The Best Twin-stick Games - Page 2

Update : Go Mecha Ball added at rank #10.
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Dust & Neon (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X Android IOS iPhone

Step into the post-apocalyptic Wild West with Dust & Neon, a twin-stick roguelite shooter packed with action. Test your mettle against menacing robots, dive into intense boss fights and explore a vast world full of unique weapons and power-ups. With twitch-trigger precision, strategic gameplay, and a unique reloading mechanic, you're in for a thrilling ride!


What we like:
  • Engaging combat mechanics
  • Unique and strategic reloading mechanic
  • Wide variety of weapons and power-ups
  • Intense boss fights
  • Captivating post-apocalyptic Wild West setting
What could be improved:
  • Fast-paced combat can feel repetitive
  • Maze-like levels can be frustrating
  • Limited content and replayability

  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • loot
  • western
  • robots
  • rogue-like
  • cover
  • top-down

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Batora: Lost Haven (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Batora: Lost Haven invites you on an epic choice-driven adventure. Unleash your combat skills in a post-apocalyptic world, solve captivating puzzles, and shape the fate of the universe. Switch between physical and mental natures, explore diverse cultures and face moral dilemmas. Are you ready to restore your Lost Haven?

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What we like:
  • Engaging world with a unique premise
  • Fluid and intuitive combat system
  • Stunning visual presentation and voice acting
  • Offers a sense of accomplishment
  • Choice-driven gameplay that enhances replayability
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay loop
  • Story and characters lack depth
  • Some combat mechanics can be frustrating

  • isometric
  • rpg
  • twin-stick
  • action
  • hack-and-slash
  • action-adventure
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • puzzle
  • lore
  • shooter
  • cinematic
  • story
  • combat

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Zombie Soup (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One Android

Zombie Soup is a top-down shooter combined with hack and slash action that follows Ricky, a backpacker who is thrown into an unexpected adventure in an unfamiliar town as he shoots and dodges his way through hordes of bizarre creatures and challenging bosses to save a kidnapped girl!


  • top-down
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • zombies
  • rogue-like
  • psychedelic
  • 1980s
  • bullet-hell
  • dungeon-crawler
  • surreal
  • boss-fight
  • post-apocalyptic

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West of Dead (2020)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Step into the boots of William Mason in West of Dead, a cover-based twin-stick shooter set in the dark and gritty world of Purgatory. With intense gunfights and strategic use of cover, this challenging game rewards smart play and invites you to explore its procedurally generated hunting grounds. Immerse yourself in the moody atmosphere and mythic consequences of this unique roguelike experience.


What we like:
  • Nice artwork
  • Good soundtrack
  • Original artstyle
  • Captivating atmosphere
  • Cool graphics
What could be improved:
  • Mixed feelings about gameplay
  • Bugs and glitches
  • Repetitive after playing through it a few times
  • No save point

  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • cover
  • shooter
  • western

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Chippy (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android IOS iPhone

Your purpose is to eliminate all pixel-based lifeforms by breaking off their limbs and destroying their cores. Compete to be fastest on the leaderboards, watch replays from other players to learn their tricks, or team up with a friend in local co-op.


  • shooter
  • top-down
  • bullet-hell
  • moddable
  • twin-stick
  • shoot-em-up
  • attack
  • score
  • destruction
  • abstract
  • arena
  • time-management
  • space
  • pixel
  • colourful

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Lone Ruin (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Venture into an old, magical ruin to seek an ancient power in this highly replayable roguelike twin-stick shooter. Optimise spells and build ultimate combos to defeat twisted monstrosities and delve deeper into the Lone Ruin.


  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • arena
  • dungeon-crawler
  • 2.5d

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Devastator (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Devastator is a twin-stick shooter that challenges players with its frenetic, yet well-crafted gameplay. You control your character using the left side to change direction and right side to affect trajectory of weaponry. With 50 waves of attack, 12 enemy types and unlockable abilities like drones, warp moves, and slowdown ability, the game offers plenty of content to explore.


What we like:
  • Fun yet challenging gameplay
  • Achievements system encourages progress
  • Variety of enemies and unlockable abilities
What could be improved:
  • Difficult to master
  • Limited endgame
  • Requires pattern recognition skills

  • twin-stick
  • shooter

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Destropolis (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Big, hexagonal bosses wreak havoc with their massive machine guns.• 15 different guns at your disposal. Shotguns, assault rifles and machine guns shoot bullets that shred your enemies to pieces. Lasers and gauss guns cut through the enemies like knives through butter.• 12 power-ups and 40 skills that enhance your abilities.


  • twin-stick
  • top-down
  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • bullet
  • cyberpunk
  • shoot-em-up
  • time
  • cube
  • procedural
  • cooperative
  • split-screen
  • arcade
  • survival

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From Space (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows

From Space is a solo and co-op action-shooter for squads up to four players. Take on the challenge of liberating the earth from an alien infestation with your friends, using over-the-top weaponry in a post-apocalyptic world with awesomely stylized graphics. The apocalypse has never been so much fun!


  • shooter
  • top-down
  • twin-stick
  • four-person
  • squad
  • cooperative
  • aliens
  • loot
  • action-adventure
  • online
  • family-friendly
  • team
  • sci-fi
  • endless
  • atmospheric

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Black Widow: Recharged (2021)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Step into the shoes of a black widow spider with Black Widow: Recharged, a frantic twin-stick shooter game that revives classic Atari gameplay. Defend your web from a relentless onslaught of bugs, while navigating through a maze-like web and collecting power-ups. Get hooked on the arcade rush, with short gameplay sessions, instant restarts, and a competitive leaderboard.


What we like:
  • Revives classic Atari gameplay
  • Frantic and constantly changing action
  • Excellent controls and responsive play mechanics
  • Power-ups add strategic elements
  • Competitive leaderboard for added fun
What could be improved:
  • Scoring system and leaderboard updates can be slow
  • Controls may lack precision for certain challenges
  • Gameplay can become repetitive

  • twin-stick
  • arcade
  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • classic
  • cult
  • local
  • shoot-em-up

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