TOP 100 SHOOT-'EM-UP GAMES

Shoot-'em-up games are like a wild ride on a roller coaster. You've got your finger on the trigger, dodging bullets and blasting your way through hordes of enemies. It's like a workout for your thumbs, and players love the adrenaline rush it brings. They get hooked on the feeling of power as they mow down enemy after enemy, unlocking new weapons and upgrading their ship. It's like a virtual playground where you can blow stuff up and feel like a boss doing it. And if you're looking for the top games in this genre, you've come to the right place. We've carefully curated a list of the best shoot-'em-up games out there, so you can spend less time scrolling and more time blasting. Don't worry, we won't judge if you start acting like a superhero after playing these games.

#01
Games like Like Dreamer

Like Dreamer

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.9/10

#02
Games like Shooting Game KARI

Shooting Game KARI

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#03
Games like Touhou Kouryudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers.

Touhou Kouryudou ~ Unconnected Marketeers.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#04
Games like Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo

Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#05
Games like BLUE REVOLVER

BLUE REVOLVER

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#06
Games like CosmoDreamer

CosmoDreamer

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#07
Games like Danmaku Amanojaku ~ Impossible Spell Card.

Danmaku Amanojaku ~ Impossible Spell Card.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#08
Games like Steel Vampire

Steel Vampire

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#09
Games like RagingBlasters

RagingBlasters

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#10
Games like Chicken Invaders 4

Chicken Invaders 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Mac
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#11
Games like Touhou Bunkachou ~ Shoot the Bullet.

Touhou Bunkachou ~ Shoot the Bullet.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#12
Games like Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

Touhou Kaeizuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#13
Games like Angel at Dusk

Angel at Dusk

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2024
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#14
Games like Loop-Loop DX

Loop-Loop DX

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#15
Games like Infinos Gaiden

Infinos Gaiden

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#16
Games like Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#17
Games like Touhou Kishinjou ~ Double Dealing Character.

Touhou Kishinjou ~ Double Dealing Character.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#18
Games like Barrage Musical ~ Basic Danmaku Tutorial ~ / 弹幕音乐绘 ~ 基础教学篇 ~

Barrage Musical ~ Basic Danmaku Tutorial ~ / 弹幕音乐绘 ~ 基础教学篇 ~

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#19
Games like Double Spoiler

Double Spoiler

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#20
Games like fox soldier

fox soldier

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#21
Games like Graze Counter

Graze Counter

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#22
Games like Neko Navy

Neko Navy

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#23
Games like The Quarter Game

The Quarter Game

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.8/10

#24
Games like Galactic Glitch: Prologue

Galactic Glitch: Prologue

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#25
Games like CometStriker DX

CometStriker DX

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, XSX, Switch, PS5, Mac
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#26
Games like Zombotron

Zombotron

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#27
Games like Calturin

Calturin

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#28
Games like Ghost Grab 3000

Ghost Grab 3000

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Switch
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#29
Games like Glad Valakas: Cyberban

Glad Valakas: Cyberban

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#30
Games like Space Smash

Space Smash

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#31
Games like GLAD VALAKAS TOWER DEFENCE 2

GLAD VALAKAS TOWER DEFENCE 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#32
Games like Nowhere Patrol

Nowhere Patrol

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#33
Games like RED HOT VENGEANCE

RED HOT VENGEANCE

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#34
Games like Pewt 'em Up!

Pewt 'em Up!

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Android
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#35
Games like Touhou Kikeijuu ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.

Touhou Kikeijuu ~ Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#36
Games like Gunvein

Gunvein

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#37
Games like Super Space Club

Super Space Club

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#38
Games like Yousei Daisensou ~ Touhou Sangetsusei

Yousei Daisensou ~ Touhou Sangetsusei

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#39
Games like Soundodger 2

Soundodger 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#40
Games like The Citadel

The Citadel

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#41
Games like The Adventures of Ten and Till

The Adventures of Ten and Till

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#42
Games like ∀kashicverse -Malicious Wake-

∀kashicverse -Malicious Wake-

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#43
Games like Chicken Invaders 2

Chicken Invaders 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#44
Games like Russian Mailman Simulator

Russian Mailman Simulator

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#45
Games like 東方眠世界 ~ Wonderful Waking World

東方眠世界 ~ Wonderful Waking World

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#46
Games like Acquitted

Acquitted

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#47
Games like Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#48
Games like Super Glitter Rush

Super Glitter Rush

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#49
Games like Moose Life

Moose Life

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#50
Games like Breakpoint

Breakpoint

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, Mac
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#51
Games like Dragon Blaze

Dragon Blaze

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android, PS2, Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.7/10

#52
Games like Monsterland

Monsterland

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#53
Games like Earth Attack

Earth Attack

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#54
Games like 東方催狐譚 ~ Servants of Harvest Wish

東方催狐譚 ~ Servants of Harvest Wish

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#55
Games like Champions of Breakfast

Champions of Breakfast

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#56
Games like RefRain - prism memories -

RefRain - prism memories -

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#57
Games like encrypt.

encrypt.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#58
Games like THE GREAT GEOMETRIC MULTIVERSE TOUR

THE GREAT GEOMETRIC MULTIVERSE TOUR

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#59
Games like Shotgun Witch

Shotgun Witch

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#60
Games like Thunder Kid

Thunder Kid

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#61
Games like ARMED SEVEN

ARMED SEVEN

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#62
Games like Chicken Invaders 5

Chicken Invaders 5

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Mac
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#63
Games like Beat Invaders

Beat Invaders

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#64
Games like My Dad Left Me

My Dad Left Me

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#65
Games like FALCO AXE

FALCO AXE

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#66
Games like JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD - Resurrection -

JUDGEMENT SILVERSWORD - Resurrection -

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2015
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#67
Games like Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.

Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#68
Games like Solaroids

Solaroids

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#69
Games like Devader

Devader

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#70
Games like 弹幕音乐绘 ~风雷幻奏曲~ / Barrage Musical  ~A Fantasy of Tempest~

弹幕音乐绘 ~风雷幻奏曲~ / Barrage Musical ~A Fantasy of Tempest~

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#71
Games like FUR Squadron

FUR Squadron

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4, PS5, XSX, Android, iPhone / iPad
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#72
Games like Demonizer

Demonizer

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC, Android
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#73
Games like Arcade Mayhem Juanito

Arcade Mayhem Juanito

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#74
Games like Flappatron

Flappatron

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#75
Games like Flying Red Barrel - The Diary of a Little Aviator

Flying Red Barrel - The Diary of a Little Aviator

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#76
Games like Definitely Sneaky But Not Sneaky

Definitely Sneaky But Not Sneaky

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#77
Games like Operation STEEL

Operation STEEL

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#78
Games like Grand Brix Shooter

Grand Brix Shooter

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Switch, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#79
Games like Destructivator 2

Destructivator 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.6/10

#80
Games like Retrograde Arena

Retrograde Arena

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#81
Games like Atopes

Atopes

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#82
Games like Project Starship X

Project Starship X

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#83
Games like Dick Wilde

Dick Wilde

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#84
Games like Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith.

Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2007
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#85
Games like Zeroptian Invasion

Zeroptian Invasion

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#86
Games like Touhou Shinreibyou ~ Ten Desires.

Touhou Shinreibyou ~ Ten Desires.

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#87
Games like Prologue for a Vacant Kingdom

Prologue for a Vacant Kingdom

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#88
Games like Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS5, XSX
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#89
Games like Doughlings: Invasion

Doughlings: Invasion

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 2019
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#90
Games like Ellipsis

Ellipsis

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2017
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#91
Games like Null Vector

Null Vector

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#92
Games like GUN KING

GUN KING

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#93
Games like Memory Lost: Chapter One

Memory Lost: Chapter One

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#94
Games like Bullet Hell Monday

Bullet Hell Monday

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Android
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#95
Games like Cavity Busters

Cavity Busters

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PS5, PS4, XSX
  • Release: 2022
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#96
Games like QP Shooting - Dangerous!!

QP Shooting - Dangerous!!

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#97
Games like Rocket Assault: Downhill Rush

Rocket Assault: Downhill Rush

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#98
Games like pixelBOT EXTREME!

pixelBOT EXTREME!

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, PS4, Switch
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#99
Games like Astro Duel

Astro Duel

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, PC, Mac
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9.5/10

#100
Games like Radioactive Dwarfs: Evil From The Sewers

Radioactive Dwarfs: Evil From The Sewers

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2021
  • Rating: 9.5/10