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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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Gears of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Windows version of Gears of War has several features not seen in the Xbox 360 release. These include: Five...

Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Gears of War 2, the sequel to Gears of War, is a tactical third-person launched exclusively for the Xbox 360...

Gears of War (2-Disc Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This is a special version of Gears of War released to promote the then-upcoming release of Gears of War 2....

Xbox 360 (2009)

This Game of the Year Edition includes the base game Gears of War 2 and the All Fronts Collection, a...

Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This limited edition comes in a steelbook case and contains: Gears of War 2 Flashback map pack (also included in...

Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Gears of War 3 takes place 18 months after the end of the second game, and picks up on the...

Xbox 360 (2011)

The Epic Edition of Gears of War 3 includes: Gears of War 3 A fabric COG flag Octus Service Medal...

Gears of War 3: Forces of Nature Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Forces of Nature is DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of War 3. It contains: Five weather-based multiplayer maps (Artillery, Aftermath,...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Horde Command Pack is DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of War 3. It includes: Three new multiplayer skins (Bernie Matacki,...

Gears of War 3 (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

This Limited Edition includes: Gears of War 3; fabric COG flag; Octus Service medal; Octus Award box; Adam Fenix multiplayer...

Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

RAAM's Shadow is the second DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of war 3. It adds a new single player campaign,...

Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

Gears of War: Judgment is a spin off title that takes place in the Gears of War universe. Set less...

Gears of War: Judgment (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

This limited edition comes with two cases. In the UK it is exclusive to the UK retailer Game. It includes:...

Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Outer Sleeve

Xbox 360 (2006)

The limited collector's edition of Gears of War is shipped in a tin case and includes the following:The gameDestroyed Beauty,...

NES (1985)

Geimos is an arcade style space shooter where players take control of a spaceship that flies over several different planets'...

Geist GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2005)

John Raimi is assigned to infiltrate the Volks Corporation in Southern France. This corporation specializes in weapons but has been...

Geisterjäger John Sinclair: Evil Attacks Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

In this game the player assumes the role of John Sinclair, Inspector at Scotland Yard and Ghost-Hunter 'extraordinaire'. The game...

Gekioh: Shooting King PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Gekioh is an enhanced port of Shienryu. This release adds the following game modes: Pocket Mode: imitates PocketStation graphics, with...

SNES (1993)

One year ago they took from you your wife. Now it's time to pay them back, with interest.Gekitotsu Dangan Jidōsha...

Gemini Wing Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Arcade (1987)

Humans and aliens are living in harmony in the future, until a tabloid journalist stirs up hatred towards aliens. They...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The evil wizard Vangor wants to set Kohi under his domination. But you, brave bird-rider, and your Magus are against...

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

An action game set at a time when nascent, insectoid life forms battled each other for survival and for domination...

Amiga (1998)

Genetic Species is an award winning first-person 3D shooter, set in the grim 22nd century. Ruthless corporations dominate the world...

Windows (2009)

Genetos by Tatsuya Koyama is a 2D vertically-scrolling space shoot-em-up, but also a retrospective of the shmup genre as a...

Gene Troopers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox (2006)

A long war has ended and the Galactic Empire has grown but it isn't stable. Rebel groups still fight the...

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