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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 (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

This is the sixth episode of the promotional episodic 3D third-person stealth/action videogame to hype the tv show starring Jennifer...

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

This is the seventh episode of the promotional episodic 3D third-person stealth/action videogame to hype the tv show starring Jennifer...

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

This is the eighth episode of the promotional episodic 3D third-person stealth/action videogame to hype the tv show starring Jennifer...

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

This is the ninth and second-to-last episode of the promotional episodic 3D third-person stealth/action videogame to hype the tv show...

Alien Supervision Front Cover

Supervision (1992)

Alien is a basic side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a fighter jet and must shoot down a variety of...

Arcade (1993)

Alien 3: The Gun is a rail shooter, loosely based on the movie Alien 3. Players are Colonial Marines, who...

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...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Alien Attack is based on the arcade game Galaxian where you move a spacecraft left or right at the bottom...

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...

VIC-20 (1982)

Alien Blitz is a clone of Space Invaders with no noticeable differences in design and gameplay. The player moves his...

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...

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