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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment Ltd.3.53
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.68
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc.5.00
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA1.75
Safari Guns1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAction Sixteen3.50
Yar's Revenge2011Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc.1.83
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.70
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd.3.40
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc.3.17
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions2011Nintendo 3DSNamco Bandai Games Europe SAS...
Time Crisis 42006Arcade, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.24
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles2009PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.09
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp.2.83
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Lock-On1986Arcade, Atari ST, PC BooterData East USA, Inc.3.43
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.37
Corpse Killer19943DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnDigital Pictures, Inc.3.40
Guntu Western Front June, 19441997PlayStationElectrocoin Japan Co., Ltd....
Medal of Honor: Heroes 22007PSP, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.89
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
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Selected Covers

Yar's Revenge Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Yar's Revenge
Lock-On PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Lock-On

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Yar's Revenge
Title screen (CGA)
Screenshot from Lock-On
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Space: Extraction