- Steam has added a “Boomer Shooter” category.
- 14,000 games released on Steam in 2023, but its robust categorization system helps users find preferred titles.
- There has been a resurgence in popularity for classic Boomer Shooters, with plenty of high-quality games available for fans to try.
Steam added a new “Boomer Shooter” category for its lineup of games. While the jokey title pokes fun at fans of more traditional-style shooters on Steam, the category is a legitimate addition that highlights a unique style.
In 2023, Steam broke its own record for most games released in a year, as it added over 14,000 of them in the span of 12 months. As a result of the platform’s massive offering of titles, Steam has a robust categorization system that helps users sift through the storefront to find their kind of game. Recently, Steam added a new category that is sure to help fans of classic shooters find their preferred titles.
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Steam added its new Boomer Shooter category, which includes games that resemble 1993 DOOM‘s classic approach. These titles often include fast-paced and violent gameplay centered around a wide array of unique enemies, while supplying the user with beefed-up weapons like super shotguns and grenade launchers. The gameplay mechanics in these games often exclude a sprint feature, yet still allow for skillful movement through other actions like jumping. Currently, there are nearly 150 games that are a part of this new category, with the more popular ones including titles like Ultrakill, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, Dusk, and Turbo Overkill.
This category has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity lately, with plenty of high-quality Boomer Shooters being released. As the years march on, many gamers have begun to miss this classic style of shooter games. Fortunately for fans who are just discovering this genre, they have a plethora of well-received games to try out.
Boomer Shooter Game Examples
- Turbo Overkill
- Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun
As one of the more recent Boomer Shooter releases, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun continued this trend with great success, as it currently sits at a 91% rating on Steam. It features pixelated yet detailed graphics and an addictive combat loop that recaptures the magic of 1990s shooters. Not only can fans enjoy new takes on this genre, but they can also enjoy updated versions of some of their favorite games.
Some classic 1990s shooters have received HD ports that improve visuals and performance, and also add new features. Some of these titles are ambitious reimaginings of the original games, like Black Mesa. This game paid respect to the original Half-Life by vastly improving its visuals, in addition to adding new voice acting and level improvements. It might seem like a risky move to take on the remastering of a legendary game like Half-Life, but Black Mesa‘s development team seems to have pulled it off.
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- Original Release Date
- September 12, 2003