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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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Operation Flashpoint: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Gold Edition of Operation Flashpoint contains the original game and the Gold Upgrade (including the Red Hammer campaign).

Operation Flashpoint: Gold Upgrade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

For those who have played Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis to death, the gold upgrade adds plenty of new features,...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Operation Flashpoint: Red River, players assume control of Outlaw-2-Bravo, a United States Marine Corps fireteam during a fictional conflict...

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is the second expansion of Operation Flashpoint. It offers a new campaign on a new island with...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Operation Gunship is 2D top-down helicopter shooter, somewhat similar to Desert Strike The player is a helicopter pilot and has...

Operation Harrier DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Operation Harrier is an action game starring Britain's famous VTOL aircraft. It uses an enhanced version of the Rotoscape system...

Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Inner Space is an arcade-style shooter taking place inside a rather familiar environment: the player's computer. Evil forces have invaded,...

Operation Logic Bomb SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

At a secret lab developing technology in interdimensional physics, some kind of accident has occurred. Suddenly all contact is lost...

Operation: Matriarchy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the mid-24th century, a virus of unknown origin wiped through the Velian civilization. It affected only the women, twisting...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

The Russians have built Laser Defence Units in three strategic locations on the moon, to protect the ultimate weapon which...

NES (1991)

Agent George, a CIA agent, is sent to Iraq and Kuwait to save the oil refineries in the Gulf and...

Windows (2000)

Operation Spacehog is a classic 2D side scrolling shoot'em up where players have to blast their way through space defending...

Commodore 64 (1985)

It's World War II and 1942, and the Allies are planning an invasion on the Mediterranean Coast with a great...

Operation Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Front Cover

SNES (1994), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Operation Thunderbolt is the exciting sequel to Operation Wolf. An airliner is hijacked by terrorists en-route from Paris to Boston,...

Operation Thunderstorm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

It is World War II, 1942. Germany stands at its strongest as German troops are occupying the land from the...

Operation: Vietnam Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Operation Vietnam is a squad based real time strategy game where you control up to four elite soldiers whose helicopter...

Atari ST (1991)

Operation Wimp is a simple reflex game written in STOS. The background story is that you have managed to trap...

Operation Wolf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Wii (2008), FM Towns (1990) and Arcade (1987)

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of...

Operation Wolfsburg Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Operation Wolfsburg is a low-budget, commercial World War II first-person shooter about the soldier Mike Baker. He is sent down...

Operation WOW iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Operation WOW can be considered a tribute to the classic arcade shooter Operation Wolf. The player must shoot enemies from...

The Operative: No One Lives Forever - Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

In this Game of the Year edition, there are plenty of new extras as well as the original classic: All...

The Operative: No One Lives Forever Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Some time in the 1960's, a former thief Cate Archer is the only female agent in the service of U.N.I.T.Y.,...

The Orange Box Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The Orange Box is a compilation of the following games: Half-Life 2 Half-Life 2: Episode One Half-Life 2: Episode Two...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Orbit 2000 is a clone of the classic arcade game Galaga and was released as a budget game on the...

Browser (1999)

Orbital Defense is an Asteroids variant. The player controls a spaceship and must protect Earth's satellite network from subsequent alien...

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