A 3D game type that has grown to prominence in recent years, especially on consoles. It combines the shooting elements of the First-Person Shooter with the jumping and climbing puzzles of a 3D Platformer and a simple melee fighting system from a brawler.
Third-Person Shooter games almost always incorporate an aim-assist feature, since aiming from a third-person camera is difficult. Most also have a first person view, which allows for precise shots and looking around at environment features that are otherwise hidden from the default camera In most cases, the player must stand still to use first person view, but newer titles allow the player to play like a FPS; indeed, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath requires the player to shoot from first person, only allowing melee attacks in the chase camera view.
The ability to Take Cover, and a reliance on it for victory, makes a game a member of the "cover shooter" sub-genre.
Melee attacks are more important in a third-person game, if only because close up fighting is easier in that perspective type, as are jumping and dodging. Add too much and it turns into a Beat'Em Up or Hack and Slash game.
This genre is especially prone to incorporating sequences of other gameplay types, such as driving and puzzle minigames.
Always Over the Shoulder is a common camera with these games.
Pages in category "Third-Person Shooter"
The following 153 pages are in this category, out of 153 total.
- Ratchet & Clank
- Ratchet & Clank (video game)
- Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
- Ratchet: Deadlocked
- Red Dead Redemption
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
- Red Dead Revolver
- Red Faction
- Resident Evil 4
- Resident Evil 5
- Resident Evil 6
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
- S4 League
- Saints Row
- Saints Row (series)
- Saints Row 2
- Second Sight (video game)
- Secret Agent Clank
- Shadows of the Damned
- Shadows of the Empire
- Sin and Punishment
- Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
- Star Fox (series)
- Star Wars: Battlefront (series)
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Stranglehold (video game)
- Syphon Filter (series)