Radiant Silvergun

"Now that it's done.... I've begun to see the reason why we are here."

The story follows a team of fighter pilots in the far future who are battling waves of enemies summoned by a mysterious crystal dug up from the Earth.

  • 1998
  • Treasure
  • 2 Players
  • Shoot 'Em Up
A PlayStation port of this game was planned, but eventually scrapped, as the console did not have enough power to pump out all the 2d-sprites the game requires.


The story of Radiant Silvergun is told non-linearly through animated videos and scripted dialogue between stages.[1] In the year 2520, scientists on Earth have unearthed a giant crystal along with a robot bearing the same serial number as another robot called "Creator" on the Tetra spaceship orbiting around Earth. After the crystal begins summoning enemies to attack Earth, fighter pilots on Tetra board their Silvergun fighters and fly down through the atmosphere to save what they can of the planet. The Silvergun pilots fight through hordes of enemies until they eventually reach the crystal which they destroy. The crystal explodes, engulfing the Earth in a large explosion and killing all humans. 20 years later, the Creator uses DNA from the pilots of the Silverguns to create clones and start humanity anew, bringing the story into a loop.

How to Play

Radiant Silvergun features a unique and innovative weapons system, with seven weapons available at any time. The player has three buttons to control the weapons; the weapon fired depends on the combination of buttons pressed.

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