DescriptionShooters 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).
Nintendo 64 (1999)
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Apple II (1987)
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Nerves of Steel is set in the near future of South East Asia. From a secret underground complex called the...
Net Guardian is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up that takes place in a futuristic virtual reality. Criminals have found ways to...
Netmaze is a freeware IPX network-only tank game. You and your friends play by controlling your tank, and trying to...
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...
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Sharp X68000 (1990)
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Commodore 64 (1989)
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New World Order is a single and multiplayer first person shooter in a near-future setting. A terrorist organization wants to...
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TurboGrafx CD (1992)
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- 4.01 Metroid (2007)
- 4.86 Alan Wake (Limited Collector's Edition) (2010)
- 4.90 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Limited Collector's Edition) (2007)
- 4.13 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)
- 4.88 Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
- 4.71 Far Cry 2 (Collector's Edition) (2008)
- 4.05 Wolfenstein 3D (2009)
- 4.80 The Quake Collection (2007)
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 3.44 Mad Dog McCree (1994)
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Shooter is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel