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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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Sine Mora Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), PS Vita (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Sine Mora (Latin for "without delay") is a 2.5D horizontally side-scrolling shooter. The ship's movement is limited to two axes,...

SiN Episodes: Emergence Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Emergence is the first episode of the new SiN series. You play as Colonel John R. Blade, founder and top...

SiN Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

SiN Gold is a compilation of SiN and its add-on Wages of Sin. It is the first release of those...

Singularity Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Feeling threatened by the USA and their nuclear bomb, the Russians had to look for uranium themselves after World War...

Atari 5200 (2010), Atari 8-bit (2010), Palm OS (2002) and Arcade (1982)

Originating in the arcades, Sinistar is a multi-directional shooter. In the game, you must fly your ship about, shooting the...

Sinistar Unleashed Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This is a remake of the classic '80s arcade game Sinistar.The player gets sucked through a wormhole into the alternate...

Sinistron TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Sinistron is a side scrolling shooter similar to R-Type, but has a unique weapons system in which you can open...

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

A sequel to the Nintendo 64 episode, Star Successor is a mix of a classic railshooter and a shoot'em up.The...

SiN: Wages of Sin Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This mission pack for the shooter Sin pits the mercenary cop John Blade and his hacker sidekick J.C. against mob...

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a first-person stealth survival game set in a sandbox environment inspired by the British...

Six-Guns Android Front Cover

iPhone (2011), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2013)

Six-Guns is a free-to-play third person shooter set in the old west. The player takes the role of Buck Crosshaw,...

Windows (1995)

SK-111 'Star Killer' is a single player, keyboard controlled, freeware, arcade style, space shooter.The player's ship sits at the bottom...

Skaphander: Der Auftrag DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

The year 2010: computer-viruses have penetrated the network of the world's most important mega-computer. Everything, from food and energy supply...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Skeet! is a clay pigeon shooting game. Pressing any button on the keyboard will show throw a clay pigeon across...

Apple II (1980)

One to five players compete by shooting clay pigeons from 8 fixed positions. At each position, a first pigeon flies...

Commodore 64 (1985)

You are performing Skeet shooting in the Alps. Ten clay disk-shaped pigeons are flying from bottom to the top in...

Skeleton Krew Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995), Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

The game takes place in the year 2062. A baddy named Moribund Kadaver has assumed control of a cryogenics plant...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

The game represents Ski-Doo, a 6-month length trek set in the snowy woods of North Eastern Canada. Riding snow scooters,...

Skout Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Humanity's most dangerous enemy, the Kybernoids, have invaded and occupied Lugubrios, a planet of paramount strategic value. The Kybernoids have...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1983) and Oric (1983)

Skramble is a variant of Scramble (with the spelling changed for legal reasons). Apart from the obvious hardware limitations, this...

Skramble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), VIC-20 (1983), MSX (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

A clone of one of the world's most cloned games, Scramble, this is another example with the world's most popular...

VIC-20 (1982)

Skramble is another Scramble clone named Skramble, this time from Rabbit Software. You fly above a coarse landscape filled with...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Skramble is a version of the classic arcade shooter Scramble which has you controlling a ship over seven levels, over...

VIC-20 (1982)

Skramble! is a version of Scramble for the VIC-20 by Terminal Software. The player has to direct a ship in...

DOS (1994)

Skull Quest II: The Vortex is a single player, shareware, DOS dungeon crawl game.The basic story behind this game is...

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