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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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Serious Sam: Double D Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2013)

Serious Sam: Double D is the first game in the series of three indie titles designed to promote the release...

Serious Sam: Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

After the releases of Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, both games were compiled into...

Serious Sam HD Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Serious Sam HD is a disc release that contains: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Serious Sam HD: The Second...

Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition contains: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Serious Sam:...

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter. The entire game starting from...

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter. The player takes the role...

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2012)

This is a downloadable content pack for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter. It includes 3 new Versus multiplayer maps,...

Serious Sam II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox (2005)

The sequel to Serious Sam is an equally un-serious FPS with everything blown out of proportion. It offers huge levels...

Serious Sam: Next Encounter PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and GameCube (2004)

In this installment of the Serious Sam series, Sam takes on a new arch-nemesis "Mini Sam", an evil clone of...

Serious Sam: The First Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

When aliens ruled by the evil Mental attack Earth, it is up to Sam "Serious" Stone, one of the toughest...

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter is a 2D demake of the Serious Sam series and the fourth game in the...

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Sam is back in the second episode of his battles with his arch-nemesis Mental. After finding the Sirian spacecraft in...

DOS (1981)

Set the Hostages Free is a text based action game. The goal of the hero is to rescue the hostages....

Sewer Shark SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992) and 3DO (1994)

In the future, maybe in the year 2000, people will be forced to move underground and live in tunnels. Unfortunately,...

Sexy Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

Sexy Parodius is the fourth game in the series. As one of the members of Parodius Team, you must stop...

Arcade (1979)

SF-HiSplitter is the sequel to Space Fever. The game is extremely similar to its predecessor. The goal is to protect...

Windows (2005)

Shades Of Doom is a unique first-person shooter game, that completely abandons a visual aspect of its presentation. With the...

Shadow Force: Razor Unit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In this military-themed first person shooter, you are a part of the Air Force Special Operations Group, sent deep into...

Shadowgrounds Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2011)

Shadowgrounds is arcade style top-down shoot 'em up for modern generation. The plot, which involves distant space colony invaded by...

Shadowgrounds Bundle-Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Shadowgrounds Bundle-Pack is a compilation including Shadowgrounds and its successor Shadowgrounds Survivor.

Shadowgrounds Survivor Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2011)

Shadowgrounds Survivor is a sequel to the 2006 top-down shooter Shadowgrounds. Some time has passed after gruesome alien attack on...

Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops is a third-person shooter set in 2025. The player takes the role of two special agents...

Shadow Master Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

In a futuristic universe you must destroy the forces of ShadowMaster which are attacking your planet. You are in armored...

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Shadow Ops is an Unreal engine powered, action-driven first person shooter set in the near future. As the player, you...

Shadowrun Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

After 5.000 years magic, that was believed to be dead, is rediscovered and the RNA Global wants to take it...

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