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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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Space Megaforce SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Compile's Aleste series lands on the SNES with the appropriately named Super Aleste. Taking the role of a lone starfighter...

DOS (1990)

Space Miner is a single-player shareware top-down scrolling space shooter. The story behind this game is that the mega corporations...

DOS (1983)

Humanity's hunger for material resources has expanded beyond Earth's capacity to satisfy it, and you've been sent on a mining...

Space Phreeks VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1982)

Space Phreeks is a single player Galaga style shooter game where the player is faced with arrays of invaders that...

BBC Micro (1984)

Space Pilot is a clone of the classic Konami game Time Pilot and was developed independently from the contemporary C64...

Space Pilot Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Space Pilot is a clone of the classic Konami game Time Pilot and was developed independently from the contemporary BBC...

Space Pilot 2 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

Space Pilot 2 is the sequel to the C64 game Space-Pilot. While the first game was largely a clone of...

Space Pirates DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2008), 3DO (1994) and Arcade (1992)

Another in the series of slugfest games by American Laser Games is Space Pirates. While it resembles The Last Bounty...

SpacePod Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

SpacePod is a space shooter that can be played either as a single player game or as a multiplayer game...

Space Quarks Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

Space Quarks is a fixed-screen shooter for the home computer. The game is very similar to arcade classics like Space...

TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

In an enclosed track in space, you pilot a sleek, lone space fighter up against an army of mine-laying opponents....

Space Raiders Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

Space Raiders is an early Star Raiders clone. You begin the game viewing a map of the galaxy, which shows...

Linux (2006) and Windows (2006)

Space Renegades: The Series is a top-down 2D space shooter that consists of two games. In Space Renegades 1, you...

Windows (2000)

Welcome aboard! We've just received a distress call from our deep space science station, the Argonaut. They've encountered an asteroid...

Windows (1996)

Space Rocks 3D is a one or two player shareware clone of Asteroids.Despite the '3D' in it's title this is...

Space Rogue DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989), Apple II (1989), Macintosh (1989), PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

The Princess Blue was a trading vessel. While cruising through space, it happened upon a derelict ship floating in space....

Space School Simulator: The Academy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

Pete Cooke's follow-up to the previous space shooter-explorer takes things away from the Tau Ceti setting. Players take the role...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Space Shooter is a first person shooter written in BASIC. The controls are quite simple, using the numeric keypad the...

Space Shooter: Alpha Impact Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In 2014, Earth was invaded by an alien army and most humans were exterminated. The survivors were enslaved by the...

Windows (2008)

Space Shot is a minimalistic shoot-em-up with RPG elements developed for the TIGSource Procedural Generation competition. Players control an astronaut...

Space Shuttle 3DO Front Cover

3DO (1994)

In Space Shuttle, the player can learn the history of the NASA's Space Shuttle program including the Enterprise, Discovery, Atlantis,...

Space Sirens 2: Megababes from Ajia Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Space Sirens 2: Megababes from Ajia is an interactive adult title completely told from a first-person perspective. The many adult...

DOS (1989)

A plague of Space snakes wants to reconquer the Mars Planet. In the role of a brave spaceship pilot, part...

DOS (1988)

Space Spirals is a mouse-controlled shooting game, with some similarities to Missile Command.The object of the game is to defend...

DOS (1995)

Space Station Escape is a first person shoot-'em-up similar to Blake Stone. The story behind the game is that the...

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