Total Nerd List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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List of shoot 'em up games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these shoot 'em up games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all shoot 'em up games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new shoot 'em up games. Various bits of information are available for these top shoot 'em up games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best shoot 'em up games, but there are a lot of popular shoot 'em up games listed here.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best shoot 'em up games?" and "What are the most popular shoot 'em up games?"

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Superman 1992

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
RoboCop 1988

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Galaga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Galaga 1981

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Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Contra 1987

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Defender is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Defender 1980

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Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Star Fox 1993

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Namco Museum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Star Fox: Assault is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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The House of the Dead III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Ikaruga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Ikaruga 2001

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Super Star Wars: The Empire St... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Super Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Ch... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Star Wars 1983

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Xevious is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Xevious 1982

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Metal Slug Anthology is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Asteroids is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Asteroids 1979

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Super Scope 6 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Super Scope 6 Jan 01 1992

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Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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The House of the Dead 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Space Harrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Time Crisis II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Jet Force Gemini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Turrican is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Turrican 1990

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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Gradius V is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Gradius V 2004

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Time Crisis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Super Star Wars: Return of the... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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1942 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
1942 1984

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Metal Slug 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Alien Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Alien Syndrome Jan 01 1987

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Elevator Action is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Missile Command is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Centipede is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Centipede 1980

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Mercs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Mercs 1990

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RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Donkey Kong 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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RayStorm is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
RayStorm 1997

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Time Crisis 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Rez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games
Rez 2001

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Forgotten Worlds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Pokémon Snap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games

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Alien Storm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Shoot 'em Up Games