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The story of Radiant Silvergun begins with the end of the world. As the pilot of the starfighter Radiant Silvergun you are sent back in time in search of the key to save the planet. In various time periods you will battle hordes of enemies in search for an alien being knows as the Origin. Only by destroying the Origin can the dark future of the planet be altered.

Radiant Silvergun is a top-down shooter from the Japanese codeshop Treasure (Gunstar Heroes, Silhouette Mirage) released in Japan for the Sega Saturn in 1998. To tackle the swarm of enemies that fill your screen you got three different means of attack. A straight shot, a homing laser and a devastating spread shot.


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Alternate Titles

  • "レイディアント シルバーガン" -- Japanese spelling

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IGN Sep 13, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Sep 20, 2011 17 out of 20 85 Sep 18, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 28, 2011 80 out of 100 80


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade and Saturn versions of Radiant Silvergun appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development history

The game was originally set for development at the Japanese branch of Time Warner Interactive. However, when TWI closed down shortly after the release of Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru, director Hiroshi Iuchi returned to former employer Treasure, where development was restarted and the game was finally produced.


The rarity of this game is such, that "new" copies of the game sell for $500 US at the Play Asia online retailer. Similarly, 2nd hand copies are rarely less than $200 on e-bay.
Riemann80 (18394) added Radiant Silvergun (Xbox 360) on Sep 14, 2011
Other platforms contributed by The cranky hermit (493) and Magnus Svensson (159)