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 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This collector's edition contains: Fallout 3 Vault Boy Bobblehead - A collectible 5" Vault-Tec Vault Vault Boy Bobblehead Collector's Lunchbox...

Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Windows Front Cover

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

Operation: Anchorage is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Fallout 3 patched to version 1.1.0.x It is available on Xbox...

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This US-only survival edition can only be ordered through the online retailer Amazon.com. It contains all the content of the...

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

In a post-apocalyptic future, a society known as the Brotherhood of Steel is born, wielding powerful weapons and armor from...

Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover

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

Fallout: New Vegas, like its predecessors, takes place in an alternate timeline where a war over resources sprouts up in...

Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

This collector's edition contains: Fallout: New Vegas A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards Seven "Lucky 7" poker...

Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Windows Front Cover

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

Ah, the Sierra Madre resort and casino. The most opulent and extravagant resort ever conceived. It was built with the...

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts Windows Front Cover

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

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is the second downloadable add-on for Fallout: New Vegas. The story leads the protagonist...

Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Windows Front Cover

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

Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road is the fourth DLC (downloadable content) for Fallout: New Vegas. It leads the player...

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues Windows Front Cover

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

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues is the third DLC (direct download content) for Fallout: New Vegas. This time...

Falsion NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

In the 22nd century, the conquest of space by the human race has progressed with great momentum. The moon has...

NES (1984)

Family BASIC allowed users to program in a BASIC programming language (NS-HUBASIC) that was developed specifically for use on the...

Family Games II: Junkfood Jive CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1995)

Family Games II: Junkfood Jive is a sequel to Family Games I. This compilation of mini games comes with 5...

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is an action-adventure game based on the TV animation series and specifically a sequel...

J2ME (2007)

Stewie's Arsenal, based on animated Family Guy TV series, is a collection of four mini-games. The objective of each mini-game...

Family Guy Video Game! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and PSP (2006)

The Griffin family from Fox's animated TV series makes its way to video gaming for the first time.In this action-adventure,...

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer for the Nintendo DS is an action game of 20 levels that loosely...

SNES (1994) and Arcade (1994)

Konami's Gradius and space-shooter parody series continues with this second installment. Gameplay is similar to the Gradius series in that...

Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), TurboGrafx CD (1993), PSP (2007), Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000), PlayStation 3 (2007), PS Vita (2012), Sharp X68000 (1993) and Arcade (1991)

Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton is a 2D side-scrolling shooter in which the player takes the role of the young witch...

Fantastic Voyage Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

Fantastic Voyage is a vertically scrolling shooter for one player. The premise of the game follows that of the 1966...

Amiga (1991) and CDTV (1992)

Fantastic Voyage is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1966 movie of the same name. The scientist Jan Benes is...

Fantasy Zone NES Front Cover

NES (1987), SEGA Saturn (1997), SEGA Master System (1986), TurboGrafx-16 (1988), MSX (1987), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Arcade (1986)

The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons are trying to...

Fantasy Zone  Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

Originally entitled Fantasy Zone Gear: Opa Opa Jr. no Bōken, this game plays very similarly to the arcade and console...

Fantasy Zone II NES Front Cover

NES (1988), SEGA Master System (1987), MSX (1989), Wii (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Arcade (1988)

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa is the sequel to Fantasy Zone, in which you control Opa-Opa, a pretty...

Far Cry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

You play Jack Carver, a charter-boat businessman in Micronesia, on a job to escort Valerie Cortez, an ambitious journalist, to...

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