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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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Hurricane Airfire Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

Hurricane Airfire is a standard top down shoot 'em up. The player controls an aircraft and tries to shoot down...

Hybrid PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Hybrid is a 3D first-person shooter with a futuristic high-tech theme. Earth is on the the brink of collapse after...

Hybris Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Hybris is a classic vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which has its roots firmly with arcade stalwarts like Capcom’s 1942.The back story...

Windows (2013)

This is a physical DVD-ROM release of Hydorah. In addition to the game itself, the DVD also contains: Digital posters...

Hydorah Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Hydorah is a difficult side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type with a classic retro feel. Players command a ship...

Hydra Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1990)

If being the best speedboat racer in the world were all there was to life, you'd live on easy street....

Hydrophobia: Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Hydrophobia: Prophecy the player takes the role of engineer Kate Wilson who works on the cruise ship Queen of...

Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers is a simplistic 3D shooting game. You choose one out of a cast of several...

Commodore 64 (1985)

Your job is move along the circuits of various 6510 chips in the Commodore 64 and protect 35 Base units...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1988)

The training as fighter pilot for the Federation took five years. Now you are finished. But there is a final...

SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1993)

Hyper Duel is a 2D side-scrolling space shooter. The player controls one of three "Buster Gears” pilots: Keith Spader, Lisa...

Hyper Dyne: Side Arms Special TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1989)

Side Arms Special is, in essence, the same game as the regular edition of the arcade side-scrolling shooter Side Arms...

Hyper Fighters Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Wii (2012)

Hyper Fighters is a third-person shooter where the player controls an aircraft. Just like the After Burner games, movement is...

Jaguar (2000)

HyperForce is an action sci-fi platform game with 2D graphics. You play a warrior who has been sent to destroy...

Amiga (1993)

Hyperion is an action game with similarities to Zarch (better known as Virus). The player's home planet was overrun by...

SNES (1995)

Hyper Iria is based on the anime prequel to the sci-fi movie Zeiram. As in the anime and movie Iria...

Windows (1994)

Hyperoid is a freeware port of the original Windows 3.1 Hyperoid game by Edward Hutchins.This is still a single player...

Windows 3.x (1991)

This Windows-based Asteroids clone features a fairly large playing field and some features not found in the classic arcade version:...

Hyper Princess Pitch Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Hyper Princess Pitch is a remake of the DOS game Operation Carnage and stars Princess Pitch, reminiscent of Princess Peach,...

Hypership Out of Control Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), iPhone (2011), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2011)

Your space-brakes are out, the accelerator is stuck, and you can't stop. Hypership Out of Control is a scrolling shooter...

DOS (1999)

Go around in your tank and shoot the bad guys and avoid getting shot in the process.

HyperZone SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991)

A 3D shooter similar to Space Harrier. Control different futuristic flying vehicles and blast your way through numerous enemies and...

Hysteria Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

A fanatical sect has changed mankind's future by summoning a previously extinct primeval entity in our past. You, a sole...

H!Zone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This is an add-on for both Heretic and Hexen. It comes with 12 new episodes for Heretic and over 250...

I Am Alive Windows Front Cover

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

I Am Alive is a post-apocalyptic survival game. It stars an anonymous male protagonist one year after an unspecified cataclysmic...

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