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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…

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Release date: 2002

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Wanadoo Edition, 1C Company

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin is a 2001 adventure video game, developed by Cryo Interactive and published by Wanadoo Edition. Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin follows 2000's Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry. The player takes the role of a knight of King Arthur.

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 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.

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…

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.

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…

Army Men: World War - Team Assault

Release date: 2001

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Publishers: The 3DO Company

Army Men: World War - Team Assault is a third-person shooter video game developed by American studio 5000ft Inc. and published by The 3DO Company for PlayStation.

Adventures of Dino Riki

Adventures of Dino Riki

Release date: 1987

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Publishers:

Adventures of Dino Riki, known in Japan as Shin Jinrui: The New Type (新人類 THE NEW TYPE), is a video game released in 1987 for the Family Computer in Japan and 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the North America. Despite being developed by Hudson Soft in Japan, it was published there by Rix Soft, making it the sole video game ever released by this company. In North America, the game was published by Hudson Soft.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination

Alone in the Dark: Illumination

Release date: 2015

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari SA

Alone in the Dark: Illumination is the sixth installment of the survival horror video game series under the same title by Atari Interactive. It's also the last title in the series to be published by Atari as the IP has since been acquired by THQ Nordic. The game is developed by Pure FPS for Windows and is the series' first installment to be played online and in a cooperative setting. The game was panned heavily.

Army of Two: The 40th Day

Army of Two: The 40th Day

Release date: 2010

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Buzz Monkey

Army of Two: The 40th Day is a third-person shooter video game developed by EA Montreal and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was also released for PlayStation Portable, which was developed by Buzz Monkey. It is the sequel to Army of Two. Army of Two: The 40th Day was released on January 2010 worldwide. The 40th Day focuses on two-player cooperative play and employs a cover system. It features Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem, the two protagonists from the original…

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…

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360

Publishers: Microsoft Studios, |Remedy Entertainment

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is a downloadable follow-up to its predecessor, Alan Wake, but is not a sequel per se, rather serving as an in-universe spinoff. The game is an Xbox 360 title and was released on 22 February 2012 worldwide. A Microsoft Windows version was released on 22 May 2012 in North America, 29 June 2012 in Europe and 15 November 2012 in Australia. Like its predecessor, the game rece…

Afterfall: Insanity

Afterfall: Insanity

Release date: 2011

Genres: Horror, Shooter, Survival, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Nicolas Entertainment Group

Afterfall: Insanity (stylized as Afterfall: InSanity) is a post-apocalyptic video game developed by Intoxicate Studios and published by Nicolas Entertainment Group. It was released for Microsoft Windows on 25 November 2011.

Afterfall: Reconquest

Afterfall: Reconquest

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Nicolas Entertainment Group

Afterfall: Reconquest (previously titled as Afterfall: Pearl of the Wastelands) is an episodic story-driven third-person shooter video game with action and adventure elements, developed by Intoxicate Studios and published by Nicolas Entertainment Group for Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to the video game Afterfall: Insanity. The game was to consist of 9 episodes. The first episode was released on February 19, 2015.

Armored Core: Formula Front

Armored Core: Formula Front

Release date: 2004

Genres: Action, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP

Publishers:

Armored Core: Formula Front is a mecha video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Agetec. It was a launch title for the PlayStation Portable in Japan.

Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Release date: 2006

Genres: Adventure, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Xider

Ankh: Heart of Osiris (German: Ankh: Herz des Osiris) is the third game in the Ankh series of video games. The game was released in Germany on October 30, 2006, released in France on November 17, 2006. and released in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2007. The development team originally announced that the game would be an expansion pack to Ankh, but later confirmed the game was a pseudo-sequel to the first game.

Ankh

Ankh

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Nintendo DS

Publishers: BHV Software, Xider Games, Daedalic Entertainment

Ankh is a 2005 graphic adventure game developed by the German company Deck13 and published by bhv Software. It features a three-dimensional environment with cinematic camera movement. Humor is an important aspect of the game, and the influence of classic LucasArts adventure games is noticeable. Ankh is a remake of Ankh: The Tales of Mystery, a 1998 adventure game developed by Artex Software for the Acorn Archimedes. Ankh spawned two sequels: Ankh: Heart of Osiris and Ankh: Battle of the Gods. …

Absolute Force Online

Absolute Force Online

Release date: 2012

Genres: First-person, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: NetDragon Websoft Inc.

Absolute Force Online (AFO) is a free-to-play tactical first-person shooter/third-person shooter game developed by Chinese studio TQ Digital. It's a new game built on the Unreal Engine 3. The game was first unveiled at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, Germany. And its closed beta version is going to be released in November 15, 2012.