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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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Windows 3.x (1995)

Prairie Dog Hunt Pro is a single player shooter. It is the third game in Diversions Software's Prairie Dog series.Prairie...

Windows 3.x (1997)

Prairie Dog Hunt Pro '97 is a single player shooter. It is the fourth game in Diversions Software's Prairie Dog...

DOS (1996) and Amiga (1995)

After the fall of Communism, Poland has become an attractive destination for criminals from the East. To put an end...

The Precursors Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

A young pilot of the humanoid Amarn race has graduated from the academy and is now returning to his home...

Predator 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Los Angeles Lieutenant Mike Harrington is used to dealing with a drug war between Spanish and Jamaican drug gangs, but...

Arcade (1999)

Prehistoric Isle 2 is a 2D side scrolling shooter with dinosaurs. It's a continuation of the SNK shooter franchise started...

Odyssey (1972)

Prehistoric Safari is part of the Shooting Gallery add-on for the Odyssey. It requires the supplied rifle accessory, and game...

Pressure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Every morning Morgan takes a refreshing bath in the river next to his home. But one morning the river is...

PreVa Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In the near future, as mankind fights for the last remaining resources on Earth, the powerful nations of the world...

Prey Mobile 3D iPhone Front Cover

BREW (2007), iPhone (2009) and Zeebo (2009)

Prey Mobile 3D is a sequel of sorts to Prey. The player controls Tommy, the Native American hero from the...

Primal Carnage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Primal Carnage is a online-only multiplayer shooter in which humans (first-person) fight against dinosaurs (third-person). The backstory is that a...

Primal Carnage: Agent Trapper DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Agent Trapper is the third downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features the Trapper in a black tie ensemble...

Primal Carnage: Dinosaur Skin Pack 1 DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Dinosaur Skin Pack 1 is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features: Classic T-Rex. Green Menace Dilophasaurus....

Primal Carnage: Dinosaur Skin Pack 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The Dinosaur Skin Pack 3 is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2012 game Primal Carnage. It includes five...

Primal Carnage: Experimental Dinosaur Skin Pack 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The Experimental Dinosaur Skin Pack 2 is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2012 game Primal Carnage. It includes...

Primal Carnage: Extinction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015)

Primal Carnage: Extinction is a class based multiplayer game featuring man versus dinosaur battles with players commanding both sides. Originally...

Primal Carnage: Pilot Commando DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Pilot Commando is the second downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features a pilot suit for the commando, inspired...

Primal Prey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Primal Prey, the player travels back in time 100 million years to hunt the dinosaurs. Just like in the...

Macintosh (1996)

Prime Target is a first-person shooter that makes use of the Marathon 2 engine.Cathryn Mayfield, who was your friend and...

Prismatic Solid Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Prismatic Solid is an abstract vertically-scrolling bullet-hell style shooter. There is no story, and most objects are made up of...

Prism: Guard Shield Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Similar to America's Army which was a popular recruitment game made by the U.S. Army, Prism: Guard Shield was made...

Privateer ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983) and ZX81 (1983)

Privateer is a single player game with three distinctly different stages or missions. There are three levels of difficulty to...

Procyon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Procyon is 2D side-scrolling/vertical scrolling (it offers both portrait and landspace orientation) shoot'em up. The player controls a pilot of...

Prodigy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The tyrannical Wardlock has created two humanoids within his mechanical world, for his own amusement. Solo the Synthelman must lead...

Arcade (2001)

Progear is a 2D horizontal scrolling arcade shooter. It's Cave's only side scrolling shmup until Deathsmiles in 2007. The game...

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