The Best Twin-stick Games for Playstation 5

Update, : Yars: Recharged added at rank #5.
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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

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trigger-witch (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Trigger Witch is a 2D, twin-stick, action/adventure game set in an odd open world where magic is mundane, but firearms are the new unknown! You are Colette, and as you graduate from the Stock, a curious man invades your world... Welcome to the world of Witchcraft and Triggery!


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dungeon
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • lore
  • bullet-hell
  • cute

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Black Widow: Recharged (2021)

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

The original cult classic arachnid-starring, twin-stick shooter returns! Just in time for Halloween, Black Widow: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals, powerful new abilities, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways. Collect cash from downed enemies to charge a powerful web blast, or pick up one of a dozen new power-ups including explosive blasts, spread-shots, and fear, trapping all enemies in your web. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend.


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

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Clid the Snail (2021)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

A quirky top-down shooter about a grumpy, humanoid snail armed to the radula! Experience a dark fantasy fable and explore an unforgiving miniature world to exterminate the slug plague with an arsenal of badass weapons… and a unique set of snaily skills.


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • top-down

5

Yars: Recharged (2022)

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Shoot from affar or get nibble away up-close and personal in a boss-rush, bullet-dodging revival of the 1982 Atari classic title, Yars' Revenge. Take on 60 unique enemy encounters alone or with a friend in local co-op.


  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • twin-stick
  • arcade
  • top-down
  • shoot-em-up
  • linear
  • multidirectional
  • boss
  • retro
  • classic
  • abstract
  • aliens
  • 1980s

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Gunborg: Dark Matters (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

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.


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

7

Curved Space (2021)

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

Curved Space is an intense arcade shooter about battling cosmic energy spiders across warped, physics-defying battlefields. Space stations and asteroids curve and loop around themselves. Up? Down? Who needs those when you’ve got a spaceship, guns and swarms of bugs to blast?


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • shoot-em-up
  • arcade
  • attack
  • score
  • third-person
  • space
  • aliens
  • arena
  • 3d
  • sci-fi
  • spaceships

8

Slaycation Paradise (2022)

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Are you tired of the same boring old vacations? Then boy have we got the tonic for you! Slaycation Paradise offers the ultimate in multi-dimensional apocalyptic tours. Slay away your worries with Twin-Stick action mixed with Tower Defence as you visit the end-of-world scenarios of your dreams!


  • shooter
  • zombies
  • rogue-like
  • tower-defense
  • humor
  • twin-stick
  • base-building
  • top-down
  • dark
  • action
  • alternate
  • isometric

9

Mages and Treasures (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5

A 2D top-down adventure game about Powerful Mages, treasures, amulets and a lot of magical evilish creatures!


  • top-down
  • nonlinear
  • twin-stick
  • action-adventure
  • shooter
  • sokoban
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • puzzle
  • magic

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Journey to Moonray (2022)

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early access Playstation 5 PC Windows

Journey to Moonray is a hypnotic, top-down twin-stick shooter featuring silky smooth visual FX and intense combat. Journey to Moonray offers beautiful shaders built on fluid physics to create a unique and surreal visual experience combined with classic, top-down twinstick shmup action


  • shooter
  • psychedelic
  • top-down
  • twin-stick
  • shoot-em-up
  • surreal
  • abstract
  • bullet-hell
  • colourful
  • futuristic
  • arena
  • physics
  • sci-fi

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