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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ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The player takes the role of a Star Commando soldier sent to the planet Bombyx by the Terran Confederation to...

Windows (2005)

Red Shark 2 is a simulation game where the player pilots a high-tech helicopter, sent back in time to World...

The Red Star PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

The Red Star is a third-person action game based on the graphic novel of the same name. The setting is...

Red Steel Wii Front Cover

Wii (2006)

Taking place in both the USA and Japan, Red Steel is a crime themed shooter that has the player controlled...

Red Steel 2 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Red Steel 2 is the sequel to Red Steel and just like the original game it is a brawler played...

Red Zone Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

Red Zone is a helicopter action shooter in which you pilot an AH-64B Apache into the heart of enemy territory...

DOS (1985)

Based on events from the Robotech animated series, the crustacean Invid have invaded the Earth and set up a base...

Browser (2013)

Regular Show: Paint War is a top-down shooter based on the Regular Show cartoon series by J. G. Quintel. It...

Reign of Fire PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Based on the film of the same name. Play as either a human or a dragon: As a human, you...

Reishiki Kanjō Sentōki 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Reishiki Kanjō Sentōki 2 is the follow up to Aces of War, and is once again a WW2 fighter flight...

Relaxator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1992)

Relaxator is a side-scrolling space shooter. As a spaceship pilot the player must patrol the area of the planet Cormos,...

Relic Hunters Zero Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

Relic Hunters Zero is an arcade shooter, where the player plays as one of the 6 characters available. Each character...

Re-Loaded DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1996), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

This is the sequel to 1995's Loaded, with an improved graphics engine, and just as much violence and blood. Re-Loaded...

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

The title says it all: the player stands at a shooting range and fires at stationary and moving goals. The...

Re-Mission Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Re-Mission is a "serious" game developed for teens with cancer. It’s an "Inner Space" meets "modern gaming" flying shooter 3rd-person...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Renaissance is a collection of four classic arcade machines. The games are reprogrammed and differently named, but they are closely...

Renaissance Heroes: Elite Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Elite Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Grinder rifle (permanent) Trzy crossbow (permanent) Typhon cannon...

Renaissance Heroes: Premium Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Premium Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Combo boost item: +50% in-game money and +50%...

Renaissance Heroes: Starter Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Starter Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Combo boost item: +50% in-game money and +50%...

SNES (1995)

Multidirectionally scrolling action shooter. The main character runs through science fiction scenarios blasting away everything that moves. Starting with only...

Renegade Ops Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Renegade Ops four mercenaries have to stop a villain who has world domination in mind. Unfortunately he also has...

Renegade Ops: Cold Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Cold Strike is DLC for Renegade Ops. It adds a new campaign with three arctic maps and new enemies. The...

Renegade Ops: Reinforcement Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Reinforcement Pack is DLC for Renegade Ops. General Bryant has found two new recruits for the Renegades, which means two...

Amiga (1995)

Renegades is a two-player deatchmatch game seen from above. Two armed men must find and fight each other in a...

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! NES Front Cover

SNES (1995) and NES (1993)

Stimpy invents the Gametron 5000 Moneymaker which is the first video game machine in the world that rewards the player...

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