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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Helikopter-Jagd Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

In Helikopter-Jagd you fly a helicopter, boarded with a laser gun, over a seascape with small islands. In the sea...

Hellbender Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Councillor, we have a big problem. The Bion commandos have just destroyed our fighter pilot training school. ALL of our...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

In Hell Bent, set in 3530, the player takes the role of Captain Drak Hellbent who has to drive off...

Browser (2009)

Hellblades is a multiplayer action game which runs in a browser. The player takes the role of a helicopter pilot...

Hellboy: The Science of Evil Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

You take on the role of Hellboy, the demon from hell who was raised by humans. The story centers around...

Hell-Copter Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The Hell-Copter flying squadron and its leader Robert Fortune are feared around the world. You play Fortune in these 20...

Helldivers (Limited Edition Bundle) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2015) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Helldivers is a top-down shooter set in a future where mankind resides on a fictional futuristic Earth called Super Earth....

Helldivers: Turning Up the Heat Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2015) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Helldivers: Turning Up the Heat Edition is a re-release of Helldivers (Limited Edition Bundle). It replaces that initial version of...

Hellfire Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1989)

In the year 2998, humanity has finally reached the stars, and was able to build a prosperous, peaceful society. However,...

Hellfire Attack Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Your SuperCobra assault helicopter is the most advanced of its kind, oozing with missiles and full of power, ready to...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Hellfire S is an updated version of the horizontal space shooter Hellfire.Basic gameplay, level layout, and graphics are for the...

Hellforces Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In the future, after a doomed experience with alternative power sources (using the soul of human beings to extract energy),...

Commodore 64 (1984) and VIC-20 (1984)

The Zzyaxians want to destroy Earth but don't want to appear near the planet as the chances of success are...

Hellgate: London Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

It's the year 2038 and London lies in ruins. The nearby Hellgate has turned the sky gray and it's presence...

Hellgate: London (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Collector's Edition includes: Hellgate: London Map poster A Darkhorse Hellgate: London graphic novel Bonus DVD with making-of and official...

Windows (2003)

Hellhog XP is a 3D Orbital Combat Shooter playing in the futuristic NAG universe. You control an orbital combat drone...

Hell Hole Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991)

A side scrolling platformer that casts you as a soldier dropped behind enemy lines. Battle aliens and navigate platforms to...

The Hell in Vietnam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In The Hell in Vietnam the player takes the role of a US-soldier during the Vietnamese war. In eight unrelated...

Hellraider Amiga Front Cover

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

You are a commander of HMS Raider, on a daring privateer raid into the extremities of the planet Hell. Your...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

The alien race Hellraisers seized the planet Hazbal which is an important junction of space trade routes. The player's job...

DOS (1996)

Hell to Pay is an unofficial commercial add-on for DOOM II, which replaces all 32 original levels and features new...

Hell Yeah!: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Just like in space, nobody can hear you cry in Hell. That's why after finding out that some of his...

Heretic DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

The world has been attacked by the three Serpent Riders from the Abyss. Their mysterious power makes people obey and...

Heretic II Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999), Windows (1998), Amiga (2000) and Macintosh (2002)

The medieval land of Parthoris is swept by a mysterious plague. Its infected inhabitants descend into madness. Corvus, the protagonist...

Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (2007)

Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is the expanded version of the original Heretic retail release with the addition of...

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