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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Crypt Killer1995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.88
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc.5.00
Wetlands1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.42
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
The Hive1995PlayStation, WindowsTrimark Interactive3.36
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.95
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.49
Wild Guns1994SNES, Wii, Wii UNatsume, Inc.4.43
Corpse Killer19943DO, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CD, SEGA SaturnDigital Pictures, Inc.3.40
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.24
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.40
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Midnight Raiders1994SEGA CDSEGA of America, Inc....
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters1994Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CDKonami (America), Inc.3.35
Tin Star1994SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.70
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation4.80
Jurassic Park1994ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.39
Star Wars: Rebel Assault19933DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.61
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.4.00
Star Fox1993SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Alien³: The Gun1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.50
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Selected Covers

Wild Guns SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Wild Guns
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Midnight Raiders SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Midnight Raiders
Crypt Killer PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Crypt Killer

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Wild Guns
Main Title
Screenshot from Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Opening video
Screenshot from Midnight Raiders
A shot from the very arcade intro.
Screenshot from Crypt Killer