The Best Vertical Games for Playstation 4

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Update : Arcade Archives: Zing Zing Zip added at rank #5.
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Sophstar (2022)

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A vertical arcade shoot'em up with an inventive teleport system, lots of fast-blazing action and explosions, tons of boss fights, a risk/reward based score sytem and a proper challenge for both veteran and new players of the genre.


  • vertical
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • shoot-em-up
  • top-down
  • arcade
  • collectathon
  • retro
  • boss
  • vertical-scrolling
  • multiple-endings
  • attack
  • score
  • aliens
  • space

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Z-Warp (2022)

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Z-Warp is an intense vertical shoot’em up presented in retro pixel art style, featuring frenetic arcade-inspired action where blasters, bombs and KILLER specials are your only allies.


  • retro
  • bullet-hell
  • vertical
  • boss
  • pixel
  • shoot-em-up
  • old-school
  • arcade
  • shooter
  • action
  • replay-value
  • chiptune
  • difficulty
  • vertically
  • 2d

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SHINORUBI (2022)

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Inspired by classic Japanese shooting games, SHINORUBI is a pure dose of adrenaline and frenetic arcade action with all the best aspects of Japanese bullet hell games, optimized for modern PC in ultra HD, all in a polished, accessible with many levels of difficulties.


  • top-down
  • military
  • futuristic
  • on-rails
  • shooter
  • faith
  • space
  • flight
  • bullet-hell
  • vertical
  • arcade
  • aliens
  • attack
  • score
  • 2d

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Taito Milestones 2 (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

10 entertaining classics from Taito’s history featuring various genres and themes. Also included: Solitary Fighter, The Legend of Kage, Liquid Kids and Dinorex.


  • shooter
  • arcade
  • retro
  • platform
  • vertical
  • fight
  • multi-directional
  • various
  • ninja
  • compilation
  • boss
  • side-scrolling
  • classic
  • dinosaurs
  • cute

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Arcade Archives: Zing Zing Zip (2023)

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The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.


  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • empire
  • arcade
  • classic
  • shooter

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GUNBIRD 2 (2020)

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Let's go on the treasure hunt through the skies of the world! The ultimate "Psikyo Shooter" with online rankings!


  • boss
  • colourful
  • mech
  • vertical
  • classic
  • hardcore
  • retro
  • fight
  • steampunk
  • vampire
  • shooter
  • western
  • bullet-hell
  • scrolling
  • dragon

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Disco Cannon Airlines (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

- Shoot a character from cannon in the sky.
- Move a player and hit items to earn point and boost player higher in the sky.
- Get the points from kicking airplanes, cows, and trampolines.
Try to reach as much points as possible.


  • privacy-policy
  • vertical
  • platform

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#SinucaAttack (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Cleverly crafted indie platform puzzler #SinucaAttack arrives on console, bringing its unique blend of pool ball physics and 2D platforming to new players worldwide. Choose your character, customize your cue stick and leap into a series of fast-paced room escape puzzles where pool balls are your greatest weapons. With each room you enter, challenges get increasingly complex, introducing new stage gimmicks to manipulate and obstacles to overcome. Ricochet your shots off the floor, ceiling and walls to activate switches and open doors. Even use jet packs to reach new heights as stages go vertical! But watch out for pitfalls, and be careful not to trap yourself inside!


  • platform
  • vertical
  • 2d
  • art
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • fast-paced
  • physics
  • puzzling
  • driving
  • retro

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Rocket Punch (2020)

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Guns and knives can't beat the villain completely. Adjust the rocket punch that flies towards the villain. solve a problem by adjusting the rocket punch 2.


  • vertical
  • villain
  • robots
  • physics
  • puzzle
  • boss
  • arcade
  • action

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HORROR TALES: The Wine (2021)

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Explore a post-pandemic fictional Mediterranean island and confront your fears! Immerse yourself in a seemingly abandoned city and struggle to find a precious Banydebosc red wine bottle to cure your loved ones. But be aware; your Nemesis is watching you.


  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • vertical
  • physics
  • horror
  • narrative
  • inventive
  • underwater
  • puzzling
  • mature
  • maze
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • classic
  • atmospheric

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