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This is a list of the best light gun games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated light gun games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest light gun games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these light gun games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging light gun games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new light gun games.

A list made up of games like Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best light gun games?" and "What is the greatest light gun game of all time?"
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Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2008 Call of Duty: World at War is a 2008 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Blizzard for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. It is ...more

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The House of the Dead: Overkil... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2009 The House of the Dead: Overkill is a first-person rail shooter gun game developed by Headstrong Games and published by Sega in 2009. It is the fifth game entry in the The House of the Dead ...more

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Time Crisis II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1998 Time Crisis II is a light gun arcade game and the second installment in Namco's Time Crisis series, introducing co-operative multiplayer to the franchise. It was first released in arcades in ...more

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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1996 The House of the Dead is a first-person, light gun arcade game released in 1996 and internationally in 1997 by Sega. Players assume the role of agents Thomas Rogan and "G" in their ...more

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Die Hard Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1996 Die Hard Trilogy is a video game based on the first three installments of the Die Hard series of action movies. Die Hard Trilogy features three games in one, each based on a movie installment ...more

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2008 The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a compilation and re-release of The House of the Dead 2 and III for Wii. It is compatible with the Wii Zapper peripheral.

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Ch... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2007 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, known as Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles in Japan, is a rail shooting video game co-developed by Capcom and Cavia. The game was released for the Wii on ...more

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Virtua Cop: Elite Edition is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2002 Virtua Cop: Elite Edition is a compilation/deluxe edition of two light gun games by Sega for the PlayStation 2. It includes Virtua Cop and Virtua Cop 2 packed with bonus unlockable artwork. ...more

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Time Crisis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1995 Time Crisis is a light gun shooter arcade game released by Namco in 1996. It was later ported for the PlayStation in 1997, bundled with the Guncon light gun controller.

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CarnEvil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1998 CarnEvil is a rail shooter arcade game using a light gun. It was released by Midway Games on October 31, 1998. CarnEvil is noted for its graphic content and strong lifelike violence, peppered ...more

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Time Crisis 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2002 Time Crisis 3 is the third installment of the Time Crisis arcade series. Like its previous predecessor, Time Crisis II, it allows for two players to cooperate in a link play environment and has ...more

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Area 51 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1995 Area 51 is a light gun arcade game released by Atari Games in 1995. It takes its name from the Area 51 military facility. The plot of the game involves the player taking part in a STAAR military ...more

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Lethal Enforcers 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2004 Lethal Enforcers 3, known as Seigi no Hero in Japan is a 3D arcade light gun game which is the third installment to Konami's Lethal Enforcers series. Although the game sports the Lethal ...more

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Target: Terror is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2004 Target: Terror is a shooter arcade game developed and published in 2004 by Raw Thrills, and designed by Eugene Jarvis. The game involves shooting terrorists attacking various places in the ...more

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Yoshi's Safari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1993 Yoshi's Safari, known in Japan as Yoshi no Road Hunting is a video game made for the Super NES in 1993. Yoshi's Safari takes advantage of the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 capability, which allows ...more

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Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1983 Crossbow is a video arcade game released by Exidy in 1983. It was later published by Absolute Entertainment for the Commodore 64, DOS and by Atari for the 2600, 7800 and XE Game System starting ...more

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Operation Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1987 Operation Wolf is a one-player shooter video game made by Taito in 1987. It spawned three sequels: Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Wolf 3 and Operation Tiger.

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Time Crisis: Project Titan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2001 Time Crisis: Project Titan is a light gun shoot 'em up video game for developed by Flying Tiger Entertainment and published by Namco for the PlayStation in 2001. It is a spin-off of Namco's Time ...more

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Ghost Squad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2007 Ghost Squad and Ghost Squad: Evolution are light gun rail shooter arcade game developed and published by Sega. A home version of the original Ghost Squad was developed for Nintendo's Wii game ...more

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Death Crimson OX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2001 Death Crimson OX is a light gun shooting game developed by Ecole. It was released in arcades in 2000 then ported to the Dreamcast console in 2001, several months after Sega had dropped support ...more

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Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1984 Duck Hunt is a light gun shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. First released in Japan on April 21, 1984, it was later ...more

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Crypt Killer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1995 Crypt Killer is an arcade video game produced by Konami. It was then released in 1997 for the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation home consoles. The game was also released in Japan for the PC. The ...more

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Policenauts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1994 Policenauts is an interactive movie/visual novel/adventure game with a hard science fiction storyline, written and directed by Hideo Kojima, and published by Konami. It was initially released ...more

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Crisis Zone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1999 Crisis Zone is a spin-off of the popular Time Crisis arcade shooters.

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Virtua Cop 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1995 Virtua Cop 2 is a light gun arcade game, released in 1995 and developed internally at Sega by their AM2 studio. It was ported to home systems on the Sega Saturn in 1996. It was released in PC in ...more

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Silent Scope is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1999 Silent Scope is an arcade game that puts the player in the shoes of a sniper during a series of terrorist incidents. The game uses a rifle that is mounted on the console, requiring players to ...more

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Hogan's Alley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1984 Hogan's Alley is a 1984 video game by Nintendo. It was one of the first games to use a light gun as an input device. The game presents players with "cardboard cut-outs" of villains and ...more

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007: Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2008 007: Quantum of Solace is a first-person shooter video game based on the films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, ...more

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Vampire Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2000 Vampire Night is a light gun game produced by Sega's Wow Entertainment, distributed through Namco and released in 2000 for video game arcades. It was later ported to PlayStation 2 in November

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Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouett... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2000 Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette, known in Europe as Silent Scope 2: Fatal Judgement and in Japan as Silent Scope 2: Innocent Sweeper, is a rail shooter game that is the sequel to the popular ...more

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Elemental Gearbolt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1997 Elemental Gearbolt, full title Genseikyokō Seireikidōdan Elemental Gearbolt, is a light gun shooter for the Sony PlayStation. Originally developed by Alfa System, the game was published by Sony ...more

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Demolition Racer: No Exit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time

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Snatcher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1988 Snatcher is a cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game directed and written by Hideo Kojima and produced by Konami. It was originally released in Japan for the NEC PC-8801 and MSX2 computer ...more

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Resident Evil Survivor 2 - Cod... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2001 Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica, known in Japan as Gun Survivor 2 Biohazard Code: Veronica, is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The arcade version was ...more

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Wild West Guns is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2008 Wild West Guns is a WiiWare and iPhone OS shooting video game by Gameloft. For the Wii, it was released on August 1, 2008 in Europe, on August 4, 2008 in North America, and on August 5, 2008 in ...more

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Rambo III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1988 Rambo III is a series of video games based on the film of the same name. Like in the film, their main plots center on former Vietnam-era Green Beret John Rambo being called back to duty one last ...more

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Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las V... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2000 Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas is a video game developed by n-Space and published by Fox Interactive for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation in 2000. It is a sequel to Die Hard Trilogy, which ...more

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Silent Scope Complete is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2004 Silent Scope Complete is the final installment of the Silent Scope video game series developed by Konami. Released on February 10, 2004 for the Xbox game console, it brings together the three ...more

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Silent Scope 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2002 Silent Scope 3 is a rail shooter game developed by Konami. It is the third installment of the video game series, Silent Scope. It was released in October 2002 only on the PlayStation 2 game

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Revolution X is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1994 Revolution X is an arcade rail shooter game and the spiritual sequel to T2: The Arcade Game developed and published by Midway in 1994, featuring the rock band Aerosmith. It features gameplay ...more

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Chiller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1986 Chiller is an Exidy light gun arcade game released in 1986. An unlicensed port was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990 by American Game Cartridges in the US, and in Australia ...more

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Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2004 Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy is a video game for the Game Boy Advance based on various Nicktoons. The game was released for the Game Boy Advance on September 24, 2004. The gameplay is similar ...more

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Nerf N-Strike is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2008 Nerf N-Strike is a video game developed by EA Salt Lake and published by Electronic Arts for the Wii. The game is a rail shooter and focuses on the NERF line of toy dart blasters. It has an ...more

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Combat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1985 Combat was an Exidy shooting gallery arcade game released in 1985. In this war themed shooting game, the player had to protect his/her army in combat in a variety of combat theatres. Using the ...more

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Scud: The Disposable Assassin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1997 Scud: The Disposable Assassin is a Sega Saturn video game based on the comic book series of the same name. It was released on February 28, 1997 in North America only, though it is region-free. ...more

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Super Scope 6 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1992 Super Scope 6, known as Nintendo Scope 6 in Europe and Australia, was the title Nintendo bundled with the Super Scope for the Super NES. As the name suggests, the cartridge contains six games ...more

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Beast Busters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1989 Beast Busters is a rail shooter arcade game released by SNK in 1989 and ported to the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST in 1990. This was the final arcade game released by SNK prior to the Neo

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Marksman Shooting & Trap Shoot... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1986 Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting is a light gun shooter compilation game released for Sega Master System in North America in 1986. A third game, Safari Hunt, was included in the European ...more

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Bang! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
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Fast Draw Showdown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
1994 Fast Draw Showdown is a live-action laserdisc video game, released by American Laser Games in 1994 for a limited number of platforms. As one of the last live-action rail shooters released by the ...more