Loot 'em up

Game genre theme

A placeholder genre for the rather poorly described genre of games that focus on large quantities of procedurally generated loot that the player is constantly evaluating and swapping out on.


Alternate names: Looter
Name variations: looter game, looter-shooter, looter shooter

Implied: Item generator

The original Borderlands is often described as the de facto exemplar of the genre. Diablo and games like it are close follow up.

The first Loot 'em up video game was released in 2000.

Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard and 2K Games published most of these games.


Windows 25
Linux 8
X360 8
PS3 7
PS4 5
Xbox One 5
Mac OS X 5
Pandora 2
Mac OS Classic 2
PS Vita 1
Switch 1
PS5 1
Xbox Series X 1

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