The Best Twin-stick Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : The Knight Witch added at rank #1.
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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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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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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!


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

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Batora: Lost Haven (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Batora: Lost Haven® is a choice-driven isometric action adventure with RPG elements and a unique duality system affecting combat, story, dialogues, puzzles, and endings, that will make you question the meaning of sacrifice.


  • isometric
  • rpg
  • twin-stick
  • action
  • action-adventure
  • multiple-endings
  • hack-and-slash
  • choices
  • lore
  • cinematic
  • shooter
  • puzzle
  • story
  • combat
  • sci-fi

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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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Yars: Recharged (2022)

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

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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Trifox (2022)

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

Trifox is a colourful and cartoonish twin stick action-adventure featuring a phenomenal fox with a multitude of talents! Choose from a trio of classes – Warrior, Mage, Engineer – or mix-and-match abilities to create a tailor-made hero! Inspired by the golden age of 3D platformers.


  • platform
  • twin-stick
  • 3d
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • boss-fight
  • colourful
  • danger
  • shooter

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Metal Tales Overkill (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4

Metal Tales: Overkill is an action-adventure game where Metal and Adrenaline clash to give you the ultimate 3D roguelike guitar-shooter. Fight against the looming curse affecting your Metal brothers and free them from an ancient evil.


  • twin-stick
  • guitar
  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • top-down
  • rogue-like
  • zombies
  • boss
  • 3d
  • magic
  • madrid
  • action
  • metal
  • local
  • music

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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!


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

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