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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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Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Starburst is a game similar to Missile Command but adapted to the limitations of the system. In the game the...

Star Castle Arcade Front Cover

Vectrex (1983) and Arcade (1980)

In this game you find yourself in a small ship opposed against a Star Castle. This fortress is a powerful...

DOS (1994)

Star Castle PC is a freeware remake of Star Castle. John Dondzila created this game in memory of his favourite...

DOS (1997)

Starcom is a single-player, shareware, scrolling shooter with both vertical and horizontal scrolling elements.The story behind the game is that,...

Star Command: Surface_Skimmer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Star Command: Surface Skimmer is a single-player space shooter.The story behind the game is that Earth was a quiet peaceful...

Star Control DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Star Control is a science-fiction wargame which pits the forces of the Alliance of Free Stars against those of the...

Star Control 3 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (1998)

Since the events in Star Control 2 the Ur-Quan have been pacified and the captain who bravely destroyed the Sa-Matra...

Star Control II DOS Front Cover

Linux (2002), DOS (1992), Windows (2002), 3DO (1994) and Macintosh (2003)

Following an on-going war with the alien Ur-Quan race, the Alliance has lost. The Ur-Quan armada systematically hunts down the...

Star Cruiser Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Star Cruiser is one of the earliest Space Invaders/Galaxian variant to appear on the Apple II. Large Space Egg-like shapes...

Star Cruiser Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1988), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Sharp X1 (1988)

In the 25th century, a new age of space exploration has taken humanity throughout the galaxy. In that expansion, by...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

As humans evolved and began to colonize space, they encountered a large alien organization known as the Galaxy Alliance. Hostilities...

Star Defender Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

While taking the Tornado, a new space-ship, out for a test flight you begin to encounter masses of enemy ships....

Star Defender 4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2009), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Delving deep toward the Black Holes found after the events of Star Defender III, our hero must once again protect...

Star Defender II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Star Defender II is a top-down horizontally scrolling shooter game. The player with his single spaceship must move left and...

Star Defender III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Macintosh (2010), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Two years following the war of 2741 the threat of the Insectus is still felt around the galaxy. Once again...

Stardust DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1995)

Stardust is basically Asteroids, but with a lot of gameplay modifications. There are 30 standard levels split into 5 worlds....

Star Dust ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The Blodroid Empire has launched a mass attack on Earth. Fortunately, its entire network of ships use shields powered remotely...

Browser (2010)

Starfeld is a parody of space opera RPGs such as the Mass Effect series, especially their formulaic approach of conversations,...

Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Star Fighter is a rather generic side-scrolling shoot'em'up with certain Scramble influences. Your plane travels across an undulating landscape where...

DOS (1992)

In the game Starfire, you control a fighter ship and you have to destroy all of the enemy fighters. Collect...

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is a conversion of a 1980 Exidy coin-op game.It is a time of crisis for the Earth forces. Years...

Arcade (1979)

Star Fire is a 1st person shooter where you are in control of a space ship and you have to...

Star Firebirds ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The Star Firebirds are a dangerous alien race which must be wiped out before they can attack your people. This...

Star Force NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1985), Wii (2009), Sharp X68000 (1993), SG-1000 (1985) and Arcade (1984)

You are a spaceship pilot shooting enemy spacecraft and ground targets. Pick up the special letter symbols for bonuses and...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Star Force is very similar to the arcade game Star Fire. The player must shoot TIE Fighters from a first-person...

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