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Boomer Shooter

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Boomer Shooter, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.52
97% 22,029 votes
8.48
97% 18,073 votes
8.42
97% 13,522 votes
8.35
97% 5,035 votes
8.29
95% 8,736 votes
8.28
95% 8,314 votes
8.24
95% 5,582 votes
8.15
94% 8,848 votes
8.14
94% 6,911 votes
8.11
93% 6,772 votes
8.08
94% 3,448 votes
7.86
93% 849 votes
7.85
91% 2,354 votes
7.81
92% 1,295 votes
7.72
94% 256 votes
7.66
93% 229 votes
7.60
90% 585 votes
7.59
88% 1,495 votes
7.48
87% 1,423 votes
7.47
98% 41 votes
7.23
96% 25 votes
7.16
93% 30 votes
7.13
100% 12 votes
7.09
100% 11 votes
7.09
100% 11 votes
7.03
82% 499 votes
6.97
81% 358 votes
6.95
91% 22 votes
6.90
83% 96 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Boomer Shooter is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Boomer Shooter, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 84%
  2. Shooter 80%
  3. FPS 78%
  4. First-Person 74%
  5. Singleplayer 56%
  6. Retro 48%
  7. 3D 39%
  8. Old School 37%
  9. Adventure 31%
  10. 1990's 31%
  11. Arena Shooter 30%
  12. Indie 30%
  13. Gore 27%
  14. Pixel Graphics 27%
  15. Atmospheric 25%
  16. Sci-fi 24%
  17. Violent 23%
  18. Stylized 23%
  19. Casual 22%
  20. Horror 22%
  21. Combat 22%
  22. Fast-Paced 21%
  23. Arcade 20%
  24. Early Access 19%
  25. Simulation 18%

The Boomer Shooter tag refers to a subgenre of first-person shooter (FPS) games that pays homage to the classic shooters from the 1990s, often referred to as "boomer" or "old-school" shooters. This tag is not meant to be derogatory but rather nostalgic, highlighting games that capture the spirit and gameplay mechanics of those earlier titles.

Boomer Shooter games typically embrace fast-paced action, frenetic movement, and intense combat against hordes of enemies. They often feature non-regenerative health systems and require quick reflexes and skillful maneuvering. These games emphasize player engagement through adrenaline-pumping gameplay rather than deep narratives or complex mechanics.

Characteristics of boomer shooter games include:

  • Retro-inspired Graphics Boomer shooters often utilize pixel art or low-resolution textures reminiscent of older game technology. This visual style adds to the nostalgic charm and authentic feel of these titles. However, some modern boomer shooter games have introduced updated graphics while retaining the core gameplay elements.
  • Strafe Jumping & Circle Strafing These techniques were prevalent in early FPS titles like Doom and Quake. Boomer shooters continue this tradition by incorporating advanced movement mechanics that allow players to gain speed, jump great distances, perform trick jumps, and circle strafe around enemies while dishing out fast-paced attacks.
  • No-frills Gameplay Boomer shooter games tend to focus on core shooting mechanics without excessive reliance on cover systems, regenerating health bars, or cinematic set pieces found in many modern FPS titles. They prioritize pure and unadulterated action.

Examples of boomer shooter games include:

  • Dusk Developed by David Szymanski, Dusk is a throwback to the '90s with its low-resolution pixel art, fast movement speed, and hectic combat inspired by classics like Doom and Quake.
  • Ion Fury Originally known as Ion Maiden, this game developed by Voidpoint is built on the classic Build engine (used in Duke Nukem 3D) and offers a nostalgic FPS experience with non-stop action, clever level design, and old-school weapon arsenal.
  • Strafe Developed by Pixel Titans, Strafe takes inspiration from early shooters but adds a twist of rogue-like elements for randomized levels, fast-paced combat, and online leaderboards.

A boomer shooter captures the essence of classic first-person shooters while injecting modern polish or bringing new experiences within that nostalgic framework.

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