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ARMA 3

ARMA 3

Release date: 2013 (09/12/2013)

Genres: Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Bohemia Interactive

ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows in September 2013, and later announced for macOS and Linux in August 2015.ARMA 3 takes place in the mid-2030s, on the islands of Altis and Stratis in the Aegean Sea, and the South Pacific island of Tanoa. The islands feature photo-realistic terrain and water environments. Altis is the largest official terrain in the ARMA series with gr…

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.

Army of Two

Army of Two

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Army of Two is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Electronic Arts, released on March 6, 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The game is centered upon two mercenaries fighting through war, political turmoil, and a conspiracy from 1993 to 2009. Focusing on cooperative strategies, Army of Two's main feature is the necessity to use coordinated teamwork to accomplish the game's goals. While the game is meant to be played with another human as a partner, a "Part…

Assault Heroes

Assault Heroes

Release date: 2006

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Metacritic

Assault Heroes is an arcade-style, top-down shooter video game developed by Wanako Games. The game has the player driving 4x4 vehicles, piloting speedboats, or proceeding on foot against enemy hordes. Players can play alone or co-operatively, including both online and offline 2-player co-operative modes. Assault Heroes was originally available as an Xbox Live Arcade title. On March 19, 2008, its price was lowered when the game joined the Arcade Hits lineup. A Microsoft Windows retail version was…

Armored Core

Armored Core

Release date: 1997

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita

Publishers:

Armored Core is a 1997 third-person shooter mech video game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation. The game is the first entry in the Armored Core series. A digital port was released in 2007 in Japan and 2015 in North America on the PlayStation Network as a part of the PSone Classics line of games. The story introduces many elements that are commonly found in later game in the series, such as corporatocracies and mech robots known as "Armored Cores." The game takes place in a future Eart…

After Burner: Black Falcon

After Burner: Black Falcon

Release date: 2007

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Sega

After Burner: Black Falcon is a combat flight simulator video game. Unlike previous games in the series, it is exclusive to the PlayStation Portable and not a port of an arcade game.

Aerostar

Aerostar

Release date: 1991

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers: Vic Tokai

Aerostar (エアロスター) is a 1991 shoot'em-up video game developed and published by Vic Tokai in 1991 for the Nintendo Game Boy.

Alien 3: The Gun

Alien 3: The Gun

Release date: 1993

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien 3: The Gun is a 1993 rail shooter arcade game released by Sega. It is based on the film Alien 3, but focuses on two space Marines.

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…

Armored Core: Last Raven

Armored Core: Last Raven

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP

Publishers:

Armored Core: Last Raven is a 2005 third-person shooter mecha video game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 2. It is the eleventh entry in the Armored Core series and a direct sequel to 2004's Armored Core: Nexus. In 2010, Armored Core: Last Raven was ported to the PlayStation Portable. Last Raven concludes the storyline that began with 2002's Armored Core 3. The previously warring corporations have merged into a single organization called The Alliance, while a group of mercenaries ca…

Army Men: World War - Final Front

Release date: 2001

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Publishers: The 3DO Company

Army Men: World War - Final Front (titled Army Men: Lock 'n' Load in Europe) is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by The 3DO Company exclusively for PlayStation. It is the third installment in the World War subseries.

Aaero

Aaero

Release date: 2017

Genres: Music, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Mad Fellows

Aaero is a rhythm action rail shooter video game developed by the two-man British Independent video game developer Mad Fellows. Aaero was released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, via Steam, on April 11, 2017. Aaero: Complete Edition, a version with DLC and other add-ons was released for the Nintendo Switch on December 24, 2018. It was released in Japan on December 27, 2018.

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Release date: 1997

Genres: Action, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers:

Armored Core: Project Phantasma is a 1997 third-person shooter mecha video game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation. Project Phantasma is the second entry in the Armored Core series and a direct sequel to the original Armored Core. A digital port was released in 2007 in Japan on the PlayStation Network as a part of the PSone Classics line of games. The game was not released in Europe. The story picks up from the original Armored Core and follows the player's investigation of the myster…

Chelnov

Release date: 1988

Genres: Platform, Shooter

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive, Arcade

Publishers:

Atomic Runner Chelnov is a Japanese runner arcade game developed and published by Data East in 1988.

Aqua Jack

Release date: 1989

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Taito

Aqua Jack (also released as Aquattack) is a 3D shoot 'em up arcade game released by Taito in 1989. A hovercraft is piloted over water and land while dodging bullets and avoiding objects by shooting or jumping over them. Enemies are shot in the air and on water or land to advance levels. The game has eight levels.

Anarchy

Anarchy

Release date: 1990

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis, http://www.mobygames.com/game/anarchy_

Anarchy is a horizontally-scrolling shooter released in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Axelay

Axelay

Release date: 1992

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Super Nes

Publishers: Konami

Axelay is a 1992 scrolling shooter video game developed and published by Konami for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Set in the fictional solar system Illis where an alien empire known as "Armada of Annihilation" invades its planets including the Earth-like Corliss (Mother), players take control of the titular D117B space fighter craft as a last resort to stop the alien invasion by recovering its lost weaponry. The gameplay mainly consist of both vertical-scrolling and horizonal-scrollin…

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.