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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 (1995)

Fighter is a freeware 'taster' game released as a demonstration version of a later game. It is a shoot 'em...

Fighter Pilot Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

An area of 15000 square miles is incorporated into this combat flight simulation from specialists Digital Integration. A full cockpit...

ExEn (2006)

Fighter Pilot Evolved is a game where you are controlling a plane pushed into a black hole and sending it...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2008)

Final Blaster is a vertically scrolling shooter with seven levels. As usual, the player mans a space ship, has to...

DOS (1990)

The final part of the Super Kroz trilogy. Although the aims are the same as before (i.e. solve puzzles and...

Final DOOM DOS Front Cover

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

Final DOOM is the last ID-Tech 1 Doom game. It includes two separate 32 level episodes: TNT: Evilution and the...

Final DOOM PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Final DOOM for PlayStation is a compilation of 30 levels from the PC version of Final DOOM and the Master...

Windows (2002)

Final Duel 2 is a fast action multiplayer space shoot'em up game with 3D hardware accelerated graphics and CD-quality sound...

Final Impact DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

In this game the player is the captain of the "Final Impact" squadron. As the Xarras, an alliance of hostile...

MSX (1985)

Final Justice is a vertical shoot 'em up game developed by Compile. In Final Justice, you control a space craft...

Final Orbit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Final Orbit is a top-down giant robot action game. You pilot an egg-shaped robot, shooting everything in sight on each...

Final Soldier TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

A sci-fi top-down shooter, sequel to the Star Soldier games. Once again its your job to protect the Galactic Empire...

Final Zone II TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1990)

Final Zone II is a top down shooter in which you controls a soldier on some levels and vehicle on...

Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

Finest Hour is a run and gun shooter in which the player controls a person in an assault mech. The...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In Fire! the player mans an advanced helicopter and tries to solve some of humanity's problems by shooting at them....

Fire and Forget DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Restore peace on earth and collect a high score while doing so in the first one of the Fire and...

DOS (1989)

Fire and Ice is a single player, space shooter.The player flies their craft over an alien landscape shooting enemy ships...

Atari 8-bit (2008)

Fireball 1k was developed for the annual Mini Game Competition and was an entry for the 1k size category.In this...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

Firebird is a side view single screen shooter where you have to blast Fuel Cells and giant birds to destroy...

Fireblade PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

An elite anti-terrorist force, Fireblade has been mobilized to take care of a dangerous terrorist group known as "United Eastern...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Fireblaster is a Space Invaders style shoot'em up with enemies moving in different patterns on each level. The player can...

Firebugs PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Welcome to the Firebugs racing season, where teams of different worlds send their best racer to compete for fame and...

Fired Up PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

In Fired Up, you take on the role of various members of a resistance cell in an attempt to stop...

Macintosh (1993)

Firefall Arcade is a fixed screen shoot 'em up similar to Centipede. The player controls his ship at the bottom...

Fire Fight Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Isometric 8-way scrolling shoot 'em up. Taking control of a low flying space craft players must hunt out key objectives...

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