Shoot 'em ups

Raiden V: Director's Cut Review

Raiden V: Director's Cut Review (PlayStation 4)

A great game with a slight update

October 12, 2017 - Last year, Xbox One gamers experienced the incredible shoot 'em up action of the latest title in this classic series. Now that Raiden V: Director's Cut is available on PlayStation 4; let's see if it's worth picking up another copy.
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Battle Garegga Rev.2016 Review

Battle Garegga Rev.2016 Review (Xbox One)

An underrated shmup gem returns

September 27, 2017 - Although Eighting's classic 1996 shoot 'em up didn't receive much exposure in the west, we can finally enjoy it on console. Battle Garegga may be a 2 decade old shmup but it's a heck of a lot of fun so let's start shooting!
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Super Hydorah Review

Super Hydorah Review (Xbox One)

An old-school shmup done right

September 20, 2017 - There hasn't been a worthwhile indie shoot 'em up for a while but that's about to change. Super Hydorah will bring you back to a time when pure skill is all you needed to master a game so let's get ready to shoot!
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Sine Mora EX Review

Sine Mora EX Review (PlayStation 4)

Shoot 'em up action without delay

August 12, 2017 - It's hard not to be skeptical whenever newer versions of games release not too long after their initial debut. Sine Mora EX builds upon the original 2012 game but is it a shmup worth revisiting?
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Strikers 1945 Review

Strikers 1945 Review (Switch)

The original finally gets a console port

August 5, 2017 - Following the success of the super-fun shmup Gunbird, Psikyo released another arcade shooting gem. Strikers 1945 is a crazy cooperative shoot 'em up that'll have you and a friend blasting away enemy mechs within an alternate post-war history so let's check it out!
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ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II Review

ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II Review (Switch)

Not every retro shoot 'em up is a classic

August 1, 2017 - SNK's old-school shooter ASO eventually had a sequel and now it's available for modern consoles. Alpha Mission II may not be the best shoot 'em up from the early '90s but is it a worthy enough game to revisit?
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PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

Shoot the core in 3D

May 25, 2017 - Although it doesn't feature an extensive library of shmups, the PlayStation 2 still has a handful of fantastic titles. Here, I'll take a look at five that were released in North America so put your seatbelt on and get ready for some awesome shooting action!
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ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Review

ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Review (Switch)

Hey! A solid shmup comes

May 4, 2017 - When you think of the vast library of SNK games, you probably picture dozens of fighters. However, they also published some fantastic shmups and Blazing Star is definitely one that no genre fan should overlook.
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Shoot 'em Ups Review Roundup (Part 1)

Shoot 'em Ups Review Roundup (Part 1)

Get your trigger finger ready

March 23, 2017 - If you've visited this humble site before then you probably know how much I love shoot 'em ups. Here, I'll take a look back at a few classics and a couple of more obscure titles so maybe you'll discover a shmup or two to add to your collection.
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Ghost Blade HD Review

Ghost Blade HD Review (PlayStation 4)

Shoot 'em up action with lingerie models

February 28, 2017 - Very few game genres remain as enjoyable as a good old shmup. Thankfully, Ghost Blade HD is a challenging and extremely enjoyable shoot 'em up so let's strap on our garter belts and take to the skies.
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