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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA...
Yar's Revenge2011Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc....
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.1.95
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd....
AC-130: Operation Devastation2009WindowsValuSoft, Inc....
Rambo: The Video Game2014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Reef Entertainment Ltd....
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.47
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp....
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America2.85
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
ExZeus2009Android, iPhoneHyperDevbox Japan...
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc....
Line of Fire1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSEGA Europe Ltd.2.99
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc....
Major Mayhem2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Windows AppsAdult Swim...
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan2011PlayStation 3, Wii, WindowsMastiff, LLC...
Gumshoe1986NESNintendo of America Inc.3.00
The Typing of The Dead: Overkill2013WindowsSEGA Corporation...
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
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Selected Covers

HyperZone SNES Front Cover
Front cover for HyperZone
Space Gun Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Space Gun
Solar Crusade Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Crusade
ExZeus iPhone Front Cover ExZeus version 1.3
Front cover for ExZeus

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from HyperZone
Screenshot from Space Gun
Options screen
Screenshot from Solar Crusade
The intro shows Calista's Stats...
Screenshot from ExZeus
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