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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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Operation Thunderbolt Atari ST Front Cover

SNES (1994), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Operation Thunderbolt is the exciting sequel to Operation Wolf. An airliner is hijacked by terrorists en-route from Paris to Boston,...

Operation Thunderstorm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

It is World War II, 1942. Germany stands at its strongest as German troops are occupying the land from the...

Operation: Vietnam Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Operation Vietnam is a squad based real time strategy game where you control up to four elite soldiers whose helicopter...

Atari ST (1991)

Operation Wimp is a simple reflex game written in STOS. The background story is that you have managed to trap...

Operation Wolf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Wii (2008), FM Towns (1990) and Arcade (1987)

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of...

Operation Wolfsburg Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Operation Wolfsburg is a low-budget, commercial World War II first-person shooter about the soldier Mike Baker. He is sent down...

Operation WOW iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Operation WOW can be considered a tribute to the classic arcade shooter Operation Wolf. The player must shoot enemies from...

The Operative: No One Lives Forever - Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

In this Game of the Year edition, there are plenty of new extras as well as the original classic: All...

The Operative: No One Lives Forever Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Some time in the 1960s, a former thief Cate Archer is the only female agent in the service of U.N.I.T.Y.;...

The Orange Box Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The Orange Box is a compilation of the following games: Half-Life 2 Half-Life 2: Episode One Half-Life 2: Episode Two...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Orbit 2000 is a clone of the classic arcade game Galaga and was released as a budget game on the...

Browser (1999)

Orbital Defense is an Asteroids variant. The player controls a spaceship and must protect Earth's satellite network from subsequent alien...

Orbital Gear Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Orbital Gear is a fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter with mechs in space. The environments consist of celestial objects that can...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Orbitron is a single screen shooter where you are the last fighter pilot left to protect your planet, Hyperion from...

Windows (1997)

Orbsters is a singleplayer shareware arcade style game which is similar to the classic game Galaxian. Gameplay is very much...

Orcs Must Die! 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

After the young war mage has killed thousands of Orcs in Orcs Must Die! the invasion faded and he is...

Orcs Must Die! 2: Are We There Yeti? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Are We There Yeti? is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2012 game Orcs Must Die! 2. It contains:...

Orcs Must Die! 2: Family Ties Booster Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Family Ties Booster Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2012 game Orcs Must Die! 2. It...

Orcs Must Die! 2: Fire and Water Booster Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Fire and Water Booster Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2012 game Orcs Must Die! 2....

The Order: 1886 (Shokai Seisan Gentei) PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2015)

Unlike the Japanese PSN release of the game, First Print retail version is marked as First Production Limited (初回生産限定) version...

The Order: 1886 PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2015)

The Order: 1886 is an action game set in an alternate history London in the year 1886 with steampunk elements....

Ordyne TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1988)

Ordyne is a horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up (also considered a "cute 'em up" due to its lighter tone) that...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a release of Aero Fighters for PlayStation 2. The package includes the original coin-op version of the game...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of Konami's Terra Cresta for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original arcade...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of Konami's Time Pilot for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains an emulated version...

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