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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Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

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Battlefield: Bad Company (Gold Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

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Battlefield Hardline Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), Xbox 360 (2015), PlayStation 3 (2015), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Xbox One (2015)

Battlefield Hardline is a first-person shooter and the first game in the series to focus on urban crime instead of...

Battlefield Heroes Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Battlefield Heroes is a web based entry in the Battlefield series. The game is the first in the series to...

Browser (2011)

Battlefield Play4Free is, as the name implies, a free-to-play multiplayer game in the Battlefield series. It is basically a revamped...

Battlefield Vietnam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Battlefield Vietnam is the sequel to Battlefield 1942, and is very similar, except that it is set in the Vietnam...

Windows (2005)

Battlefield Vietnam Redux is a repackaging of Battlefield Vietnam slipstreamed with the 1.01, 1.02, 1.1, and 1.2 patches, which includes...

Battle for Midway Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Intelligence reports that we have cracked a Japanese coded message. They plan to attack Midway Island and trap and destroy...

Battle Frenzy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994) and SEGA CD (1994)

The year is 2049. An alien armada assaults the Solar System. You are a nameless hero whose mission is to...

SEGA Saturn (1998) and Arcade (1996)

Battle Garegga is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up arcade game. The storyline takes place in a sort of diesel punk...

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1997)

This is a top-down shooter with 2D vector graphics and a soundtrack of electronic music. You play as Battle-Girl piloting...

Battle Group Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Battle Group is a top-down naval shooter inspired by the gameplay of 1942 and Missile Command. It is set in...

Battle: Los Angeles Windows Front Cover

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

Battle: Los Angeles is a game based on the movie of the same name, in which aliens have invaded Los...

Battle Mania Daiginjō Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

The Trouble Shooters, Mania Ōtorii and Maria Haneda, are a pair of bounty hunters who will take any job that...

Battlemorph Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

Battlemorph is the Jaguar CD sequel to the first Jaguar cartridge, Cybermorph. This game takes place 30 years after the...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

In Battle of Britain the player controls the RAF Fighter Command during the turning point air battle of the World...

Battle of Britain: 303 Squadron Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Battle of Britain: 303 Squadron is a web browser Flash-based action game telling the story of No. 303 (Polish) Fighter...

Battle of the Planets ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Battle of the Planets is based on a science-fiction children's cartoon series of the same name. Zoltar and his forces...

Windows (2005)

Battle Rush: Tanks is a 3D remake of the classic game Battle City, with similar gameplay and maps. The player...

Arcade (1989)

The world is at war and battles have moved from the land and the surface of the oceans to underwater...

Arcade (1977)

One of Nintendo's last 16mm film-based arcade games, Battle Shark puts you out at sea trying to take down a...

Battleship PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Battleship is a tie-in to the action movie of the same name, which is in turn inspired by the Hasbro...

Windows (2005)

Battleship 88 is a naval shoot-em-up taking place in the pacific ocean during world war 2. There are two main...

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