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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Rambo: The Video Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Rambo: The Video Game is a first-person shooter based on the three Rambo action movies starring Sylvester Stallone, released between...

Ram It Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

The player takes on the role of the Ramroid, which is on a track in the center of the screen....

Rampart DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Lynx (1992), Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1990)

Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style pieces, place your...

Rana Rama Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

The purpose of apprentice courses is for young people to learn a trade gradually, without putting yourself or your employers...

Apple II (1983)

Randamn is a multidirectional shooter where a mystic slot machine randomly selects the enemies. The player has to try to...

Ranger X Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Ranger X was released fairly late in the lifetime of the megadrive. Coming from an unknown developer it was released...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Ransack is a side-view horizontally-scrolling shooter where the screens scrolls constantly left to right as you control AL, a globular...

DOS (1995)

Rapid Assault is a science fiction driving shooter. The action takes place in the fourth decade of the twenty-first century,...

Rapid Reload PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

The object of interest in this game is the mysterious Valkiry Stone. Two treasure hunters, Axel and Ruka, set out...

Raptor: Call of the Shadows DOS Front Cover

Linux (1994), DOS (1994), Windows (1997) and Macintosh (2011)

Raptor is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. It features smooth scrolling VGA graphics, a variety of enemies on ground, air...

Rare Replay Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2015)

Rare Replay is a compilation of 30 games by developer Rare / Ultimate - Play the Game / Ashby Computers...

Commodore 64 (1985)

You are the pilot of a spaceship and you have been tasked to protect your planets power rail from an...

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (Collector's Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

This is a special edition of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time that also includes the following: Collector's...

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One takes place after the events of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time,...

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012) and PS Vita (2013)

In this installment of the popular intergalactic franchise, Ratchet & Clank, along with the galaxy's own Captain Qwark, must stop...

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the final installment in Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank Future trilogy, following...

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

Clank has gone missing! Ratchet's backpack robot buddy has been kidnapped by the mysterious Zoni, first seen in Ratchet &...

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007)

In Ratchet & Clank's first outing on the PlayStation 3, the duo is up against a robotic force led by...

Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile! BREW Front Cover

BREW (2005) and J2ME (2005)

Ratchet and Clank are teleported into your cellphone and must fight their way out. Maximillan escapes a secret agent clank...

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters PSP Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2007)

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters is the first game in the Ratchet & Clank franchise to appear on the PSP...

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

After word spreads of Ratchet and Clank's recent conquest in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Clank finds himself recognized as...

Ratchet: Deadlocked PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Ratchet: Deadlocked is the fourth game in the Ratchet & Clank series by Insomniac Games. Deadlocked is different in its...

Rath-Tha DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Rath-Tha is a vertically-scrolling shoot-'em-up. In the far future the human race built a long tube that absorbed all of...

Rat Hunter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Butch Grid is a freelance journalist who travels the galaxy in search of hot stories, then sells them to the...

DOS (1996)

Ravage is a shareware vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up game that bears a significant similarity to Raptor and Tyrian. The plot...

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