The Best Twin-stick Games for PC Windows

Update, : NeverAwake added at rank #3.
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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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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

3

NeverAwake (2022)

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PC Windows

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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  • dark
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • hand-drawn
  • shoot-em-up
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • abstract
  • humor
  • cute
  • attack
  • score
  • arcade

4

HyperParasite (2020)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo SwitchPlaystation 4Xbox OnePC Windows

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

5

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

6

Habroxia 2 (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch vita Playstation 4

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


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

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Bartlow's Dread Machine (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One

An artifact from the past returns in Bartlow's Dread Machine, a game from the dawn of the Electric Age. Dread Machine is a dual stick arcade shooter with single player and couch co-op modes, six scintillating game worlds and a cast of improbable monsters and characters.

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  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • arcade
  • bullet-hell

8

Killsquad (2019)

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steam PC Windows

Hack and slash? Check. Twin-stick-shooter? Check. 4 player coop to slay hordes of aliens & bosses with your friends? Check. Skills, upgrades, weapons, gears, talismans and more to make you stronger? Check. Wake up, bounty hunter. We have a mission for you. Time to clean up the scum of the galaxy.

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  • twin-stick
  • isometric
  • shooter
  • hack-and-slash
  • action
  • cooperative
  • top-down
  • rpg
  • hockey
  • arpg
  • sci-fi
  • boss

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9th Dawn III (2020)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

9th Dawn III is a massive 2D open world RPG and collectathon dungeon crawler packed full of adventure! Taking the path of the Chosen One, you journey to Lorwyck Castle to confront a powerful enemy – traversing ancient fortresses, dark dungeons, perilous swamps, and more! Equip your best gear and adventure across the fields of Ashwick, the snowy regions of Halstom, dense forests of Vlak, the sprawling depths of huge dungeons, and the perilous Hollow Mountains of Scorn on an epic quest to uncover the secrets of a mysterious evil force ...


  • fishing
  • hunting
  • collectathon
  • mining
  • campaign
  • dungeon-crawler
  • twin-stick
  • open-world
  • hack-and-slash
  • character
  • rpg
  • crafting
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • medieval

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Godstrike (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Godstrike is a time based twin-stick shooter where you must face ruthless bosses in intense 1v1’s. Play as Talaal, the last Herald, hunted by her sibling. Time is your currency and health, use it to create ability combos and fight for glory on the highscores!

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  • bullet-hell
  • boss
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • rogue-like
  • rush
  • boss-fight
  • boss-rush
  • battle

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