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Rambo: The Video Game
Rambo: The Video Game

Adventure 21 February 2014

A first-person perspective rail shooter based on the Rambo movie series. The game was developed by Polish studio Teyon Games known for its Heavy Fire series. The story campaign in Rambo: The Video Game consists of a series of missions inspired by movies First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III. The player can fight soulless law enforcers in Hope city, free the captives held in Vietnamese jungle and help the Afghan guerillas. The base of the game are dynamical sequences during which the player must eliminate opponents by guiding a crosshair on them and pulling the trigger. The developers created various weapons which the title character can use. They also used original dialogues from the movies.

Gal*Gun 2
Gal*Gun 2

Action 13 April 2018

Another installment in a series of hilarious rail-shooters that require the player to confront groups of the protagonist's female schoolmates that have fallen in love with him. The girls are victims of a devilish curse the protagonist has to alleviate using angelic weapons and gadgets.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake
Panzer Dragoon: Remake

Action 26 March 2020

Remake of the cult third-person shooter "on rails" from 1995, in which we play the role of a rider flying on the back of an armored dragon. The developer of the title, trying to recreate the look and feel of the original, is the Polish studio MegaPixel.

The House of the Dead III
The House of the Dead III

Action 24 October 2002

The next installment of the famous arcade shoot'em up series, created mainly for gaming lovers of this unique genre.

The House of the Dead 2
The House of the Dead 2

Adventure 01 June 2001

An action game set in a horror atmosphere, where we play the role of a secret agent, who, in order to perform the mission of neutralizing the evil Dr. Curien, has to defeat dangerous creatures and zombies standing in his way.

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Action 13 October 2016

A spin-off to the well-received horror game Until Dawn. This installment is a typical rail shooter developed with PlayStation VR goggles in mind. During the game player assumes the role of a passenger of an automatically moving cart. One uses the cart to travel through various locations filled with different opponents. As per genre's tradition, the player is tasked with quick and effective elimination of everything that moves. In addition to enemies, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is also filled with typical jump-scares that resemble the ones used in amusement parks. The VR goggles improve the immersion of the game – thanks to them the players can feel as if they were personally participating in the events shown on the screen.

killer7
killer7

Action 06 July 2005

The vengeful Harman Smith is coming! Play as a professional murderer, who has extraordinary abilities - he can assume 7 different personalities, and each of them has different properties and abilities. The cruel Kun Lan is just waiting for you to stumble. Don't be fooled and keep your eyes wide open!

Rez Infinite
Rez Infinite

Arcade 13 October 2016

A refreshed version of the cult-classic rhythm game from 2001. The new edition, developed by Enhance Games studio lead by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, has been adapted to make use of virtual reality goggles, but a traditional gameplay is also available. Aside from the content present in the original game, the developers added a new location, called Area X. In Rez Infinite, the player’s task is to remove the effects of a malfunction inside an advanced AI called Eden. The game mixes the gameplay of so called rail shooters, with elements of rhythm games. As a result, we don’t control the direction where our character is headed – all we have to do is to mark groups of elements appearing on the screen, which explode, generating various audio-visual effects. The abstract visuals, characteristic of the original title, have been adapted to modern standards.

Dead Space Extraction
Dead Space Extraction

Adventure 25 September 2009

An arcade first-person rail shooter and a spin-off installment of the bestselling survival horror series by Visceral Games, Dead Space. The game’s plot is a sort of a prequel to the events presented in the original Dead Space and explains the reasons why its protagonist, Isaac Clarke, went to USG Ishimura which was infected by a mysterious alien race, the Necromorph. Dead Space: Extraction is focused on the colonists of Aegis VII, a distant mining colony, and their fight against a deadly infection. In contrast to the game’s predecessor, the action is viewed from the first-person perspective, and the gameplay is significantly more dynamic and boils down to exploring subsequent locations, efficiently eliminating all encountered mutants. The title is designed to utilize the capabilities of such controllers as WiiRemote and PlayStation Move.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace
Gal*Gun: Double Peace

Action 06 August 2015

A humorous, three-dimensional rail shooter by Inti Creates studio and a sequel to 2011 Gal*Gun, a game designed for motion game controllers. We play as an ordinary Japanese high-school student named Hodai, whose life has turned upside-down after he is shot with an arrow by mischievous angel Kurona. This results in every female trying to hit on him in more than aggressive way, after as little as a single glance. To lift the curse, our hero must find his true love before the sunset and avoid getting caught by other girls. Gameplay wise, Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a classic rail shooter, with us controlling only the crosshair. We are armed with special pistol that shoots pheromones, which will drive attacking girls to euphoria and thus stopping them from confessing their love to Hodai.

IS Defense
IS Defense

Action 19 April 2016

A first-person rail shooter developed by Destructive Creations, a Polish studio known for the controversial Hatred. The action of IS Defense takes us to the year 2020, when Europe is attacked by the Islamic State. The players assume the role of a NATO soldier who operates a heavy machine gun, and their task is to eliminate advancing enemies. As far as gameplay is concerned, the production is inspired by the genre’s classics and such titles as Beach Head 2000. In the game, we cannot move as we please since we constantly remain on the mobile machine gun and artillery position. The game continuously adjusts the difficulty level to the player’s skill, and lets us call additional support (such as an airstrike or air support) as well as supply drops depending on our results. The game is complemented by a simple character advancement system and pretty graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Mad Dog McCree
Mad Dog McCree

Action 12 June 1993

A game of the so-called "rail shooters" genre, popular in the early 90s. A fearless cowboy stands in front of Mad Dog McCree, the leader of a ruthless group of carnivorous people.

Die Hard Trilogy
Die Hard Trilogy

Action 31 August 1996

A dynamic action game based on the famous Bruce Willis film series. The production is divided into three parts, referring to the individual films and which are basically three independent games. In Die Hard Trilogy you will find both a third-person action game, rail-shooter shooting, as well as an arcade car game.

The House of the Dead
The House of the Dead

Action 15 June 1995

The House of the Dead is a horror-style action game with a first person perspective (FPP). The player takes on the role of Thomas Rogan's special agent and is sent to the laboratories of the DBR corporation to investigate the strange events that took place there. The title was produced by SEGA's in-house development studio.

DEXED
DEXED

Action 26 September 2016

A rail shooter dedicated to HTC Vive headsets developed by Ninja Theory. We are given three distinct game modes – Challenge Mode, Arcade Mode, and Zen Mode. Challenge and Arcade modes focus on combat, while Zen Mode offers the ability to peacefully traverse three-dimensional environments. Choosing one of the arcade modes leaves us with two blasters that fire icy and fiery projectiles, effective against different types of opponents, as well as generate shields that can deflect or block incoming attacks. DEXED is a single player only title, yet we are also given online rankings that can be used to compare the results of different players. The game is characteristic for its quality visuals and memorable locations, including marine worlds, subterranean depths, or snowy valleys.

The Typing of the Dead
The Typing of the Dead

Arcade 03 December 2000

If you want to experience even a second in this game, full of stinky creatures and decaying zombies, you must learn to hit the keyboard with your fingers at an unprecedented speed.

Wild Guns: Reloaded
Wild Guns: Reloaded

Action 20 December 2016

An extensive remake of Wild Guns, a classical action game that was initially released in 1994 for SNES. It was developed by Natsume in cooperation with the creators of the original. The game’s plot combines elements of western with science fiction and cyberpunk and tells the story of two protagonists: a girl named Annie, who wishes to take revenge on the Kid’s gang, and a bounty hunter, Clint, helping her. Mechanics-wise, it is a combination of arcade rail shooter and a third-person action game. While playing, we control the heroes by running, jumping, rolling, and so on, and try to aim at enemies in the back of the level. In Wild Guns: Reloaded, the classic gameplay formula was slightly polished. Apart from new arenas, opponents, and weapons, we have four (instead of two) characters at our disposal, each having their unique armaments. Furthermore, we can play in a co-op mode for the maximum of four players.

Ape Escape
Ape Escape

Party 09 December 2010

A pointer "on rails" using the PlayStation Move controller, in which we shoot at the title monkeys. While playing, we can use several types of "weapons". (e.g. slings). The gameplay takes the player to many different locations - most of which are located on a tropical, extremely colorful island.

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

Action 12 November 2011

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a first-person rail shooter game maintained in the atmosphere of the modern war in Afghanistan. The title was developed by Polish studio Teyon based in Krakow, for which it is the first multiplatform production.

The House of the Dead: Overkill
The House of the Dead: Overkill

Action 10 February 2009

The House of the Dead: Overkill is a bloodthirsty horror first person shootout of the genus "viewfinder". (rail shooter). The player takes on the role of one of the special agents, sent to Bayou City, Louisiana to exterminate a hordes of living corpses. In terms of storytelling, the game created by Headstrong Games studio is a prequel to The House of the Dead series.

Resident Evil: Chronicles HD
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD

Action 26 June 2012

A PlayStation 3 compilation of two Resident Evil games that were initially released for Nintendo Wii in years 2007-2009. The productions included in the bundle are quite different in terms of gameplay mechanics from the main installments of the series, as they are not classic TPP action games but first-person rail shooters. In them, we visit a number of well-known locations and fight incoming hordes of zombies. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a kind of a synopsis of the events of the first and the third installment of the series as well as Resident Evil Zero. The other title, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, combines the story of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. Both titles feature remastered graphics in the HD resolution and support the PlayStation Move controller in a similar way to the Wii Remote pilot.

Sniper 3D Assassin
Sniper 3D Assassin

Action 10 November 2014

The first person shooter taking from the popular rail shooters (e.g. Time Crisis series). The player takes on the role of a sniper forced to cope with various threats. Fun Games For Free studio is responsible for the development and release of this production.

Prohibition 1930
Prohibition 1930

Action 12 September 2013

A remake of a classic, arcade shootout from the era of 8-bit computers. The player plays the role of Chicago detective William Hall, who wants to make a bloody revenge on the local mafia for the death of his loved ones. The title was produced by French company Anuman Interactive as part of the Joystick Replay project.

Time Crisis: Razing Storm
Time Crisis: Razing Storm

Arcade 19 October 2010

Time Crisis: Razing Storm is an arcade shooting game based on the title known from the salons with slot machines. Developed by Namco Bandai for the capabilities of the PlayStation Move wireless controller. Players play the role of members of an anti-terrorist unit, which is sent to South America with the task of liquidating the heads of a dangerous terrorist organisation. The game combines elements of a first-person action game and the so-called "target sight".

Child of Eden
Child of Eden

Arcade 14 June 2011

A spectacular shooter "on rails", created by the author of such hits as Rez, Meteos and Space Channel 5. In the game we move to the world of the future to save the cybernet Eden. The player's task on each of the five levels is to eliminate further enemies with two types of missiles. The production surprises with its artistic setting, perfectly matched music and the number of elements that can be unlocked while playing.

Resident Evil: Outbreak - File #2
Resident Evil: Outbreak - File #2

Adventure 26 April 2005