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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 (2008)

An accountant is aiming to nab your money and besmirch your pride, unfortunately for him you're a ninja. With your...

The Showdown Effect Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

The Showdown Effect is a side scrolling multiplayer action game inspired by action movies of the 1980s. The game features...

Shrak for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

A "Quake total conversion", this game pretty much only has the double-barreled shotgun and the engine to relate it to...

Siberian Strike iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

This release of Siberian Strike includes the whole story and features all the levels which where previously released in two...

Siberian Strike: Episode II J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2003)

This is the sequel to Siberian Strike, based on the Palm game of the same name originally released in 2002,...

Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Arcade (1986)

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a...

Amiga (1989)

This is the third light-gun game for the Commodore Amiga. It is a collection of eight arcade-style games that take...

Side Show Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1978)

A collection of six BASIC games individually loadable from tape: Apple Tree: two baskets are on either side of the...

Sidewinder VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1982)

Earth is once again threatened by an alien invasion. The last remaining radio tower is under attack and without it...

SideWinder PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1988), Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

This vertically scrolling shoot 'em up varies from the standard for this style of game, as it also features a...

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Sidewize's plot revolves around four planets which get attacked by evil aliens. Now the player buckles on a jetpack to...

Odyssey 2 (1982)

Sid the Spellbinder! was one of the three games specifically designed to use the resources of The Voice. It is...

Siege 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Siege 3 is a fast-paced 'base defense' game against a massive attack wave of infantry, ATVs, tanks, artillery, and attack...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The space station Sigma 7 has a problem: all robots have gone havoc. Now the player has to set things...

Sigma Star Saga Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Ian Recker, a spy for Earth, is sent undercover as a prisoner so that he can become enlisted in the...

Windows (1998)

Silencer is an easy to learn action/strategy multiplayer side-scrolling platform game that emphasizes team play. Players control hackers on Mars...

Silent Hill: 0rigins PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2007)

Silent Hill: 0rigins is a prequel to the Silent Hill series set in the 1970s. You play as trucker Travis...

Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the sixth entry of the Silent Hill series. This time around the player takes control of...

Arcade (2007)

The game takes place in 1993, when a group of five students and members of an occult club travel to...

Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone Front Cover

DoJa (2007) and iPhone (2008)

Silent Hill: The Escape is an adaptation of the Silent Hill franchise for mobile phones. The game is in 3D...

Silent Scope PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000), Dreamcast (2000), Game Boy Advance (2002) and Arcade (1999)

The aim of the game is to save the captured family of the President of the USA, by sniping all...

Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001) and Arcade (2000)

Pick up your sniper rifle and get ready to take down the terrorists. Story mode takes you through a day...

Silent Scope 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Silent Scope returns to the PS2 for a third round. This time, your out to stop a terrorist organization from...

Silent Scope Complete Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

This collection brings together every Silent Scope game created for both arcades and home consoles (previously released on the PS2/Dreamcast).Each...

Silent Shadow MSX Front Cover

DOS (1991), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Silent Shadow is an arcade with a small aerofighter as protagonist. The objective of the game is to get unharmed...

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