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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Iridion 3D2001Game Boy AdvanceMajesco Sales, Inc.3.07
Time Crisis: Project Titan2001PlayStationNamco Limited3.86
Requiem Hurts: Kankin2001WindowsIllusion...
Sin and Punishment2000Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.90
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
The Typing of the Dead1999Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsEmpire Interactive Entertainment3.43
Colt's Wild West Shootout1999Macintosh, WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.39
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc....
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd....
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.52
Beast Busters: Second Nightmare1998ArcadeSNK Corporation...
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Behind... Enemy Lines1997ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.1.95
Judge Dredd1997Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaActivision, Inc....
Time Crisis II1997Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Limited3.80
Guntu Western Front June, 19441997PlayStationElectrocoin Japan Co., Ltd....
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.91
Deadly Tide1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.32
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei1996SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.99
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.46
Gunblade NY: Special Air Assault Force1996ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA...
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Selected Covers

Sin and Punishment Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Sin and Punishment
Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover Also manual front
Front cover for Time Crisis
Solar Crusade Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Solar Crusade
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead 2
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei

Selected Screenshots

Introduction: Michiko's rebels are slain, your friends cried out for you before they died.
Screenshot from Sin and Punishment
Screenshot from Time Crisis
Options screen
Screenshot from Solar Crusade
Title screen
Screenshot from The House of the Dead 2
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