Shoot 'em ups

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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Dariusburst: The Capcom DLC Pack Kicks It Old-School

Dariusburst: The Capcom DLC Pack Kicks It Old-School

Arcade shooting revitalised

February 26, 2017 - When it comes to retro arcade shoot 'em up greatness, very few developers are as legendary as Capcom. In this pack, we have three reinterpretations of classic Capcom shooters so let's fill our pockets with quarters and check them out.
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Dariusburst: Cave & Eighting DLC Packs Enter the Fray

Dariusburst: Cave & Eighting DLC Packs Enter the Fray

DonPachi and Deathsmiles in Darius?!

February 16, 2017 - Get ready shoot 'em up fans because here are six more downloadable delights for Taito's latest shmup masterpiece. This time around, we're looking at packs from two of Japan's most respected names in arcade shooters.
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Dariusburst: Piloting the Taito & Sega DLC Packs

Dariusburst: Piloting the Taito & Sega DLC Packs

From RayForce to Fantasy Zone

February 15, 2017 - Taito's latest shoot 'em up has seen a ton of downloadable content so far. Seeing as I only recently discovered it, I figured I should take a look at what it's all about so please, enjoy reading my thoughts on the Taito and Sega packs.
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Steel Rain X Review

Steel Rain X Review (Xbox One)

Time to buy a thicker umbrella

January 3, 2017 - Whenever game developers experiment with combining game genres, the results are always interesting. Steel Rain X strikes a balance between shoot 'em up gameplay and simulation components so let's see if it's a cocktail worth ordering.
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Teslapunk Review

Teslapunk Review (Wii U)

One of the craziest games you'll ever play

December 9, 2016 - If you've ever wanted to fend off alien forces as Nikola Tesla then here's a game for you. Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot 'em up that's bursting with insanity so get ready to blast off in your steampunk ship and end Emperor Zongorax's reign of terror.
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Xenoraid Review

Xenoraid Review (PlayStation 4)

What a load of ships

November 10, 2016 - There are so many shoot 'em ups that you'd think it's all been done by now. However, Xenoraid has an interesting ship-switching mechanic that breathes new life in the genre so get your thumbs ready for some intense space combat.
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Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Review

Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Review (Xbox 360)

Didn't I already review this?

November 4, 2016 - Whenever a better version of a game releases, it's usually difficult to know whether it's worth purchasing again. Infinite Burst definitely improves on the original Bullet Soul, but is it enough to warrant downloading as well?
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Bullet Soul Review

Bullet Soul Review (Xbox 360)

Classic shmup gameplay with a twist

September 26, 2016 - Once in a while, a game releases without many people noticing. Bullet Soul recently arrived on Xbox 360 and it's a pretty interesting shoot 'em up so let's take to the skies and see if it has enough soul to be a worthwhile shooter.
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