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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Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The angel/demon cross Belial is a feared demon of Lucifer's army. Having now escaped one of the many prisons of...

Painkiller: Pandemonium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Painkiller: Pandemonium is a compilation of the four Painkiller games: Painkiller Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Painkiller: Overdose Painkiller: Resurrection...

Painkiller: Recurring Evil Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Painkiller: Recurring Evil is a stand-alone game in the Painkiller series. It includes a new 5-hour campaign with 5 new...

Painkiller: Redemption Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2011)

Painkiller: Redemption is a continuation of the Painkiller series, made by fans and commercially distributed over the internet. The premise...

Painkiller: Resurrection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Painkiller: Resurrection is a first-person shooter based upon Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose. It is not a sequel to those games,...

Painkiller: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This is a budget edition of the original game. It only has 12 of the levels that came with the...

Paintball Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Paintball Heroes is a first-person shooter with paintball guns. The player joins a team and has to defeat another team....

Atari 8-bit (1996)

PajÄ…ki II is a light gun shooter. Using the XG-1 Light Gun the player must kill all the spiders falling...

Tatung Einstein (1984)

A bundle consisting of two illegitimate conversions of arcade classics Pacman and Centipede.Pakman stands out through its use of character...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Players pilot a spaceship through space inhabited by aliens, and below the spacecraft is terrain where several human prisoners resides....

Panda Tactical Sniper Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Panda Tactical Sniper is a non-violent sniper game. During the course of 12 levels, players will have to help Panda...

ZX81 (2014)

Pandemic is a sequel to the 2010 game Virus by the same author. The game plays largely the same as...

Panic Invaders Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

44 seconds to the end of Earth...In this vertically scrolling top-down shooter you control a small space craft and your...

Panorama Cotton Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

The fairy kingdom has long been threatened by the dark witch Wool, the leader of the Dark Undulation. The queen...

MSX (1986)

Your steer a tank at the bottom of the screen. You have to defend the city, which is behind you....

Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

Panther is set on the human colony Xenon, which is attacked by aliens. The priority is to evacuate the people,...

Pants no Arashi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Pants no Arashi is a doujin shooter in which the player takes control of the angelroid Ikaros from Sora no...

Panzer Dragoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1995)

Panzer Dragoon is set in a distant oppressive future. The Dark Dragon needs to be destroyed, and you, Keil Fluge,...

Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

The second Panzer Dragoon game is not a sequel, but a prequel to the first, and is also set in...

Panzer Dragoon Mini Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1996)

Panzer Dragoon Mini is the Japan-only 8-bit version of Sega's popular 32-bit rail shooter, but due to (massive) hardware limitations,...

Panzer Dragoon Orta Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

The fourth installment of the Panzer Dragoon series has you playing Orta, a young girl who has been imprisoned by...

Panzer Killer! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In Panzer Killer! the player takes the role of different American tanks in about 50 missions set during World War...

Paparazzi PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Paparazzi is a game where you take the role of a photographer who is after great shots of famous models....

Paradroid Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Wii (2008), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Paradroid is a top view shoot-em-up set aboard eight large space freighters filled with droids. After going through a storm...

Paradroid 90 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1993)

Paradroid 90 is a remake of the game Paradroid (released in 1985 for the Commodore 64) for slightly later systems.A...

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