User Review: Wolfenstein 3D by id Software (1992)

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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DOS (1988), Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Some people have very interesting dreams, and you are one of those people. Your subconscious has created a moon infested...

Windows (2005)

Phantasmagoria of Flower View is 2D vertically scrolling shooter and the ninth main game in the Tōhō series. The game...

Atari 8-bit (1987), BBC Micro (1987), Electron (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Inspired by the game Gauntlet, Phantom is a top view maze game where the screen scrolls left or right when...

Phantom Crash Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

In the year 2025 Tokyo changed. Due to air pollution, all the people moved to New Tokyo and the Old...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In Phantom-Panzer, the player takes control of an assault vehicle in order to defend their "energy base" at the bottom...

Apple II (1980)

Phantoms Five is a vertically scrolling action game where the player controls a plane and has to bomb various targets...

Phase2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Phase2 is a 3D first-person shooter game similar to Zarch. The player controls a spaceship and flies through different environment...

Phaser Patrol Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

In Phaser Patrol you are the pilot of an interstellar spaceship on a mission to defend the Human Federation from...

Pheenix ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Pheenix is a classic shooter, similar to Space Invaders: In five different screens, you have to shoot birds whose droppings...

Phelios Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1988)

Set in the world of Greek mythology, Phelios tells the story of a young prince called Apollo, who sets out...

Phenomenon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Phenomenon is a Dutch shareware CD containing public domain utilities, cheats, mods and demos for Quake. Quake is required to...

Philosoma PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

In Philosoma, you blast through 18 vertical scrolling deep space environments in search of the mysterious distress call, destroying enemies...

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Wii Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

More than simply based on the Disney Channel Original movie, the Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension video game...

Phobia Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

The evil Phobos has created 15 planets full of danger, each of them representing things humans commonly fear. The levels...

Phobia II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The follower of the original Alien Phobia, this game is all about brainless shoot'em'up. You are up against the endless...

Phobia III: Edge of Humanity Linux Front Cover

Linux (2002) and Windows (2002)

Phobia III: Edge of Humanity is the third and final game in the top-down shooter series. The player controls a...

Phoenix Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In this space simulator game, the player gets to play the role of Beck a police officer, who through an...

Phoenix Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and Arcade (1980)

Phoenix is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You are the commander of the Phoenix, and...

Atari ST (1987)

In Phoenix the player has to re-open 15 hyperspace routes which where previously closed by the authorities. Unfortunately they used...

Photon Storm Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

As with all Jeff Minter games, this has a definite distinctive look and feel (although no Llamas or lawnmowers this...

DOS (1992)

Phylox is a single player sci-fi shareware shooter.Those silly scientists have been at it again, tampering with nature. This time...

Windows (2007)

This expansion pack contains a series of maps for Unreal Tournament III emphasizing physics-based gameplay dependent on the presence of...

Pickle Wars DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Aliens that look like giant dill pickles are about to conquer the human colony of Arcadia. Five hundred years of...

Pick Up Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2002)

OK, here's the deal. If you want that lover of your dreams to get off their pedestal and go out...

NES (1990)

Based on the board game, the object is to guess either a word or phrase based on a drawing. Each...

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