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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Angst: Rahz's Revenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

In this game the player controls Werner Mueller, working as a Sysop at the GIC Headqurters in Futura City. One...

Windows (1999)

This is a kids paintball game in isometric view featuring Wakko, Yakko, and Dot from the tv animated series. You...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Ankh is a flick-screen arcade adventure where you control a Mindprobe in the "Metareal" world of Ankh. You have to...

Annihilate iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Annihilate is a third-person 2D/3D dual-stick shooter with an abstract design. The game is fairly simple with only one shooting...

Atari ST (1991)

Annihilator is a Galaxian variant written in 68000 assembler.Your ship is at the bottom of the screen and you control...

Annihilator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and VIC-20 (1982)

Annihilator is a single player Defender clone. The player pilots a small space ship over the surface of a rocky...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Annihilator 2 is a sequel to the game Annihilator where you must get as many prisoners as you can to...

Annihilator Tank DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Annihilator Tank is a shareware game for DOS in which the player commands a tank and must destroy greater and...

Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This is an updated version of Another World for the 15th anniversary of the original game. The basic resolution of...

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2014), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2014), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014), Xbox One (2014) and Ouya (2013)

This is an updated version of Another World for the 20th anniversary of the original game, five years after the...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are Pete and there you are happily watering your plants in your vegetable garden when your garden is invaded...

Arcade (1975)

Atari's Anti-Aircraft puts you and a friend behind a pair anti-aircraft guns. Bomber planes appear from multiple directions at random....

VIC-20 (1983)

Anti-Matter Splatter is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen,...

Antologia Ex Machina Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This compilations includes all three games from Ex Machina series by Targem Games (with last patches): Hard Truck: Apocalypse Hard...

Windows (2009)

Antologiya S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Serebryannoe izdanie is a compilation which includes:Latest versions (in both Russian and Ukranian) of: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl...

Anvader Browser Front Cover

Browser (2013) and Android (2013)

Anvadar is a vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up with an emphasis on procedural level generation. Three pre-defined stages are included, but it...

Windows (2012)

Anyman is a newly developed robot who must fight against the robot minions of Dr. Alien in six rounds of...

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Good news: the Cold War is over and the world is at peace! Bad news: Terrorists stole a few leftover...

Windows (2004)

Apache Longbow Assault is a helicopter simulator for the AH-64 Apache Longbow variant and the follow-up to AH-64 Apache Air...

Apache Overkill PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Browser (2009), iPhone (2011) and Android (2013)

Apache Overkill is a side-scrolling pixel/retro style shooter that originated as a Flash game on the web and was upgraded...

Apache Strike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and Macintosh (1987)

The year is 1997. You're piloting an AH-64 Apache helicopter through enemy city streets on search and destroy mission. Your...

Apano Sin Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2000)

The player takes the role of a captain on a research mission in outer space. An emergency signal has been...

APB: All Points Bulletin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

APB: All Points Bulletin is an MMOG set in a the modern-day, fictional city of San Paro. Conceived by David...

APB Reloaded Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

APB Reloaded is the free-to-play (F2P) adaption of 2010's APB. APB was bought from its original developer Realtime Worlds by...

Apidya Amiga Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Amiga (1992)

A side-on scrolling shoot-em-up with a twist: You play as a wasp (actually a man turned into a wasp) seeking...

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