50 Best Shoot-em-up games

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The best 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.

1# BLUE REVOLVER - 2016

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93
Score

BLUE REVOLVER is a fresh new shoot-em-up built for newcomers and psychos alike. An adaptive difficulty system tailors the game to your skill level as you fight and flourish to evade the maniac environmental force, "Blue Revolver"!
BLUE REVOLVER is a shoot-em-up game.

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2# Jets'n'Guns Gold - 2014

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95
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Jets'n'Guns is a heavy piece of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out! Enjoy yourself in almost-insane action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels.
Jets'n'Guns Gold is a 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up game.

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3# Bezier - 2016

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94
Score

Bezier is a dual stick blaster set inside a vast computer built deep underground. The story traces the principal's escape from this "Noah's Ark" gone wrong. A simple shooter on the surface, the deeper narrative pulls in his relationship between evolution and god, family and love.
Bezier is a twin-stick shoot-em-up game in space.

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4# Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours - 2015

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84
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.

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5# Sector Six - 2016

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91
Score

Early Access

Sector Six is under attack, the Machines, massive automatic spaceships are destroying everything! No weapon can stop the Machines, the only hope is the Elder Mechanism, an ancient device of the mighty Almadi civilization, who colonized Sector Six a long time ago.
Sector Six is a shoot-em-up game.

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6# Revolution Ace - 2014

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86
Score

The deepest, most tactical shooter on Steam. With every takedown, you’ll earn cash and xp to upgrade your ship and unlock new powers. Online and local co-op. Realistic physics and water simulation.
Revolution Ace is a shoot-em-up game.

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7# Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo - 2016

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90
Score

Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo is a vertical scrolling arcade shoot 'em up following the journey of a lone Mecha through the desolate retro stylized world and the onslaught of enemy waves to reach Veloce, the young genius responsible for the extinction of humankind.
Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo is a shoot-em-up game.

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8# Psycho Starship Rampage - 2015

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89
Score

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 rogue-like shoot-em-up game.

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9# Blue Rider - 2016

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88
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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.

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10# Hypership Out of Control - 2015

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86
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Space is a dangerous placed for even the most seasoned starship pilot, full of asteroids, multicolored floating blocks, and space mines. It's even more dangerous when you your accelerator is stuck to the floor and your brakes are out.
Hypership Out of Control is a casual racing shoot-em-up game in space.

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11# Glorkian Warrior: The Trials Of Glork - 2015

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86
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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.

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12# Super Intergalactic Gang - 2016

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85
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Super Intergalactic Gang is a classic arcade shoot-em-up with a new twist. Slow time to dodge waves of bullets, charge up shots into super attacks, and even punch your enemies to death! The game is a fresh new take on a genre that is an oldie but a goodie.
Super Intergalactic Gang is a casual shoot-em-up game.

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13# Chicken Invaders 5 - 2015

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76
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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.

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14# Bit Blaster XL - 2016

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85
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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.

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15# The Tale of Alltynex - 2014

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87
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The second chapter in one of the most loved and respected Japanese shooting game series ever: The Tale of ALLTYNEX by Japanese indie developer SITER SKAIN. Carefully crafted play experiences, destructive fun, and absorbing gameplay have made the ALLTYNEX trilogy renowned in shooting game communities.
The Tale of Alltynex is a shoot-em-up game.

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16# AWA - 2016

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82
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A fast paced shoot-em-up featuring modern military aircraft. Choose one of the eight fighter aircraft and take the battle to the skies throughout nine action-packed stages each with their own end-level special boss.
AWA is a shoot-em-up game.

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17# KAMUI - 2014

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83
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Centuries have passed since the events of RefleX and mankind has once again attained civilization. Now, ancient technology born of a twisted mind sets in motion a chain of events designed to bring divine retribution down upon mankind.
KAMUI is a shoot-em-up game.

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18# Velocity 2X - 2015

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85
Score

Become a certified badass.
Velocity 2X is a top-down view side-scrolling platform shoot-em-up game.

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19# Eschatos - 2015

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89
Score

An alien menace has descended on Earth! Defend the world from UFO invasion in this superb arcade shooter from Qute. Use your weapons effectively, deflect enemy bullets with your shield, and recapture the Moon from alien infestation!
Eschatos is a shooter game.

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20# Circuit Breakers - 2015

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86
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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 shoot-em-up game.

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21# State of Anarchy - 2016

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80
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Fulfill your inner sociopath as you mow down enemies with guns and cars alike, in a bid to pull off the world's largest heist!
State of Anarchy is a casual top-down view shoot-em-up game.

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22# Supercharged Robot VULKAISER - 2015

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78
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70s giant robot anime-inspired side-scrolling shooting from the creators of SATAZIUS and GIGANTIC ARMY!
Supercharged Robot VULKAISER is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up game.

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23# Mushihimesama - 2015

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90
Score

Battle huge "Koju" bugs in CAVE's beautiful fantasy shooter, Mushihimesama. Experience the thrill of bullet hell from the masters of the genre as you evade visually stunning shot patterns with thousands of bullets.
Mushihimesama is a shoot-em-up game.

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24# Enemy Mind - 2014

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79
Score

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.

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25# Procyon - 2014

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80
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It's the future! And humanity is, predictably, under attack by extraterrestrial forces. Lucky for us we have an experimental ship that's never before been flown that will surely...uh, possibly...well, implausibly be able to win the war! All we need now is a pilot or two.
Procyon is a shoot-em-up game.

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26# The Howler - 2016

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85
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Use gravity, tension, and wind currents to get your hot air balloon to its destination, dropping off cargo on your way, in this ultra-challenging physics-based game. All art used in the Howler was meticulously created by classically-trained experienced painters.
The Howler is a casual visual-novel game.

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27# Phoenix Force - 2014

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97
Score

Phoenix Force is a shoot 'em up about a group of phoenixes that fight big and strong mythological creatures in over 100 levels. It takes the boss battle as the foundation for every level, creating engaging and challenging fast battles that will require your best strategies and reflexes.
Phoenix Force is a 2D shoot-em-up game.

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28# Super Star Path - 2015

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86
Score

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.

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29# XenoRaptor - 2014

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91
Score

Early Access

Take control of a cyberdragon and annihilate swarms of rocket propelled chainsaws either online or via LAN in this high speed, high skill 8 player co-op twinstick shooter.
XenoRaptor is a shooter game in space.

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30# Shutshimi - 2015

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77
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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.

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31# Galacide - 2015

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75
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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 shoot-em-up game in space.

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32# XIIZEAL - 2015

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74
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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.

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33# Raiden Legacy - 2015

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82
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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.

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34# Zamarian - 2016

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73
Score

Zamarian is a fast-paced shoot 'em up classic arcade action game brought to you in an exciting, colorful, and challenging new way!
Zamarian is a shoot-em-up game.

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35# DELTAZEAL - 2015

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81
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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.

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36# Roche Fusion - 2015

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90
Score

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.

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37# Steredenn - 2015

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80
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Steredenn is a frenetic and chaotic space shooter, carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Embark in your ship and engage the fight against dreadful space pirates in a never-ending combat for your survival.
Steredenn is a rogue-like shoot-em-up game.

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38# Generic Space Shooter - 2016

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83
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Welcome to an epic world of endless carnage, where you battle alien foes at lightning fast speeds, and engage in mind meltingly epic boss battles. Immerse yourself in a beautifully hand crafted world, with visually stunning top down graphics and unlimited action packed levels.
Generic Space Shooter is a top-down view shoot-em-up game in space.

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39# Project Starship - 2016

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93
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Project Starship is an arcade bullet-hell with random mechanics. No match will ever be the same. Who will you be? Garret or Gwen? Will you save the world from the mighty cthulhu?
Project Starship is a casual shoot-em-up game.

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40# RIVE - 2016

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75
Score

RIVE is the metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter you've been waiting for! This 360-degree shooter/platformer hybrid lets you choreograph a ‘dance of destruction’ in insanely spectacular battles and set-pieces.
RIVE is a side-scrolling twin-stick platform shooter game.

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41# Caladrius Blaze - 2017

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67
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An epic tale that begins from shooting missiles! The newest work of the Caladrius series with lots of new features that exceeds the original story!
Caladrius Blaze is a classic shoot-em-up game.

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42# Bullet Heaven 2 - 2015

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85
Score

Bullet Heaven 2 is a bullet-hell shoot-em-up inspired by games like Touhou and Jamestown. It's all about shooting every cute thing that moves, while dodging hundreds of shiny bullets per second!
Bullet Heaven 2 is a shoot-em-up game.

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43# Ikaruga - 2014

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86
Score

Shoot! Dodge! and... Get Hit!? "Ikaruga" is a vertical shoot 'em up that features an unique polarity-switching gameplay. Switch the ship's polarity and "get hit and absorb" enemy bullets! Achieve High Score with the chain bonus!
Ikaruga is a shooter game.

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44# Blacksea Odyssey - 2016

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78
Score

Enter the Blacksea Odyssey, a violent top-down rogue-lite space shoot ‘em up RPG brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. Explore dangerous, interstellar spacescapes as you hunt enormous space-behemoths with a harpoon and rune-infused spears.
Blacksea Odyssey is a twin-stick game.

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45# Murasaki - 2016

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80
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"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.

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46# RefRain -prism memories- - 2016

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90
Score

RefRain - prism memories - is an empowering, cyberpunk, bullet-hell shoot-’em-up that focuses on fast-paced, offensive gameplay. “Dive” into a hazardous digital world, cycle through 3 different attack modes, and delete the opposition with superior firepower.
RefRain -prism memories- is a shoot-em-up game.

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47# Drive to Hell - 2014

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85
Score

Drive to Hell is an action-packed shooter where you'll take a ride through an army of monsters to exact revenge on the Demon King for destroying your favorite dive bar. Enemies assault from all sides, each with its own special personality and attack style.
Drive to Hell is a twin-stick shoot-em-up game.

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48# Reign of Bullets - 2015

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68
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Reign of Bullets is a shoot ‘em up with epic loot and lots of guns. Upgrade your ship and customize your weapons to build the ultimate fighter plane.
Reign of Bullets is a shoot-em-up game.

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49# Raiden IV: Overkill - 2015

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81
Score

The series that changed the history of arcade shoot’em ups is back with the crazed action of Overkill mode! Instill fear in your enemies with devastating attacks and earn the acclaimed title of Master Ace!
Raiden IV: Overkill is a shooter game.

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50# Hyperspace Invaders II: Pixel Edition - 2015

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82
Score

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.

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