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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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Galaxy Invaders Browser Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Browser (2005)

Galaxy Invaders is a clone of Space Invaders. You control a small ship which can move left and right at...

ZX81 (1981)

Galaxy Invaders is a Space Invaders clone where you control a craft on the bottom of the screen moving left...

ZX81 (1983)

In Galaxy Jailbreak the player takes control of some kind of man of law who has just captured some evil...

Galaxy on Fire iPhone Front Cover

J2ME (2005), Symbian (2010), iPhone (2009) and Zeebo (2009)

It is the 4th millenium and mankind is at war with the Vossk Empire for the control of many star...

Galaxy on Fire 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), J2ME (2009), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Galaxy on Fire 2 continues the adventures of the mercenary/bounty hunter Keith T. Maxwell. As he's on his way to...

NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Arcade (1985)

In Galivan the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while...

Galletron ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

After nuclear wars of the past, the planet Galletron has been isolated for many years, but it's now visible again,...

NES (1986)

Gall Force: Eternal Story is a game that tells an additional tale from the Gall Force anime series, a series...

Game Center CX: 3-chōme no Arino Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2014)

3-chōme no Arino is the third game based on the popular Japanese television show Game Center CX (a.k.a. Retro Game...

Gamefest: Redneck Classics Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Gamefest: Redneck Classics is a collection of the entire Redneck Rampage series in one low price bundle. It includes: Redneck...

Game Over Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

In a distant lost Galaxy in the immensity of the Universe, a gorgeous and evil woman had put under her...

Game Over II PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The Serena Commander have the mission to rescue his companion of expedition captured in Moon 4 of System Sotpok, better...

PlayStation (1997)

Alien monsters and other gigantic nightmares threaten earth. Fortunately for us a special force has been assigned to deal with...

Gamerbots: Third-Robot Shooting Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Gamerbots: Third-Robot Shooting pits the player in the role of a robot sent into a maze in order to locate...

Gamer Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

We do live in the golden age of compilations. This one from Activision contains full versions of Quake II, Dark...

Games That Didn't Make It Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1999)

Games That Didn't Make It is a compilation of eight previously unreleased Epic Banana games. Several of the games are...

Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise! SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Game Tengoku is a conversion of the coin-op game of the same name. The game is a vertical scrolling comical...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You are the commander of the only Gamma ship in this stellar field. The Vegan war fleet has taken control...

Apple II (1981)

Gamma Goblins is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that takes place in the human body. The player begins an...

DOS (1991)

In this game, you are in a galaxy wide war, in which you pilot a ship, and go through battles...

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

In this game you keep watch on the wacky Neo Poke-kun, a cartoony programmer thing that lives locked in his...

Gangland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

The story begins when Chico Mangano dies by a gunshot. There were witnesses who saw Chico's three brothers kill him.Their...

Gangs of London PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

In Gangs of London the player takes the role of a crime gang member who wants to take control over...

Gangster Alley Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

S.B.I. (Spectravision Bureau of Investigation) file on Chicago Joe and his gang: We apprehended Chicago Joe but in retaliation, his...

Gangster Town SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987)

In Gangster Town, you must use the Light Phaser to shoot unruly mobsters from the town, starting with a car...

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