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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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DOS (1992)

Maze Wars is a strange cross between Wolfenstein 3D and Pacman. You navigate around a 3D maze, shooting and running...

Macintosh (1986)

This is a version of the very first 3D first-person shooter ever made around 1973 on the Imlacs PDS-1 mainframe...

Windows (2005)

Maziac is a freeware game created using GameMaker 5 development package. The game casts the player as Samantha - the...

Arcade (1994)

Mazinger-Z is a 2D vertical scrolling shooter, based on manga and anime with mechas (giant Japanese robots) "Mazinger-Z". The player...

MDK DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

In this 3D shoot 'em up, you play Kurt, and your job is to save the world. Aliens have sent...

MDK 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2001), Dreamcast (2000) and Wii (2011)

After Kurt Hectic, the janitor extraordinaire, has bravely ventured into the perilous minecrawlers and averted the alien threat to the...

MDK 2 HD Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

MDK 2 HD is a reworked version of the original MDK 2. It contains a complete overhaul of the graphics...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In the cities of the world, humans once again have a new battle, after surviving a world wide nuclear war...

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

In the future, most people travel using Matter Transporters, but to Rebels this is dull. They have taken the abandoned...

Meat Puppet Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

In Meat Puppet, you play the role of Lotus Abstraction in a darkly futuristic post-apocalyptic world. Lotus responded to a...

Mechanized Attack NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Mechanized Attack is a game where the player uses a machine gun to stage an assault on a tropical island...

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Macintosh (1996)

You are the genetically engineered Clan Mechwarrior. The Clans are invading the Inner Sphere. Join either the Wolf Clan or...

MechWarrior 3 (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The continuing Mechwarrior series has reached no.4, but here the third in the series along with its expansion pack are...

MechWarrior 3: Pirate's Moon Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Pirate's Moon is an expansion pack to MechWarrior 3 and provides an additional 20 missions, multiple terrain types, new mechs,...

MechWarrior 4 Compilation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The MechWarrior 4 Compilation pack includes the original MechWarrior 4: Vengeance along with the add-ons MechWarrior 4: Black Knight and...

MechWarrior 4: Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

As heir to House Dresari in the Federation Commonwealth, you will inherit your home world of Kentares IV, part of...

Medal of Honor PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Medal of Honor is the first in the long-running series of World War II shooters, originally created by Steven Spielberg....

Medal of Honor Windows Front Cover

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

The title Medal of Honor is reused in this modern installment of the long running series of the same name....

Medal of Honor: Airborne Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Boyd Travers is part of the 82d Airborne Division. As a small part of a greater operation he needs to...

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Windows Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

In Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, the first PC installment of the famous Playstation game series, you assume the role...

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough is the second expansion to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, and requires the...

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead is an expansion pack add-on to Allied Assault.Taking the role of Sergeant Jack...

Medal of Honor: European Assault PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Medal of Honor: European Assault is the latest addition to the Medal of Honor franchise. The story is set in...

Medal of Honor: Frontline PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Medal of Honor: Frontline, you play as Lt. Jimmy Patterson, a member of a special forces team.As a soldier...

Medal of Honor: Heroes PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

In this addition to the Medal of Honor franchise, you play as three different characters from previous Medal of Honor...

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