The Best Vertical Games for Playstation 5

Update : To The Sky added at rank #5.
Here are our 10 Best Vertical Games for Playstation 5:
1

Jusant (2023)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 PC Windows

Ascend the enigmatic tower of Jusant and uncover the echoes of a lost civilization. Immerse yourself in a serene world filled with lush biomes, master intuitive climbing mechanics, and let the haunting soundtrack elevate your adventure. Solve puzzles with your adorable companion, Ballast, and experience a story that intertwines resilience and mystery in every climb.


What we like:
  • Intuitive climbing gameplay
  • Rich, immersive environments
  • Engaging puzzles with helpful companion
  • Profound storytelling
  • Beautiful soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Occasional collision issues
  • Some story elements are cryptic

  • vertical
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • narrative
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • story
  • meditative
  • atmospheric
  • rock-climbing
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • mystery
  • cute

2

Sophstar (2022)

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

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

3

Z-Warp (2022)

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

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

4

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

5

To The Sky (2023)

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To the Sky is an exhilarating action-adventure game where your goal is to reach the sky by overcoming obstacles and scaling towering walls. Be prepared to start anew if you fall while ascending. Challenge yourself, ascend higher, and uncover the mysteries above the clouds in To the Sky.


  • 3d
  • platform
  • runner
  • on-rails
  • adventure
  • vertical
  • bullet
  • reflexes
  • casual
  • parkour
  • time
  • third-person
  • fantasy
  • flight
  • strategy

6

HORROR TALES: The Wine (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

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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