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
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Panzer Dragoon1995SEGA Saturn, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.90
Crypt Killer1995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami of America, Inc....
The Hive1995PlayStation, WindowsTrimark Interactive3.36
Wetlands1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.42
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.40
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.84
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnI•Motion, Inc....
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc....
Wild Guns1994SNES, Wii, Wii UNatsume, Inc.4.39
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.96
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.28
Jurassic Park1994ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.97
Midnight Raiders1994SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc....
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.24
Tin Star1994SNESNintendo of America Inc....
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation...
Corpse Killer19943DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnDigital Pictures, Inc.3.17
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.62
Novastorm19933DO, DOS, FM Towns, PlayStation, SEGA CDPsygnosis Limited3.30
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Selected Covers

Wild Guns SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Wild Guns
The Last Bounty Hunter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Last Bounty Hunter
Area 51 SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Area 51
The Hive Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Hive

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Wild Guns
American Laser Games' Logo
Screenshot from The Last Bounty Hunter
The Main Menu
Screenshot from Area 51
Title Screen
Screenshot from Revolution X
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