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Just to promote some discussion for the fun of it, I thought I'd do a series of forum posts based on the 53 genres listed in VGG.* Here's a GeekList of all 53 threads.

This thread's genre: Light Gun Shooter

Listed below are the top-ranked games in this genre. How does the list fit with your experience?


Have you played any of these games? Which ones? Do you agree or disagree with the ranking? How would you rank the games listed? Are there other games in the genre that you think should be in the top ranks?

And by the way, what do you think of this genre in general?

The House of the Dead: Overkill
The Typing of the Dead
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
The House of the Dead 2
Ghost Squad
Time Crisis II
Time Crisis 3
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Point Blank
James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace


*In case you don't know how to find the VGG genres and rankings, hover over Browse at the top of the screen, then click Genres. Click a genre, and scroll down to Linked Items. Click the Sort window, and sort by Rank.
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Hmm ... another shooter genre I haven't even heard of. Not for me, though.
 
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The Point Blank games are fantastic. I've spent many happy hours on those.
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I've always really enjoyed light gun shooter games. You get to point a bug gun/controller at your targets and pull the trigger. It adds a nice sense of immersion to a game. I still actually own Duck Hunt and the NES with zapper, though I don't own a CRT TV to play it on. The only other ones I've played were big arcade machines with attached gun controllers, which are fun, but only available at the arcade.

I'm excited to see more of this kind of gameplay available in games you can easily play at home in VR, though. There are already light gun game emulators that work in VR, and a lot of VR shooting games that give that same sense of shooting by pointing your controller right at your target.
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Since I never had an NES growing up, Duck Hunt was a game I played while at family or friend's houses. But the SMS had a few Light Phaser games which I have fond memories of, specifically Safari Hunt (like Duck Hunt but with multiple screens and a "big game hunter" theme), and Wanted, which is probably my favorite light gun game of all time. In Wanted you play a sheriff cleaning up a series of Old West towns, and besides the awesome theme and setting, it always sticks out to me because your character is actually on the screen, which I thought was a nice touch.
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