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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Smash Hit2014Android, iPad, iPhoneMediocre AB...
Rambo: The Video Game2014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Reef Entertainment Ltd.2.14
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Mastiff, LLC...
Child of Eden2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.57
Yar's Revenge2011Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc.1.83
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.38
Attack of the Movies 3-D2010Wii, Xbox 360Majesco Entertainment Company...
3D Infinity2010Xbox 360SmileBoom Co.Ltd....
The Shoot2010PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
ExZeus2009Android, iPhoneHyperDevbox Japan2.92
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2009PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.18
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition)2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.5.00
AC-130: Operation Devastation2009WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.33
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack2009WiiMajesco Entertainment Company4.40
DOOM Resurrection2009iPhoneid Software, Inc....
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.13
Aces of the Galaxy2008Windows, Xbox 360Sierra Online3.90
The Typing of the Dead 22008WindowsSEGA Corporation4.18
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return2008WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.73
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.72
Touch the Dead2007Nintendo DSSecret Stash Games3.05
Medal of Honor: Heroes 22007PSP, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.89
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Selected Covers

3D Infinity Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for 3D Infinity
ExZeus iPhone Front Cover ExZeus version 1.3
Front cover for ExZeus
Denizen iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Denizen

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from The Typing of the Dead 2
The intro shows Calista's Stats...
Screenshot from ExZeus
Main Menu
Screenshot from Denizen
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Space: Extraction
Title screen and main menu
Screenshot from Rambo: The Video Game