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).
Nintendo DS (2008)
Mostly based on the 2008 movie Iron Man, this videogame of the one-man-army hero has been released for seven different...
The year is 1964, and World War I still continues. The Russian Baron von Ugenberg (based on the real-world Baron...
IS Defense is a first-person shooter similar to the Beach Head games, fighting large waves of enemies from a stationary...
I Shall Remain: Prologue is a portion of the 3D action and survival RPG I Shall Remain. It was made...
Isin-Densin Zero is a freeware vertical shooter from Japan where the player controls a small spaceship equipped with a claw...
A "2.5D" DOOM-era shooter with FMV sequences, set on Lorgina Island. Your girlfriend "Sweet Cheeks" has been kidnapped, and you...
Atari ST (1996)
Island Strike: The Ultimate Conflict is a shoot'em-up game in which you control a helicopter. You have to rescue lost...
Isle of the Dead is a mixture between a first-person shooter and a traditional point-and-click adventure game. While walking through...
It came from space, and ate our brains! is a twin stick shooter where a blocky character needs to survive...
Commodore 64 (1987)
A highly explosive and pretty logo has fell off the Empire's flagship and landed in a soap-bubble factory splitting into...
Izmir is a sci-fi 3D chase-view shooter similar to Space Harrier. The player controls an armored mech who is deployed...
Commodore 64 (1989)
In this crosshair game you should shoot the gangsters appearing in the windows of the night city. You should move...
In this sequel to Ядерный Титбит (Nuclear Titbit), you play as Stacya, a sister of the main protagonist of first...
Jagd auf die Vogelgrippe is a Moorhuhn variant. The player takes the part of a farmer who wants to protect...
Jaguar Bomber is a vertically-scrolling shooter where the player pilots a fighter jet against an invading alien army. Various types...
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- 4.90 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Limited Collector's Edition) (2007)
- 4.13 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)
- 4.88 Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
- 4.71 Far Cry 2 (Collector's Edition) (2008)
- 4.05 Wolfenstein 3D (2009)
- 4.80 The Quake Collection (2007)
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 3.44 Mad Dog McCree (1994)
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Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
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- Cards / Tiles
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- Mental training
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