The Best Twin-stick Games for Playstation 4

Update, : The Knight Witch added at rank #2.
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NeverAwake (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

A girl who never wakes up. She has been fighting monsters in her dreams... "NeverAwake" is a nightmarish twin-stick shooter with a unique worldview and original game rules.


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dark
  • hand-drawn
  • shoot-em-up
  • abstract
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • boss-fight
  • humor
  • boss

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The Knight Witch (2022)

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

The Knight Witch is a metroidvania adventure game with fast-paced, shoot 'em up combat set in a beautifully hand-drawn world. Cast devastating card-based spells, forge close bonds, and make moral choices all in your quest to save your home and discover who's behind the War Golem invasion.


  • card
  • twin-stick
  • bullet-hell
  • deckbuilder
  • metroidvania
  • shooter
  • battler
  • shoot-em-up
  • exploration
  • boss
  • hand-drawn
  • choices
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • action-adventure

3

Gunborg: Dark Matters (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Harness the power of dark energy as you, jump, slash, shoot and bombard your way through an army of alien soldiers and killer robots in an arcade style, action platformer with a slick 80's synthwave soundtrack.


  • platform
  • twin-stick
  • 2d
  • scroller
  • shooter
  • arcade
  • bullet-hell
  • swordplay
  • sci-fi
  • aliens
  • cyberpunk
  • mech
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • old-school

4

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef (2022)

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

From the developers of the Guns, Gore and Cannoli franchise comes a new 2D run & gun platformer: Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & TEEF! Spearhead an Ork invasion, destroy the hive city and kill your warboss! ‘Ere we go!


  • shooter
  • twin-stick
  • 2d
  • warhammer-40k
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • pvp
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • cartoony
  • beat-em-up
  • bullet-hell
  • hand-drawn
  • scroller
  • side-scrolling

5

Weird West (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4

Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an Action RPG from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey.


  • stealth
  • isometric
  • rpg
  • twin-stick
  • supernatural
  • western
  • shooter
  • combat
  • top-down
  • action
  • narrative
  • simulation
  • fantasy
  • zombies
  • cover

6

West of Dead (2020)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows

Descend into the grim and gritty world of Purgatory in this cover-based shooter which combines the fluidity of twin-stick controls and tactical cover usage. Dodge behind cover as you try to outgun your enemies in the unknown procedurally generated hunting grounds.


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

7

Nex Machina (2017)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows

Nex Machina is an intense arcade style twin-stick shooter from Housemarque. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure action, voxel destruction and competition in the distant, cablepunk themed future.

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  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • arcade
  • cooperative

8

Tesla vs Lovecraft (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android Playstation 5

Horror author H. P. Lovecraft interrupts a demonstration of Nikola Tesla's newest invention. Lovecraft steals all of Tesla's inventions and uses them to open a dimensional gateway for the monsters described in his fiction. [1] Killing large numbers of monsters allows players to select perks, which grant special abilities during all fights on that level.


  • top-down
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • lovecraftian
  • mech
  • destruction
  • arena
  • horror
  • science
  • local
  • cooperative

9

Devastator (2022)

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

Devastator is a retro-modern arcade twin-stick shooter. Featuring spectacular, fluid visuals (with 4k and 120hz+ support), heart-pounding music and sound, and intuitive, intense, and varied gameplay, Devastator is the ultimate twin-stick shooter for people who love twin-stick shooters!


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • 1980s
  • attack
  • score

10

HyperParasite (2020)

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HyperParasite is a twin-stick roguelike shooter video game developed and published by Troglobytes Games. Early prototypes of the game were distributed through Steam's early access program in 2019. The game was released on 8 April 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Followed with a physical release for the Nintendo Switch on 19 February 2021.[1][2] The game received generally positive reviews, earning praise for its uniqueness and design, although it was criticized for its difficulty.


  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • perma-death
  • shooter
  • procedural
  • loot
  • 1980s

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