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).
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)
HJD Games is a collection of eight games that contains the following:Invasion: A single screen side view shooter inspired by...
HMS Diptera is a short first person shooter created with FPS Creator.You are John Reid, a security guard assigned to...
Apple II (1989)
The planet Cross is invaded by the army of the Galaxy Breakers. Prince Duke is imprisoned, but manages to break...
Dragon 32/64 (1984)
You are a small man living in a protective bubble. Your job is to clear the aquatic screen from the...
Honey Bee is a vertically-scrolling shooter that bears a striking similarity to Konami's TwinBee. The player controls a cute-looking ship...
Honeyblaster has classic shoot-em-up gameplay, but with the player controlling a humble-bee in its natural environment rather than a ship...
Commodore 64 (1986)
The evil forces of Kerllis IX are causing havoc across the Universe by invading planets and overrunning them. The leader...
Hoosier City is a top-down action game in 3 episodes. You must rid a city of evil mutants in a...
Apple II (1982)
While on a routine patrol of one of the five planetoid outposts of the Galactic Federation, you are set upon...
Hornado is 2D side-scrolling shoot 'em up similar to Katakis, X-Out or R-Type. The player controls a spaceship, flies to...
Horrorween is a top-down 2D shooter with gameplay mechanics very similar to Crimsonland. The player fights against hordes of zombies...
DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1990), Apple IIgs (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), Macintosh (1989), BBC Micro (1990), Electron (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1990)
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Atari ST (1990)
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Hotdog Storm is a 2D arcade vertically scrolling shooter. The player controls spaceship and eliminates various enemies - mechas, helicopters,...
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In Hottāman no Chitei Tanken, players help guide Hottāman as he explores fifteen different underground locales. The most important part...
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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