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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Aces of the Galaxy2008Windows, Xbox 360Sierra Online3.90
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Touch the Dead2007Nintendo DSSecret Stash Games3.05
Medal of Honor: Heroes 22007PSP, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.89
Silent Hill: The Arcade2007ArcadeKonami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.4.33
The House of the Dead 4 Special2006ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.27: Panzer Dragoon2006PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation3.80
Time Crisis 42006Arcade, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Let's Go Jungle: Lost on the Island of Spice2006ArcadeSEGA Enterprises, Inc....
The House of the Dead 42005ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
Target: Terror2004Arcade, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Ghost Squad2004Arcade, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp.2.83
GunBlaze2002Browser...
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment Ltd.3.53
Panzer Dragoon Orta2002XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.89
Twin Caliber2002PlayStation 2Rage Games Ltd.3.67
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation4.00
GunBlaze: Video Shooter2002Browser3.50
The Maze of the Kings2002ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.65
Time Crisis 32002Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.06
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.3.15
Requiem Hurts: Kankin2001WindowsIllusion3.44
Time Crisis: Project Titan2001PlayStationNamco Limited3.86
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Selected Covers

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Touch the Dead Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Touch the Dead
Time Crisis 4 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis 4

Selected Screenshots

EA logo
Screenshot from Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Requiem Hurts: Kankin
A pair of foul zombies.
Screenshot from Touch the Dead
Look out!
Screenshot from Time Crisis 3