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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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Sandstorm DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This game, set during the Gulf War, features a series of twenty missions in various Middle East locations. There are...

Sandwarriors DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

This is an arcade sci/fi flight game similar in style to "Inca" series, but with an ancient Egyptian setting (like...

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

A Christmas-themed horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Santa is attempting to make his annual gift-delivering journey while battling renegade pixies. As Santa...

Sanxion Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

Sanxion is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up where you fight your way through wave after wave of colourful enemies, using...

SEGA Master System (1996)

Three scientists built a underwater trash processing complex in order to produce cheap energy, at the expense of the ecosystem....

Sarcophaser Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

This horizontally-scrolling shoot 'em up puts you in control of a Sarcophaser souped-up spaceship. Waves of enemies must be faced,...

Sarge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Arcade (1985)

Sarge is a top-down shooter. The goal is to stop the invading terrorists by controlling a tank and a helicopter....

Sasa Spectravideo Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1984) and Spectravideo (1984)

This is a shooting game with a twist. You are in control of a small character who has to go...

SAS Anti-Terror Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Anti-Terror Force is a first-person shooter by Dutch development group Davilex following the exploits of the British SAS, the French...

SAS Combat Simulator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

This action game is similar to Konami’s arcade game Green Beret. It scrolls from left to right, and the levels...

SAS Secure Tomorrow Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

A first person shooter where you take the part of a new soldier in the British SAS. A terrorist that...

PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1980)

Sasuke is given a single command from his lord: defend him from ninjas. Several thousand ninjas, specifically.Sasuke can run along...

Satazius Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Satazius is a 2D side-scrolling retro-chic arcade shooter featuring an arsenal of 13 types of upgradable weapons. Players can customize...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Aliens in their flying saucers have invaded Earth and have set their sights on destroying the capital of the USA,...

Savage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Savage contains three different parts, each with its own style. You can play all three, but to get more than...

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to 2003's Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a game which mixes real...

Savage Skies PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Savage Skies is an aerial dragon combat game for the PlayStation 2. This fantasy themed game has wide range of...

Savage: The Battle for Newerth Linux Front Cover Legion of Man side

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

As the name implies, 'Newerth' is the New Earth some long time in the future after man has managed to...

Save New York Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

"Save New York" is a shooter where the action takes place on one screen only; but there are lots of...

Save the Whales Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1984)

Some whales are traveling from the Arctic Ocean to Baja to breed. The bad news is a whaling ship in...

SCARAB Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Scarab is an action strategy game, with the major emphasis being on strategy elements. Scarab was designed to be played...

Scarface: The World is Yours Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Wii (2007)

Miami in the '80s: gangs, drugs and hookers dominate the scene and a Cuban called Tony Montana rises up to...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This collector's edition contains 2 DVDs and includes:Scarface: The World is YoursMaking-of documentaryA walkthrough of the game with the producerCast...

MSX (1986)

In this basic horizontal shooter you have to defend the earth from an alien invasion. Just blast your way through...

S.C.A.R.S. Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1998) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

In the world of 3000 AD, the world is run by 9 different supercomputers, who are horribly bored, so they...

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