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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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Halo: Spartan Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2014), Windows Phone (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Halo: Spartan Assault is a spin-off from the main games in the Halo series. The game brings the familiar Halo...

Halo Triple Pack Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

This Halo compilation contains the original Halo: Combat Evolved, its successor Halo 2 and the Halo 2: Multiplayer Map Pack...

Halo Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Halo Zero is a 2D sidescrolling fan-made platformer, based on the 3D Halo games, similar to what Codename: Gordon is...

PC-98 (1993)

What does the story of this game have to do with Shakespeare's famous masterpiece? Absolutely nothing. The word "hamlet" is...

Windows (2000)

You are Jacob Streiker, and you're getting mighty fed up with things. A vicious cartel of mutant mechanistic animals controls...

Hang-On & Astro Warrior SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

Two games included on one cartridge. Hang-On is a motorcycle racing game where the player must race against time and...

Hang On & Safari Hunt SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

Two games on one cartridge. Hang-On - Similar to Pole Position, but with bikes. Race against time while trying to...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

One day, Hani (sometimes known as Honey), who is a phallic objet d'art from stoneage Japan, is summoned by the...

MSX (1987) and PC-88 (1987)

In our universe matter and anti-matter co-exist with each other. However, prevalence of anti-matter may create chaos and eventually disrupt...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Harald Hardtooth is a tooth with a face, arms, legs and a bowtie, armed with a tube of toothpaste. He...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

In this game you play the role of a robot whose aim it is to kill all the robots in...

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

Hard Boiled Action 1 is a limited edition package that contains two movies on DVD, and two action games. The...

Windows (2001)

Hard Core, a futuristic 3D, power packed single player tank shooter, challenges you to seize and destroy the world’s most...

Hardline DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

In the near future become helicoptor rescue pilot Ted Irvin, a man with mysterious budding psychic powers as he battles...

Hard Reset Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Hard Reset is a first-person shooter aiming to be a throwback to the "oldskool" times, with spectacular explosions, hordes of...

Hard Reset: Exile Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2012)

Hard Reset: Exile is a free downloadable content pack for Hard Reset. It continues the story of the original game...

Hard Reset: Extended Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This extended edition is a re-release of the original Hard Reset. Next to the original game content with all the...

Hard Truck: Apocalypse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In a post-apocalyptic world that is slowly trying to rebuild itself, you play a young man setting out on his...

Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of Clans Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Rise of Clans is a standalone expansion for Hard Truck: Apocalypse that brings an additional single player campaign and a...

Hardwar Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The craters together is named Misplaced Optimism... And it's completely appropriate. Located on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, the colony...

Hardware: Online Arena PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Hardware is an online only vehicle combat game, along the lines of Twisted Metal: Black ONLINE. Players choose from a...

PlayStation (1997)

A side-scrolling "cute'em up", Harmful Park puts you in the shoes of the two daughters of a well-meaning inventor that...

Harms Way Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Harms Way is a hybrid of racing and shooting. It was released for free on XBLA. In the Driver mode...

Harpooned Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2009)

Harpooned, the Japanese cetacean research simulator, is a satirical game where players control a research vessel to do scientific investigation...

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Straits of Hormuz. Persian Gulf. Enemy forces have captured seven key military bases, cutting off the major oil supplies of...

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