The Best Twin-stick Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Lone Ruin added at rank #11.
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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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West of Dead (2020)

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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.

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

6

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.

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

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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!

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

8

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.

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

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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.

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

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Habroxia 2 (2021)

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Playstation 4 vita Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Blast off for a sequel that pushes every facet of 2D shoot'em ups to escape velocity!

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  • shooter
  • twin-stick
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • old-school
  • boss
  • horizontal
  • arcade
  • pixel
  • scrolling
  • non-linear
  • bullet-hell
  • chiptune
  • vertical
  • stage

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