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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MSX (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Senjyo is a basic vertical shooter. The player controls a tank that can only move left or right and has...

Amiga (1994)

Putting the basic visual style from Sensible Soccer to a new use, Sensible Massacre sets you as an England goalkeeper...

Sentinel Atari 7800 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1990) and Atari 7800 (1991)

Sentinel is a side scrolling action game. Several worlds have fallen victim of an alien attack, and you need to...

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this sequel to Dimension X, you join the warriors of Dimension X to continue fight against evil on the...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

Nuclear missile silos all over Europe are launching! Protect the USA by firing lasers from orbiting satellites to destroy both...

Serious Sam Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

The handheld version of Serious Sam differs from both its PC and console counterparts significantly. It uses a ray-tracing engine...

Serious Sam Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

This version of Serious Sam is based on Serious Sam: Gold, with several notable differences. Like the Gold Edition, it...

Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Front Cover Newer cover version (after Linux port release)

Linux (2012), Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The Serious Sam series is back for its third main (though sixth overall) outing. Running on the new Serious Engine...

Serious Sam 3: BFE (Deluxe Edition) Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2011)

This edition includes: Serious Sam 3: BFE Serious Sam Classic: First Encounter Serious Sam Classic: Second Encounter In-game Brett Sanderson...

Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Jewel of the Nile is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for Serious Sam 3: BFE. It includes 3 new missions,...

Serious Sam: Double D Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2013)

Serious Sam: Double D is the first game in the series of three indie titles designed to promote the release...

Serious Sam: Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

After the releases of Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, both games were compiled into...

Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition contains: Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Serious Sam:...

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter. The entire game starting from...

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is a remake of Serious Sam: The Second Encounter. The player takes the role...

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter - Legend of the Beast Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2012)

This is a downloadable content pack for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter. It includes 3 new Versus multiplayer maps,...

Serious Sam II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox (2005)

The sequel to Serious Sam is an equally un-serious FPS with everything blown out of proportion. It offers huge levels...

Serious Sam: Next Encounter PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and GameCube (2004)

In this installment of the Serious Sam series, Sam takes on a new arch-nemesis "Mini Sam", an evil clone of...

Serious Sam: The First Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

When aliens ruled by the evil Mental attack Earth, it is up to Sam "Serious" Stone, one of the toughest...

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter is a 2D demake of the Serious Sam series and the fourth game in the...

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Sam is back in the second episode of his battles with his arch-nemesis Mental. After finding the Sirian spacecraft in...

DOS (1981)

Set the Hostages Free is a text based action game. The goal of the hero is to rescue the hostages....

Fire OS (2014)

Sev Zero combines tower defense-style strategic base building with fast-action shooting mayhem. The player needs to defend the planet by...

Sewer Shark SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992) and 3DO (1994)

In the future, maybe in the year 2000, people will be forced to move underground and live in tunnels. Unfortunately,...

Sexy Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

Sexy Parodius is the fourth game in the series. As one of the members of Parodius Team, you must stop...

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