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Arena Shooter

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 21,719 votes
95% 8,641 votes
99% 1,083 votes
95% 3,827 votes
98% 646 votes
98% 358 votes
96% 701 votes
95% 632 votes
88% 4,105 votes
93% 294 votes
86% 15,074 votes
88% 3,070 votes
89% 1,191 votes
88% 1,371 votes
91% 454 votes
86% 3,790 votes
89% 506 votes
96% 57 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Arena 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 Arena Shooter, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 93%
  2. Shooter 73%
  3. Arcade 42%
  4. 3D 40%
  5. Casual 37%
  6. Indie 37%
  7. Singleplayer 36%
  8. FPS 34%
  9. First-Person 33%
  10. 2D 27%
  11. Combat 26%
  12. Bullet Hell 26%
  13. PvP 25%
  14. Multiplayer 25%
  15. Shoot 'Em Up 24%
  16. Colorful 24%
  17. Top-Down Shooter 24%
  18. Top-Down 22%
  19. Sci-fi 22%
  20. Early Access 20%
  21. Adventure 20%
  22. PvE 17%
  23. Pixel Graphics 17%
  24. Action Roguelike 16%
  25. Third Person 16%
  26. Survival 16%
  27. Third-Person Shooter 15%

The Arena Shooter tag refers to a specific subgenre of first-person shooter (FPS) games that emphasize fast-paced, intense multiplayer battles within closed environments known as arenas. In arena shooters, players compete against each other in small, contained spaces rather than expansive open-world environments.

Unlike traditional FPS games that often feature large maps and a focus on exploration or tactical gameplay, arena shooters prioritize skill-based combat and quick reflexes. These games typically offer fast movement speed, high player mobility, and a wide range of weapons and power-ups to create an adrenaline-filled experience.

Key characteristics of arena shooters include:

  • Small Map Size Arena shooter matches take place in compact arenas or levels specifically designed for intense close-quarters combat. These arenas are often symmetrical or balanced to ensure fairness among players.
  • Frenetic Gameplay Arena shooters are known for their fast-paced action with rapid respawns and minimal downtime between encounters. Players must constantly be on the move, utilizing precise aiming and evasive maneuvers to outwit opponents.
  • Pickups & Power-Ups Arena shooters commonly include various power-ups scattered throughout the arena that grant temporary advantages such as increased speed, superior weaponry, invulnerability, or health regeneration. Securing these pickups becomes crucial for gaining an edge over rivals.
  • Multidirectional Combat Unlike some FPS games with predefined paths or focuses on cover-based mechanics, arena shooters encourage constant movement in all directions while engaging in dynamic gunfights. Verticality is often important as well; players can utilize jump pads or environmental elements like platforms to gain positional advantage.

Examples of popular arena shooter titles include:

  • Quake Live and Quake Champions: Both entries in the iconic Quake series feature fast-paced multiplayer matches within tightly designed arenas, with a heavy emphasis on skillful movement and precise shooting.
  • Unreal Tournament The Unreal Tournament franchise is renowned for its intense arena-based multiplayer battles, offering a wide range of weapons, flashy power-ups, and high-speed movement mechanics.
  • Doom (2016) and its sequel Doom Eternal: While not exclusively focused on arena gameplay, these games incorporate elements of the genre by providing fast-paced combat arenas where players must dispatch waves of enemies in thrilling battles.

Arena shooters are beloved by players who enjoy highly competitive, reflex-driven gameplay that rewards mastery of movement, aim accuracy, and quick decision-making. These games offer an exhilarating experience with non-stop action and intense player-vs-player encounters.

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