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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Smash Hit2014Android, iPad, iPhoneMediocre AB...
Rambo: The Video Game2014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Reef Entertainment Ltd.2.36
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Mastiff, LLC...
The House of the Dead 42012PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.5.00
Major Mayhem2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows AppsAdult Swim3.00
PlayStation Move: Ape Escape2011PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.5.00
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan2011PlayStation 3, Wii, WindowsMastiff, LLC3.00
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.2.96
Child of Eden2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.69
The Shoot2010PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Attack of the Movies 3-D2010Wii, Xbox 360Majesco Entertainment Company...
3D Infinity2010Xbox 360SmileBoom Co.Ltd....
Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack2009WiiMajesco Entertainment Company4.40
AC-130: Operation Devastation2009WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.33
ExZeus2009Android, iPhoneHyperDevbox Japan2.92
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.06
DOOM Resurrection2009iPhoneid Software, Inc.5.00
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2009PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.09
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition)2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.5.00
Aces of the Galaxy2008Windows, Xbox 360Sierra Online3.90
The Typing of the Dead 22008WindowsSEGA Corporation4.18
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Selected Covers

Major Mayhem Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Major Mayhem
3D Infinity Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for 3D Infinity

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Major Mayhem
Main Menu
Screenshot from Denizen
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Space: Extraction
Main menu
Screenshot from Heavy Fire: Afghanistan