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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 Blood Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Operation Blood is a first-person shooter. The player has to rescue imprisoned scientists. The protagonist, Captain Gamow, faces the enemy...

Operation Body Count DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

In the year 2012, Foreign Terrorists led by the infamous Victor Baloch have taken control of the Twin "U.N towers"...

Operation C Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Operation C is a Game Boy sequel to the popular NES titles Contra and Super C and is, essentially, a...

DOS (1996)

Operation Carnage is an arena shooting game similar to Smash TV. The player controls a guy who tries to wreak...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Operation Fireball is a horizontal scrolling shooter viewed from above at an elevated angle, with the screen scrolling constantly from...

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Operation Flashpoint is designed as a realistic simulation of the modern army. The game takes place on large islands where...

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Skira is a lovely little island in the Pacific Ocean just north of Japan and was always the center of...

Windows (2009)

The Special Edition includes: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising A real and used army helmet with the game-logo imprinted Coupon for...

Operation Flashpoint: Elite Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

Operation Flashpoint: Elite is a port of the original Operation Flashpoint and its expansion Resistance for Xbox, but adds some...

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...

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