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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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CD-i (1998)

The Lost Ride is a rail shooter game where you are literally on rails. The player is put inside a...

The Lost World: Jurassic Park Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1997)

The game situates itself on the "Isla Sorna" sites of Jurassic Park, a concept originally based on the Steven Spielberg...

Love Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Love is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for up to 400 players on a single server. It is entirely...

Windows (2008)

This game, which originally had no title at all, is Cactus' entry for the TIGSource Commonplace Book contest.It's an extremely...

Dragon 32/64 (1986)

Lucifer's Kingdom is one of the rare vertically scrolling shoot'em'ups for the Dragon 32. In order to achieve smooth scrolling,...

Lucky Luke DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and SNES (1997)

Based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.In the game you as Lucky Luke have to arrest...

Lucky Luke Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Thomson TO (1987)

This multi-genre game is based on the famous comics series about Lucky Luke, a good cowboy who draws his gun...

Lucky Luke Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996) and Game Boy Color (1999)

You play as Lucky Luke, lonesome cowboy, who draws his gun faster than his shadow. In a received telegram you...

Game Boy Color (2000)

The game is based on comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.During the game you have to shoot bad guys...

Lucky Luke: On the Dalton's Trail Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (1998)

This is the game is based on the well known comics series about a good cowboy named Lucky Luke. You,...

Lucky Luke: Outlaws J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

Lucky Luke: Outlaws is a first-person side-scrolling shooter based on the famous comics series about the poor lonesome cowboy who...

Lucky Luke: The Daltons Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Lucky Luke: The Daltons is a collection of mini-games based on the famous comic franchise Lucky Luke and sequel to...

Lucky Luke: The Video Game CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1996)

The game is based on the famous comics series about the brave and quick good cowboy Lucky Luke, who draws...

Lucky Luke: Wanted! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.Now the Daltons are let out from jail and robbed...

Lucky Luke: Western Fever Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

The game is based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.You as Lucky Luke have to walk...

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014) and PS Vita (2014)

Luftrausers is a 2D side-scrolling air combat game in a World War II style setting, with procedurally generated levels and...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Very simple game with very simple control (left, fire, right). Don't expect some informations, menus or even settings. The action...

Browser (2003)

Lunar Invaders is a typical Space Invaders variant. The player controls a space ship at the bottom of the screen...

Lunar Jetman ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Unfortunately, it seems like the crudely assembled multi-stage rocket that Jetman created in his first video-game outing (Jetpac) could have...

Lunar Jetman Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

This freeware remake of the science-fiction space shooter from 1983 replaces the old, 8-bit graphics and sounds with new assets...

Lunar Knights Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Many years into the future, a race of vampires have emerged, plunging planet Earth into darkness with an environmental control...

Lunar Leeper VIC-20 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983) and VIC-20 (1981)

In this game, you must guide your spaceship around while picking up hostages located on the surface, and bring them...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Lunar Rover Patrol, doesn't that name make you think of Irem's classic Moon Patrol? Well, playing the games doesn't change...

Lunicus Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

This is a conversion of a highly acclaimed Mac title. The premise is that aliens come to wipe out the...

Lupin Sansei: Colombus no Isan wa Ake ni Somaru PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Master thief Lupin the Third is after yet another high-value target: the ship's log from Christopher Colombus' famous voyage to...

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