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Encyclopedia > Tactical shooter

Tactical shooters include games of the first-person shooter (FPS) and third-person shooter genre of video games that generally simulate non-fictional, squad-based or man-to-man combat. This may come in the form of police fighting terrorists or other criminals, military combat in the recent past or hypothetical near future, and so on. The emphasis is on realistic modeling of weapon effects, terrain, and character capabilities, which lead to the possibility of other tactics, such as stealth, being used in play than the more conventional FPS "shoot everything that moving" game style. First-person shooter (FPS) is a genre of video games which is characterized by an on-screen view that simulates the in-game characters point of view and a focus on the use of handheld ranged weapons. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Man-to-Man wargames are wargames in which units generally represent single individuals or weapons systems, and are rated not only on weaponry but may also be rated on such facets as morale, perception, skill-at-arms, etc. ... A tactic is a method employed to help achieve a certain goal. ... Solid Snake hides behind a tank in Metal Gear Solid, a popular stealth video game. ...


Popular and influential tactical shooters include the series: America's Army, Brothers in Arms series, Delta Force series, Hidden & Dangerous series, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, SWAT series, Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series Operation Flashpoint, and Vietcong series. Americas Army (also known as AA or Army Game Project) is a tactical multiplayer first-person shooter owned by the United States Government and released as a global public relations initiative to help with U.S. Army recruitment. ... Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... Delta Force is a first-person shooter computer game by developer and publisher NovaLogic. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The SWAT series are the follow up of Sierras classic adventure game series Police Quest. ... For information on the series see Rainbow Six Rainbow Six is the first in a series of first-person shooters computer and video games. ... Tom Clancys Ghost Recon (also known as simply Ghost Recon) is a tactical shooter video game created by Tom Clancy. ... Vietcong is a first-person shooter PC game, developed by Pterodon and Illusion Softworks, published by Gathering in April 2003, and set during the Vietnam War. ...


In multiplayer games, the term can have a different meaning. A multiplayer tactical shooter focuses on team cooperation to achieve objectives, rather than simply eliminating the enemy (as in traditional deathmatch games). The tactical emphasis is thus on joint goals and assisting team members, rather than on overcoming realistic individual limitations. Online gaming redirects here. ... Deathmatch (abbreviated DM) is a widely-used gameplay mode very well integrated into first-person shooter computer games. ...


Tactical shooters involving military combat are sometimes known as soldier sims. A soldier sim is a subgenre of the role-playing game. ...


Related genres

Tactical shooters are first- or third-person shooters, but are distinguished by being emphasising realism and team tactics over action and one-player-one-unit. First-person shooter (FPS) is a genre of video games which is characterized by an on-screen view that simulates the in-game characters point of view and a focus on the use of handheld ranged weapons. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Realistic military simulators where individual soldiers or units are not directly controlled by the player are often real-time tactics games. A destroyer patrols local space around its attached carrier in Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. ...


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The tactical emphasis is thus on joint goals and assisting team members, rather than on overcoming realistic individual limitations.
Tactical shooters involving military combat are sometimes known as soldier sims.
Tactical shooters are first- or third-person shooters, but are distinguised by being emphasising realism and team tactics over action and one-player-one-unit.
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