A game where the primary player action is to attack and eliminate enemies.

This type of game has been done in many forms:

  • 2D side scroller (Contra)
  • 2D vertical scroller (River Raid (Atari))
  • 3D world (Doom, Halo)

The player avatar can be any number of objects:

  • person with a gun
  • vehicle (plane, boat, spaceship)
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