Shoot 'Em Up Games

Games with plenty of bad guys and bullets!

So many enemies to kill, so little time! It’s definitely a problem but one that you’re ready to solve, right? 

There’s plenty of villains waiting for you to plug them full of holes in this collection of dozens of online, and completely free, shoot 'em up games. Here’s the thing though: there’s hundreds of these enemies. Thousands even! You’ll need to stay on your toes while you take on entire armies of troops, spaceships, helicopters and who knows what else! They’ll be coming at you with everything from missiles to lasers and their firepower could be limitless. Will you be able to dodge all of that while you fight to complete your missions? 

Also known as “shmup,” shoot ‘em up games usually feature 2D side-scrolling or vertical-scrolling action. You’re going to need some quick reflexes and even quicker reactions to stay alive. You might even find yourself memorizing enemy attack patterns in order to keep your vehicle, or yourself, in one piece. 

The odds may not be in your favor so you’ll need to keep a cool head out there. You’ll be up against powerful bosses and military vehicles the size of entire buildings. Games like Metal Slug will pit you against an overwhelming array of relentless soldiers and jumbo-sized tanks. Raiden X and Star Fighter will put you in the cockpit of futuristic jets while you blast your way through the toughest armies in the galaxy. 

These games are fast-paced and pretty intense but you’ll have plenty of weapons and power-ups at your disposal. Let’s see if your enemies can handle a barrage of missiles, a few nukes or a powerful forcefield or two. If things really get intense, you can always call in a friend for reinforcements in these games’ 2 player modes. Some of them even include a local co-op feature so you’ll have plenty of backup while you battle to make it to the end of levels and missions that might seem downright impossible. 

So get ready to dive behind enemy lines or blast through an armada of interstellar fighters in the deepest reaches of outer space. They’ll never know what hit ‘em in these free online games!