User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Mega Man V Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Mega Man's greatest adventure has come to the Gameboy!One peaceful day, Mega Man and his sister Roll are enjoying a...

Mega Man X DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), SNES (1993), DoJa (2007), Wii (2011), iPhone (2011), iPad (2011) and Wii U (2013)

Mega Man X is a robot designed by Dr. Light to choose his own path in life. Years after he...

Mega Man X2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994), DoJa (2008), Wii (2011) and Wii U (2014)

Sigma, the leader of the Maverick army, was destroyed when he underestimated his opponent: a lone warrior, awakened into a...

Mega Man X3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), DoJa (2010) and Wii U (2014)

A Reploid scientist named Dr. Doppler begins creation of a new city for Reploids, which will bring a new era...

Mega Man X4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Mega Man X, the reploid leader of the 17th unit Maverick Hunters, and his best friend Zero have to stop...

Mega Man X5 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and PlayStation (2000)

Years after the Reploid Wars, all seems peaceful in the world. But peace was not meant to last forever. When...

Mega Man X6 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

It's been 3 weeks since the space colony "Eurasia" crashed into the Earth. Since then, the Earth has become a...

Mega Man X8 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

In the late 22nd century, humans have commenced a construction of an orbital elevator to the Moon. A Reploid named...

Mega Man XTreme Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Mega Man X hits the Gameboy Color! When an unknown hacker group breaks into a super system known as the...

Mega Man Xtreme 2 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

A new threat is arising! Reploids are suddenly breaking down, and when their bodies are investigated, no traces of their...

Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Many years after the events in the Mega Man Zero series, humans and Reploids (humanoid robots) have at last found...

Mega Man ZX Advent Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Grey was a Reploid found in a hidden factory in suspended animation, accidentally awakened during battle. Ashe was a human...

Megamind: The Blue Defender PSP Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010) and PSP (2010)

Megamind: The Blue Defender, is a 3D character action game with additional elements of exploration, puzzle solving and ability collecting/swapping....

FM Towns (1994)

In the future, remains of a mysterious, highly advanced ancient civilization were discovered in a cave on a deserted planet....

Meganova Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Hi, my name is Philip Sunset, but my friends call me "long hands" and my office is one of the...

Mega Phoenix DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Mega Phoenix brings the concept of the earlier arcade game Phoenix into the 90s, to the extent that a coin-op...

MegaRace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), SEGA CD (1994) and 3DO (1994)

Virtual Television has given us a chance to do the things that we can't make real in everyday life: Race...

MegaRace: MR3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

It's a futuristic, real-time 3D world on a microscopic scale, filled with cataclysms and catastrophes. Grab the controls of your...

Megaspectre FM Towns Front Cover

FM Towns (1993)

Megaspectre is a Battlezone-influenced 3D tank combat game set in a cyberpunk environment. It is a straightforward tank battle game...

Amiga (1996)

Mega Typhoon is a vertically scrolling shooter. As usual, the player takes control over a space ship with the goal...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Mega Zap is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft, moving left or right, at the...

Windows (2006)

Meisterjäger: Winteredition is a Moorhuhn variant where the player kills rabbits, birds and deers in a limited time. Every shot...

Meltdown Atari 7800 Front Cover

Atari 7800 (1990)

Meltdown is an arcade action game similar to Reactor. On the screen you will see a representation of a nuclear...

Menace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Six ruthless dictators have collaborated to create the planet Draconia, which contains some of the most gruesome and harmful life-forms...

Menacer 6-Game Cartridge Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

Menacer 6-Game Cartridge was released as a pack-in cartridge for the Menacer light gun. It is a compilation of six...

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