50 Best Shoot-em-up games

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The best 50 Shoot-em-up games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection is Sky Force Anniversary released the 16 March 2017

1# Velocity 2X - 2015

Review
85
Score
Screenshot of the video game Velocity 2X
Screenshot of the video game Velocity 2X
Screenshot of the video game Velocity 2X

Become a certified badass.
Velocity 2X is a top-down view side-scrolling platform shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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2# Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours - 2015

Review
79
Score
Screenshot of the video game Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours
Screenshot of the video game Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours
Screenshot of the video game Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours

DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is the latest installment in Taito's DARIUS series of arcade-style shooting games. Blast hordes of alien sea-monsters, and blaze your own trail through branching environments.
Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is a shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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3# Jamestown - 2011

Review
85
Score
Screenshot of the video game Jamestown
Screenshot of the video game Jamestown
Screenshot of the video game Jamestown

Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars. It features all the intensity, depth, and lovingly handcrafted pixels of a classic arcade shooter, with a modern twist: deeply-integrated cooperative gameplay.
Jamestown is a shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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4# Roche Fusion - 2015

Review
90
Score
Screenshot of the video game Roche Fusion
Screenshot of the video game Roche Fusion
Screenshot of the video game Roche Fusion

Roche Fusion is a retro, over the top space shooter. An all you can shoot buffet; fast paced and procedurally generated; with crazy waves of enemies, awesome upgrades and wicked boss-fights! Also: Explosions. Lots of explosions.
Roche Fusion is a shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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5# Bit Blaster XL - 2016

Review
85
Score

A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up! (shmup).
Bit Blaster XL is a shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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6# Radiant Silvergun - 2011

Review
88
Score

Radiant Silvergun , restored by Treasure , is now available ! The shoot em up gameplay that made this a legend remains unchanged , but a hidden `` Ikaruga-style '' shooting mode gives everyone something new . Previously only available in Japan , Radiant Silvergun on Xbox LIVE Arcade also provides leaderboards , co-op play locally or over Xbox LIVE , downloadable replays , and improved visuals making it the version to own . Download Radiant Silvergun now !
Radiant Silvergun is a shooter game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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7# Syder Arcade - 2013

Review
82
Score

Killing zombies never gets old, but sometimes you just need a break. Get back to some serious old-school gaming with Syder Arcade! Syder Arcade is a love letter to Amiga games of the ‘90s, no coins, no upgrade grinding, just your tenacity and a motherload of alien invaders.
Syder Arcade is a side-scrolling survival shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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8# ALLTYNEX Second - 2014

Review
91
Score
Screenshot of the video game ALLTYNEX Second
Screenshot of the video game ALLTYNEX Second
Screenshot of the video game ALLTYNEX Second

The year is 2192AD. 40 years ago, the Stellar-class All-purpose Administrative Computer ALLTYNEX suddenly attempted to enact genocide upon mankind. Commandeering armies of unmanned weapons, ALLTYNEX enacted a massacre so terrible that within only 72 hours of the start of the incident, approximately 85% of the world's population had...
ALLTYNEX Second is a shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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9# Super Star Path - 2015

Review
86
Score
Screenshot of the video game Super Star Path
Screenshot of the video game Super Star Path
Screenshot of the video game Super Star Path

Classic color match puzzle meets space shoot'em up action! Hop into your spaceship, open a path through huge waves of aliens and other hazards, and face intense boss battles!
Super Star Path is a shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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10# RIVE - 2016

Review
75
Score
Screenshot of the video game RIVE
Screenshot of the video game RIVE
Screenshot of the video game RIVE

This 360-degree shooter/platformer hybrid lets you choreograph a ‘dance of destruction’ in insanely spectacular battles and set-pieces. RIVE feels like the explosive games of yore, pumping megapixels in true 21st century style.
RIVE is a side-scrolling twin-stick platform shooter game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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11# Glorkian Warrior: The Trials Of Glork - 2015

Review
86
Score

A comic-styled mashup of Galaga-style shoot-em-up, simple platforming action, and Saturday morning cartoon. In collaboration with Eisner-award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka!
Glorkian Warrior: The Trials Of Glork is a platform shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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12# Raiden Legacy - 2015

Review
82
Score

RAIDEN LEGACY is a four-title compilation of the mega-popular RAIDEN arcade series including RAIDEN, RAIDEN FIGHTERS, RAIDEN FIGHTERS 2 & RAIDEN FIGHTERS JET.
Raiden Legacy is a classic shooter game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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13# Chicken Invaders 5 - 2015

Review
76
Score

Chicken Invaders puts you at the forefront of a battle against invading intergalactic chickens, bent on revenge for our oppression of Earth chickens. This time, the chickens have hatched a devious plan to block out sunlight and freeze Earth to death!
Chicken Invaders 5 is a casual shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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14# DELTAZEAL - 2015

Review
81
Score
Screenshot of the video game DELTAZEAL
Screenshot of the video game DELTAZEAL
Screenshot of the video game DELTAZEAL

Triangle Service presents the essential arcade experience! Power up your ship, evade enemy fire, and blast your way to the final boss in DeltaZeal!
DELTAZEAL is a shooter game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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15# Psycho Starship Rampage - 2015

Review
89
Score
Screenshot of the video game Psycho Starship Rampage
Screenshot of the video game Psycho Starship Rampage
Screenshot of the video game Psycho Starship Rampage

You play the psychotic A.I. of a warship lost in space which tries to come back to Earth. Build your spaceship from scratch. Load it with weapons. And use your creation to destroy waves of innocent aliens throughout numerous levels. Loot their carcasses, extend your ship and jump to the next sector for more action!
Psycho Starship Rampage is a survival rogue-like shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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16# Sine Mora - 2012

Review
83
Score

Sine Mora is a horizontal shoot'em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor.
Sine Mora is a shooter game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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17# Circuit Breakers - 2015

Review
86
Score
Screenshot of the video game Circuit Breakers
Screenshot of the video game Circuit Breakers
Screenshot of the video game Circuit Breakers

Talented and ferocious weapon experts needed to eliminate a dangerous mechanical menace that threatens the existence of humanity. Up to six positions available. Benefits include traveling the world to eliminate robots.
Circuit Breakers is a local multiplayer twin-stick shooter game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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18# XIIZEAL - 2015

Review
74
Score
Screenshot of the video game XIIZEAL
Screenshot of the video game XIIZEAL
Screenshot of the video game XIIZEAL

Enjoy a fast and frantic arcade shmup from Triangle Service! Attack in all directions and rack up the multipliers - do you have XIIZEAL?
XIIZEAL is a shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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19# CRUSH! - 2014

Review
80
Score
Screenshot of the video game CRUSH!
Screenshot of the video game CRUSH!
Screenshot of the video game CRUSH!

C-RUSH is an old school Shooter, with HD graphics.A new threat is coming from the space; the plasma insects. Exterminate the vermin!!Beat your own score and compare it with the other players !Key Features:- One ship with different positions to use- Different Gameplay according to the positions and shoots- A Schmup where you need...
CRUSH! is a 2D top-down view platform puzzle shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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20# Astebreed - 2014

Review
88
Score

Climb into the pilot's seat of an otherworldly war machine and take down a genocidal alien race bent on eradicating humanity to preserve their own civilization.
Astebreed is a shooter game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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21# Enemy Mind - 2014

Review
79
Score
Screenshot of the video game Enemy Mind
Screenshot of the video game Enemy Mind
Screenshot of the video game Enemy Mind

A retro shooter with a new power: the power to become any ship.Lost in the depths of space, you are a being of pure psychic energy with the uncanny power to take over and control anything you see in order to survive.Built for PC, Enemy Mind lets you battle your way through 70+ waves of challenging enemies.
Enemy Mind is a local multiplayer shooter game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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22# Sky Force Anniversary - 2017

Review
83
Score
Screenshot of the video game Sky Force Anniversary
Screenshot of the video game Sky Force Anniversary
Screenshot of the video game Sky Force Anniversary

Legendary shoot-'em-up makes its way on the PCs! Abundant explosions, truly epic boss fights and beautifully crafted 3D environments are here to keep you entertained. Sky Force Anniversary offers single player experience and local cooperative mode for 2 players.
Sky Force Anniversary is a shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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23# SATAZIUS - 2011

Review
84
Score
Screenshot of the video game SATAZIUS
Screenshot of the video game SATAZIUS
Screenshot of the video game SATAZIUS

The year is 2051. Location: SATAZIUS, a long-abandoned planet. The cruiser Agano was on patrol when it was attacked and stricken by a confederacy of space pirates that had established a base on SATAZIUS. The pirates attacked the Agano intending to steal the assault ship ‘Trafalgar’ that was stowed aboard the Agano, but the Trafalgar made...
SATAZIUS is a shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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24# Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead - 2012

Review
83
Score
Screenshot of the video game Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead
Screenshot of the video game Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead
Screenshot of the video game Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead

Modojo: "When it comes to iPhone and iPad, 2D graphics don't get much better than Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead, a side-scrolling zombie shooter from Wandake Studios. " You, Apocalypse Max, are the lone survivor of this zombie apocalypse.
Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead is a side-scrolling platform shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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25# Blue Rider - 2016

Review
88
Score
Screenshot of the video game Blue Rider
Screenshot of the video game Blue Rider
Screenshot of the video game Blue Rider

In a valley flooded with bullets, your next challenge rises from a heap of scraps. This time there aren't blue hedgehogs or mega men to save you. Hop in and become the Blue Rider!
Blue Rider is a shoot-em-up game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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