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Twin Stick Shooter

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Twin Stick Shooter, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
95% 7,290 votes
94% 468 votes
88% 3,543 votes
96% 57 votes
95% 61 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Twin Stick Shooter is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Twin Stick Shooter, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 94%
  2. Shooter 59%
  3. Top-Down Shooter 56%
  4. Top-Down 51%
  5. Indie 49%
  6. 2D 48%
  7. Arcade 47%
  8. Bullet Hell 44%
  9. Singleplayer 41%
  10. Shoot 'Em Up 40%
  11. Pixel Graphics 32%
  12. Action Roguelike 29%
  13. Roguelite 28%
  14. Sci-fi 26%
  15. Controller 26%
  16. Casual 25%
  17. Colorful 25%
  18. Roguelike 25%
  19. Retro 23%
  20. Adventure 21%
  21. Difficult 20%
  22. Arena Shooter 18%
  23. Local Co-Op 17%
  24. Co-op 17%
  25. 3D 15%

The Twin Stick Shooter tag refers to a genre of video games that feature fast-paced, top-down or isometric gameplay where the player controls a character or vehicle with two analog sticks or directional inputs. This control scheme allows simultaneous movement and aiming in different directions. The term "twin stick" refers to the use of both thumbsticks on a game controller to control movement and shooting independently.

In twin stick shooters, one analog stick typically controls the character's movement, allowing them to navigate the game world quickly and dodge incoming projectiles. The other analog stick or directional input is used for aiming, providing precise targeting capabilities in any direction.

Twin stick shooters often involve intense combat scenarios with hordes of enemies, emphasizing reflexes, accuracy, and strategic positioning. Some common characteristics of twin stick shooters include:

  • Fast-Paced Action Twin stick shooters generally have an emphasis on quick reflexes and swift decision-making. Players must react swiftly to enemy movements and fire back while maneuvering through challenging environments. Games like Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved exemplify this style with their relentless waves of enemies.
  • Bullet Hell Mechanics Many twin-stick shooters incorporate mechanics from bullet hell games, which involve dense fields of projectiles that players must skillfully navigate. These games require precise movement and timing to avoid being overwhelmed by the sheer number of bullets on screen. Examples include Ikaruga

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