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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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Metal Slug Mobile 3 J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007)

The third I-Play-developed mobile game in the Metal Slug series continues the fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooting action with a new...

J2ME (2005)

Metal Slug: Mobile Impact is the sequel to Metal Slug: Mobile and the second I-Play (formerly Digital Bridges) mobile game...

Metal Slug Rampage! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

Metal Slug Rampage is an unlicensed flash-based version of SNK's franchise. This time around, the player takes control of Marco...

Metal Slug Rampage! 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

Metal Slug Rampage! 2 is the sequel to Metal Slug Rampage! and takes place after Marco's rampage and attack on...

Metal Slug X PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001), Neo Geo (1999), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007), Wii (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1999)

Metal Slug X is an enhanced version of Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle - 001/II. The main differences to the...

Metal Slug XX PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Metal Slug XX is an entry in the long-running series of side-scrolling shooters. It is a revised version of Metal...

Metal Storm NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Metal Storm is an action game in which the player takes control of the giant mecha M-308 Gunner in order...

Xbox (2004)

Metal Wolf Chaos is an mecha action game in which you jump in the role of Michael Wilson, the current...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

The plot of Metamor Jupiter is simple: a biological mutation causes an alien race to spread all over the galaxy....

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

There is a huge metal complex inside an asteroid that houses and guards a two-headed alien called Garth. Garth just...

TurboGrafx CD (2004)

Meteor Blaster DX is a homebrew Asteroids variant. The player controls a spaceship navigated by an astronaut named Stryker, who...

Atari 5200 (1983)

Meteorites is an arcade action game featuring gameplay similar to Asteroids. You control a spaceship surrounded by numerous asteroids; your...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Meteorites is a variant of Missile Command. The player controls a targeting reticule on the screen and must destroy incoming...

DOS (1995)

Looks like someone has gone and abandoned some poor astronauts on a desolate planet again. It's your job to swoop...

BBC Micro (1984)

Meteor Mission is a Lunar Rescue variant. The player controls an emergency space capsule which has be to be used...

ZX Spectrum (1982)

Meteor Storm is an Asteroids style game.The story behind the game has the player, a member of the Falurian Empire,...

ZX81 (1982)

You control a base on the bottom off the screen moving left or right, and you have to blast or...

Metro 2033 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

In the year 2013 almost all of humanity was wiped out as a result of a devastating war, and Earth's...

Metro 2033 (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

The Special Edition includes: Metro 2033 Artyom's wristwatch in the official Metro 2033-design Previously unreleased short novel "Before and After"...

Metroid Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1986), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1987)

In the future, the Galactic Federation and the pirates of planet Zebes are at war. Pirates have stolen an unknown...

Metroid II: Return of Samus Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

This is the sequel to the very popular Metroid for the NES. In Metroid 2, you control Samus Aran in...

Metroid: Other M Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Metoid: Other M follows recent console releases of Metroid games by being developed, like the Metroid Prime trilogy, by a...

Metroid Prime GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002) and Wii (2009)

Long ago, a bird-like race of creatures (called the Chozo) became extremely advanced technologically, but due to increasing violence in...

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2004) and Wii (2009)

A long time ago a race of beings called the Luminoth settled the planet Aether. They built energy controllers to...

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

In the third and final outing of the Metroid Prime series, bounty hunter Samus Aran is contacted by the Galactic...

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