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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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Windows (1997)

The "HBO exclusive" movie, Soldier Boyz, was converted into this interactive, full motion video shooter for the PC which tests...

Soldier of Fortune Linux Front Cover

Linux (2000), Windows (2000) and Dreamcast (2001)

A terrorist organization has stolen nuclear weapons from a facility in Russia, intending to sell them to various third-world nations,...

Soldier of Fortune Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Krillys has stolen the Zodiac Power Source and broken it into six pieces, and Sarnak has been sent to find...

Soldier of Fortune (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

You have only one mission in this deadly game, and that's to be the only one left alive. You're hunting...

Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), Xbox (2003) and Macintosh (2002)

The stakes are higher in this sequel to Soldier of Fortune. The player is John Mullins, a patriot, weapons specialist...

Soldier of Fortune: Payback Windows Front Cover

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

When a routine escort mission goes horribly wrong, freelance mercenary Thomas Mason finds himself battling an insidious enemy that knows...

Soldier of Fortune (Platinum Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

You have only one mission in this deadly game, and that's to be the only one left alive. You're hunting...

Soldier of Fortune: Tactical Low-Violence Version Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Soldier of Fortune: Tactical Low-Violence Version is a special release of Soldier of Fortune that permanently disables particularly gory and...

Soldier of Light Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1986)

You play Xain, the Soldier of Light who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the evil...

Commodore 64 (1985)

You are a one man army and you have been tasked to sail to an island, take the island before...

Soldiers of Fortune Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), DOS (1994), Windows (2013), SNES (1993), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993), Amiga CD32 (1994), J2ME (2005), Macintosh (2013), BlackBerry (2013) and Acorn 32-bit (2000)

A time traveler from the future was stranded in Victorian England, and his knowledge of yet unknown technological inventions was...

Sol Divide PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PlayStation 2 (2006), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Arcade (1997)

Set against a medieval fantasy backdrop, Sol Divide is a 2D side-scrolling shooter that pits one or two players against...

Söldner: Marine Corps Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Marine Corps is an add-on for the multiplayer warfare game Söldner: Secret Wars. Marine Corps' most prominent feature is the...

Söldner: Secret Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Soldner: Secret Wars is similar to the recent online FPS combat games involving infantry and vehicular warfare. But it also...

Söldner: Secret Wars - Reloaded Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Reloaded is a re-release of the warfare game Söldner: Secret Wars at a budget price. It incorporates the four previously...

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

In a planet called Conceyta a mysterious virus manifested itself, a virus capable of infecting both life forms and technology...

Sol-Feace SEGA CD Front Cover

Genesis (1992), SEGA CD (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Sol-Feace (Sol-Deace in the Genesis) is a typical 2D shooter with weapon powerups. The game features six levels: Sirius, Enemy...

Sol Negro DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

A millenarian spell, transmitted from parents to children, turned the muscular Bully into a fish and the indomitable Mónica into...

DOS (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

You're Carlitos, the usual school boy who still has to hear the recommendations of his mother. Everything was going fine...

Somalian Syndrome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The recent activity of Somalian pirates has already led to disastrous situation in region. Every ship is afraid of sudden...

Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1987)

Sonic Boom is an arcade game shoot 'em up with a vertically-scrolling perspective in which the player is a US...

Sonic Invaders Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

As the name implies, what this game consists of amounts to an audio-only take on Space Invaders, although Sabotage might...

Windows (2001)

During nighttime, the terrain of the Earth is susceptible to inexplicable changes. Human beings called these strange occurrences the Phantom...

Sonic Wings Special PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

A secret organization called Fata Morgana is developing a weapon that is capable of killing or wounding two-thirds of the...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Sophelie is a horizontally scrolling shooter where you control a bird. You travel through three parts of the game fighting...

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