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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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Commodore 64 (1987)

A highly explosive and pretty logo has fell off the Empire's flagship and landed in a soap-bubble factory splitting into...

DOS (1995)

Izmir is a sci-fi 3D chase-view shooter similar to Space Harrier. The player controls an armored mech who is deployed...

Jackal NES Front Cover

DOS (1988), NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

The enemy army has captured too many of your forces. Being held in P.O.W. camps, these soldiers are effectively out...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In this crosshair game you should shoot the gangsters appearing in the windows of the night city. You should move...

Jackson City DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Jackson City is a vertically scrolling space shoot'em-up game. The player, as spaceship pilot, must fight along the game levels...

Windows (2006)

In this sequel to Ядерный Титбит (Nuclear Titbit), you play as Stacya, a sister of the main protagonist of first...

Jagd auf die Vogelgrippe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Jagd auf die Vogelgrippe is a Moorhuhn variant. The player takes the part of a farmer who wants to protect...

Supervision (1992)

Jaguar Bomber is a vertically-scrolling shooter where the player pilots a fighter jet against an invading alien army. Various types...

MSX (1987)

Jagur: Golden Triangle is something as unusual as a cross between Commando and an action RPG such as Ys or...

Jail Break Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Arcade (1986)

"The warden has been taken hostage. Free him, no matter what the cost."As a policeman, the object of the game...

NES (1986)

Another game in the Ninja Jajamaru-kun series. Players once again take control of the little red ninja Jajamaru as he...

Jak 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

One year has passed since Jak and Daxter saved Haven City from Kor and the attacking Metal Heads, yet Haven...

NES (1992)

Based off a cartoon series of the same name, the game puts the player in control of James Bond's teenage...

SNES (1992)

This adaptation of the animated TV series differs significantly from its NES namesake. The nephew of Agent 007 must foil...

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Windows Front Cover

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

Although James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is named after the movie, the story itself doesn't follow the plot of the...

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (Collector Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Collector Edition includes: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Mattel Avatar Movie Masters figurine of main character Jake Sully with...

Jamestown: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Jamestown: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot is DLC (downloadable content) for Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony and requires the original...

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a scrolling shoot 'em up game set in an alternative 17th century on...

NES (1987)

Loosely based on the fourth movie "Jaws: the Revenge", players take control of a ship to sail the ocean in...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

You are a helicopter pilot sent out to rescue survivors from a troop ship crashed into enemy waters. The game...

Jazz Jackrabbit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Jazz Jackrabbit is the PC world's answer to Sonic the Hedgehog. In this platform game, Jazz, the hero of the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A cross between Bugs Bunny and Han Solo, Jazz is up to his usual world saving tricks, although this time...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1999)

Jazz the jackrabbit was just about to marry his girlfriend Eva Earlong, when his arch-nemesis, the turtle Devan Shell, stole...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2: Holiday Hare 98 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Control Jazz (or his brother Spaz) blasting away all kinds of turtles and other creatures in this special edition of...

Jazz Jackrabbit 2: The Christmas Chronicles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

The Christmas Chronicles is the third re-release of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, following Jazz Jackrabbit 2: Holiday Hare 98 (1998) and...

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