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 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux, 3DS, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 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 are Speed Limit released the 15 February 2021 and ranked #2, Space Aliens Invaders released the 13 January 2021 and ranked #43, Spirit Arena released the 24 December 2020 and ranked #18.

26# Blue Rider - 2016

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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!

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29# Swimsanity! - 2020

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Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.

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31# ALLTYNEX Second - 2014

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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...

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33# Space Elite Force II - 2020

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Space Elite Force II is a space-shooting game for up to 2 players in local cooperative mode. With a wide variety of weapons, enemies and improvements to your ship, it presents all the intensity, depth and beautiful handcrafted pixels of a classic space-shooting game.

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35# Wings Of Bluestar - 2020

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Protect space against the last wave of an enemy that used to be mankind's ally: a mysterious intelligent artificial life form. Take control of enhanced trainee pilot Aya, or the mysterious veteran pilot Zarak and fight in order to save mankind and learn more about yourself and also about your enemy.

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39# VASARA Collection - 2019

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For the very first time, highly acclaimed Japanese Arcade Shoot’em Ups - VASARA (2000) and VASARA 2 (2001) - are made available to the whole world via this package: VASARA COLLECTION! Science Fiction meets History in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timeline Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies. The late ruler of Japan, Hideyoshi Hashiba, has just died and Ieyasu Tokugawa is planning on taking over. The protagonists must battle their way through a series of warlords sent by Tokugawa in order to keep him from succeeding. Fight against warships, battle tanks, giant robots, evil soldiers and rogue Samurais to prevent 1600's Japan from being taken over by tyrannical forces. The highly skill-based gameplay keeps you at the edge of your seat at all times. Try and stay alive on this frantic game where everyone, and everything, is out to kill you!

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40# Stella Voyager - 2020

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Open World Space Exploring Trading Shmup RPG. Space sheriff fighting outlaws. King of inter planet trade. Investor who contribute to the development of the planets. The choice Is yours.

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41# Rick Henderson - 2020

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Rick Henderson is an endless horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up with infinite replayability, a true homage to 16-bit shooters wrapped in graphics we all loved. Twitch your fingers through five enemy factions and their bosses, upgrade your ship and try to survive through unpredictable space events.

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42# Graceful Explosion Machine - 2017

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"Skillfully pilot the advanced Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) fighter while blasting swarms of crystalline enemies with your ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you'll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting to find a way home."

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44# kashicverse -Malicious Wake- - 2020

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It is a 2D Sci-Fi Action Shoot 'em up that can use command deadly techniques like fighting games. In this title, you can destroy enemies by using 10 distinctive special moves, "Methods", in addition to normal shooting attacks.

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46# Senko no Ronde 2 - 2017

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Senko no Ronde 2 is a fast-paced one-on-one action game offering an eclectic mix of the shooting and fighting genres in a mech-filled bullet ballet played out in space! And with Zuntata alumnus Yasuhisa Watanabe on board, you can expect a superb soundtrack too.

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47# Octonaut - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Octonaut
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The world has been taken over by an alien invasion. On the eve of destruction, humanity called out for their last hope. Octonaut we need your help!

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48# Toi - 2020

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A new planet has been discovered, go through the three areas and conquer the planet Toi.

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49# Two by One - 2020

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Do you have what it takes to beat two games at the same time? Prove your skills by controlling two ships simultaneously or join forces with a friend to overcome the challenge of this stylish Shoot'Em Up.

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50# Bullet Heaven 2 - 2015

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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!

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