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

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

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

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.


Windows 24
Linux 8
X360 8
PS3 7
Mac OS X 5
PS4 4
Xbox One 4
Pandora 2
Mac OS Classic 2
PS Vita 1

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