Genre: Rail shooter

Group Description

A rail shooter is a specific kind of shooter game. In these games, the player only controls a cross-hair or uses a weapon shaped controller to fire at on-screen enemies and hazards. The player moves along a prerecorded path through the levels. In other words, the player is "on rails" and cannot decide where to go. In some rail shooters, the player might have a limited influence into which direction the character moves at junctions.

While most rail shooters feature a first person perspective, this isn't mandatory. Games where the player character is able to move are not rail shooters.

Some shooters show the player in a third person perspective moving along a predefined path, but in addition also allow the player to move his avatar all over (or parts of) the screen. Such games belong to the chase-view shooter genre and should not be included in this group.

This group is only for games which feature only this type of game play. Some shooter games might offer a single level in which the path is predefined. These games are excluded from the group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Rambo: The Video Game2014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Reef Entertainment Ltd.2.36
Smash Hit2014Android, iPad, iPhoneMediocre AB...
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Mastiff, LLC...
The House of the Dead 42012PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.5.00
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan2011PlayStation 3, Wii, WindowsMastiff, LLC3.00
PlayStation Move: Ape Escape2011PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.5.00
Major Mayhem2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows AppsAdult Swim3.00
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.2.96
Child of Eden2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.69
Yar's Revenge2011Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc.1.83
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
Attack of the Movies 3-D2010Wii, Xbox 360Majesco Entertainment Company...
The Shoot2010PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
3D Infinity2010Xbox 360SmileBoom Co.Ltd....
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2009PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.09
AC-130: Operation Devastation2009WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.33
ExZeus2009Android, iPhoneHyperDevbox Japan2.92
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.06
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition)2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.5.00
Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack2009WiiMajesco Entertainment Company4.40
DOOM Resurrection2009iPhoneid Software, Inc.5.00
Aces of the Galaxy2008Windows, Xbox 360Sierra Online3.90
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return2008WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.86
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Selected Covers

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Denizen iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Denizen

Selected Screenshots

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Screenshot from Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
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Screenshot from Denizen
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Screenshot from DOOM Resurrection
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Screenshot from Aces of the Galaxy
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Screenshot from Major Mayhem