Best On-Rails Shooter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 332 On-Rails Shooter games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. On-Rails Shooter game rankings were last updated on 4/19/2024.

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1. Aperture Desk Job

Introducing Aperture Desk Job — a free playable short made for the Steam Deck, set in the universe of the modestly popular Portal games.

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Aperture Desk Job holds the #1 spot for "best On-Rails Shooter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,865 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,725 positive reviews and 1,140 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 3/1/2022
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 1902490

2. killer7

Sneak into a world of underground assassins as Harman Smith, a man who manifests 7 deadly personalities, the killer7. Take control of this distinct murderers' row as they hunt down the sinister Kun Lan to thwart his plan of world dominance.

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killer7 has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,785 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,667 positive reviews and 118 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/15/2018
Developers
Publisher NIS America, Inc.
Steam App Id 868520

3. Pistol Whip

Enter: the ultimate action hero. Pistol Whip is a physical action-rhythm game where film-inspired gunplay and blood-pumping beats collide. Blast, duck and dodge your way through fever dream Scenes, build unique rhythms in a ballet of bullets and claim glory on the leaderboards. Includes mod support!

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Pistol Whip has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #3 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,823 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,587 positive reviews and 236 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Pistol Whip on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 11/7/2019
Developer Cloudhead Games ltd.
Publisher Cloudhead Games ltd.
Steam App Id 1079800

4. Ex-Zodiac

A fast-paced low-poly 3D rail shooter heavily inspired by classics of the early 90's. Join protagonist Kyuu as she fights to free the worlds of the Sanzaru Star System, overrun by the intergalactic terrorist organization known as Zodiac.

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Ex-Zodiac has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #4 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 652 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 625 positive reviews and 27 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Ex-Zodiac on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/21/2022
Franchise Pixeljam
Developer MNKY
Publisher Pixeljam
Steam App Id 1249480

5. Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP

Older Neptune and friends shoot and slash through enemies of Gamindustri in this rail shooter!

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Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #5 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 534 positive reviews and 26 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 1/20/2022
Franchise Official Idea Factory Intl.
Developers
Publisher Idea Factory International
Steam App Id 1798780

6. Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money

First there was the Whip/Nae Nae, now it’s time to Wear The Purp with the greatest rappers of all time*! Dance along with the Whiteboyz Wit Attitude in an epic FMV rhythm game, and celebrate the launch of their new album The Pursuit of Money.

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Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #6 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 488 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 463 positive reviews and 25 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 10/9/2020
Developer MichaelArts
Publisher MichaelArts
Steam App Id 1411670

7. Touhou Crisis

Classic arcade nostalgia and modern-indie design collide in this shooting-gallery boss battler! Play as a one-man army in offline solo OR bring a friend in online co-op/versus mode! Supports Mouse AND Lightgun play!

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Touhou Crisis has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #7 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 254 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 245 positive reviews and 9 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 5/26/2022
Developer Brogrammist
Publisher Brogrammist
Steam App Id 1989990

8. IS Defense

„IS Defense” is a game set in politically-fictional 2020 – where the expansion of ISIS went out of hand. The player takes the role of NATO’s stationary machine-gun operator, deployed to defend the shores of Europe.

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IS Defense has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #8 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,529 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,411 positive reviews and 118 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 4/19/2016
Franchise Destructive Creations
Developer Destructive Creations
Publisher Destructive Creations
Steam App Id 448370

9. Blue Estate The Game

Blue Estate is a black-humoured and corrosive rail shooter, adapted from the critically acclaimed and Eisner Award nominated graphic novel, Blue Estate by Viktor Kalvachev!

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Blue Estate The Game has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #9 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,590 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,460 positive reviews and 130 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 4/8/2015
Developer HE SAW
Publisher HE SAW
Steam App Id 305380

10. Rez Infinite

The legendary action-shooter finally comes to PC, and in style! Blast your way through mind-melting visuals and amazing beats, all in your quest through cyberspace to save a world on the verge of collapse. Playable on your desktop or in fully immersive VR.

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Rez Infinite has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #10 spot for the best On-Rails Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,099 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,013 positive reviews and 86 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/9/2017
Developers
Publisher Enhance
Steam App Id 636450

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