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
Pokémon Snap1999Nintendo 64, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.39
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
The Typing of the Dead1999Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsEmpire Interactive Entertainment3.43
Time Crisis: Crisis Zone1999Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.69
Colt's Wild West Shootout1999Macintosh, WindowsEncore Software, Inc....
The Lost Ride1998CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.54
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner1998Nintendo 64Kotobuki System Co., Ltd.3.25
Judge Dredd1997PlayStation, PS VitaActivision, Inc.4.14
Time Crisis II1997Arcade, PlayStation 2Namco Limited3.80
Maximum Force1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.2.61
Deadly Tide1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.32
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.46
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.89
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (Includes Star Wars: Rebel Assault)1996DOS, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Solar Crusade1996CD-i, WindowsInfogrames Europe SA1.75
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei1996SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.99
Gunblade NY: Special Air Assault Force1996ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.00
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnI•Motion, Inc.3.25
Panzer Dragoon1995SEGA Saturn, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.90
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.50
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.84
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.36
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Selected Covers

Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Snap
The Typing of the Dead Dreamcast Front Cover
Front cover for The Typing of the Dead
Judge Dredd PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Judge Dredd
The House of the Dead Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead
Time Crisis II PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Pokémon Snap
Title Screen
Screenshot from The Typing of the Dead
Rogan, ready for action in his Miskatonic U. class blazer
Screenshot from The House of the Dead
Introduction scene
Screenshot from Time Crisis II
Introduction: Michiko's rebels are slain, your friends cried out for you before they died.
Screenshot from Sin and Punishment