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
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.91
Project: Horned Owl1995PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
The Hive1995PlayStation, WindowsTrimark Interactive3.36
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.84
Wetlands1995DOSNew World Computing, Inc.3.42
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.77
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.36
Panzer Dragoon1995SEGA Saturn, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.90
Solar Eclipse1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCrystal Dynamics, Inc.3.81
Chaos Control1995CD-i, DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnI•Motion, Inc....
Crypt Killer1995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami of America, Inc....
Gunslinger Collection 19953DOAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment2.37
Panorama Cotton1994GenesisSun Corporation...
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm1994DOS, SEGA CDBMG Interactive Entertainment3.24
Jurassic Park1994ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
The Last Bounty Hunter19943DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.37
Microcosm (Collector's Edition)1994DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Total Eclipse19943DO, PlayStationCrystal Dynamics, Inc....
Creature Shock19943DO, CD-i, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnVirgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.3.70
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.95
Tin Star1994SNESNintendo of America Inc....
A/X-1011994SEGA CDAbsolute Entertainment, Inc....
Revolution X1994Arcade, DOS, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.50
Wild Guns1994SNES, Wii, Wii UNatsume, Inc.4.39
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Selected Covers

Panorama Cotton Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Panorama Cotton
Creature Shock DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Creature Shock
The Hive Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Hive
Panzer Dragoon Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Dragoon
Revolution X DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Revolution X

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Panorama Cotton
The colony ship Amazon journeys into the unknown (from the intro)
Screenshot from Creature Shock
Screenshot from Panzer Dragoon
Push start button
Screenshot from Jurassic Park
Title Screen
Screenshot from Revolution X
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