite...

Alien Hominid Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

This flash version of Alien Hominid spawned the many console versions later released. This version only features the first level,...

Windows (2003)

Alien Horde is a side-scrolling shooter in a space setting. Your task is to rescue a man named Stig, who...

Alien Hunter Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Alien Hunter is a first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player's character has been abducted by aliens and the player...

Windows (2001)

Alien Infestation is a third-person shooter set in a dark future. The player is a marine armed with guns who...

Browser (1999)

Alien Invasion is an arcade shooter similar in most aspects to Space Invaders and its myriad of variants. The player...

Acorn 32-bit (1990)

Alien Invasion is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on Space Invaders but with some additions to the gameplay....

Alien Outbreak 2: Invasion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Four alien races determined to wipe out the Galarion system have only one thing in their way. A small ship...

DOS (1997)

Looking for a frantic action game that is all over in around 30 seconds? If so, this is your game....

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