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 and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Shoot-em-up games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

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

1# Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours - 2015

Review
79
Score

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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2# Velocity 2X - 2015

Review
85
Score

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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3# 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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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# 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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6# 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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7# 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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8# Circuit Breakers - 2015

Review
86
Score

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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9# 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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10# 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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11# 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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12# 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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13# Sky Force Anniversary - 2017

Review
83
Score

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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14# 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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15# 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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16# 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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17# Murasaki - 2014

Review
80
Score
Screenshot of the video game Murasaki
Screenshot of the video game Murasaki
Screenshot of the video game Murasaki

"Murasaki" is a puzzle explosion game. Use explosions to clear the screen of pesky obstacles filling it up. The only controls you need are the directional buttons and two other buttons (Z and X)!
Murasaki is a platform puzzle shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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18# 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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19# 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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20# Galacide - 2015

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

You command destructive ships to obliterate thousands of enemies, while weaving through intricate networks of invasive machine-organisms! Combining classic fast-paced shoot 'em up action with quick-thinking tactics of puzzlers, you must carefully match the right pieces to fly out of danger!
Galacide is a local multiplayer side-scrolling shoot-em-up game in space that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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21# 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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22# Shutshimi - 2015

Review
77
Score
Screenshot of the video game Shutshimi
Screenshot of the video game Shutshimi
Screenshot of the video game Shutshimi

Shütshimi is a randomized shoot'em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas. Defeat or navigate through waves of enemies, collecting new upgrades every 10 seconds that change up the gameplay as you battle your way through each of the game's bosses.
Shutshimi is a local multiplayer shoot-em-up game that offers Shoot-em-up mechanism.

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23# Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition - 2015

Review
82
Score
Screenshot of the video game Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition
Screenshot of the video game Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition
Screenshot of the video game Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition

Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition is a hardcore, uncompromising vertical scrolling bullet hell/invader hell shooter (shmup) that doubles as a techno-based lightsynth, triggering bursts of funky invaders at the pulse of a relentless beat.
Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition is a shoot-em-up game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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24# Savant - Ascent - 2013

Review
88
Score

A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies!Dodge and shoot your way back up the tower, and blast down waves of enemies as you make your way towards the top! As you progress, you unlock CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities!
Savant - Ascent is a fast-paced game with a lot of emphasis on Shoot-em-up.

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25# Dodonpachi Resurrection - 2016

Review
87
Score

The legendary bullet-hell shoot-’em-up series has come to Steam! DoDonPachi is ressurected after a Blissful Death with enough modes to satisfy the beginner and the expert player alike. Tonight we dine in bullet hell!
Dodonpachi Resurrection is a shooter game where Shoot-em-up is an important part of the gameplay.

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