User Review: Wolfenstein 3D by id Software (1992)

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return2008WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.73
Medal of Honor: Heroes 22007PSP, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.89
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Silent Hill: The Arcade2007ArcadeKonami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.4.33
Touch the Dead2007Nintendo DSSecret Stash Games3.05
Time Crisis 42006Arcade, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.27: Panzer Dragoon2006PlayStation 2SEGA Corporation3.80
The House of the Dead 4 Special2006ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
The House of the Dead 42005ArcadeSEGA Corporation...
Ghost Squad2004Arcade, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Target: Terror2004Arcade, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
ExZeus2003PlayStation 2, WindowsConspiracy Entertainment Corp.2.83
GunBlaze: Video Shooter2002Browser3.50
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
Panzer Dragoon Orta2002XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.89
Combat Queen2002PlayStation 2Taito Corporation4.00
Time Crisis 32002Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.06
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition2002PlayStation 2Acclaim Entertainment Ltd.3.53
Twin Caliber2002PlayStation 2Rage Games Ltd.3.67
Time Crisis: Project Titan2001PlayStationNamco Limited3.86
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.2.83
Requiem Hurts: Kankin2001WindowsIllusion3.44
Sin and Punishment2000Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.90
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.41
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Selected Covers

Panzer Dragoon Orta Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Dragoon Orta
Twin Caliber PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Twin Caliber
Touch the Dead Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Touch the Dead

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Panzer Dragoon Orta
A pair of foul zombies.
Screenshot from Touch the Dead
Title screen
Screenshot from GunBlaze: Video Shooter
EA logo
Screenshot from Medal of Honor: Heroes 2