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The Best Light Gun Games of All Time  

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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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Time Crisis II is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
The House of the Dead: Overkil... is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
Die Hard Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Corpse Killer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
Jan 01 1994
Corpse Killer is a game released for the Sega-CD, Sega-CD 32X, 3DO, Sega Saturn, Windows 95 and Macintosh computers that features live action full motion video in a format similar to other games ...more
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
zenace33 added 2010
GoldenEye 007 is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Eurocom and published by Activision for the Wii video game console, with a handheld version for Nintendo DS developed by ...more
7
Big Buck Hunter Pro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
zenace33 added Big Buck Hunter Pro Feb 01 2006
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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Virtua Cop: Elite Edition is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Ch... is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Time Crisis is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Time Crisis 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Virtua Cop 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Area 51 is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Target: Terror is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
CarnEvil is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
Silent Scope is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Lethal Enforcers 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
Nov 01 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
21
Ghost Squad is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Yoshi's Safari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
Dec 28 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
23
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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Alien 3: The Gun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
25
Dino Stalker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Light Gun Games of All Time
2002
Dino Stalker, known as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis in Japan, is a first person shooter video game created by Capcom that was released for the PlayStation 2 on June 27, 2002. It was developed by ...more