The Best Twin-stick Games for PC Windows

Update, : Lone Ruin added at rank #17.
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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.

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

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Inferno (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox 360 PC Windows

Journey through the Nine Circles of Hell in this atmospheric puzzle game, which closely follows the epic poem "Inferno" by Dante Alighieri. Each circle has its unique mood and mechanics, and interspersed between the over 100 puzzles are plenty of artwork and quotes from the original poem.


  • twin-stick
  • platform
  • sokoban
  • dark
  • voxel
  • 2d
  • 3d
  • metroidvania
  • movement
  • scroller
  • faith
  • shooter
  • isometric
  • adventure
  • linear

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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

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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.


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

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Revita (2021)

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Android PC Windows

In this fast paced twin-stick roguelite platformer, you play as an unnamed child ascending an ominous clocktower in pursuit of their lost memories. Harvest and sacrifice souls to grow your power in order to challenge procedural encounter rooms and intimidating bosses!


  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • shooter

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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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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

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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

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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.


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • arcade
  • cooperative

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Hatred (2015)

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PC Windows Android Linux

Hatred is a violent twin-stick shooter, in which you take the role of The Antagonist fighting against all of humanity.

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  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • violent
  • isometric
  • political
  • gore
  • horror

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