Top 5 Rail Shooter Video Games
Some may not like the lack of control you have, but I have always enjoyed on rails shooter video games. No matter if I am controlling a character/vehicle on the screen or if I am using a light gun. This is a genre I have a very soft spot for and today I want to share with you my Top 5 Rail Shooter Video Games!
Now here is a game that I put a ton of time into as a kid. I did have this on the Super Nintendo, but it was the arcade cabinet which when I was about 11 years old felt like it was about ten feet tall I have the most fond memories of. This was a hard as nails game and I think the arcade I played it in had the difficulty ramped up as there were more than a few sections where it was impossible not to get hit. Still as a huge fan of the movie, the sounds, the sights and the awesome cabinet made this a game I always looked for in arcades. Even when I had the Super Nintendo version I would still play this if I saw it in arcades. The final boss battle against the T-1000 is one of the best boss battles in any on rails shooter.
Transformers Human Alliance
I have talked about this game before on here, but it really is one of the best on rails shooters that I have encountered over the past few years. I have now actually beaten the game and to be honest it is actually beatable without putting a ton of money into it. Transformers Human Alliance has sky high production values and the story serves as a great compliment to the Transformers movies. It is fast paced, looks amazing and best of all is just a lot of fun to play.
House Of The Dead: Overkill
Man this game is freaking crazy! If you have kids around this is one game you do not want to play I swear this game must drop the F Bomb more than any other game. This is a lot of fun. It is violent, gory, full of foul language, but it does it in such an over the top way you cannot help but laugh. The game has a grainy, cheesy, Grindhouse type look to it and if you are an old school horror fan you will get a huge kick out of it. The Wii Remote works very well as a light gun and you can even get a cool Magnum style accessory to make you feel like a real bad ass as you are shooting zombies……. Sorry mutants.
Star Fox 64 3D
I loved the original Star Fox 64 (or Lylat Wars as it was called here in the UK) but the version on the 3DS is the ultimate version of the game. To start with this game looks incredible the levels when you are in outer space look amazing when you have the 3D turned all the way up. Actually I would go as far to say this is one of the best uses of 3D on the console. The game is just so much fun to play and while it is on rails you do have quite a bit of freedom to move around the screen.
Panzeer Dragoon Orta
Wow this game still looks amazing now! For some reason Sega ignore their amazing Panzeer Dragoon series. Orta was an original Xbox exclusive and is one of the best games on the system. It looks gorgeous and has an amazing story that you actually care about. Game play is all on rails, but you have the freedom to not only move your Dragoon around the screen, but also turn the camera around you in a 360 degree motion. This is a lot of fun, balls to the wall style action and a game I fire up at least a couple of times a year. Why this has never been “HD re mastered” is one hell of a huge mystery to me.