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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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GundeadliGne Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

GundeadliGne is a traditional 2D side-scrolling shooter game belonging to the bullet-hell shoot 'em up sub-genre. It features online leaderboard,...

Arcade (1995)

Gundhara - Juudan Arashi is a 2D top-down shooter, similar to Commando, Ikari Warriors or Bloody Wolf. THe game has...

GunDiver Android Front Cover

Android (2014)

GunDiver is an action game with a side view, where the player controls an armed diver, who is not affected...

Atari 2600 (2001)

This game is inspired by the 1975 Midway coin-op game, Gun Fight.There are four game versions: In Standard Duel, the...

Arcade (1975)

Gun Fight is a two player twitch game in which players take on the role of gunfighter in the American...

Commodore 64 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1990), BBC Micro (1990) and Electron (1990)

In Gunfighter you play a Wild West Sheriff, whose town is under attack from a group of outlaws who have...

Gunfighter II: Revenge of Jesse James PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Gunfighter II, the sequel to the 2001 PlayStation release, continues the wild adventures of Jesse James as players strap on...

Gunfighter: The Legend of Jesse James PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

You play as Jesse James in this arcade-style gunfighting game. Both him and his partner, Cole Younger, ride into town...

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1991)

The player takes control of a soldier who is dropped off onto an island and must fight his way through...

Arcade (1994)

Gun Force II is 2D side-scrolling run'n'gun, continuation of GunForce. Game is very similar to Metal Slug. The player controls...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Gun Frontier is a 1990 arcade vertical shoot-'em-up based on the animated series of the same name. The setting of...

Gungage PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Gungage is a futuristic Third Person Shooter for the PlayStation. In the game, the world is threatened by strange creatures...

Windows (2010)

GunGirl 2, the sequel to GunGirl, is a violent side-scrolling platform shooter. Playing as GunGirl or GunDude the player has...

Gun Law Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

You are the only one left after a bloody alien attack and now with your weapon store emptied and destroyed...

Windows (2002)

Space arcade. You can buy new space ships, equip it with weapons, defence systems, various energy sources and other devices....

Gunlord Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2012), Neo Geo (2013) and Arcade (2012)

After the space pilot Vanessa Gaiden defeated the Evil Empire in the events of the game Last Hope, she got...

Gunman Chronicles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

You are the leader of the Gunmen, the only few sources of law on the frontier. Five years ago the...

Gunman Clive Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor...

Arcade (1994)

GunMaster is a beat 'em up game consisting of fourteen stages where the objective is to defeat one or two...

Gunmetal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

As the game begins, you are a proud new tank pilot for the Nataka Corporation's Imperial Armored Cavalry. A Nataka...

Gun Metal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Xbox (2002)

Gun Metal is an action game in which the player controls a "Havoc Suit", a combat vehicle which can switch...

Gun Monkeys Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Gun Monkeys is a one-on-one arena shooter game that requires two players, both offline and online. It is set in...

Gun-Nac NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

A Galactic Federation starfighter is sent off to destroy an alien armada (led by giant robotic rabbits this time around...

Arcade (1992)

Gunnail is a vertical space shoot'em up. It's a very standard shooter - very fast action, and many enemies to...

Gunner 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Gunner 2 is a war game with well known rules: "Shoot'em all to win!". Enemies will try to destroy your...

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