Third-person shooter

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A third-person shooter is a 3D computer game where the camera view is outside and usually behind the main player character. This is in contrast to the in-character view of first-person shooters. Many modern FPSs such as Mafia incorporate an optional third person view. Which genre is used for a game when both views are available varies. Many RPGs are third-person shooters, and many other games such as flight simulators and many driving games have a third person view available.

Third-person shooters are much less common than first-person shooters, and are usually used when the focus of a game is more on the character than the action, or when the game includes more elements than just shooting.

See Category:Third-person shooters for a list of such games.


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