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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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Sharp X68000 (1994)

Geograph Seal is a mecha-themed first-person 3D shooter. The plot is rather simple and involves an unnamed enemy constructing weapon...

Geometry Wars: Galaxies Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007) and Wii (2007)

Like its parent, the Xbox Live Arcade game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Galaxies has the player control a ship that...

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Xbox 360 (2005)

Get ready for hectic, fast paced action with Geometry Wars! Take the role of a lone spaceship as you combat...

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Just like the original game, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is a fast, abstract shooter with glowing enemies and bullets...

Geriatric Skeet Shooting Browser Front Cover

Browser (2000)

Geriatric Skeet Shooting is a variation of skeet shooting, instead of clay discs being used, the target of choice is...

Windows (2008)

The Germinator is a futuristic shoot-em-up where players control Norton, the Germinator. Inside his craft, he needs to stop viruses,...

Windows (2000)

Playing an epidemiologist at the Biological Control Institute, you're trying to control an outbreak of virulent germs in a controlled...

The Getaway: Black Monday PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

It's going to be a day to remember for Sgt Mitchell. His first shift back on the MET's Organised Crime...

The Getaway PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Mark Hammond is an ex-gangster who wants to forget his past and live honestly with his wife and little son....

Windows (2001)

Get the Bunny is a Moorhuhn variant where the player defends his farm from bunnies. The biggest difference is that...

DOS (1993)

The Earth was plagued by a global war that lasted twenty years. The invention of the Arcadia Bomb led to...

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ is a free, Japanese vertical shooter that follows closely all the standards of the genre....

Game Gear (1991)

In the first installment of the Aleste series for the GG, you play as Ellinor Waisen, the daughter of the...

Ghen War SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

Ghen War is a classic first-person shooter. The solar system is being attacked by an evil force of aliens known...

Ghost Battle Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Ghost Battle is one of the earlier games by the German company Thalion Software. Spanning five short yet difficult worlds,...

Ghostbusters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's "Ghostbusters" follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray and Egon, as...

Ghostbusters II NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Based on the movie of the same name, something strange is going on in New York City and the Ghostbusters...

Ghostbusters II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Loosely based on the movie of the same name, Ghostbusters II sees Virgo the Carpathian appear in New York city....

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Windows Front Cover

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

Four millennia ago a cult was formed to worship the dead god Dormazu the Destroyer, and to pray that he...

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Windows Front Cover

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

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Have you experienced feelings of dread in your...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Ghostbusters: The Video Game for the Nintendo DS features a mix of management, driving and tactics, all presented in a...

Ghostbusters: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009) and Wii (2009)

An official sequel to the two Ghostbusters movies, Ghostbusters: The Video Game puts the player in control of Rookie, the...

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

This Amazon.com Slimer Edition of Ghostbusters: The Video Game includes the main game and these special items: Slimer bust Ghostbusters...

ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Help the ghost hunter to kill all the ghosts of a terrific hunted manor.This game is a Pang-like game adaptation...

Ghost in the Shell PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Ghost in the Shell is a 3D shooter based on the original comic by Masamune Shirow rather than Mamoru Oshi's...

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