Shooter Video Games

Shooter Video Games

Shooter games (also known as 'shoot em up' games) are a sub-genre of action game, which often tests the player's speed and reaction time. Most commonly, the purpose of a shooter game is to shoot opponents with a gun or another long range weapon, and proceed through missions without the player character dying.

About Shooter Video Games

Shooter games (also known as 'shoot em up' games) are a sub-genre of action game, which often test the player's speed and reaction time. It includes many subgenres that have the commonality of focusing 'on the actions of the avatar using some sort of weapon. Usually this weapon is a gun, or some other long-range weapon'. A common resource found in many shooter games is ammunition. Most commonly, the purpose of a shooter game is to shoot opponents and proceed through missions without the player character dying. There are many criteria to determine the type of shooter; listed below are some of the major divisions. Using the following, it is possible to categorize almost all shooters developed. The player usually views the events from behind the eyes of the character (a first-person shooter) or from a camera that follows the character, usually a few feet behind (a third-person shooter).