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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.

Limitations
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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc....
Judge Dredd1997Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaActivision, Inc....
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment Ltd....
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.51
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen...
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA...
Yar's Revenge2011Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc....
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.68
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc....
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.28
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
Time Crisis 42006Arcade, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2009PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.09
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp....
Lock-On1986Arcade, Atari ST, PC BooterData East USA, Inc....
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.37
Star Wars1983Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, GameCube, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.93
Guntu Western Front June, 19441997PlayStationElectrocoin Japan Co., Ltd....
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Medal of Honor: Heroes 22007PSP, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.89
Colt's Wild West Shootout1999Macintosh, WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Time Crisis 4 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis 4
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Space: Extraction
Yar's Revenge Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Yar's Revenge

Selected Screenshots

The Title Screen is pretty unremarkable, although the first "o" in "Bazooka" is blasted in by some giant cross hairs.
Screenshot from Bazooka Blitzkrieg
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Space: Extraction
Title screen
Screenshot from Yar's Revenge
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