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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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BHunter Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

BHunter is set in 2098 where law and order are rapidly crumbling and the city has turned to enlisting the...

NES (1993)

This is a Bible trivia/action game in which you spin a spinner and move the number of spaces it says....

Windows (2013)

BiFrost is a side scrolling space shooter designed with touch screens in mind. The player faces right and the enemies...

DOS (1990)

This issue of the PC software subscription offers only one game, the somewhat more elaborate than usual Galactic Battle. This...

ZX81 (1982)

Bigflap Attack is viewed from the side and has you controlling a man below a large bird. The bird moves...

Windows (2002)

Just another hunting simulator, featuring 10 large hunting areas, 12 different weapons, 9 different species (Wolves, Whitetail Deer, Elk...) as...

Biggles Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

WE Johns’ tales of a brave World War 1 pilot were updated for a 1980s feature film, with a plot...

DOS (1993)

Big Math Attack! is a shareware, single player, DOS, Missile Command style of game that teaches maths, spelling and touch...

SNES (1995)

On day an alien race of slugs is out patrolling space, when they encounter the Lucasarts logo. The logo, as...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In this tie-in to the 1986 John Carpenter movie starring Kurt Russell, you must thwart the evil plans of Mandarin...

Windows (2002)

BII-NARY: The War Against Pop-Ups, the sequel to BII-NARY, is a 2D platform game with a visual design similar to...

Billy the Kid Returns! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

It's 1875. Your name is William Bonney. You're 15 years old. And you're in jail. But not for long!Billy the...

Binary Domain Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

In the late 20th century, global warming consumes 75% of the world habitable land, forcing mankind to build new, raised...

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is both a remake of and a sequel to the roguelike action game The Binding...

The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The Binding of Isaac is an almost top-down game that borrows heavily from the roguelike genre. Players explore dungeons that...

The Binding of Isaac (Unholy Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

This unholy edition is a retail release of a game that was previously only available through digital download. It contains:...

The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Wrath of the Lamb is a commercial expansion for The Binding of Isaac. It hooks into the main game and...

PC-98 (1995)

After the Earth became devastated by pollution and other disasters, humans started building space colonies. The majority of human beings...

Bio FREAKS PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1998) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

This game is a 3D one-on-one fighter of extraordinary violence. Take control of one of many bionically-enhanced fighters, and fight...

PlayStation 2 (2001)

The Biohazard 5th Anniversary special package may be the ultimate collectors item for fans of the series (Resident Evil in...

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This premium edition is limited to 5,000 copies and can only be ordered through Capcom's Japanese digital store. It contains:...

Bio Hazard Battle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1992), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1992)

The civilization on the planet Avaron is by far more advanced than that of the Earth. People developed special biogenetical...

SNES (1993)

BioMetal is a fast-paced, side-scrolling shooter game. The war that divided the galaxy and used all its resources has ended....

Bionic Commando DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Arcade (1987)

In Bionic Commando the player takes control of a soldier with a bionic arm that extends and contracts. The bionic...

Bionic Commando NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

At some point during the 1980's the world has become a stage of battle between the Federation and the Empire....

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