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).
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
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Golgo 13 is a scrolling shooter based on the manga of the same name, putting the player in control of...
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It's the mid-21st century. The planet has fallen into ruin as street gangs have grown so powerful that they control...
Further adventures in the G-Police world - more flying around in a futuristic helicopter-style vehicle, shooting things. Features some new...
NES (1986), Commodore 64 (1987), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2006), PC-88 (1986), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Sharp X68000 (1987), Sharp X1 (1986), Wii U (2013), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Arcade (1985)
The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and...
A compilation containing the arcade versions of the first four Gradius games as well as the previously PS1 exclusive game...
Evil lurks out there in the universe - even after you defeated the Bacterian forces. It's 200 years into the...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Gradius Galaxies' side-scrolling action hearkens back to the early days of arcade shoot-'em-ups — wave after wave of enemies hound...
PlayStation 2 (2000)
This is a compilation containing two side scrolling shooters from Konami: Gradius III Gradius IV Both games are straight emulation...
Gradius ReBirth is a part of the ReBirth series from Konami on the Wii, which includes old-school revisits to the...
Game Boy (1991)
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PlayStation 2 (2004)
Long ago, the Gradius army destroyed an evil life form that was threatening the galaxy. But somehow some of the...
Grammar Nazi refers to the term given by the functionally illiterate to those who strive for the enforcement of rules...
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Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel