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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Atari 2600 (1982)

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Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Madballs in Babo: Invasion is a game based on a toy-line of rubber balls of the same name, originally started...

Mad Cars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

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Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2003), SEGA CD (1994), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1995) and Arcade (1992)

The sequel to American Laser Game's original Mad Dog McCree, with pretty much the same gameplay and motion capture graphics....

Mad Dog McCree DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2002), SEGA CD (1993), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1994), Macintosh (1994), PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Arcade (1991)

Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the Mayor and his daughter, and its up to you to rescue...

Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack is a conversion of American Laser Games' western-themed laserdisc shooters. Included in the pack are...

Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

The opening sees your character, Joey Verola, talking to someone else about money, lots of money. He (Joey) then goes...

TRS-80 (1982)

Mad Mines is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that includes elements from two other shooters for home computers: Ceiling...

Mad Monday Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Mad Monday is a top-down racing game where the player needs to escape the police and drive through different cities...

Arcade (1983)

A space shooter with a twist: instead of the usual fare of invading aliens or hostile ships, you face off...

Windows (1997)

Humanity is in an intergalactic war with hostile aliens. You command a ship that, after a space battle, boards the...

Atari ST (1988)

Maelstrom is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up game written in 68000 assembler. You control a spaceship and have to...

Maelstrom Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Maelstrom is a real-time strategy game that takes place in 2050, on a savage future Earth. After an ecological disaster...

Maelstrom (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover Transparent Sleeve - Front

Windows (2007)

Maelstrom (Special Edition) is a version of Maelstrom packaged in a tin box and containing a mini-strategy guide in addition...

The Mafat Conspiracy NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

You play as Golgo 13 aka Duke Togo, ace sharpshooter and assassin. Based off a character of various manga comics,...

Mafia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Tommy Angelo was an ordinary taxi driver trying to make a living on the streets of Lost Heaven, until one...

Mafia Contract Killer: Antikiller Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Mafia Contract Killer: Antikiller is based on the Russian movie Antikiller where the upright Major Fox got framed by Shaman,...

Mafia II Windows Front Cover

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

Vito Scaletta is an Italian immigrant in the United States. Born into a poor family from Sicily, he grows up...

Mafia II (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Collector's Edition includes: Mafia II Official Orchestral Score composed by Matus Siroky and Adam Kuruc and played by the...

Mafia II: Director's Cut Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Mafia II: Director's Cut is a re-release of the original game with all the DLC for PC Windows and PlayStation...

Mafia II: Greaser Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Greaser Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new suits and two new cars for Vito in the...

Mafia II: Jimmy's Vendetta Windows Front Cover

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

Jimmy's Vendetta is DLC for Mafia II. Gun-for-hire Jimmy got betrayed by his employees at the end of The Betrayal...

Mafia II: Joe's Adventures Windows Front Cover

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

Joe's Adventures is the last DLC for Mafia II game and tells the story of Joe Barbaro during the time...

Mafia II: Renegade Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Renegade Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new suits and two new cars for Vito in the...

Mafia II: The Betrayal of Jimmy Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Betrayal of Jimmy is DLC for Mafia II. Once installed, the story starts as a standalone scenario from the...

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