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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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SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1997)

Caravans are colony ships that venture into deep space in search of Earth-like planets. Eventually, Caravan 7861 discovered a a...

SNES (1994)

Shien and Aska were swift ninjas fighting in a civil war. Having defeated hundreds of enemy soldiers, monsters suddenly appear...

Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata is the third episode in the Boktai series and the only one not...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Psychic ninja Taroumaru and his partner Enkai set off to vanquish the supernatural forces that threaten the Japanese countryside. You...

MSX (1988) and PC-88 (1989)

After the special agent Laila used her psychic powers to prevent a portal to hell from opening, the supernatural forces...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

This version of Shiryō Sensen: War of the Dead can be described as a cross between the MSX and the...

MSX (1987)

Due to mysterious circumstances, a flourishing city called Chinese Hill was cut off the rest of the world. Investigators found...

PC-88 (1989)

Shiryō Sensen - War of the Dead: Browning no Fukkatsu is based on the original MSX release of War of...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

Shmup is a simple shooting game created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire code, written in the...

Amiga (1990)

ShockWave is an action game with strategy elements. The player is in control over a big prison complex which is...

Shock Wave 3DO Front Cover

3DO (1994)

The year is 2019 and the alien invasion is here. In a surprise attack, the aliens decimate Earth's military forces....

Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate 3DO Front Cover

3DO (1995)

It has been twenty years since the invading aliens have been driven back through the jumpgate. On a planet close...

Shockwave Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), Macintosh (1995) and Pippin (1996)

Shockwave Assault combines Shock Wave and its expansion Operation Jumpgate and makes them available for systems other than the 3DO...

Shock Wave: Operation JumpGate 3DO Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and 3DO (1994)

It has been 7 years since the alien attack on Earth has been repelled. Now, signs of the aliens have...

Shockway Rider Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

"Shockway Rider" is an action game taking place in some distant future where every big city is surrounded by moving...

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (1998), Amiga (2001) and Macintosh (2000)

Sanjuro is a commander in the army of United Corporate Authority and a pilot of a Mobile Combat Armor (a...

PlayStation (2005)

Shoot is a budget compilation of 7 action mini games. These are: Wild West War Drones Space Rebellion G Squad...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Shoot is simple game where the goal is to hit a falling target using a gun. Each game there will...

Shoot 1UP Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and Windows Phone (2012)

Your home world is in ruin, destroyed by mechanical-tentacle hybrids. It is your job to lead the last of the...

Commodore 64 (1985)

Shoot Em Up is a 1st Person Shooter where you control a target on the screen and shoot waves of...

Shoot 'em up Construction Kit  Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Shoot 'em Up Construction Kit is more of a utility than a game. It allows the user to create a...

Shooter: Space Shot PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Ace fighter pilots Cyber, Nigo, and Wells have been sent on a mission by the Republic Special Forces to destroy...

Shooter: Starfighter Sanvein PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Sanvein is a fast-paced top down shooter where time is of the essence and every moment counts. The main computer...

Atari 2600 (1982)

Shootin' Gallery is a target shooting game similar to Sega's Carnival. You control a gun at the bottom of the...

Shooting Gallery DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Shooting Gallery is a cute little arcade game released as shareware. It's a combination of 7 little shooting games which...

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