Shoot 'em ups

Top 10 Xbox 360 Shoot 'em Ups

Top 10 Xbox 360 Shoot 'em Ups

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.
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Gunbird Review

Gunbird Review (Switch)

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!
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Dimension Drive Review

Dimension Drive Review (Switch)

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.
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Sky Force Reloaded Review

Sky Force Reloaded Review (PlayStation 4)

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?
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Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron Review

Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron Review (Switch)

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?
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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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