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
, 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
The Dreamcast port of the second Rainbow Six title includes both the original game and its add-on Urban Operations.
Black Thorn is the latest terrorist group to challenge Rainbow. By recreating some of the most infamous terrorist incidents in...
You are part of a highly-trained operative group assigned to respond to terrorist acts worldwide. This time, your task is...
In this re-release of the sequel to Rainbow Six, you'll get bundled together Rouge Spear and the missionpack, Urban Operations....
Xbox 360 (2006), Windows (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2007)
Like its predecessor Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Vegas is a more action-driven tactical shooter. You play as Logan Keller...
In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas the player takes the role of two anti-terror soldiers who search after their abducted...
Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)
The team the player controlled in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas wasn't the only Rainbow Six-unit in Sin City at...
PlayStation 3 (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)
This limited edition includes:
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Poker chip key chain
This collection includes the following Rainbow Six games:
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Xbox 360 (2006)
This limited collector's edition contains the following:The game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: VegasMaking-of featureFaking-of feature (a hilarious take on the...
Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)
Sam Fisher is a broken man since the events in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent. He doesn't care about...
Xbox 360 (2010)
The Shadow Edition contains:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
A silenced SPAS-12 shotgun
Early access to the SC3000 Assault Rifle...
PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), GameCube (2006) and Wii (2006)
Once, Sam Fisher was an agent of Third Echelon, assigned to infiltrate strongholds belonging to enemies of National Security, gather...
"Dinosaurs For Hire" does not really have a plot. Unknown monsters and weird robotic creatures attack the Earth. For some...
Amiga (1996) and J2ME (2007)
Aliens have arrived and have taken control of the inhabitants of the five zones. Now you must take control of...
Tommy's Arcade is a compilation of fifteen games from Tommy's Toys.The games included in this compilation are
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Tommy's Gorilla Ball Pak is a shareware compilation featuring ten DOS games. The games included in this compilation are:
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Tommy's Hyperdrive is a single player DOS game.In this game the player controls a star ship and must navigate through...
Tommy's Jupiter Jet is a single player DOS space shooting game.In this game the player is flying a space ship...
Tommy's Lifts is a single player DOS game which involves shooting and strategy.The player is a spy in the enemies...
Tommy's Silo is a shareware, DOS, game that combines Missile Command style game play with a typing tutor.The game has...
Tommy's Space Goblins is a single player DOS game.The player pilots a lone space ship that's somehow got lost and...
Tommy's Starball is a single player shooting game with a difference.The player takes the role of a death star. Their...