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 (1998)

Netmaze is a freeware IPX network-only tank game. You and your friends play by controlling your tank, and trying to...

Linux (1994), Windows (1996), Amiga (1993) and Macintosh (2006)

Netrek is essentially a "Star Trek" themed multiplayer "team Spacewar", where 2 teams of up to 8 players each command...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

The remote outpost on the edge of the Empire, Netrun 2000 is under attack from alien invaders, hellbent on taking...

Windows (1997)

netWAR was an online-only multiplayer shooter allowing up to 16 players to battle in arena combat. Players could select from...

DOS (1993)

This first-person 3D space shooter that Novell, Inc. released to show NetWare's IPX capabilities has single-player and multi-player modes.During gameplay...

Sharp X68000 (1990)

Neural Gear is a pseudo-3D scrolling shooter similar to Space Harrier. You play as Emi T. Fonon, a futuristic soldier...

Neuro Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Several centuries in the future, Earth is at the center of a galaxy-spanning empire. Most colonies are loyal to Earth,...

Commodore 64 (1989)

It was never going to be an easy job being the commander of the Nebulax Trilogy which contains three hostile...

NeverDead Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

NeverDead is a third-person shooter starring protagonist Bryce Boltzmann. He is a demon hunter of over 500 years old who...

New World Order Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

New World Order is a single and multiplayer first person shooter in a near-future setting. A terrorist organization wants to...

New World Order: Deluxe Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This deluxe edition is a revised and advanced version of New World Order. The game is patched to version 1.42...

New York Bomb Blitz Spectravideo Front Cover

Spectravideo (1984)

In New York Bomb Blitz, the player is an invader from the planet TROK and assigned to destroy the city...

Nexuiz Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2008)

Nexuiz is an open source 3D multiplayer shooter, licensed under the GPL, and has been in development for over 3...

Nexuiz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Nexuiz is a commercial remake of the 2005 open source shooter Nexuiz. In the future, arena battles are broad-casted over...

Nexzr TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

In the year 2012 an alien armada attacked the Earth. Two young pilots were in the midst of a battle,...

NFK: Santa's Gone Postal Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In this 3D shooter, the player gets to control a psychotic hunter named Harry disguised as Santa. Harry never liked...

Nick Naster's eXtinction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

The entire galaxy is threatened by a virus epidemic, which transforms humans into alien controlled mutants. This worst case scenario...

DOS (1986)

As artillery games are wont to do, Night Fire sticks each player into the stuffy interior of a tank, placed...

Night Gunner ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984) and ZX81 (1982)

Night Gunner is set in World War II, and loosely simulates the Lancaster plane, but despite this, and despite being...

PC-98 (1992)

Night Gunner is a futuristic shooter completely different from the ZX Spectrum game of the same name. In the future,...

DOS (1992)

A remake of the classic Paratrooper. Kill all of the paratroopers before they reach the ground--and your turret.

Night Raid PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002) and Arcade (2001)

In the year 3309, humanity has been taken over by computers. The planet was mechanized by the main computer Batinbo...

Night Slave PC-98 Front Cover

PC-98 (1996)

A terrorist organization known as Slave Dog poses a threat to the entire world. Steel Fox is the name of...

Night Stalker PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Atari 2600 (1982), Intellivision (1982), Apple II (1983) and Mattel Aquarius (1983)

Robots, bats, and spiders chase you around a maze in Night Stalker, which boasts similar gameplay, if some what slower,...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Night Stalker is clone of Centipede. Rules are identical - the player controls small cannon (bottom part of screen) and...

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