The Best Twin-stick Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Yars: Recharged added at rank #3.
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trigger-witch (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Trigger Witch is a 2D, twin-stick, action/adventure game set in an odd open world where magic is mundane, but firearms are the new unknown! You are Colette, and as you graduate from the Stock, a curious man invades your world... Welcome to the world of Witchcraft and Triggery!


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dungeon
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • lore
  • bullet-hell
  • cute

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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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Slaycation Paradise (2022)

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

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
  • zombies
  • rogue-like
  • tower-defense
  • humor
  • alternate
  • base-building
  • top-down
  • dark
  • action
  • isometric

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Curved Space (2021)

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

Curved Space is an intense arcade shooter about battling cosmic energy spiders across warped, physics-defying battlefields. Space stations and asteroids curve and loop around themselves. Up? Down? Who needs those when you’ve got a spaceship, guns and swarms of bugs to blast?


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • shoot-em-up
  • arcade
  • attack
  • score
  • third-person
  • space
  • aliens
  • arena
  • 3d
  • sci-fi
  • spaceships

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Cymatically Muffed (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS Linux Xbox Series X

Don't you hate it when you wake up and some scientist has experimented on you and stolen your headphones? Muffed is a fast-paced top-down shooter where you and your friends can find that guy and make him pay. Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-16 player PvP games around, your call.


  • top-down
  • local
  • cooperative
  • campaign
  • editor
  • comic
  • level
  • twin-stick
  • 4-player
  • beat-em-up
  • split-screen
  • pvp
  • party
  • cartoony
  • shooter

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