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
Sin and Punishment2000Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.90
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.69
The Typing of the Dead1999Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsEmpire Interactive Entertainment3.43
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.39
Colt's Wild West Shootout1999Macintosh, WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd.3.25
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.54
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.2.61
Time Crisis II1997Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Limited3.80
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Judge Dredd1997PlayStation, PS VitaActivision, Inc.4.14
Gunblade NY: Special Air Assault Force1996ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.75
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA1.75
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.46
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei1996SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.99
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.89
Deadly Tide1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.32
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (Includes Star Wars: Rebel Assault)1996DOS, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.50
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnI•Motion, Inc.3.25
The Hive1995PlayStation, WindowsTrimark Interactive3.36
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.84
Wetlands1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.42
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Selected Covers

Project: Horned Owl PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Project: Horned Owl
Maximum Force PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Maximum Force
Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Snap

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Project: Horned Owl
Mission selection
Screenshot from Maximum Force
Screenshot from Time Crisis
Title screen
Screenshot from Pokémon Snap