What are shooting games?

For what seems like forever, video games have involved some kind of shooting mechanic. Whether it’s the ultra-realistic gunplay of the Arma series or the more light-hearted fun of Splatoon, shooting games are difficult to escape. In this part of the site, you’ll find a range of shooting games that have made their way to the HTML5 format. Each is free to play and unblocked, and you’ll be able to enjoy them on any device equipped with a web browser.If you take a look back through gaming history, you’ll find many of the most influential releases don’t just feature shooting: they’re often built around it. The most famous example is Doom. Building on the success of Wolfenstein 3D, this game from id Software pitted the player against hordes of demons from hell. It was graphically stunning, and allowed enemies to attack from above and below on a truly 3D map.The success of Doom inspired a whole movement of first-person shooters which remains incredibly popular to this day. There’s plenty of variety within the genre, too: there are realistic multiplayer games like Battlefield, and there are more fast-paced ‘deathmatch’ games like the Unreal Tournament series, along with the newest reimagining of Doom itself.Where fast-paced arcade action is concerned, it’s a variant on the genre that’s had the biggest influence. Light-gun games see players use gun-shaped controllers to shoot the onscreen enemies from the real world. Time Crisis, The House of the Dead and 1984’s Duck Hunt are among the most influential shooting games ever made – and this style of games remains popular even on small-screen games. Players can simply use the touchscreen to aim, fire, and rack up high scores – even if they don’t have access to a light-gun peripheral.

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