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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Amok DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Amok portrays a futuristic storyline on a planet which is identified in the manual as having the same name. There,...

VIC-20 (1982)

Amok is a variant of Berzerk. Amok is also the name of a space station located far out in space...

Odyssey 2 (1998)

AMOK! was the first Odyssey² new release about 15 years after the console was discontinued. It is inspired by Berzerk.The...

AmsterDoom Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

The plot of AmsterDoom is simple: Aliens have conquered Amsterdam and the player has to drive them back. The defying...

Windows (2008)

This is a collector's edition of Cryostasis. The box contains: The game Thermometer key ring with game logotype Gloves with...

Anarchy ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Inside an Ace Mk2 Interceptor tank, you have been assigned a hazardous 16-stage mission. You must travel to the overrun...

Anarchy Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

As a Defender variant, Anarchy is a side-scrolling parallax shooter, in which you take on the evil Anarchists and their...

BBC Micro (1988) and Electron (1988)

In Anarchy Zone the player controls a space ship on a fixed screen (called Anarchy Zone) to shoot the enemies,...

Browser (2006)

Ancient Arenas is a single-player first-person shooter. The player competes against five AI-controlled characters in a deathmatch tournament. The tournament...

The Ancient Art of War in the Skies DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1993)

After naval combat, the second sequel to The Ancient Art of War is all about aircraft combat in World War...

Neo Geo (1992) and Arcade (1992)

The invasion of an unknown life source is getting worse. Nobody knows if the defensive line or the heart of...

Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

In Android Assault an alien species called the Xias have targeted human beings for extermination. They have assembled a massive...

TRS-80 CoCo (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Android Attack is a 32K update of the Berzerk variant Robot Battle for 16K Tandy Colour systems. The extra memory...

Android One: The Reactor Run ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Android One: The Reactor Run is a horizontally scrolling action shooter with tile-based graphics. The player must reach and destroy...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Timex Sinclair 2068 (1983)

Androids is a maze / shoot 'em up type of game for one player.The game consists of a maze. The...

Android Two Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Android Two places the player in a maze featuring 5 Militoids to destroy within a time limit. Although they don't...

Amiga (1988)

Somewhere in the far reaches of space, an epic battle is taking place.As a lone hero, you fly your ship...

And You Will Be Fit For More Than Ashes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

And You Will Be Fit For More Than Ashes is a compilation of two games previously released digitally for free,...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

The planet Anfractuos is about to reach the end of its life, due to its sun evolving into a Supernova....

Windows (2006) and Windows Mobile (2004)

Angelfish, a sequel to Firehammer, is a traditional top-down shooter. The Sirian armies raid the universe and the player has...

Angels Vs Devils Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Angels and demons fight each other in different games to see which are stronger and to see who will be...

Angle of Attack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Angle of Attack is similar to the XBLA game Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, with a bit of strategy added into...

Windows (2003)

Angriff vom Saturn is a freeware 2D vertically scrolling space shooter.It's the year 3860 and the inhabitants of the Saturn...

Windows (2013)

In this turn based game the player controls an ant and the goal is to destroy the enemy ants. In...

The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2015) and Wii U (2015)

The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a side-scrolling 2D platformer. The game features 10 levels and is inspired by...

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