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).
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Frenzy is an unofficial port of Frenzy, the sequel to Berzerk. The game puts the player into one-screen labyrinths surrounded...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
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Froggy Castle is a vertical shooter with a total of 50 levels in five different worlds. You are Pit the...
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NES (1985), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1983), MSX (1984), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1983), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X1 (1983), FM-7 (1983), Arcade (1982), PC-6001 (1984) and Sharp MZ-80B/2000/2500 (1983)
Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game. Your mission is to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress. To...
Commodore 64 (1984)
The Edward Isles in 1944 during World War II housed various supply dumps but unfortunately the enemy have taken over...
They said the chances were ten trillion to one. It seemed like something that only happened to other people, but...
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PlayStation 3 (2006)
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Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
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- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Life / Social Simulation
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- Mental training
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- Survival Horror
- Tricks / Stunts
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