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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.69
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.39
The Typing of the Dead1999Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsEmpire Interactive Entertainment3.31
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.46
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd.3.25
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.2.69
Time Crisis II1997Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Limited3.80
Judge Dredd1997PlayStation, PS VitaActivision, Inc.4.14
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.46
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei1996SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.99
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA1.75
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (Includes Star Wars: Rebel Assault)1996DOS, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.89
Deadly Tide1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.29
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.74
Panzer Dragoon1995SEGA Saturn, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.88
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.50
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.36
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc.5.00
Crypt Killer1995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.88
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.77
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnI•Motion, Inc.3.25
The Hive1995PlayStation, WindowsTrimark Interactive3.36
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Selected Covers

Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Snap
Area 51 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Area 51
Project: Horned Owl PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Project: Horned Owl
The House of the Dead Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
Title screen
Screenshot from Pokémon Snap
The Main Menu
Screenshot from Area 51
Introduction
Screenshot from Project: Horned Owl
Rogan, ready for action in his Miskatonic U. class blazer
Screenshot from The House of the Dead