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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Enemy Front (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This limited editions contains: Enemy Front Four additional multiplayer characters: Elite Grenadier SS Storm Trooper US Sniper Warsaw Resistance Fighter...

Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This special edition is exclusive to the US GameStop chain of retail stores. It contains: Enemy Front Additional single-player mission:...

Amiga (1997)

Enemy: Tempest of Violence is an action game shown from the side. A seemingly abandoned space ship was the goal...

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

After they had fought out their civil war on their homeworld called Stroggos, the Strogg ventured out into space to...

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Limited Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This Limited Collector's Edition includes:Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Ten collector's cards with details about different GDF and Strogg vehicle or...

Enemy Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Enemy Zero is one of the horror titles by Warp, closely connected to D (and its sequel D2 for Dreamcast)....

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

The story of this game is rather simple: Tokyo has been destroyed by monsters! Terrifying creatures have invaded the city...

Energy Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Its the year 2079, the earth is in sad shape as a result of neglect and chemical erosion. Its people...

Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1992), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster is a typical side-scrolling shooter. Maneuver your ship through several stages and destroy or dodge everything that...

Enlightenment Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

One hundred years after Hasrinaxx the Druid defeated the evil Acamantor, his nemesis is back, and although now older and...

Entity DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1993)

Entity is a side-scrolling platform game in which you control a female (in her bare essentials) trying to save a...

Windows (2002)

Entrance Gate is freeware a 2D platform game set in the future. The Earth has been ravaged by the effects...

Windows (2003)

From your hiding place, you witness a peaceful forest grove being menaced by hunters in blinds, chainsaw-wielding loggers, and toxic...

Epic DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and PC-98 (1993)

The sun is about to go supernova and humanity must find a new home. All the population is packed into...

Browser (2014)

Epic Boss Fighter is a shoot 'em up game in which you play as a hero that needs to save...

Browser (2015)

Epic Boss Fighter 2 is a shoot 'em up game in which you play as a hero that needs to...

Epidemic PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

In the year 2065, the human race is being wiped out by a virus with the survivors finding solace in...

Epigenesis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Epigenesis is a futuristic 3D sports game played with a ball but in first-person shooter style. The game has two...

Macintosh (2003)

Codeblender Software's Epsilon Tahari: Reign of the machines is a futuristic combat game. You are a lone pilot and you...

The Equalizer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Equalizer is a side scrolling single player platform game.The player controls a small baby-like character who can move left...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Sury Ani 7 has been a source of mined resources for many a year, but now that it is contaminated,...

Eradicator Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1996), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

The planet Ioxia is vital to your society, as nowhere else provides the vital element Mazrium. However, its long dormant...

Windows (1997)

Eraser Turnabout is a predominantly action game with some puzzle-solving, featuring pre-rendered action scenes and a lot of recorded full...

Erebus Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

The planet Erebus has been developed by Earth into a giant refinery to turn it's waste into useful gases and...

NES (1987)

Erunaaku No Zaihou is a simplistic arcade game played from an overhead view. The player controls a man who wants...

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