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The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time

Updated November 23, 2020 3.1k votes 641 voters 76.3k views67 items

List RulesVote up the best video games in the rail shooter genre.

This is a list of the best rail shooter games of all time for any console or system, ranked by gamers everywhere. These highly rated rail shooter games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest releases are at the top of the list. This list includes all challenging rail shooter games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new rail shooter games.

From classic games like Time Crisis II and Star Fox 64 to newer titles like Attack of the Movies 3D, these are the best rail shooting games ever made.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rail shooter games?" and "What is the greatest rail shooter game of all time?" Whether they were released on the PC, PS4, or SNES, vote up all your favorite rail shooters, and vote down the ones that missed the mark.

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  • The House of the Dead 21

    DeveloperSega Wow

    PlatformPersonal computer, Arcade game, Dreamcast, Wii, Microsoft Windows

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  • The House of the Dead2

    DeveloperSega Wow

    PlatformPersonal computer, PC booter, Commodore 64, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, Sega Saturn

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  • Time Crisis II3

    DeveloperNamco

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Arcade game

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  • Star Fox 644
    138
    64

    DeveloperNintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    PlatformWii, Nintendo 64, iQue Player

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  • The House of the Dead: Overkill5

    DeveloperKuju Entertainment, Headstrong Games

    PlatformWii

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  • The House of the Dead 46

    DeveloperSega Wow, Sega

    PlatformArcade game

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  • The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return7

    DeveloperSega

    PlatformWii

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  • Panzer Dragoon Orta8

    DeveloperSega Sports R&D

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Emulator, Xbox, Xbox 360

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  • Panzer Dragoon9

    DeveloperSega Sports R&D, Team Andromeda

    PlatformSega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

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  • Star Fox10
    64
    24

    DeveloperArgonaut Games, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii

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  • The House of the Dead III11

    DeveloperSega Wow

    PlatformPersonal computer, Wii, Arcade game, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

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  • Sin and Punishment12

    DeveloperTreasure Co. Ltd, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    PlatformNintendo 64, Wii, iQue Player

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  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles13

    DeveloperCavia, Capcom

    PlatformWii

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  • Time Crisis 314

    DeveloperNamco, Nex Entertainment

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Amusement arcade

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  • Area 5115
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    21

    DeveloperMesa Logic

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, IBM PC compatible, Arcade game

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  • Star Wars Trilogy Arcade16

    DeveloperLucasArts, Sega AM3, Sega Rosso

    PlatformArcade

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  • Rez17
    44
    18

    Rez

    2001

    DeveloperSonic Team, United Game Artists, Q Entertainment

    PlatformDreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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  • Virtua Cop: Elite Edition18

    DeveloperSega AM2

    PlatformPlayStation 2

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  • Time Crisis 419

    DeveloperNamco, Nex Entertainment

    PlatformArcade game, PlayStation 3

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  • Panzer Dragoon II Zwei20

    DeveloperSega Sports R&D, Team Andromeda

    PlatformSega Saturn

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  • Vampire Night21

    DeveloperSega Wow

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Arcade game

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  • Virtua Cop 222
    36
    16

    DeveloperAM R&D Dept. #2, Sega AM2

    PlatformIBM PC compatible, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Arcade game, Sega Saturn

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  • Maximum Force23

    DeveloperMesa Logic

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Arcade game, Personal computer

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  • Virtua Cop24
    27
    9

    DeveloperAM R&D Dept. #2, Sega AM2

    PlatformArcade game, N-Gage, Sega Saturn, IBM PC compatible, Microsoft Windows

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  • Space Harrier25

    DeveloperAM R&D Dept. #2, Sega AM2

    PlatformTurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Sega Game Gear, PlayStation 2

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