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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Stray Shot (2024) is a retro shooting game where you control a tank battling enemies, the twist is that any shot you miss creates a new enemy. Play is viewed from above, you control your tank movement and shooting direction and work to avoid getting overrun by the aliens. It stands out for the clever enemy-making twist and playing with up to four friends.

Like other twin-stick shooting games, you move around the arena with one stick and use the other to shoot. Unlike other twin-stick shooting games, it's only as difficult as you make it. Get too reckless with your shooting and things get really tough as more and more enemies are created.

As you progress you learn to distinguish each monster's behaviours so you can be strategic in the way you fight them. The more monsters there are in the arena, the more points you get for each one defeated. Do well and you can unlock 8 different arenas each with unique monsters.

The result is a game all about risk and reward. Get the balance right and you can score good points. Get it wrong and you are soon overwhelmed.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Stray Shot 3 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Shooting and Strategy game with Simulation and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You play with either mouse and keyboard, or with a game controller. You can play single player or co-op with 2 to 4 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game. A play session can take anywhere between 5 minutes and multiple hours depending on the game modes you take on and how fast you tire out.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided you can be careful with your shooting the game starts quite easily. You do need to be able to control moving and shooting directions at the same time.


Stray Shot usually costs £4.99.

Stray Shot

Steam Store PC £4.99
Steam Store Mac £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/03/2024

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Shooting, Strategy (Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: PUNKCAKE delice (@PUNKCAKE_delice)

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