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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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All Zombies Must Die! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

All Zombies Must Die! is the spiritual successor to Burn Zombie Burn. It is a twin stick shooter that takes...

Alone in the Dark Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

It has been 83 years since Edward Carnby investigated the suicide of Jeremy Hartwood. Now he wakes up in an...

Alone in the Dark PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

The PS2 and Wii versions of Alone in the Dark follow the same plot as the game developed for Xbox...

Alone in the Dark: Inferno PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

Alone in the Dark: Inferno is a reworked and enhanced version of the 2008 game Alone in the Dark. The...

Alone in the Dark (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

The Limited Edition includes: Alone in the Dark Edward Carnby figurine Official soundtrack by Olivier Derivière Making-of DVD Artbook The...

Alone in the Dark (Limited Edition) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

The Limited Edition of Alone in the Dark for Nintendo Wii contains the same extras as the Xbox 360 and...

Alone in the Dark (Online Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This online limited edition includes the main game, three exclusive tracks from the soundtrack and five clips from the making-of....

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Edward Carnby, private eye of the paranormal, is back. His best friend, Charles Fiske, has been found dead near Shadow...

Alpha Black Zero: Intrepid Protocol Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Alpha Black Zero: Intrepid Protocol is a tactical third-person shooter set in the year 2366. The planet Qahira (formerly Mars)...

Alpha Blaster MSX Front Cover

MSX (1984)

Alpha Blaster is a vertical shooter. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen which can scroll...

Alpha Blasters Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Alpha Blasters is a single-screen arena shooter similar to Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. The player is put in control of...

Alpha Mission NES Front Cover

NES (1986), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1985)

Out beyond, in the galaxy of Tetrenova, a war has been fought that has exhausted resources and even worlds. The...

Alpha Mission II PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Neo Geo (1991), PSP (2011), Neo Geo CD (1994), PlayStation 3 (2010), Wii (2011) and Arcade (1991)

In the year 2525 space is again threatened. Only the legendary Super Jet Plane SYD can defeat the invading armada...

Alpha Prime Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Alpha Prime is a rather unusual asteroid which holds in its rocks the veins of a material called hubbardium. This...

Alpha Protocol Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Michael Thorton. A name without a past. A person whose life before joining Alpha Protocol no longer exists. Alpha Protocol...

Alpha Protocol (Kollekzionnoe izdanie) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The collector's edition released in Russia. Includes these items: Alpha Protocol Manual. "Secret agent briefing" album. Flashlight-keyholder with Alpha Protocol...

Alpha Squad Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

In the not so distant future, Earth is ruled by a military dictatorship known as The Alliance. They have put...

Alpha Storm DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Alpha Storm is a spaceship simulator and a first person shooter. You can travel through star systems. Encounter enemy fleets...

J2ME (2003)

When the intergalactic alliance is coming to an end, you are sent in a modern Alpha Wing fighter to locate...

J2ME (2005)

3D Alpha Zone is a first-person shooter heavily inspired by DOOM. It is powered by the in-house developed Gem Xenotime...

PC-88 (1983)

Alphos is a basic vertically-scrolling shooter patterned after the 1982 Namco coin-op Xevious. Piloting the fighter craft Mnemonic, the player...

MSX (1986)

"SOS! Centacom! Our central computer has broken down. We will be delivered to the Gentiles. Unless Space Marshall Alpharoid restores...

Windows (2002)

Al's Home is a freeware game in which your job is to collect various given monster types on the bottom...

Arcade (1981)

Altair is one of the first commercial Spanish games. Taking elements from Phoenix and Moon Cresta, the player controls a...

Atari ST (1987)

In this top-down arcade shooter you are a pilot of space craft, breaking through a strongly defended enemy space station...

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