Glossary

Avara

Release date: 1996

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Publishers: Ambrosia Software

Avara is a 1996 first-person shooter written by Juri Munkki for Macintosh and published by Ambrosia Software. A fast 3D engine, integrated Internet play, and easy level editing were notable features at the time of its release. While not commercially successful, the game found a cult following. Munkki publicly released the source code in 2016, the game's 20th anniversary.

Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich

Release date: 2003

Genres: Action, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Matrix Games

Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich is video game released in 2003.

Area 51

Area 51

Release date: 1995

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, Arcade

Publishers:

Area 51 is a light gun arcade game released by Atari Games in 1995. It takes its name from the eponymous military facility. The plot of the game involves the player taking part in a Strategic Tactical Advanced Alien Response (STAAR) military incursion to prevent aliens, known as the Kronn, and alien-created zombies from taking over the Area 51 military facility. Produced as a last-ditch effort to reverse Atari's struggling fortunes, Area 51 largely underwhelmed critics, who compared it unfavorab…

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Release date: 2013

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a 2013 first-person shooter developed by Gearbox Software based on the Alien film series. It was published by Sega for Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. A sequel to James Cameron's 1986 film Aliens, the game follows a group of Colonial Marines, a fictional military unit, as they confront the Weyland-Yutani corporation in an effort to rescue survivors from the Sulaco spaceship. The game features a campaign mode that supports both single-player and cooperative gamep…

Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime

Release date: 2007

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Publishers:

Alpha Prime is a first-person shooter video game developed by Black Element Software and released in 2007. The script for the game's story was written by Ondřej Neff, and the game is built upon Black Element's proprietary Enforce 2 Engine. Alpha Prime was initially released on Steam and, as of August 30, 2011, it is also available on the cloud gaming service OnLive.

Atlantis II

Atlantis II

Release date: 1999

Genres: Adventure, First-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS

Publishers: Cryo Interactive, DreamCatcher Interactive

Atlantis II, known as Beyond Atlantis in North America, is a 1999 graphic adventure game developed and published by Cryo Interactive. The sequel to Atlantis: The Lost Tales, it follows the story of Ten, a mystical being that travels across time to defeat the Bearer of Dark. Players assume the role of Ten and solve puzzles in locations such as Ireland, the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and China. Atlantis II was a commercial success, with sales of 180,000 units after fewer than two months of releas…

Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine

Release date: 2016

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Vertigo Games

Arizona Sunshine is a zombie survival first-person shooter video game released on December 6, 2016. The game is compatible with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Valve Index and PlayStation VR virtual reality headsets.

Atomic Heart

Release date:

Genres: Action, First-person, Role-playing, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Mundfish

Atomic Heart is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed and published by Russian studio Mundfish (who also developed the VR game, Soviet Lunapark). The game is planned for release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

Aurail

Aurail

Release date: 1990

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Publishers: Sega

Aurail is a scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Westone and released by Sega in 1990. The player pilots a tank mecha and shoots enemies (it can fire in 8 directions), collects power-ups to increase shields, operates the remote attack drone, and defeats bosses to advance levels. It features tunnel levels with a first-person view.

Ashen

Ashen

Release date: 2004

Genres: Action, First-person, Shooter

Publishers: Nokia

Ashen is a first-person shooter video game for N-Gage developed by Torus Games and published by Nokia in 2004. It was first shown to the public on Cebit 2004.

Alien Trilogy

Alien Trilogy

Release date: 1996

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Dos, Sega Saturn

Publishers: Acclaim Entertainment

Alien Trilogy is a 1996 first-person shooter video game developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Acclaim Entertainment for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Windows platforms. The game is based on the first three movies in the Alien film series.

Aliens vs. Predator

Aliens vs. Predator

Release date: 2010

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Aliens vs. Predator is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments, the team behind the 1994 Atari Jaguar game and the 1999 Microsoft Windows game and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is not a sequel to the previous game Aliens versus Predator 2, but a reboot based on the Alien vs. Predator franchise, a combination of the characters and creatures of the Alien franchise and the Predator franchise.

Alien Breed 3D

Alien Breed 3D

Release date: 1995

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga

Publishers: Ocean Software

Alien Breed 3D is a first-person shooter, the fourth game in Team17's Alien Breed franchise, a series of science fiction-themed shooters. It was published in 1995 by Ocean Software. Team17 made the source code for Alien Breed 3D freely available in March 1997. They released the source code to the sequel, Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds, on the cover CD of Amiga Format magazine and although not mentioned in the accompanying magazine, the source code to Alien Breed 3D was also included on t…

Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero

Release date: 1995

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Domark

Absolute Zero is a 1995 science-fiction flight sim first-person shooter, with action taking place over 30 missions in three different locations. It was developed and published for MS-DOS and Macintosh by Domark. In some regions, it was published by Spectrum Holobyte. A 3DO Interactive Multiplayer version was planned but never released.

Alien Arena

Release date: 2004

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Alien Arena (initially CodeRED: Alien Arena) is a free, stand-alone first-person shooter computer game. Begun by COR Entertainment in 2004, the game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to the Quake, Doom, and Unreal Tournament series. Alien Arena focuses mainly on online multiplayer action, although it does contain single-player matches against bots. Alien Arena has been released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. While the game's content is proprietary fre…

Alien Rage

Alien Rage

Release date: 2013

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: CI Games

Alien Rage is a 2013 first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 (through Xbox Live Arcade), and PlayStation 3 (through PlayStation Network). Alien Rage was developed by Polish developer CI Games, then known as City Interactive, using Unreal Engine 3. The game has single-player and competitive multiplayer modes. In its single player campaign, players are put in control of an elite soldier named Jack which is sent to destroy a mining facility and its aliens after they turned a…

Aliens Online

Release date: 1998

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: GameStorm, KesmaiFox Interactive

Aliens Online was a 1998 massively multiplayer first-person shooter video game released for Microsoft Windows. It was based on the science fiction horror film Aliens.

Arthur's Quest: Battle for the Kingdom

Release date: 2002

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: ValuSoft

Arthur's Quest: Battle for the Kingdom is a fantasy first person shooter video game developed by 3LV Games and published by ValuSoft in 2002. The game follows young Arthur on a quest to slay the evil Morgan le Fay. It is unrelated to neither the 1985 video game King Arthur's Quest nor the 1999 TV film Arthur's Quest, and best known for its highly negative critical reception.

Alliance of Valiant Arms

Alliance of Valiant Arms

Release date: 2007

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Alliance of Valiant Arms (abbreviated as A.V.A, Korean: 아바, romanized: Aba) is a free-to-play online first-person shooter video game, developed by now-defunct Red Duck, Inc. using Unreal Engine 3. In North America and Europe, the game was published by En Masse Entertainment (2016-2018), Aeria Games (2012-2016), and ijji (2009-2012). It is hosted in the People's Republic of China by Tencent Games, and in Taiwan by Garena.(previously WarTown) In Japan and Korea the game is hosted by NEOWIZ (opera…

Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous

Release date: 2003

Genres: First-person, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox

Publishers: LucasArts

Armed and Dangerous is a 2003 video game created by Planet Moon Studios and released by LucasArts. It is a third-person action-adventure shooter which parodies both other games and several other media such as The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, using humorous in-game dialogue and cutscenes. The game features known actors and voice actors such as Brian George as main hero Roman, Jeff Bennett, John Mariano and Pat Fraley as his sidekicks Jonesy, Rexus and Q (resp…