First-person shooter is a video game, based on gun (mostly) combat. The main sign of first-person shooters is a view from the first-person point. It means, that gamer sees everything through the eyes of his character. If the protagonist is running in the game, the view changes very quickly. If the protagonist moves from side to side, the view moves in the same way. In comparison with other famous type of shooters - third-person ones - the gamer can't see anything behind his character.
First-person shooters usually have 3D-graphics, but also in some games we have pseudo-3D. Thanks to first-person view the gamer feels himself as a part of the game, and that's why this genre often goes together with survival horror genre.
Most of modern shooter games have two type of views: first-person and third-person one at the same time. That's why sometimes, when you download third-person shooter, you also download first-person shooter for free. And then you just have to decide, which view is the most suitable for this game.
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