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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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Savage 2: A Tortured Soul Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to 2003's Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a game which mixes real...

Savage Skies PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Savage Skies is an aerial dragon combat game for the PlayStation 2. This fantasy themed game has wide range of...

Savage: The Battle for Newerth Linux Front Cover Legion of Man side

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

As the name implies, 'Newerth' is the New Earth some long time in the future after man has managed to...

Save New York Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

"Save New York" is a shooter where the action takes place on one screen only; but there are lots of...

Save the Whales Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1984)

Some whales are traveling from the Arctic Ocean to Baja to breed. The bad news is a whaling ship in...

SCARAB Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Scarab is an action strategy game, with the major emphasis being on strategy elements. Scarab was designed to be played...

Scarface: The World is Yours Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Wii (2007)

Miami in the '80s: gangs, drugs and hookers dominate the scene and a Cuban called Tony Montana rises up to...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This collector's edition contains 2 DVDs and includes:Scarface: The World is YoursMaking-of documentaryA walkthrough of the game with the producerCast...

MSX (1986)

In this basic horizontal shooter you have to defend the earth from an alien invasion. Just blast your way through...

S.C.A.R.S. Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1998) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

In the world of 3000 AD, the world is run by 9 different supercomputers, who are horribly bored, so they...

Atari ST (1989)

In Scary you have to save your girlfriend from a haunted house. You control a bat and you have to...

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Wii (2011)

In a humorous take on the eighties' sci-fi judgment day films, you play as either one of two cyborgs, Arnold...

Scavenger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Scavenger is a sci-fi top-down action game.In the game the player takes control of a small spacecraft with the goal...

DOS (1996)

Scenariomania is an unofficial Add On CD containing about 650 maps for 5 different games. Furthermore, it also includes Level-,...

Scentipede MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

Scentipede is a Centipede clone for the MSX.A long centipede-like insect being gradually moves down from the top of the...

PC-88 (1988)

The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Schieten is a simple shooting game where a cannon moves from top to bottom and back on the left side...

Windows 3.x (1994), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1989)

Schoolyard Slaughter is a simple game (albeit an offensive one) wherein players earn points for shooting school children in the...

Scientology Pwned Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Scientology Pwned is a controversial arena shooter by Zi-Xiao Liang, created for a school project at Sheridan College.Players control a...

MSX (1985) and Arcade (1984)

Scion is a vertical scrolling shooter. Players have to shoot the alien space ships while destroying the ground structures. In...

Scope: First Blood Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Scope: First Blood is a stick figure sniper game, similar in style to Tactical Assassin. The player takes control of...

Scorched Planet Windows Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

In Scorched Planet the player takes the role of Commander Alex Gibson who has to defend the earth colony Dator...

Score iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Originally released as part of Zeebo Family Pack, Score has the player kicking soccer balls into holes in a wooden...

Scoregasm Linux Front Cover

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

Scoregasm is a fast-paced single arena shooter. It is set in space where the player receives a message that Earth...

Amiga (1988)

Scorpio is a vertically scrolling shooter. The player has to cross five levels while shooting a lot of enemies. After...

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