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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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...

ARA NGC 6397 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This cyberpunk action-adventure's puzzling title actually refers to a real-life dense cluster of stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The...

Game Boy (1995)

This is a compilation of two classic arcade games on one pack: Asteroids Missile Command

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation of two classic games, Centipede and Millipede ported over to the Game Boy system with original gameplay. It...

Arcade Classic 3: Galaga / Galaxian Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation of two classic arcade titles, Galaga and Galaxian ported over to the Game Boy and features original gameplay...

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation and port of: Joust Defender The games can also be played on the Super Game Boy Peripheral and...

Arcade Classics ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Although sharing its name with a Commodore 64 collection of four newly-coded games inspired by early arcade games, this budget...

Arcade Classics Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1996) and Game Gear (1996)

Arcade Classics offers three classic Atari titles. It includes the following games:Missile CommandCentipedePong (Ultrapong: both Pong and Hockey)All games have...

Arcade Classics Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Compilation including new versions of four classic arcade games: Asteroids Snakes Space Invaders Space Wars

CD-i (1996)

Arcade Classics is a collection of three classic Namco arcade games converted to the CD-i: Ms. Pac-Man Galaxian Galaga

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

This arcade game allows you to know what it was like to fly different aircraft from different points in time....

Arcade Hits DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This compilation pack includes three classic Capcom games:CabalSide ArmsStreet Fighter

Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

The Arcade Machine allows you to create alien blastfests à la Galaxian. The editor has a wide variety of options:...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Arcade Mania contains three separate games: Neutrino: This is a Breakout variant - by using a paddle, the player holds...

Arcadia Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982), VIC-20 (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Arcadia is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxians and Space Invaders. You have a ship at...

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