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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Corpse Killer19943DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnDigital Pictures, Inc.3.37
Midnight Raiders1994SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc....
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.29
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.89
Microcosm19933DO, Amiga CD32, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited2.47
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.51
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.94
Battle Clash1992SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.60
Bazooka Blitzkrieg1992SNESBandai America, Inc....
Sewer Shark19923DO, SEGA CDHasbro, Inc. 3.19
Rail Chase1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Starblade19913DO, Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, WiiNamco Hometek Inc.4.28
HyperZone1991SNESHAL Laboratory, Inc.3.04
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!1991Game BoyLJN, Ltd....
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master System, SNESArena Entertainment3.18
The Punisher1990NESLJN, Ltd.2.90
L.A. Drugs Bust1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMayfair House...
Assault City1990SEGA Master SystemSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.64
Space Gun1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumTaito Corporation3.01
Mechanized Attack1989Arcade, NESSNK Corporation of America2.85
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Selected Covers

Lethal Enforcers SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Lethal Enforcers
Space Gun Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Space Gun
Assault City SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Assault City
X-Zone SNES Front Cover
Front cover for X-Zone

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Rail Chase
Title screen.
Screenshot from Lethal Enforcers
Screenshot from Space Gun
Title (Light Phaser version)
Screenshot from Assault City
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