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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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TI-99/4A (1984)

You're a cowboy fighting off the Slymoids with your gun. They're coming in from the horizon and from the sky....

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

With a clear James Bond influence, Sly Spy must stop terrorists destroying parts of the city in this collection of...

Small Soldiers PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Small Soldiers is a third-person action game released at the same time as the movie of the same name. Instead...

Small-Time Scorched Earth Invasion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This entry in the VNGN competition combines the gameplay from Space Invaders with Missile Command. Players control a small tank,...

DOS (1993)

Pumpkins from all over the planet stole Earth's candles to their home planet. Now, as an axe yielding maniac, you...

Smash T.V. SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), NES (1991), Atari ST (1991), Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991), Xbox 360 (2005) and Arcade (1990)

The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants,...

Smaze Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Smaze is a demake of the 3d first-person shooter Haze, created for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition. While many elements...

Windows (2002)

Smoke Attack is a top-down shooter game made for the Swiss government as part of an anti-smoking campaign. The player...

Smoking Guns: Shooting Gallery! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Smoking Guns: Shooting Gallery! is a virtual shooting gallery with different themes: from western levels with towns and forts to...

Smokin' Guns Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009) and Windows (2009)

Smokin' Guns is a total conversion of Quake III made available as a stand-alone title. It is a multiplayer game...

Windows 3.x (1993)

The game represents a shooting gallery with six scenes, each with a different guns and targets: a total of 36...

Dragon 32/64 (1982)

Snakes can be described as a simplistic variation on the Centipede theme, crossed with the obscure Atari VCS game Sssnake....

Snatcher PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA CD (1994), SEGA Saturn (1996), TurboGrafx CD (1992), MSX (1988) and PC-88 (1988)

Snatcher is set in the futuristic Neo Kobe City, a city of madness and decadence. The year is 2047 (or...

Sniper: Art of Victory Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Sniper: Art Of Victory is a single person shooter based on the siege of Stalingrad.In 1942 the 6th Army had...

Sniper Elite Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), Macintosh (2013) and Wii (2010)

Sniper Elite is a third-person action strategy game with a focus on sniping. The player takes on the role of...

Sniper Elite III: Afrika Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Sniper Elite III is the third main game in the tactical shooter series based around a sniper. Karl Fairburne, an...

Sniper Elite V2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii U (2013)

Sniper Elite V2 is both a sequel to and a remake of Sniper Elite. It takes Karl Fairnburne, the protagonist...

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition is an extended release of Sniper Elite V2 containing the full game along with...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Isla Trueno, Colombia is a nice little island. Beautiful beaches, clear water, and awesome looking jungles as far as one...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The PS3 version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior was released a year after the PC and Xbox 360 versions and contains...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a tactical shooter and the second installment in the Sniper series after Sniper: Ghost Warrior....

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Sniper: Ghost Warrior and adds 5 new...

Sniper: Path of Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A first person shooter powered by the Lithtech Jupiter engine wherein you take the role of an unknown lunatic only...

Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Snoopy takes to the skies on his Sopwith Camel doghouse to bring down the Red Baron. A Defender-esque shooter geared...

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2006)

As Snoopy sleeps atop his doghouse, the player is transported into his dreams about the adventures of his alter ego,...

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