27 Best Bullet Hell Games To Play in 2017

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Some of best bullet hell games to conquer

Enter the Deadly World of Bullet Hell Games

Frustrating difficult and almost impossible to beat, yes I am talking about bullet-hell shooters. Cool powerups, extremely difficult levels, tough bosses and fun gameplay with good replay value makes this a pretty awesome genre. Here is a list of top 27 bullet hell shooters. Pick your poison and have some fun.

27. Sine Mora

Chaotic gameplay and a lot of explosions.

Sine Mora is a horizontal 2d bullet hell shooter with lots of 3d elements. The player controls a plane and tries to blast his way through a seemingly endless horde of enemies.

The huge bosses look even better in 3d

The level design has a great emphasis on 3d environments; the levels look cool and feel great. The player doesn’t have a health bar, instead a timer runs on screen. If the player kills an enemy extra seconds are awarded and if the player takes a hit some time is deducted from the timer. The game goes on until the timer reaches zero.

The bigger they are the harder they fall.

The game features a cool gameplay mechanic which lets you slow down time for a few moments. This eases down the difficulty but is not reliable. The game also features an interestingstoryline, a father plans to overthrow an evil empire which is responsible for the death of his son while another story blends in with the last survivors of the Enkie race also plotting revenge on the Empire for destroying them.The emphasis on a complex story is great considering the genre.

26. Raptor Call of the Shadows: 2015 Edition

The mask looks very intriguing and cool.

Raptor Call of the Shadows: 2015 Edition is a remaster of the original game which was released on the DOS in the year 1994. The game was a classic hit on its release in the DOS.

The old school graphics looks cool.

The game’s 2015 edition does not change much from the original DOS edition. The graphics remain old school with an HQ filterand the game runs at a higher resolution. You will have to go through 27 levels to finish the game and each level features a unique boss, it features four different difficulty levels, new opponents arrive with increasing difficulty levels. Your ship can be upgraded after fighting a wave of enemies.

A must play cult classic.

You will enjoy the action filled levels and fighting through tough opponents,the game is a classic hit and a must have for fans of the shoot ‘emup genre.

25. Revolution Ace

Revolution Ace gameplay

Revolution Ace is a vertical bullet hell shooter developed by Laser Guided Games. Your job is to save humanity by infiltrating the AI core of the machines and win the war against them. This game is available on PC and iOS.

The artstyle is unique and looks good.

The game features different weapon combinations including missiles, lasers, shields, plasma rifles, ion cannons; you can unlock upgrades by taking down the enemies, finishing the levels and gaining experience points. You have to fight enemies which are on both air and ground. The enemies start getting extremely tougher in the later 20+ levels. The boss battles are unique but not that difficult. The game also features realistic physics and local & online multiplayer with co-op and versus mode.

One of the many bosses.

This is a modern bullet hell shooter and is showing some great potential, also the game seems bug free and runs great. If you want a modern bullet hell shooter, you should definitely pick this up.

24. Astebreed

One of the best mecha shoot em ups out

In Astebreed, the player control a mechanical robot, also known as a mecha and uses it to fight off the aliens. The mecha is an ancient device which has a wide arsenal of weapons and advanced fighting systems to battle the aliens.

Mark, Shoot, Dodge and attack.

The game is played on three dimensions, horizontal, vertical and cross-axis i.e. 3d. Players can choose 3 types of mecha’s,Astebreed, Xbreed and Leading Sire,each controlled by a different character. The gameplay focuses on three action modes: shooter mode where the mecha shoots lasers; lock on mode, where the mecha locks on to the enemies and fires rockets/missiles, and blade mode, where the mecha uses its blade as a melee weapon to destroy enemies.

The behind the player camera looks cool and adds new gameplay elements.

The gameplay is extremely fast paced with fluid animations and smooth transitions from one dimension gameplay to the other. The game also features a fairly decent storyline with voice acting by quality actors and actresses.

23. eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package

The anime styled characters are too cute

eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package is a game created by Japanese developer Tennen Sozai. eXceed 3rd reboots the storyline of the eXceed series. You are the last descendant of an ancient clan and must survive and win a tournament by defeating other combatant’s ships.

How can one possibly dodge all the bullets?

The game features anime like cutscenes which drives the story and a balanced difficulty level so that everyone can enjoy it. eXceed also features gameplay mechanics like bullet grazing, which acts as ascore multiplier i.e. your score multiplies by an integer with each and every near miss of the bullet, and  bullet cancelling, whereby bullets of same polarity as your ship won’t hit you. Suppose the polarity of the enemy bullet is red and your ship’s polarity is also red then the bullet won’t hit you. The gameplay is bundled with a good soundtrack to keep the adrenaline pumping.

Sometimes I get hypnotized looking at the bullet patterns.

22. Gundemonium Recollection

Flying witches with loads of guns

Gundemonium Recollection is a collection of three horizontal bullet hell shooters created by indie developer Platine Dispositif for the PS3, Windows and Android. The game features anime-style graphics and customizable characters.

A lady with swords, guns and missiles is hard to handle.

In Gundemonium Recollection players can choose from 3 different playable characters out of which 2 are available from the start and one can be unlocked during gameplay. Three modes are made available to the player: story, practice and mission. Story mode allows player to play the ingame story with the selected character, in the mission mode the player is able to choose the level and the player and in practice mode the player will continue to respawn until the level is finished.

Too many bullets!

The story is decent, but that’s not a main factor in bullet hell games. The bosses are quite difficult and challenging and the gameplay is fast paced with customizable options like character costumes, guns and different charactersto suit the player’s playstyle.

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