The Best Twin-stick Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Xatrom Command added at rank #29.
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NeverAwake (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X

Never Awake is a twin-stick shooter that puts you in the shoes of a girl, Rem, as she goes ham on all the things she dislikes from her childhood. Fight through over 80 levels and battle various bosses to prove that you're un-beet-able! Plus, collect souls and purchase accessories and weapons with unique traits to suit your playstyle.

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What we like:
  • Intuitive controls with smooth combat
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Great soundtrack
  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics and stunning animations
  • Auto-aim feature for those who need it
  • Rewarding challenge
What could be improved:
  • Story takes a backseat to the fun gameplay at times

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

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Gunborg: Dark Matters (2022)

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

Gunborg: Dark Matters is a side scrolling game that stands out from the pack with its distinct gameplay element, responsive combat and vibrant visuals. You have to infiltrate an alien spaceship and capture the enemy aliens using your sword and shield. The game runs smoothly and offers complete button mapping, plus an energy shield to help you traverse levels and deflect projectiles.

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What we like:
  • Responsive Combat
  • Vibrant Visuals
  • Smoothe Frame Rate
  • Energy Shield Mechanic
  • Complete Button Mapping
  • Gradual Difficulty Increase
What could be improved:
  • Short Playtime Length
  • Limited Replayability

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

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Revita (2021)

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

Revita is a roguelite twin-stick shooter platformer game in which the player takes control of an unknown boy with a special gun. You must traverse floors within the Clocktower to reach the top and discover answers about your forgotten past. Along the way you must battle monsters and bosses, unlock secrets, gain upgrades, and collect souls to restore health.


What we like:
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Distinct health currency mechanic
  • Accessibility options for different skill levels
  • Variety of weapons
  • Sub-weapons and relics to upgrade with
  • 350+ relics to discover
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive room designs
  • Risk/reward system based on offering hearts can lead to disappointing returns
  • Story told through cryptic means may be difficult for some players to understand

  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • shooter

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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 Metroid Vania shoot 'em up with spell casting and rogue lite elements. You take control of Rayne, a former Knight Witch trainee on a mission to save her town from an evil emperor's revived golem army. Experience the thrill of battle as you level up and choose between "Knight" and "Witch" skill sets to customize your playstyle.

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What we like:
  • Non-linear and utility gated map exploration
  • 360 degree aiming system
  • Accessible shooting mechanics
  • Card system for spell casting
  • Rogue lite elements like hidden bosses and ambushes
  • Armor purchasing with durability and perks
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty of bosses/ambushes not always consistent or explained in game

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

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

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a side-scrolling shooter with a generous helping of verticality, wherein you play as a gleeful greenskin seeking revenge after being wronged by his boss. You'll trek across the surface of Luteus prime, encountering native Orks and cutting through them on your mission with all manner of ramshackle munitions at your disposal. Plus, its price point does wonders for forgiving that it isn't an 18-hour epic adventure.


What we like:
  • Generous checkpoints and gun store
  • Variety of denizens to oppose you
  • Colossal combatant bosses lifted from the Warhammer 40
  • 000 universe
  • Up to four players in its co-op space
  • Unique abilities and passive bonuses to change gameplay experience
What could be improved:
  • Short game length (2 hours)
  • Abundant load screens

  • 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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Tesla vs Lovecraft (2018)

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

Tesla vs Lovecraft is a classic twin-stick shooter with an intriguingly zany premise that pits horror against science. Play as the celebrated inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla and battle hordes of undead monsters using a suite of perks and abilities like jetpack teleportation, increased health and a mech suit.

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What we like:
  • Responsive and tight gameplay
  • Constant sense of empowerment
  • Varied areas perfect for short-burst play
  • Three difficulties to choose from
  • Emphasis on constant movement
What could be improved:
  • Enemies come at you from all angles
  • Story doesn't take itself too seriously

  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • top-down
  • mech

7

Endless Dungeon (2023)

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

Embark on an interstellar journey in ENDLESS Dungeon, where you'll tackle a blend of roguelite thrills, tactical action, and tower defense in a forsaken space station. Recruit a diverse cast of heroes, defend your precious crystal against monstrous waves, and unravel the secrets lurking within. It's a heart-pounding adventure that redefines teamwork and strategy with every playthrough, drawing you deeper into its mysteries. Whether alone or with friends, your endurance and wit will be tested. Are you ready to face the endless?

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What we like:
  • Unique blend of genres
  • Diverse cast of heroes
  • Fresh experience with procedurally generated levels
  • Brilliant co-op gameplay
  • Rich soundscape and immersive lore
What could be improved:
  • Limited weapons variety
  • Game may feel repetitive over time

  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • tower-defense
  • dungeon
  • shooter
  • tactical
  • wave
  • cooperative
  • sci-fi
  • dungeon-crawler

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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

9

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!

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

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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?


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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