DescriptionShooters 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).
E.S.P. is a side-scrolling shooter. There is no plot in the game - the player controls a robot-like flying device,...
ESP Ra.De. is a 2D shoot'em up in bullet hell style. The story is set in the near future (2018,...
Acorn 32-bit (1998)
Eternal Destiny is a first-person shooter originally released on Risc PC (Acorn) machines. You play through a variety of Egyptian,...
Eternal War: Shadows of Light is a Christian-themed first/third-person shooter running on a modified Quake engine. Eternal War expands upon...
Eternity's Child is a side-scrolling platformer directed by the artist Luc Bernard, set in a fantasy universe. It takes place...
In this first-person shooter, you play either a skinhead with a gun or a Klansman with a rope. The game...
A minigame for a three-hour Blender competition (#19) demanding works incorporating the three subjects "E.T.", "being scared" and "Stonehenge", this...
Sharp X68000 (1993)
Fail Land is a magical realm of island floating high in the sky. One day, Princess Rilule finds out that...
Euijeok: Im Kkeokjeong, more commonly known as Legend of the Seven Paladins, is a first-person 3D shooter set in feudal...
Euphonics is a futuristic shoot-em-up set in the year 2420. Aliens that feed on electronic music have stolen earth's techno...
EuroCops is a third-person shooter where the player takes a task force of three people through six European countries including...
Sinclair QL (1985)
E.V.A. is a game with similarities to Jetpac. The player controls an astronaut in several single screen levels with some...
Evasive Maneuvers is a single player side-scrolling shareware game similar in style to Defender. The player has control of a...
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In the year 20,000 AD humans have long since moved away from the planet Earth to a mysterious planet called...
Evil Days of Luckless John is a mix of genres, having the point and click adventures as a main reference....
PlayStation 2 (2003)
This combined release includes: Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (game) Evil Dead 2 (movie)
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Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.01 Metroid (2007)
- 4.86 Alan Wake (Limited Collector's Edition) (2010)
- 4.90 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Limited Collector's Edition) (2007)
- 4.13 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)
- 4.88 Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
- 4.71 Far Cry 2 (Collector's Edition) (2008)
- 4.05 Wolfenstein 3D (2009)
- 4.80 The Quake Collection (2007)
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 3.44 Mad Dog McCree (1994)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Life / Social Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Tricks / Stunts
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel