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).
ZX Spectrum (1986)
In this game you play the role of a robot whose aim it is to kill all the robots in...
Hard Core, a futuristic 3D, power packed single player tank shooter, challenges you to seize and destroy the world’s most...
Hard Reset is a first-person shooter aiming to be a throwback to the "oldskool" times, with spectacular explosions, hordes of...
Hard Reset: Exile is a free downloadable content pack for Hard Reset. It continues the story of the original game...
This extended edition is a re-release of the original Hard Reset. Next to the original game content with all the...
In a post-apocalyptic world that is slowly trying to rebuild itself, you play a young man setting out on his...
Rise of Clans is a standalone expansion for Hard Truck: Apocalypse that brings an additional single player campaign and a...
The craters together is named Misplaced Optimism... And it's completely appropriate. Located on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, the colony...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Hardware: Online Arena is an online vehicle combat game, along the lines of Twisted Metal: Black ONLINE.Players choose from a...
A side-scrolling "cute'em up", Harmful Park puts you in the shoes of the two daughters of a well-meaning inventor that...
Harmony is a sprite-based First Person Shooter based on the ZDoom engine, an advanced source port for Doom. You fight...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Harms Way is a hybrid of racing and shooting. It was released for free on XBLA. In the Driver mode...
Harrier Attack II is a sequel to the popular 1980's game by Durell Software, Harrier Attack.Flying your Harrier jump-jet you...
Refusing to give up gracefully, with Terra a mere cherished memory among glowing particles of radioactive space dust, the pilot...
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- 3.44 Mad Dog McCree (1994)
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Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel