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
, 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
PlayStation 3 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and Windows (2009)
The Limited Edition release comes in a steelbook package and includes:
Resident Evil 5
Bonus making-of DVD
PlayStation 3 (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)
This collector's edition is limited to Europe. It contains:
Resident Evil 6
Large box to package all the content with...
Game Boy Color (2001)
It's believed that Umbrella, the creators of the deadly virus that wiped out Raccoon City, has developed a new Bio...
Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Windows (2012)
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a third-person shooter and is a spin-off of the long-running Resident Evil series. Unlike...
Windows (2002) and PlayStation (2000)
A man wearing white, a crashed helicopter, a pair of dog tags with the name 'Ark Thompson', and a pistol....
PlayStation 2 (2001)
Resident Evil: Survivor 2 - Code: Veronica is a game based on the Resident Evil franchise, similar in concept to...
Wii (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2012)
The Darkside Chronicles is an on-rails shooting game. In the Resident Evil series it is the second title exclusive to...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is not a typical Resident Evil title. It handily shrugs off the horror atmosphere of...
Wii (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2012)
The Umbrella Chronicles is the 7th installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series and the first natively developed for...
PlayStation 3 (2008)
Resistance 2 is a PS3-exclusive sci-fi first-person shooter and the sequel to the PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of...
PlayStation 3 (2008)
This collector's edition was only released in North America and contains:
Hardcover art book
Alternate cover art (as...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
Resistance 3 is a first-person shooter set in the alternative version of 1950's. Earth is being scourged by Chimera species,...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
This edition includes:
Resistance 3 (Special Edition)
SRPA Black Ops skin
Nathan Hale Skin
PS Vita (2012)
It's August 15, 1951. As Tom Riley, a New Jersey firefighter and National Guardsman, you are charged with saving New...
PlayStation 3 (2006)
In this first person shooter, the U.S. and Britain have had to band together to try and save Europe and...
Resistance: Retribution takes place weeks after the events of the PS3 title Resistance: Fall of Man. The player is James...
This Deluxe Edition includes:
Four concept art postcards
Promotional code to download a Resistance: Retribution theme for the...
PlayStation 2 (2005) and Windows (2005)
Retro is not a compilation of previously released games, but eight remakes of retro arcade hits with enhanced graphics and...
RETRO 4 is a simple shooter game. The player controls a circle that can move around the screen by using...
Ten years have passed since the war ended. Due to many treacherous acts and greedy minds, your side - though...
Wii (2013), PlayStation 3 (2012), PS Vita (2012), Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2013)
Retro City Rampage is an open-world game inspired by the Grand Theft Auto series that combines driving with fighting and...
3D scrolling shoot-em-up. Take control of one of four characters and pilot their fighter craft through a number of enemy...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Arino wants to be the greatest gamer in the world, but he's continually defeated by his friends at every new...
Commodore 64 (1989)
You are from the planet Choom in the Thwok solar system, which is under threat from a group of seven...
Retro II is a scrolling shoot-em-up game. The player's ship, shaped like a circle, can shoot a stream of bullets...