Total Nerd 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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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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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 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

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Time Crisis II is listed (or ranked) 5 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 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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CarnEvil is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Time Crisis is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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16 9
Area 51 is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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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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Target: Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Ghost Squad is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Time Crisis: Project Titan is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Operation Wolf is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Death Crimson OX is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Crisis Zone is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Silent Scope is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Virtua Cop 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Crypt Killer is listed (or ranked) 25 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