Shoot 'em ups
An indie shmup done right
February 22, 2018 - It takes a lot of hard work to craft a worthwhile shoot 'em up with so many classics and modern takes on the genre already available. So, will this third iteration of Overdriven make shmup veterans' trigger fingers itchy?
Read more: Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition Review
Psikyo's debut shoot 'em up returns
February 21, 2018 - Switch owners sure have been treated to a lot of arcade buried treasures over the past months. Samurai Aces (AKA Sengoku Ace) is Psikyo's first game ever so how does it compare to their more contemporary shmups?
Read more: Samurai Aces Review
Get to the chopper!
January 27, 2018 - The Switch is certainly seeing its fair share of Psikyo shoot 'em ups lately. Zero Gunner 2 is the most modern one yet complete with 3D graphics and novel gameplay but does it hold up to the classics?
Read more: Zero Gunner 2 Review
A superb shmup sequel
January 27, 2018 - Psikyo has a long history of making incredible arcade shooters and the sequel to one of their most popular shoot 'em ups is no exception. Strikers 1945 II continues the frantic action of the first game but it's an entirely different beast so let's check it out.
Read more: Strikers 1945 II Review
Blasts from the not-so-distant past
January 9, 2018 - Shooting hordes of enemy forces while weaving through clouds of projectiles is as fun as it's always been. Very few consoles have a library of shmups as impressive as Xbox 360's so let's take a look at the 10 best shooters for Microsoft's sophomore console.
Read more: Top 10 Xbox 360 Shoot 'em Ups
Mobile Light Force returns
December 22, 2017 - Psikyo has a fantastic library of action-packed shoot 'em ups and here's one of their first. Fill your pockets with quarters and set your time machine to 1994; we're heading to the arcade!
Read more: Gunbird Review
An innovative ship-shifting shmup
December 6, 2017 - Truly inventive retro-inspired indie shoot 'em ups are few and far between. Thankfully, Dimension Drive offers a fresh and exciting spin on the classic genre that's as enjoyable as it is brutally challenging.
Read more: Dimension Drive Review
Haven't I already played this?
December 3, 2017 - When you boot up a sequel to a shoot 'em up, you expect some kind of innovative gameplay mechanics. Although Reloaded feels pretty much the same as last year's Sky Force Anniversary, does it offer enough new content to be a worthy sequel?
Read more: Sky Force Reloaded Review
Four player shmup action
November 21, 2017 - Modern shoot 'em ups either feel like long-lost classics or interesting new experiences. As a follow-up to their mobile shooter from a few years back, Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron takes the series in a fresh direction but is it a war worth enlisting to?
Read more: Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron Review
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.
Read more: Raiden V: Director's Cut Review
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