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There are families of shooters. Like real world as possible, Counter Strike, Call of Duty, Day of Defeat. There are also shooters where you have powers, or augmentations. Such as Dues Ex and Crysis.

Do these families have names? What other families are there?

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closed as not a real question by LessPop_MoreFizz, Raven Dreamer, StrixVaria, ChrisF, tzenes Apr 10 '11 at 20:02

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Realistic and sci-fi/fantasy? –  Nick T Apr 10 '11 at 4:41
Why the downvotes? This seems to be a very good question on the taxonomy of video games. –  Weegee Apr 10 '11 at 14:45
Because it's not a well bounded question. It's essentially a list, and it's not a particularly well defined one, IMO. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Apr 10 '11 at 15:39
You always have powers, augmentations, armor or whatever you can suit yourself with limited amount of resources. I will downvote this question until you rephrase it more specifically. –  DrFish Apr 10 '11 at 16:57
@LessPop_MoreFizz I do agree it can be better worded, but I don't see how his question isn't clear. –  Weegee Apr 10 '11 at 18:59
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Regarding where the game takes place (modern world / future / fantasy etc.) - this is just called the setting of the game, e.g. "first person shooter in underwater punk setting".

Regarding the gameplay - games are sometimes called "realistic" - where there are realistic limitations on the action and the world - versus "old school" - where you can (for example) run indefinitely, survive many shots, etc.

I haven't heard any term in particular being used to describe games in which you have special "powers" vs games where you just shoot your enemies in the face.

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