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).
Hybrid is a 3D first-person shooter with a futuristic high-tech theme. Earth is on the the brink of collapse after...
Hybris is a classic vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which has its roots firmly with arcade stalwarts like Capcom’s 1942.The back story...
Hydorah is a difficult side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type with a classic retro feel. Players command a ship...
This is a physical DVD-ROM release of Hydorah. In addition to the game itself, the DVD also contains: Digital posters...
Xbox 360 (2010)
In Hydrophobia the player takes the role of engineer Kate Wilson who works on the cruise ship Queen of the...
A very, very fast vertical shoot'em up game. The goal is to destroy the various hordes of enemies in space...
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...
TurboGrafx CD (1989)
Side Arms Special is, in essence, the same game as the regular edition of the arcade side-scrolling shooter Side Arms...
HyperForce is an action sci-fi platform game with 2D graphics. You play a warrior who has been sent to destroy...
Hyperion is an action game with similarities to Zarch (better known as Virus). The player's home planet was overrun by...
Hyper Iria is based on the anime prequel to the sci-fi movie Zeiram. As in the anime and movie Iria...
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:...
Hyperoid is a freeware port of the original Windows 3.1 Hyperoid game by Edward Hutchins.This is still a single player...
Hyper Princess Pitch is a remake of the DOS game Operation Carnage and stars Princess Pitch, reminiscent of Princess Peach,...
Go around in your tank and shoot the bad guys and avoid getting shot in the process.
A 3D shooter similar to Space Harrier. Control different futuristic flying vehicles and blast your way through numerous enemies and...
This is an add-on for both Heretic and Hexen. It comes with 12 new episodes for Heretic and over 250...
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