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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Killing Floor: Community Weapon Pack 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Community Weapon Pack 2 (also known as "Community Steampunk Weapon Pack") is the second DLC for Killing Floor that provides...

Killing Floor: Community Weapons Pack 3 - Us Versus Them Total Conflict Pack Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2013)

Community Weapon Pack 3 is the third DLC for Killing Floor that provides four new weapons. These new weapons follow...

The Killing Game Show Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

This is a vertical platformer with horizontal wrap-around. For the entertainment of the futuristic masses, you play a criminal that...

Commodore 64 (1990)

You have survived a battle in space but your craft is damaged beyond repair and needs evacuating, so in your...

Atari ST (2014)

Killing Spree is a shoot-'em-up, which scrolls to the horizon. The landscape is created with polygons, and zooming sprites are...

Killing Time Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), 3DO (1995) and Macintosh (1997)

Tess Conway was a wealthy heiress to an estate located on Matinicus Island in the state of Maine. She financed...

Macintosh (2005)

Kill Monty is a top-down shooter in which the player controls the Freeverse mascot Jen. The object of the game...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Kill.switch is the handheld version of the third-person shooter game kill.switch. It has several differences, like the number of levels...

Odyssey 2 (2003) and Videopac+ G7400 (2003)

In Kill the Attacking Aliens the player is a pilot who must defend the planet Earth and its Moon colony...

Kill the Dog from Duck Hunt Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

Ever played the NES game Duck Hunt? Remember that annoying dog that laughed at you when you missed all your...

Killzone PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

During the era of space exploration, a faction of humans colonized the planet Helghan. In order to survive in the...

Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Killzone 2 is the third game in the Killzone franchise and continues the story two years after the events of...

Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The story takes on right after the events of Killzone 2. The ISA forces launched an assault on Helghan, the...

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This Helghast Edition includes: Killzone 3 100 page exclusive art book Authentic Helghast helmet replica Cloaking Marksman action figure Super...

Killzone HD PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Killzone HD is a re-mastered version of the 2004 PS2 Killzone game, made for inclusion in Killzone Trilogy Collection, but...

Killzone: Liberation PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Killzone Liberation is the sequel to the PS2 game Killzone. You once again take the role of Templar, two months...

Killzone: Shadow Fall PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2013)

Shadow Fall is set 30 years in the future after the events of Killzone 3. Helghast refugees who survived the...

Killzone: Shadow Fall - The Fighter Pack PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

The Fighter Pack is free DLC for Killzone: Shadow Fall. It adds a WWII fighter inspired skin pack for drones...

DOS (1992)

New-age Galaxian. Move along in space in your fighter and shoot anything that moves, while collecting power-ups, such as fruits...

Kiloblaster 1 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 1 is the first episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 2 is the second episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

Kiloblaster 3 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 3 is the third episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

Kindergarten Killer Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

This shooting gallery has the player's mouse controlling the shotgun of a disgruntled janitor through three levels of child-mulching carnage;...

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Kinect Disneyland Adventures allows players to visit the attractions at the real theme park using the Kinect interface. Instead of...

Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Kinect Star Wars is a game based on the Star Wars license and entirely controlled through Microsoft's Kinect peripheral that...

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