PC Platformer Games

Chasm

Chasm

Platform: PC
July 30, 2018
Chasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer. Taking equal inspiration from hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers (procedurally generated dungeons, loot drops, etc) and Metroidvania-style platformers, the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets. Players assume the role of a soldier passing through a remote mining town on their journey home from a long war. The town's miners have recently disappeared after breaching a long-forgotten temple far below the town, and reawakened an ancient slumbering evil. Now trapped in the town by supernatural forces, you're left with no option but to explore the mines below, battle enemies and bosses, and increase your abilities in hopes of finally escaping and returning home.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.2
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform: PC
December 20, 2016
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a belly dancing, hair-whipping HD adventure from WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, and Contra 4.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Candle

Candle

Platform: PC
November 11, 2016
Candle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young and inexperienced character in his journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Seasons After Fall

Seasons After Fall

Platform: PC
September 2, 2016
Seasons After Fall is a 2D puzzle-adventure game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9

Platform: PC
June 21, 2016
Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers...Must. Be. Destroyed.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
3.6
Ninja Senki

Ninja Senki

Platform: PC
February 23, 2016
Kinuhime was killed by a ninja demon. Now, Hayate has become obsessed with revenge! But can revenge bring her back?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Cobalt

Cobalt

Platform: PC
February 2, 2016
Colbalt is a wacky action platformer from indie developer Mojang.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.8
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Platform: PC
September 9, 2015
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a 2-player co-op micro-platformer set inside a neon spaceship locked in battle with hordes of space baddies. Players work together running back and forth between ship control rooms, manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters to rack up points and stave off a vacuumy demise. In mish-mash terms you could describe it as Jumpman meets Asteroids meets Han saying "Don't get cocky."
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Lost Orbit

Lost Orbit

Platform: PC
May 12, 2015
LOST ORBIT tells the story of Harrison, an astronaut and his struggle to return home. Despite his lack of resources, Harrison will relentlessly strive to survive hopeless conditions. Along his mission he encounters evidence that his accident was not an isolated incident and confronts a strange and dangerous alien race.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Shiftlings

Shiftlings

Platform: PC
March 3, 2015
Rock Pocket Games' "Shiftlings", a platform puzzler, which can be played both alone or with a friend, revolves around two Alien Twins who are attached to each other through a cable. In single player mode the player can switch the controls between the two aliens on top of switching the size of the two, while in co-op mode, each player controls one of the two twins. Switching size between the two characters is an important part of getting through the tricky puzzles. The smaller size enables higher jumps while the bigger Twin can't jump but instead is able to push boxes and can be used as a trampoline by the smaller counterpart. The Cable, that connects to two Twins, provides both challenges but also solutions to get the two through the puzzles and to the end goal of each level.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.2
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty

Platform: PC
February 25, 2015
Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Harold

Harold

Platform: PC
February 12, 2015
Harold is a singleplayer sidescrolling platformer with an emphasis on the high quality, hand-drawn style of classic animated films. You play as Gabe, the guardian angel responsible for guiding Harold through the multiple paths of each map, constantly saving your human charge from imminent death by manipulating obstacles in different environments. To edge out the other runners and prove your angelic abilities you'll need every ounce of cunning and foresight you can muster, because your greatest hindrance is the oafish clumsiness of Harold himself.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.0
Apotheon

Apotheon

Platform: PC
February 3, 2015
Apotheon is an action game set in the vivid world of Ancient Greek Mythology. Climb Mount Olympus, wrest the divine powers from the Pantheon of Gods, and save mankind.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

Platform: PC
June 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Platform: PC
June 25, 2014
The story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice, and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Platform: PC
April 17, 2014
Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platform game where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use their dead bodies to solve puzzles. Impale knights on spikes to create a safe path. Catch a knight on a saw blade (ouch!) to strategically land the body on a button. Freeze your knights into blocks of ice to reach higher ground. Make your way through this strange, treacherous, and trap-ridden world to find the Cup of Life. On your quest, you will summon knight after knight and brutally sacrifice them to solve each challenging puzzle. In Life Goes On, death is not a setback—it is the only means to success.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.2
Broforce

Broforce

Platform: PC
April 7, 2014
A ridiculously violent platform game about being awesome action heroes from the 80s and 90s while slaying satanic terrorists and aliens while unraveling an evil plot to destroy the planet while dealing with being awesome action heroes from the 80s and 90s.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Teslagrad

Teslagrad

Platform: PC
December 13, 2013
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer, where you play as a young lad who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ancient conflict that will shake the foundations of his entire existence, and bring a gruesome truth to light. The game revolves around the use of electricity and magnetism, and your ingenuity will be put to the test as you employ the amazing technology of the Teslamancers to traverse the abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is completely devoid of both text and dialogue, and prefers to tell the story purely through visual means.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig

Platform: PC
December 5, 2013
The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits. The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Blood of the Werewolf

Blood of the Werewolf

Platform: PC
October 28, 2013
Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife and -- powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf in light of the moon, as you shoot, slash and smash your way through over 30 enemies and face off against five brutal boss arenas.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Tetrobot and Co.

Tetrobot and Co.

Platform: PC
October 22, 2013
Tetrobot is the world's most popular and reliable robot, but he's not perfect. That's why Maya has built him a microscopic little brother, Psychobot. Help Maya guide Psy through Tetrobot's cogs and circuits: by swallowing blocks of matter and spitting them out, they can repair anything. Learn how pipes, lasers, fans and other electronic devices work, learn how to alter the chemical properties of slime, and collect all the memory blocks that you find on the way. The owners of damaged Tetrobots all around the world rely on Maya and Psy: they're the only people who can repair their precious robots.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Ethan: Meteor Hunter

Ethan: Meteor Hunter

Platform: PC
October 22, 2013
'Ethan: Meteor Hunter' is a single-player genre mixing game that blends the very best of platform- and puzzle-gaming. The game features Ethan, a rat with an attitude, who was hit on the head by a meteorite giving him supernatural powers! You, yes you, must guide our rodent hero through 50 levels of challenging fun across 3 unique worlds. Getting struck by space trash does have its advantages! For example, our hero has the power of telekinesis and the ability to freeze time, enabling him to move objects around while the world is on hold; a truly unique feature you will need to overcome a number of difficult puzzles and obstacles. With its themed levels, expressive art style, addictive gameplay, realistic physics, awesome graphics, mind-bending puzzles, and multiple ways of completing the game, 'Ethan: Meteor Hunter' will quickly immerse you in its enthralling world!
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.4
140

140

Platform: PC
October 16, 2013
140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Glare

Glare

Platform: PC
October 10, 2013
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.5
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord

Platform: PC
September 26, 2013
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Platform: PC
September 24, 2013
Challenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY, METROPOLIS, ATLANTIS and other iconic locales from the DC Comics universe. Enjoy endless replayability with new, dynamic puzzles that feature a different mission every time you play. Bring out your inner super hero (or villain!) with the all-new Super Hero Creator by crafting completely original objects out of parts of existing DC Comics characters. Then assign unique properties to your creations and use them to solve puzzles, or share them online with friends - which they can use in game or further modify as they like.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.0
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Platform: PC
September 20, 2013
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures makes it way on to Nintendo consoles.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Superfrog HD

Superfrog HD

Platform: PC
September 12, 2013
Superfrog HD is a 2D amphibian platformer that is an HD remake of Team17's classic Superfrog, which was released in 1993 on the Amiga. It will feature all-new graphics and will be appearing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
4.4
Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Valdis Story: Abyssal City

Platform: PC
September 8, 2013
Valdis Story A.C. is a side scrolling action adventure for P.C. with an emphasis on intricate and rewarding combat as well as deep play style customization. The player will assume the role of Wyatt as they explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Wyatt must battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat tentatively known as Ferals using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey. Over 40 years ago the Dark Goddess Myrgato attacked and killed her creator, the All Mother Valdis. Since this event Myrgato has been at war with her twin sister the Goddess of Light Alagath. The war has wreaked havoc on the land and the hope of mankind is dwindling as they are forced to choose a side or perish. Wyatt has been following a trail of clues for the past 5 years left by his father that he believes will lead him to find a way to end the Goddess War. Features: - Intense combat weaving sword and sorcery together seamlessly. - Equipment and Customizable skills to fit your own unique fighting style. - Unique magic souls that aid in combat and traversing the ruins of the city. - Interconnected zones allow you to explore new areas or backtrack.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Platform: PC
September 4, 2013
Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.9
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