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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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I Ball II Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

After rescuing their people and surviving (in the first game), the Ball race wish to discover something about their history...

Ibara PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Arcade (2005)

Ibara is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up. The back story revolves around a group of sisters, led by Professor...

iBomber J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2010), Windows Mobile (2010), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2010) and Android (2010)

In iBomber you play an allied World War 2 bomber pilot in the Pacific. In 14 missions you must destroy...

Icebreaker Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), 3DO (1995) and Macintosh (1996)

Icebreaker is a puzzle/shooter that has the player take control of a flying pyramid who has to navigate through 150...

Browser (2005)

In order to colonize the Solar System, humanity sends fleets of spacecraft into space with the goal of removing the...

Ice & Fire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1996)

Fly a spaceship around pre-arranged paths to enter areas where you dismount and take on aliens in a first person...

Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In the near future, household pests have become highly resistant to all kinds of chemical pesticides. Naturally, the answer to...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

This limited-edition release of Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san includes the game along with a 1:1 scale poseable HoiHoi-san action figure that...

I.C.U.P.S. Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

You want to become a special agent for I.C.U.P.S. (International Commission for Universal Problem Solving), but before they can accept...

Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

In this ID4 Mission Disk you'll pilot a alien space fighter craft as it softens up earth defenses for its...

ID4 Online Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This arena-based action game is a follow-up to the sci-fi movie Independence Day where an alien invasion is vanquished by...

id Anthology DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

The id Anthology is a collection of all the games id Software made up to Quake. It also contains collectables,...

Windows (2000)

Idinaloq is an arcade style, 4 level space shoot-em-up with 3D graphics.Earth is under attack by unknown enemies and it...

SEGA Saturn (1999)

Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai Secret Album, as the title might suggest, is an album of sorts, in more ways than one....

If It Moves, Shoot It! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Amiga (1988)

It is up to you to combat the Korts and free the lost settlers in this classic-style top-down shooter. Newer...

I.G.I-2: Covert Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

You're the undercover agent David Jones who's part of the secret agency IGI and in charge to protect the world...

Windows (2008)

Iji and her brother Dan were visiting the military complex where their father works when suddenly, out of nowhere, an...

Ikari no Yōsai 2 Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Ikari no Yōsai 2 is set after the happenings of Fortified Zone. The two special agents Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki...

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road Windows Front Cover

DOS (1988), Windows (2006), PC Booter (1987), Amiga (1989), NES (1988), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), PSP (2011), Amstrad CPC (1988), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1986)

Heavy on the action, Ikari Warriors became a favorite both in the arcades and on home consoles. To fuel that...

Ikaruga Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Dreamcast (2002), GameCube (2003), Xbox 360 (2008), Android (2013), Arcade (2001) and Fire OS (2013)

Vertical shoot-em-up ported from the Naomi Arcade version. Ikaruga is more or less a sequel to Radiant Silvergun by Treasure,...

Ikki NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)

In Ikki, players take the role of Gonbe (and his friend Tago if there is a second player), who are...

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is the 4th entry into the well known WWII flight simulation game series.In this version,...

DOS (1994)

Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon is based on the Chinese Ming Dynasty story of Yi Zhi Mei ("Iljimae" in Korean), a mysterious thief...

DOS (1994)

Illusion Blaze is a Korean-made sci-fi horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls either of the two available spacecraft that must traverse...

I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

"Welcome to my game. I put zombies in it for your pain. They come shambling out from the side. And...

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