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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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...

Apocalypse PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

In Apocalypse, the player takes the role of Trey Kincaird, a nano-physicist with the look and voice of Bruce Willis....

Amiga (1994)

In its simplest essence, Apocalypse a helicopter-based shoot 'em up inspired by Choplifter!. You must enter the jungle fortress of...

Apocalyptica Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

The forces of good and evil collide in this third-person gothic science fiction shooter. The single-player mode lets players select...

Apogee Throwback Pack Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

This digital compilation includes the following first-person shooter games running through DOSBox: Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold Blake Stone: Planet...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Apollo 16 has crashed and scattered into 16 pieces on the moon and it is your mission to retrieve all...

Aqua Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Aqua is a twin-stick arcade shooter with a steampunk theme where the player controls a naval ship from a top-down...

Arcade (1990)

Aqua Jack is arcade pseudo-3D shooter, it's similar to After Burner or Bimini Run. The player controls a war hovercraft,...

Amiga (1995)

This side-view shoot ‘em up scrolls in multiple directions, moving it away from the R-Type game style and more towards...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

In Aquanaut, the protagonist has to find and kill the leader of an alien race which wants to destroy Earth....

Commodore 64 (1988)

Aliens are polluting our oceans and turning the creatures of the deep into mutated, dangerous creatures. You are the pilot...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are a member of the Aquanaut Patrol, where in your heavily armed underwater craft you patrol the seas keeping...

AquaNox Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In this sequel to Archimedean Dynasty, the player once again controls Emerald "Dead-Eye" Flint, the hero from the first game....

AquaNox 2: Revelation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

It is the 27th century, and humanity has fled the surface of the Earth, plagued by radioactivity, into the depths...

Aquaria Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2007), Macintosh (2008) and iPad (2011)

Naija lives in a city on a rock floating high in the sky. She dreams of the ocean, painting pictures...

Aquarius ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Your enemy has built destructive machines in underwater caverns. As you are skilled in underwater combat, it is your job...

Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Aquatron is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a spaceship over a planet completely covered with water. Unfortunately...

ColecoVision (1984) and MSX (1984)

Agent Captain Blitztek has to find a way through enemy territory to prevent the Axtoatles from taking control of the...

Aquaventura Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

After a nuclear war, Earth's population is mostly wiped out. The survivors have build eight underwater colonies - that's all...

VIC-20 (1982)

Arachnoid is a fixed screen shoot 'em up where the player takes control of a spider that has to defend...

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