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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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Giga Wing Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999) and Arcade (1999)

In the World of Giga Wing, many wars have been fought for the divine stone Medallion. Entire civilizations were destroyed...

Giga Wing 2 Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001)

The third game in the Takumi/Capcom arcade shooter trilogy, Giga Wing 2 was originally designed for the Naomi arcade system...

GigaWing Generations PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Giga Wing Generations is a vertically scrolling shooter and the third game in the Giga Wing series. Players control one...

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is based off of the 2009 blockbuster movie, but features a brand new storyline...

NES (1986)

Humans are currently getting sick and are dying from a devastating disease. The cure to the disease is said to...

Ginga Fukei Densetsu: Sapphire TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

In the future, time travel became a regular commodity. Criminal organizations began using advanced science in order to escape into...

MSX (1984)

Based on Nippon Sunrise's animation series of the eighties, your goal in Vifam is to guide your mothership to a...

Windows (2011)

Girl of War is a fast 3D shooter developed by five IDEC-UPF students as their master degree project and it...

Atari 2600 (1983)

Defend the earth from an alien mother ship with a sinister plot to cover the surface of the planet with...

Commodore 64 (1993)

You are the best helicopter pilot there is and due to your heroics you are now part of the Gladiator...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Glaxxons is basically a Galaga clone, with some notable differences. First of all, your ship can not move only at...

Windows (2005)

In a distant future when mankind finally stopped fighting with itself for the dominion of space the brightest minds in...

Glider Rider ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

The World Government has taken the decision to wipe out the Abraxas Corporation, a weaponry-dealing regime that has helped dictators...

Global Defence Force PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The second game in the The Chikyuu Boueigun series, renamed Global Defence Force for its English release (similarly the first...

Global Defense Network Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The Global Defense Network is always looking out for the welfare of our planet. To that end, they are always...

Global Domination Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1999)

Global Domination is an action-based strategical wargame that is based on the fictional game James Bond plays against Maximillian Largo...

Global Operations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Global Operations (GOPS) is a first person shooter game that puts you in some of today's hotspots, like Chechnya, Sri...

Global Ops: Commando Libya Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

In Global Ops: Command Libya an atomic bomb has made its way to the regime in Lybia. Now they probably...

Gloom Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

As the title implies, Gloom is an attempt at recreating Doom for the Amiga. In 1995 this was a big...

Amiga (1996)

Gloom Deluxe is essentially an upgrade to the previous Gloom. It includes the same levels, but with improved graphics and...

Glug Glug ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

As a deep sea diver, you sense an opportunity to gain untold wealth from the large number of treasures which...

The Godfather II Windows Front Cover

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

On New Year's Eve 1958 Hyman Roth not only celebrated his birthday, he also celebrated the successful expansion of the...

The Godfather: The Action Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Following the movie series (and released in conjunction with The Godfather III)- work your way up the Corleone family ladder...

GodMode Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

GodMode is a co-operational multiplayer shooter set in Greek mythology. The players are renegade son of gods and were banished...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

God Panic is a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up set in a cartoony, anachronistic version of feudal Japan with supernatural elements. There is...

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