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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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox (2005)

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy includes: Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...

Grand Theft Auto V Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Grand Theft Auto V takes place five years after Grand Theft Auto IV and is now set in Los Santos....

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002), Macintosh (2011), PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Tommy Vercetti is a gangster who just got off a fifteen year prison sentence for not squealing on his friends....

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Vice City Stories is a prequel to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2 years earlier) and it is the sequel...

Grand Theft Auto V (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This special edition contains: Grand Theft Auto V Steelbook with exclusive artwork Blueprint map of Los Santos and Blaine County...

Granny's Garden Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007) and Browser (2007)

A simple Flash Pang clone, you control Granny in her Garden as it is invaded by a Fortean rain of...

Atari ST (1994)

Graveyard is a slightly extended version of Asteroids. Your ship is mounted in the centre of the screen and can...

Gravitar Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983) and Arcade (1982)

The evil being called Gravitar is out attempting to destroy the universe! With each galaxy he conquers he leaves behind...

DOS (1993)

Gravitar is a pc version of an older game game originally released by AtariBeing a copy of a game from...

Browser (2010)

In keeping with the multi-body gravitational physics gameplay established by the developers' earlier Gravitee golf-in-space games, the golf balls have...

DOS (1992)

Graviton is a space shooting game with vector graphics, based on the arcade game Gravitar. The object is to conquer...

DOS (1993)

Like the first Graviton game, this is a physics-based shooter modeled after Gravitar, featuring a triangular spaceship with turn and...

Windows (2006)

Gravitron is a side-scrolling game in the style of Thrust and Lunar Lander. The objective is to navigate a spaceship...

Windows (1995)

Gravity is a shareware, single-player, space shooter that is keyboard or joystick controlled.The game starts with the player piloting a...

Gravity Force Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Gravity Force is a game of dexterity. Your task is to pilot a small spaceship through a series of mazes...

DOS (2000) and Windows (2000)

A remake of the Amiga/Atari ST game from 1989 (see Gravity Force).With a similar control scheme and feel to Thrust,...

Amiga (1994)

GF2, as it is known to its friends, is one of the most advanced cave-flyers available. Borrowing its name and...

Amiga (1995)

Gravity Power was a specially licensed version of Gravity Force II for the staff of Amiga Power magazine. As such...

Windows (1997)

Gravity Well is a strategic war game of planetary conquest with arcade elements. It can be played in 'Solitaire' mode...

DOS (1996)

Gravity Well is a single player, shareware game based on Lunar LanderThe objective in this game is to land a...

Windows (2013) and Atari ST (1995)

Gravon is a spiritual predecessor to Operation Flashpoint. The player controls a hovercraft on a mission to fight enemies on...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Great Burger Riot is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls constantly from left to right...

J2ME (2008)

Great Elude is a 3D game where the player commands a hijacked supersonic aircraft that has to escape from an...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In the space shooter, you move your ship by moving the joystick in the direction you want to go. You...

The Great Escape Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

In this game you play the role of an American fighter pilot who is captured by the Germans during the...

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