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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA...
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.1.95
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd....
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.62
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America3.00
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
Time Crisis 32002Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.06
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.3.07
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.09
To the Earth1989NESNintendo of America Inc....
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.17
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd....
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.30
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc....
Jungle Warfare1989Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
Wetlands1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.42
Lock-On1986Arcade, Atari ST, PC BooterData East USA, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Time Crisis: Crisis Zone PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis: Crisis Zone
To the Earth NES Front Cover
Front cover for To the Earth

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from To the Earth
Title Screen
Screenshot from Microcosm
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