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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…

Target Earth

Target Earth

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Platform, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Masaya, DreamWorks, Rising Star Games

Assault Suit Leynos (重装機兵レイノス, Jūsō Kihei Reinosu) is a run and gun video game developed by Masaya in 1990 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released in America as Target Earth. It has since been re-released on the Wii as a Virtual Console product in Japan. It is the first game in the Assault Suits series.

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Release date: 1979

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Mattel Electronics

Armor Battle is a multiplayer video game released by Mattel for its Intellivision console in 1979. One of the earliest titles available for Intellivision, Armor Battle pits two players against each other in a contest to see which player can eliminate their opponent's stock of tanks first.

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action, Adventure, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Disney Interactive

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire is a movie based video game based on Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The game was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Disney Interactive. It was released on May 18, 2001 alongside the film exclusively for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is a first-person action-adventure game and is the second of two games developed by Zombie based on the film.

Apocalyptica (video game)

Apocalyptica (video game)

Release date: 2003

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Konami

Apocalyptica is a third-person shooter computer game that was developed by British studio Extreme FX and published by Konami on October 24, 2003.

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien Syndrome (エイリアンシンドローム, Eirian Shindorōmu) is a run and gun game developed by Sega and released in arcades in 1987.

Asteroids

Asteroids

Release date: 1979

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy, Atari 2600, Arcade

Publishers: Atari, Inc.Taito, Atari Corporation

Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game designed by Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and Dominic Walsh and released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. The player controls a single spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy the asteroids and saucers, while not colliding with either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire. The game becomes harder as the number of asteroids increases. Asteroids was on…

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

Release date: 2010

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Valve

Alien Swarm is a multiplayer top-down shooter video game developed by Valve. It is a remake of a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004, and it was developed by the original team, who were hired by Valve during the course of the development process.

Army Men: Air Attack 2

Army Men: Air Attack 2

Release date: 2000

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers: The 3DO Company

Army Men: Air Attack 2 (Army Men: Air Attack - Blade's Revenge in Europe for the PlayStation 2 version and Army Men: Air Combat - The Elite Missions for the GameCube version) is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by The 3DO Company for PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and GameCube.

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.