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Submitted by DaveyB 229d ago | opinion piece

The best Rail Shooters ever made

Rice Digital takes a look at the best in a genre that doesn't get much in the way of interest these days - the humble Rail Shooter. (Gal Gun, GameCube, Killer 7, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Pokemon Snap (VC), PS Vita, Retro, REZ, Starblade, TxK, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Godmars290  +   229d ago
PD Saga deserved a mention. Is a better game than Orta, which itself boils down to being a re-boot of the first game in the series.
darthv72  +   229d ago
Saga isnt a rail shooter like the original PD, Zwei and Orta. Its an RPG set in the PD universe.

Some honorable mentions would have to go to after burner, galaxy force, space harrier. Sega knew how to make fun rail shooters.
ATi_Elite  +   229d ago
I was so turned-off at the word RAIL and all I could think of was Panzer Dragoon!

Rail shooter is about as sexy as Twitch FPS on dial-up.

"SPACE HARRIER" ftw!
DaveyB  +   229d ago
To be fair, PD Saga isn't a rail shooter - which is what this article is about.
Patashnik  +   229d ago
Nice list. I do love PD Orta - but I think both Sin and Punishment games are my favourite rail shooters of all time. Nice to see Killer 7 and TxK on that list too, also Panorama Cotton! Awesome!
DaveyB  +   229d ago
Panorama Cotton does look amazing for a Mega Drive game. Also, yeah, Sin and Punishment (N64) would be my favourite too.

Also Pokemon Snap. We NEED a new Pokemon Snap for Wii U. It's the perfect console for it.
Software_Lover  +   229d ago
PD Orta all the way. Loved that game.
CorruptBoyd  +   229d ago
Can someone help me remember an old rail shooter on playstation 1!? Had coop and involved dragons and other monsters and stuff. Forgot the name, if you think you know it then help me out thanks !
yewles1  +   229d ago
No Omega Boost on the list? FAIL!!!
NiteX  +   229d ago
I agree, I loved that game so much when it first came out on PS1. Sadly not many did.
GhostTurtle  +   229d ago
DH2 from Die Hard Trilogy should be on there. Isn't Star Fox
considered a rail shooter?
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we420  +   229d ago
The House of the Dead was my favorite I wish they'd make a new one.

They forgot Time Crises
Squeaky_door  +   229d ago
Glad to see Rez. One of my favorite for sure
NiteX  +   229d ago
LA Machineguns is one of my favorites.
DualWielding  +   229d ago
Lethal Enforcers? Resident Evil the Umbrella Chronicles? House of the Dead Overkill (for the hilarity more than the gameplay)
DCfan  +   229d ago
House of the Dead on the Saturn.
Hardcore rail shooter at its finest.

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