TOP 11 VERTICAL SCROLLING SHOOTER GAMES

Ah, the good old vertical scrolling shooter genre. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of blasting through hordes of enemies while dodging an endless barrage of bullets. Why do players love this genre, you ask? Well, it's simple really. The feeling of mastery that comes with honing your skills and taking on increasingly challenging levels is just plain addictive. Plus, there's something satisfying about the sheer chaos of it all. But with so many games out there, where do you even start? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here on our site, we've handpicked the best of the best for you to enjoy. From the classic arcade shooters of yesteryear to the latest and greatest titles, we've got it all. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ship, load up your weapons, and get ready to blast your way through our top vertical scrolling shooter picks. And remember, the key to success is to never stop moving!

#01
Games like Radiant Silvergun

Radiant Silvergun

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, Switch, Xbox One
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#02
Games like RayStorm

RayStorm

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 1996
  • Rating: 7.4/10

#03
Games like Nanostray 2

Nanostray 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: DS
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#04
Games like Battle Squadron

Battle Squadron

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android, PC, Mac
  • Release: 1989
  • Rating: 7/10

#05
Games like Castle Shikigami 2

Castle Shikigami 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console, Switch, PS3
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 6.9/10

#06
Games like Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Console, Switch, PS4, PS3
  • Release: 1986
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#07
Games like Alien Sky

Alien Sky

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 6.5/10

#08
Games like Chicken Invaders

Chicken Invaders

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 6/10

#09
Games like Ikaruga

Ikaruga

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, Android, PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 4.6/10

#10
Games like Soukyugurentai

Soukyugurentai

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms:
  • Release: 1997
  • Rating: n/a

#11
Games like Jamestown

Jamestown

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Mac
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: n/a