Blasting zombies with a light gun never gets old! Sega’s House of the Dead tore up arcades in 1996, and its Saturn port brought all the gory action home two years later. The visuals took a major hit, but the gameplay and design were mostly unscathed, offering a solid and fun light gun title that’s worth checking out.
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Virtua Cop 2 (Saturn)
Sega set a new benchmark for light gun games in 1995 with Virtua Cop 2. Improving on almost everything that made the original game so great, the sequel came locked and loaded to the Saturn, giving players one of the signature titles in the genre. If you own a Saturn, this one needs to be on your shelf.
Virtua Cop (Saturn)
The Saturn sports some great arcade conversions, and one of the best is Virtua Cop. It can be an exhilarating experience when played with the Stunner light gun, and anyone with the console needs to have this one in their library. A great port of a great game!
Konami’s Lethal Enforcers is a fan favorite, and one of the best reasons to own a light gun. The Genesis version retains most of the charm that made the arcade original so much fun, despite suffering the downgrade that usually happens during the porting process. It’s just as tough as the coin-op too, but thankfully no quarters are needed to play. Read our full review for all the details and ask yourself, do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters
In this age of high definition, light gun games are increasingly rare (unless you count the Wii and its pointer controls). The Genesis may not have had a ton of them back in the day, but it did have some fun ones. A particularly successful light gun game was Konami’s Lethal Enforcers 2: Gunfighters. It’s limited due to the compromises made during the conversion to the home market, but it’s still a blast (ha!) to play. And it’s another reason to use your Justifier!