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
, 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
Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982) and BBC Micro (1984)
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Commodore 64 (1986)
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Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)
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PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)
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Xbox 360 (2011)
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Linux (2013), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)
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Nintendo DSi (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)
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Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)
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Linux (2004) and Windows (2003)
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