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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Ominous Horizons: A Paladin's Calling Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Mainz, Germany, 1455. Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the printing press, completed his great masterpiece: a printed Bible. Thus, a new...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Omnibus is a collection of ten games that contains eight released games and two unreleased games:The released games are: Future...

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad is the first game for the Oneechanbara franchise for the Xbox 360. As it does for...

Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Sisters Aya and Saki are back again in the long running Onechanbara franchise to stem the evil multitudes of zombies...

One Unit Whole Blood Linux Front Cover 2014 cover

Linux (2015), DOS (1998) and Windows (2010)

This compilation contains Blood and its official level, monster and weapon add-on pack Blood: Plasma Pak. It also includes a...

Oni Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

It's 2032. The planet is now ruled by the World Coalition Government which annexed 80% of the countries, with the...

Onslaught Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Onslaught is a first-person shooter that centers around the Elite Interstellar Strike Force. The player is a member of the...

Onslaught Xbox 360 Front Cover 1st version

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Onslaught pits the player against an endless army of advancing Xbox Avatars in a water balloon fight. The player...

Windows (2001)

With more weapons than you can poke a stick at, Onslaught is a blast 'em up with attitude. No detailed...

Atari ST (1990)

Onyx is a side scrolling shoot em up game coded in 68000 machine code in which the player controls a...

OpenArena Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), Android (2013) and Ouya (2013)

OpenArena is a free, community-developed first-person shooter, similar to Quake III: Arena as it is based on the source code...

DOS (1989)

Operacion Cyborg is a side-scrolling run and gun game. In the game the player takes the role of a hero...

Operation Blockade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Operation Blockade seems to be the unofficial sequel to Infogrames' earlier Beach Head 2002 as it's quite similar. The only...

Operation Blood Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Operation Blood is a first-person shooter. The player has to rescue imprisoned scientists. The protagonist, Captain Gamow, faces the enemy...

Operation Body Count DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

In the year 2012, Foreign Terrorists led by the infamous Victor Baloch have taken control of the Twin "U.N towers"...

Operation C Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Operation C is a Game Boy sequel to the popular NES titles Contra and Super C and is, essentially, a...

DOS (1996)

Operation Carnage is an arena shooting game similar to Smash TV. The player controls a guy who tries to wreak...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Operation Fireball is a horizontal scrolling shooter viewed from above at an elevated angle, with the screen scrolling constantly from...

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Operation Flashpoint is designed as a realistic simulation of the modern army. The game takes place on large islands where...

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Skira is a lovely little island in the Pacific Ocean just north of Japan and was always the center of...

Windows (2009)

The Special Edition includes: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising A real and used army helmet with the game-logo imprinted Coupon for...

Operation Flashpoint: Elite Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

Operation Flashpoint: Elite is a port of the original Operation Flashpoint and its expansion Resistance for Xbox, but adds some...

Operation Flashpoint: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Gold Edition of Operation Flashpoint contains the original game and the Gold Upgrade (including the Red Hammer campaign).

Operation Flashpoint: Gold Upgrade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

For those who have played Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis to death, the gold upgrade adds plenty of new features,...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Operation Flashpoint: Red River, players assume control of Outlaw-2-Bravo, a United States Marine Corps fireteam during a fictional conflict...

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