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Gun Shooting

Definition: Subgenre of the on-rails shooting genre in which the player fires his avatar's weapon by pointing at the screen an input device typically modeled on a ballistic weapon.

Note that the reason we chose the Japanese designation for this genre over the Western one (light gun shooting) is because 1) There are gun shooting games that use positional guns instead of light guns (e.g. Operation Wolf, Silent Scope, L.A. Machineguns, and others), and 2) The genre has been historically dominated by the Japanese, whilst Westerners continue to denigrate the entire genre with retarded labels such as "cheap quarter-munchers" and the like.


Ranking

*****

****
[AC] The House of the Dead 4 [ > ]

***
[AC] Time Crisis 4 [ > ]

**

*
[AC] Let's Go Jungle! Lost on the Island of Spice


Chronology

This chronology is not comprehensive and for the moment includes only arcade titles (though we will soon be expanding it to include ports as well as original home titles). If you are aware of games that we have missed, or would like to point out corrections, please let us know by posting here.


Upcoming
TBA [AC] Vulcan Wars [ > ]

2010


2009
??/?? [AC] Razing Storm

2008
??/?? [AC] Rambo [ > ]

2007
09/21 [AC] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Senshi no Kioku~
07/25 [AC] Silent Hill: The Arcade
04/?? [AC] 2 Spicy
??/?? [AC] Ghost Squad Evolution
??/?? [AC] Let's Go Jungle! Special

2006
12/14 [AC] Let's Go Jungle! Lost on the Island of Spice
12/?? [AC] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Spirits of Zeon
06/?? [AC] Time Crisis 4 [ > ]
??/?? [AC] Aliens: Extermination
??/?? [AC] Cooper's 9
??/?? [AC] The House of the Dead 4 Special

2005
12/21 [AC] The House of the Dead 4 [ > ]
11/?? [AC] Cobra: The Arcade

2004
11/19 [AC] Ghost Squad
11/?? [AC] Seigi no Hero / Lethal Enforcers 3
??/?? [AC] Wartran Troopers

2003
??/?? [AC] Silent Scope: Fortune Hunter
??/?? [AC] Time Crisis 3
??/?? [AC] Virtua Cop 3
??/?? [AC] Alien 3: The Gun

2002
??/?? [AC] The House of the Dead III
??/?? [AC] The Maze of Kings
??/?? [AC] World Combat / Warzaid

2001
06/14 [AC] Confidential Mission
??/?? [AC] Golgo 13: Juusei no Requiem
??/?? [AC] Jurassic Park III
??/?? [AC] Keisatsukan Shinjuku 24ji 2 / Police 911 2 / Police 24/7 2
??/?? [AC] Sogeki / Silent Scope EX
??/?? [AC] Vampire Night

2000
12/?? [AC] Gun Balina
??/?? [AC] Golgo 13: Kiseki no Dandou
??/?? [AC] Ninja Assault
??/?? [AC] Silent Scope 2: Fatal Judgement / Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette
??/?? [AC] Keisatsukan Shinjuku 24ji / Police 911 / Police 24/7

1999
02/?? [AC] Gun Barl
??/?? [AC] Crisis Zone
??/?? [AC] Golgo 13
??/?? [AC] Silent Scope

1998
??/?? [AC] Beast Busters: Second Nightmare
??/?? [AC] Evil Night / Hell Night
??/?? [AC] L.A. Machineguns
??/?? [AC] Operation Tiger
??/?? [AC] Teraburst
??/?? [AC] The House of the Dead 2
??/?? [AC] The Ocean Hunter
??/?? [AC] Time Crisis 2

1997
??/?? [AC] The Lost World: Jurassic Park
??/?? [AC] Total Vice

1996
??/?? [AC] The House of the Dead
??/?? [AC] Time Crisis

1995
??/?? [AC] Crypt Killer
??/?? [AC] Virtua Cop 2
??/?? [AC] Gunblade NY

1994
10/?? [AC] Gun Bullet / Point Blank
05/23 [AC] Revolution X
??/?? [AC] Lethal Enforcers 2: The Western / Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters
??/?? [AC] Operation Wolf 3
??/?? [AC] Rail Chase 2
??/?? [AC] Virtua Cop

1993


1992
??/?? [AC] Lethal Enforcers
??/?? [AC] Lucky & Wild
??/?? [AC] Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold

1991
??/?? [AC] Rail Chase
??/?? [AC] Steel Gunner 2
??/?? [AC] Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1990
??/?? [AC] Mad Dog McCree
??/?? [AC] Space Gun
??/?? [AC] Steel Gunner

1989
??/?? [AC] Beast Busters
??/?? [AC] Line of Fire

1988
??/?? [AC] Operation Thunderbolt

1987
??/?? [AC] Operation Wolf

1986
??/?? [AC] Violent Shooting

1985
??/?? [AC] N.Y. Captor

1984


1983


1982


1981


1980


1979


1978
??/?? [AC] Blue Shark