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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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NanoTek Warrior PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

In the 23rd century, nanotechnology does man’s bidding. Anything from curing disease to feeding the worlds population has been taken...

Napalm: The Crimson Crisis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1998)

The first major Command & Conquer style game for the Amiga, in which intelligent robots have rebelled and are attempting...

NARC PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

NARC is a 3rd-person shooter that has the player tracking the distribution of the deadly new narcotic "Liquid Soul" across...

Narco Police DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), PC Booter (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In the 21st century, the world is virtually ruled by the drug barons. Your mission is to equip and position...

Nation Red Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Nation Red is a two-stick shooter comparable to older games like Smash TV where you control the character with the...

Natural Fawn Killers Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In this 3D shooter, join psycho hunter Harry as he goes hunting for not only the usual game (deer &...

Natural Selection 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013) and Windows (2012)

Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the Half-Life mod Natural Selection. The game is a team based shooter with...

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

The Naughty Ones come under your control in this old-fashioned platform game. Each screen is separate from the others, and...

Navy Seals Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Like many of Ocean's games Navy Seals was licensed from a film of the same name, by Orion. You control...

Navy Seals Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Like many of Ocean's games this was licensed from a film,in this case one by Orion, the company best known...

Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Time to reenlist! Navy SEALs 2: Weapons of Mass Destruction takes the player back to Iraq, in search of a...

Navy Strike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

In Navy Strike you have the chance of either being a pilot and going out on dogfight missions to improve...

Windows (2005)

Navy Training Exercise: Strike and Retrieve is a first-person shooter designed to build more interest in the United States Navy....

Windows (2003)

Nebula Fighter is a one or two player, side-scrolling, space shooter in the vein of R-Type.The story behind the game...

Necrodome Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

The game is set on a futuristic world where stadium sports are ruled by car-combat. Sort of like the Running...

Necromancer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

Tetragorn the Necromancer has a fleet of evil beings at his disposal, from spiders to ogres and Hammerfists. You play...

Amiga (1991)

A side-viewed horizontally-scrolling space shoot 'em up. There are a wide variety of targets to hit or avoid, some stationary,...

NecroVisioN Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

In 1916 at Verdun, the Germans discovered a cave with strange gems in it. Named Red Lantern, they react with...

NecroVisioN: Lost Company Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

NecroVisionN: Lost Company takes place before the first game and puts the player in the shoes of its main antagonist...

Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

Nelda Nockbladder's is a shareware platform puzzler, created with the Click & Create multimedia authoring system. It combines varied "find...

Nemac IV Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1996)

In 2048, all of Earth's defenses was handed over to three neural computers called Nemac I, II and III constructed...

Amiga (1997)

The Director's Cut of Nemac IV is the name given to the CD-release of the game. The only difference to...

Nemesis Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Nemesis is the first entry in the long-running Gradius series on the Game Boy. Its side-scrolling shoot'em up gameplay follows...

Nemesis 2 MSX Front Cover

MSX (1987) and Wii (2009)

In the year 6664 Dr. Venom, the director of the Space Science Agency, was exiled to the planet Sard for...

Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction MSX Front Cover

MSX (1988) and Wii (2010)

Nemesis 3 (Gradius 3 in Japan) is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up. Shooting at certain enemies will leave a...

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