The Best Vertical Games for Xbox Series X

Update : To The Sky added at rank #4.
Here are our 10 Best Vertical Games for Xbox Series X:
1

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

2

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

3

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

4

To The Sky (2023)

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early access j Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

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

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