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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Guntu Western Front June, 19441997PlayStationElectrocoin Japan Co., Ltd....
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.3.07
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd....
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.28
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.94
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Lock-On1986Arcade, Atari ST, PC BooterData East USA, Inc....
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.1.95
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America3.00
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
Midnight Raiders1994SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc....
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.30
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Operation Wolf1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.44
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation...
Panzer Dragoon1995SEGA Saturn, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.90
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei1996SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.99
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Selected Covers

Lock-On PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Lock-On
Midnight Raiders SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Midnight Raiders
Operation Wolf DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Operation Wolf
Operation Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Operation Thunderbolt
The Last Bounty Hunter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Bounty Hunter

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (CGA)
Screenshot from Lock-On
Opening video
Screenshot from Midnight Raiders
Title screen - MCGA/VGA
Screenshot from Operation Wolf
Screenshot from Operation Thunderbolt
American Laser Games' Logo
Screenshot from The Last Bounty Hunter
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