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).
Atari 2600 (2001)
This game is inspired by the 1975 Midway coin-op game, Gun Fight.There are four game versions: In Standard Duel, the...
Gun Fight is a two player twitch game in which players take on the role of gunfighter in the American...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Gunfighter II, the sequel to the 2001 PlayStation release, continues the wild adventures of Jesse James as players strap on...
You play as Jesse James in this arcade-style gunfighting game. Both him and his partner, Cole Younger, ride into town...
Gun Force II is a 2D side-scrolling run andn gun game and sequel to GunForce. The game is very similar...
Gungage is a futuristic Third Person Shooter for the PlayStation. In the game, the world is threatened by strange creatures...
GunGirl 2, the sequel to GunGirl, is a violent side-scrolling platform shooter. Playing as GunGirl or GunDude the player has...
SEGA Saturn (1998)
Gungriffon II is 3D FPP mecha simulator, similar to Armored Core or Mechwarrior, continuation of Gungriffon, released only in Japan....
Space arcade. You can buy new space ships, equip it with weapons, defence systems, various energy sources and other devices....
You are the leader of the Gunmen, the only few sources of law on the frontier. Five years ago the...
GunMaster is a beat 'em up game consisting of fourteen stages where the objective is to defeat one or two...
A Galactic Federation starfighter is sent off to destroy an alien armada (led by giant robotic rabbits this time around...
Gunnail is a vertical space shoot'em up. It's a very standard shooter - very fast action, and many enemies to...
Gunner 2 is a war game with well known rules: "Shoot'em all to win!". Enemies will try to destroy your...
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