Third Person view is a subset of 3D games in which the player character is visible on-screen. Games in a third person view are primarily shooters (Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, etc).
These games are distinguished from other shooter games because the graphical perspective is rendered from a fixed distance behind the player's avatar, and slightly above them.
This tag is for generic questions about games with a fixed third person view. For first person shooters use the first-person-shooter tag and for questions about individual games use the individual games' tag (ie: mass-effect)