The Best Vertical Games for Playstation 5

Update, : Z-Warp added at rank #2.
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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

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Z-Warp (2022)

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

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.


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

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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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