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This is a list of the best rail shooter games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated rail shooter games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest rail shooter games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these rail shooter games are considered the best in the genre. 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.

List contains games like Star Fox, Star Fox 64.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rail shooter games?" and "What is the greatest rail shooter game of all time?"
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The House of the Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2000
The House of the Dead 2 is a light gun arcade game with a horror theme and the second game in the The House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Sega for video arcades in 1998 and ...more

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135 56
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1997
Star Fox 64, known in Australia and Europe as Lylat Wars, is a 3D scrolling shooter game themed around aircraft combat for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is a reboot of the original Star ...more

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106 42
The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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89 34
Time Crisis II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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79 29
Panzer Dragoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1995
Panzer Dragoon is a rail shooter video game developed by Team Andromeda and released on the Sega Saturn console in 1995; and later released on PC, PlayStation 2, and as a bonus in its sequel ...more

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66 21
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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Panzer Dragoon Orta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2002
Panzer Dragoon Orta is a rail shooter video game published by Sega for the Xbox. The game was released in Japan in December 2002, the following month in the United States, and three months later ...more

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63 22
The House of the Dead III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2002
The House of the Dead III is a 2002 light gun arcade game with a horror zombie-survival theme, and the third installment to the House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Wow ...more

9
66 25
The House of the Dead: Overkil... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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

10
51 15
Sin and Punishment is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2000
Sin and Punishment, is a shooter game developed by Treasure and Nintendo Research & Development 1, published by Nintendo. The game was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan in 2000, and on ...more

11
67 26
The House of the Dead 4 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2005
The House of the Dead 4 is a light gun arcade game with a horror theme and the fourth installment of the House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Sega. The game takes place between ...more

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64 25
Time Crisis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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62 24
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1993
Star Fox, released as Starwing in Europe, apparently to avoid confusion with an association called "StarVox" in Germany is the first game in the Star Fox series of video games, ...more

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71 32
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Ch... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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48 18
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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37 11
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1998
Star Wars Trilogy Arcade is an arcade game first released in 1998. The game is a 3-D rail shooter based on the original trilogy of Star Wars films and was released along with the special ...more

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54 24
Area 51 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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41 15
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1996
Panzer Dragoon II Zwei is a rail shooter released exclusively for the Sega Saturn, it was the second Panzer Dragoon game released but it is a prequel of the series. It was developed by Team ...more

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34 13
Time Crisis 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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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32 12
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1997
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a light gun arcade game from Sega. It was released in 1997, and is based on the film of the same name. The film's director, Steven Spielberg, received one of the ...more

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46 24
Time Crisis 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2006
Time Crisis 4 is the fourth installment in Namco's Time Crisis series which introduces new features to the cover-based light gun shooter gameplay engine of its predecessors alongside a new story ...more

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41 20
Crisis Zone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1999
Crisis Zone is a spin-off of the popular Time Crisis arcade shooters.

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41 20
Space Harrier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
1985
Space Harrier is a third-person rail shooter video game released by Sega in 1985. It spawned several sequels like Space Harrier 3-D, Space Harrier II, or the spin-off Planet Harriers. Space ...more

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42 21
Rez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rail Shooter Games of All Time
2001
Rez is a rail shooter music video game released by Sega in Japan in 2001 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2, with a European Dreamcast release and United States PlayStation 2 release in 2002. ...more

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38 18
Virtua Cop 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rail Shooter 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