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:
6.4
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:
8.2
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:
7.7
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:
5.9
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:
86
User Score:
7.6
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:
7.8
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:
7.4
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:
6.1
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:
6.8
Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Platform: PC
September 3, 2013
Rayman Legends is the follow-up to last year's Rayman Origins and aims to bring innovative multiplayer interactions for you to use.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Disney DuckTales Remastered

Disney DuckTales Remastered

Platform: PC
August 13, 2013
DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Spelunky

Spelunky

Platform: PC
August 8, 2013
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.2
Guacamelee! Gold Edition

Guacamelee! Gold Edition

Platform: PC
August 8, 2013
Guacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Cloudberry Kingdom

Cloudberry Kingdom

Platform: PC
August 2, 2013
Cloudberry Kingdom, the land where good heroes go to die, and Bob is the best of them all. Bob sits on the precipice of retirement, recliner ready, but first he must get back what he lost years ago. Jump and dodge your way through billions of levels on a last ditch mission to conquer infinity. The quest was never over. The princess was never saved. A challenge is waiting, are you ready?
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.4
Dusty Revenge

Dusty Revenge

Platform: PC
July 8, 2013
Dusty Revenge is a 2D action platformer where you play as Dusty, a duel weapon wielding warrior ready to face loads of outlawed criminals.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.9
Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy

Platform: PC
June 27, 2013
Rogue Legacy is a rogue-"lite" game for PC, Mac and Linux. You'll die, but your children will avenge you. They might be genetically deficient, but that's ok. You still love your colour-blind baby. Or do you?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
The Swapper

The Swapper

Platform: PC
May 30, 2013
The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Element4l

Element4l

Platform: PC
May 24, 2013
Element4l is a moody and experimental platform game, with a strong focus on flow and smooth gameplay, wrapped in an exceptional soundtrack by MindTree In Element4l, you control the state of your character to find your way through a dreamy underworld. Your only hindrances are nature and the sun. It takes a different, experimental approach to classic platform games and challenges you to rearrange your reflexes. The state-changing, physics-based gameplay invites all ages to think logically, and reveals that pressing the right button at the right time, is often more rewarding than mashing buttons. Just when you thought pressing the left button would make your character go left, Element4l crushes this doctrine. Just don't expect an easy platformer. The first time you play element4l, you will struggle... just like the first time you've learned how to ride a bike.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Fez

Fez

Platform: PC
May 1, 2013
In Fez, you play as Gomez, a 2D creature living in what he believes is a 2D world. Until a strange and powerful artifact reveals to him the existence of a mysterious third dimension!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.7
A Valley Without Wind 2

A Valley Without Wind 2

Platform: PC
February 18, 2013
A Valley Without Wind 2 is a modern take on the 16-bit era that blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.0
Super House of Dead Ninjas

Super House of Dead Ninjas

Platform: PC
February 18, 2013
Descend a seemingly-endless tower, wielding an arsenal of deadly ninja weapons and attacks, as the fearsome Crimson Ninja. This 2D action-platformer uses ninja magic to generate every tower randomly, so no two adventures are the same! Based on the hit Flash game from developers Megadev and Adult Swim Games.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Rush Bros

Rush Bros

Platform: PC
January 29, 2013
Rush Bros. is a unique platforming game which uses your MP3 collection as an integral part of the overall experience. Your music directly influence how the levels move, look, and feel. The entire world revolves around your music.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
4.9
The Cave (2013)

The Cave (2013)

Platform: PC
January 23, 2013
The Cave is an adventure game from the mind of Ron Gilbert.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.6
Darkout

Darkout

Platform: PC
January 14, 2013
Crashed and alone on a world mankind tried to leave behind, Darkout challenges players to survive on Illuna, in harsh, procedurally generated biomes, utilizing the game’s sandbox features to build shelters, craft weapons, and research new technologies. You are not alone.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.8
Street Fighter X Mega Man

Street Fighter X Mega Man

Platform: PC
December 17, 2012
Street Fighter X Mega Man is an 8-bit crossover game that stars the Blue Bomber and a slew of retro-ized SF mainstays acting as stand-in Robot Masters.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.6
A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark

Platform: PC
December 12, 2012
In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You'll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it wont be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows. In this dark journey you will face strange creatures and dangerous traps.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
5.5
Waking Mars

Waking Mars

Platform: PC
December 4, 2012
In 2097, life is discovered on Mars. When your mission of first contact becomes trapped by a cave-in, you must master the alien ecosystem to survive. Soon you stumble upon more than anyone expected, and with time running out, you will make a decision that determines the fate of a lost planet. Waking Mars is a one-of-a-kind adventure in which you jetpack through subterranean Mars encountering a host of extraordinary alien lifeforms that operate as a living, breathing ecosystem. Learn and master the behaviors of these creatures to create ecosystems of your own design if you are to survive and discover the secrets of Mars past.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Stealth Bastard Deluxe

Stealth Bastard Deluxe

Platform: PC
November 28, 2012
Armed with nothing but your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to make your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armor, being seen means instant death.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Platform: PC
November 19, 2012
Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Pid

Pid

Platform: PC
October 31, 2012
Pid is a unique platforming adventure game from Might and Delight.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.7
Deadlight

Deadlight

Platform: PC
October 25, 2012
The world has ended. There is no hope. No new beginning. Only the survivors. DEADLIGHT follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth. This visually stunning Cinematic Survival Platformer will challenge you to run, jump, climb, and struggle for your life as you look for answers and the ones you love.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Platform: PC
October 22, 2012
Project Giana is a platformer with a twist that derives its name from the protagonist, a little girl stuck in a dream world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Mark of the Ninja

Mark of the Ninja

Platform: PC
October 16, 2012
"Mark of the Ninja" is a side-scrolling stealth action game from Klei Entertainment that combines fluid 2D animation with intense stealth gameplay. Observe your enemies from afar, manipulate them with your tools, and execute your plan with precision. But be careful - you're as fragile as you are powerful.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.0
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Platform: PC
October 3, 2012
Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure platformer. In Hell. You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. When some jerk finds it funny to post your secret intimate photos all over the Hell-ternet, you get VERY angry. Time to find him and destroy him once and for all. While you’re at it, why not use this incredible journey to kill everybody else? It’s you against all Hell. It’s Hell Yeah!
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.2
Cortex Command

Cortex Command

Platform: PC
September 28, 2012
Mine precious gold from the deformable pixel terrain in order to buy more and better ships, soldiers, weapons, digging tools, and deployable defenses. Use these assets to defend your disembodied brain and bankrupt your opponent! Old-school 2D sidescroller pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics simulation makes for a mix of nostalgia and surprising gameplay.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
7.3
Oozi: Earth Adventure

Oozi: Earth Adventure

Platform: PC
September 16, 2012
We're happy to announce that Oozi: Earth Adventure is now available to all PC gamers! The PC version includes all four episodes previously released on Xbox Live Indie Games.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.9
Gateways

Gateways

Platform: PC
September 12, 2012
Gateways is a 2D platform game set in the lab of an inventor called Ed following an outbreak of a number of his more "creative" experiments. Can you help him escape the lab?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Trine 2: Goblin Menace

Trine 2: Goblin Menace

Platform: PC
September 6, 2012
Trine 2: Goblin Menace is an expansion to the award-winning action adventure game Trine 2, featuring an all-new campaign spanning six unique levels and new skills that are also playable in the original game.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Mutant Mudds

Mutant Mudds

Platform: PC
August 30, 2012
Mutant Mudds is a 12-bit action platformer for the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
4.5
Snapshot (2012)

Snapshot (2012)

Platform: PC
August 30, 2012
Snapshot is the tale of a lone robot lost in an abandoned world. Armed with only his trusty camera, Pic sets forth on his great adventure. A camera might not seem like enough for a puzzle platforming adventure, but this camera is different from most: It has the ability to capture and remove from the world the very objects that it photographs. Not only that, but it can also use its powers to paste the photos it took back into the environment! Everything that the camera captures is perfectly preserved, and when the photos are restored the objects are restored with it. On top of all of that, this amazing camera can also rotate the photos before they're pasted. Take a picture of an incoming fireball, rotate it and paste it to send it flying into a wall of heavy boxes to knock it out of the way. See what kind of crazy things can happen to Pic with his awesome (and probably magical) camera during the adventure of his life!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
They Bleed Pixels

They Bleed Pixels

Platform: PC
August 29, 2012
Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action. It tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. They Bleed Pixels uses a simple one-button combat scheme with surprising depth at its core. Button mashing is discouraged while kicking shadowy monsters into saws, pits and spikes is rewarded thanks to a unique checkpoint earning system: instead of being evenly distributed at set locations, players must earn and place checkpoints through stylish kills. The more and better you kill, the faster you fill your checkpoint meter. Avoid combat or button mash mindlessly and you'll find checkpoints uncomfortably far apart.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Platform: PC
August 15, 2012
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer about an ornery mutant blob that, after being held captive in a lab that can only be described as something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the early '50's, escapes into the world and sets out on a path to destroy and consume everything! A follow-up to last year's PlayStation Network title Tales from Space: About a Blob, Mutant Blobs Attack will contain a wide range of exciting new features and gameplay modes designed exclusively for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
A Story About My Uncle

A Story About My Uncle

Platform: PC
July 30, 2012
A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game about a boy who searches for his lost uncle, and ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. Take help of your uncle’s mysterious inventions that let you jump incredibly high and far through beautiful scenery, uncover clues to your uncle’s whereabouts, and meet fantastical creatures that will help you on your journey.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
La-Mulana (Remake)

La-Mulana (Remake)

Platform: PC
July 13, 2012
Will you fall prey to deadly traps or unravel the secrets of LA-MULANA? LA-MULANA is an "Archaeological Ruin Exploration Action Game" in which you search inside ancient ruins, seeking out the "Secret Treasure of Life" - which sleeps in the sprawling ruins of "LA-MULANA" and is said to be the beginning of all civilization. Apart from the plethora of traps lying in wait to stop intruders, there are also monsters on the prowl, protecting the ruins. Head for the innermost depths of the ruins while solving a variety of mysteries, fending off monsters, and disarming traps.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone

Platform: PC
June 30, 2012
Thomas won't be entirely alone, he'll be joined throughout by the awesome Mr Danny Wallace (XFM, Yes Man and Assassin's Creed) who will be narrating his adventures.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Platform: PC
May 15, 2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II will expand the Sonic 4 storyline with new areas to speed through and new challenges to face.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.8
Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins

Platform: PC
March 29, 2012
Rayman Origins is a comic adventure set in a lush 2D world brimming with unexpected secrets and outlandish enemies. The Glade of Dreams is overrun by the "nefurrious" Darktoons. The Fairy Council seeks Rayman's help to save the day. Rayman receives the aid of his best friend Globox as well as two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together the world's most hilarious team of heroes sets out to restore peace to the Glade before their beloved home is destroyed. Rayman Origins supports four-player jump-in-and-jump-out co-op gameplay. The game offers a massive universe to explore, with more than 100 characters, 12 unique worlds, and more than 60 levels of platforming gameplay designed for all ages and play styles. Unlock new abilities and moves as you progress through the game. All members of your team will discover new unique abilities, including swimming, diving, slapping, and the sensational "HarilyCopter."
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Vessel

Vessel

Platform: PC
March 1, 2012
Vessel is a 2D action and puzzle game featuring the unique ability to simulate characters composed entirely of fluid. Arkwright, inventor of the world famous Fluro (mechanized-fluid automaton) is on a quest to finish his next great invention - The Device - that will alter existence in unimaginable ways. However, Fluros begin to mutate and run amok, and it's up to Arkwright to understand (and exploit) these strange evolutions. Explore physically modeled worlds, solve puzzles by controlling fluid and machines, and harness the power of the mysterious Fluro creatures that populate the land.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
PixelJunk Eden

PixelJunk Eden

Platform: PC
February 2, 2012
PixelJunk Eden is the third PSN title from the addictive PixelJunk series by Japanese developer Q-Games. Utterly unique and spell-bindingly beautiful, PixelJunk Eden welcomes you to a psychedelic world unlike anything youve ever experienced before. As a tiny, silk-spinning grimp, it is up to you to collect the lost Spectra that have been scattered across all the gardens of Eden. You grip, jump and swing, destroying Prowlers and collecting their pollen which lets you grow more plants to take you further and deeper into the garden to locate the precious Spectra. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
Dustforce

Dustforce

Platform: PC
January 17, 2012
In Dustforce, players stylishly flow through precarious environments, sweeping up dust, leaves, trash and slime. The cleaners face off against the fourSprites who are determined to make a mess of the whole world
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Trine 2

Trine 2

Platform: PC
December 7, 2011
Trine 2 is the sequel to the 2009 downloadable PlayStation 3 and PC action platformer.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Cave Story Plus

Cave Story Plus

Platform: PC
November 22, 2011
Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun. Cave Story is an action-adventure game from the critically acclaimed independent designer, Daisuke Amaya--or Pixel to his fans. Overflowing with unmatched charm and character, Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover that the once-carefree Mimigas are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. The Mimigas only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. Take control and learn the origins of this worlds power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Rochard

Rochard

Platform: PC
November 15, 2011
Developed by Recoil Games, Rochard is a fun and original space adventure game that features a resourceful hero, ominous villains, rugged machinery, big explosions, even bigger stunts and sharp oneliners. The game tests players' coordination and wits as they use gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. By using the upgradable G-Lifter, the main tool of the game, players can lift and maneuver heavy objects around the environment, and can eventually swing, jump and propel themselves huge distances throughout each level.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations

Platform: PC
November 3, 2011
Set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic's most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generations comes complete with his trademark special move, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. An innovative new interactive menu system allows for complete immersion in Sonic's universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Unepic

Unepic

Platform: PC
September 30, 2011
Unepic is a combination of platforming and role playing games. There are many hilarious references throughout the game. The game takes place in Harnakon, a huge medieval castle. It is set in the hardcore NES Style, yet refined with the latest features. This makes Unepic a very unique game.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.3
OIO The Game

OIO The Game

Platform: PC
September 23, 2011
Drawing inspiration from the mythologies of Icarus and timeless fairytales, OIO is the story of a little wooden man, awakened when a stray beam of sunlight pierces the twilight subterranean world in which he and his hand-carved compatriots stand frozen in time. Alone in being reanimated, OIO embarks on a perilous journey through the vast organic netherworld with only his wits and magical seeds to overcome the challenges before him and climb towards the light. As the journey unfolds, OIO will learn of the fate that befell his petrified companions, seek a way to free them from their inanimate tyranny, and come face to face with his greatest challenge.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.6
King Arthur's Gold

King Arthur's Gold

Platform: PC
September 4, 2011
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
The Baconing

The Baconing

Platform: PC
August 31, 2011
DeathSpank returns in the sequel DeathSpank: The Baconing.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
5.0
No Time to Explain

No Time to Explain

Platform: PC
August 15, 2011
No Time To Explain is an action platformer by indie developer tiny Build GAMES.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.0
Edge (2011)

Edge (2011)

Platform: PC
August 11, 2011
EDGE is the third Indie game, after Swords & Soldiers and Frenzic, to be redeveloped and taken to other platforms by Two Tribes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
LIMBO

LIMBO

Platform: PC
August 2, 2011
LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Tobe's Vertical Adventure

Tobe's Vertical Adventure

Platform: PC
July 18, 2011
Tobe's Vertical Adventure is an indie, retro, platformer starring Tobe, the overly devoted gamer who's been forced on a treasure hunt by his materialistic crush, Nana.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.6
Terraria

Terraria

Platform: PC
May 16, 2011
Terraria offers players a chance to be an action gamer, master builder, a collector, and even an explorer.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
CAPSIZED

CAPSIZED

Platform: PC
April 29, 2011
Capsized is a fast paced 2d platformer focused on intense action and exploration.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
CreaVures

CreaVures

Platform: PC
February 23, 2011
In CreaVures, players will take control of five distinct mythical creatures of miniature proportions. Each of them has a unique innate ability that can be used alone or in tandem to help them solve mysterious platforming puzzles.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
2.3
A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda

Platform: PC
December 14, 2010
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is the first chapter of a full-featured episodic action-packed side-scroller.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.1
Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy

Platform: PC
November 30, 2010
Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic NES titles like Mega Man 2, Ghost and Goblins and Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Japanese one) and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming. Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, a level editor and tons of unlock able secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Rocket Knight

Rocket Knight

Platform: PC
May 11, 2010
Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles. Use your wits and Sparkster's trusty rocket pack to dodge and defeat a menacing wolf army threatening the lives of the people.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.6
Max & the Magic Marker

Max & the Magic Marker

Platform: PC
February 8, 2010
In the game Max has a magic marker, that makes it possible for him to draw anything he wants – and it becomes real! Unfortunately the monster he drew also became real – so he's got to find and catch it before it causes too much trouble. [Press Play]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.6
VVVVVV

VVVVVV

Platform: PC
January 11, 2010
VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you've found yourself in, and reuniting your friends. VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump - instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways. The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Lucidity

Lucidity

Platform: PC
October 7, 2009
[Downloadable Game] From the team that re-imagined The Secret of Monkey Island, comes Lucidity, an addictive puzzle platformer set in the surreal childlike dreamscapes of the little girl Sofi. In this challenging puzzler, keep Sofi safe as she drifts deeper into the strange new world of her dreams. Featuring stunning hand-illustrated visuals, a spellbinding original score and unique puzzle platformer gameplay, Lucidity challenges your wits, tests your reflexes, and mesmerizes your senses. A surreal fantasy: Take a trip into the surreal childlike dreamscapes of Sofi, a little girl filled with a persistent desire to explore new worlds and overcome all obstacles in her way. As she drifts into a vivid dream world where, beckoned by the kind words of her grandmother, she learns to overcome her fears, test your skills in this addictive puzzle platformer where through quick reactions and placement of unique puzzle pieces, you must create a path to help Sofi traverse safely through 27 visually stunning, hand-illustrated dreamscapes. Mesmerizing dreamscapes: Like a children's storybook come to life, get lost in mesmerizing dreamscapes detailed with beautiful hand-drawn contemporary art. Addictive puzzle-platformer gameplay: Skillfully place unique puzzle pieces designed to propel Sofi to and from suspended platforms, or over and under obstacles, in an effort to maintain her state of perpetual motion. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.8
Braid

Braid

Platform: PC
April 10, 2009
Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more. Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world. Braid is a 2-D platform game where you can never die and never lose.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.6
And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves

Platform: PC
April 2, 2009
And Yet It Moves is a puzzle-platformer, set in a unique world, made of ripped paper. Within the paper collage, you can jump, run and last but certainly not least: rotate the world. Learn how to apply the physical consequences of rotation to master the many tricky situations you may encounter. You can play a race against the clock on different levels, too, competing against previous clocked times. Your run will be recorded, as a »Ghost« which can be submitted, along with your time, to the global high scores online. You can download other users' Ghosts to compete with friends and strangers around the world and see who found the fastest route. Following the acclaim of the previously awarded prototype for And Yet It Moves, we present the full version, containing three exciting and beautiful environments and lots of new challenges. [Broken Rules]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.2
The Maw

The Maw

Platform: PC
March 9, 2009
The pinnacle of alien evolution, Maw is a cowardly fat blob concerned mostly with snacking and lounging. He can, however, absorb the traits of anything he eats, is virtually indestructible, and can grow to unlimited size. If he wasn't a danger to all life in the universe, he'd make the perfect pet. In this action/adventure game, he's the best friend of our hero Frank, and only by working together can Maw eat their way to freedom. The Maw was honored with the Audience Choice Award in the 2008 PAX-10 showcase of independent games, and is a finalist at this year's Independent Games Festival for Technical Excellence. [Twisted Pixel]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Closure

Closure

Platform: PC
January 1, 2009
In the mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game. Play as a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky forest, an abandoned carnival, and the strange, surreal realm that connects them together.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.5
Bionic Commando Rearmed

Bionic Commando Rearmed

Platform: PC
August 13, 2008
Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score, and the addition of a two-player co-op mode. Local multiplayer mode for up to four players. Total modern visual revamp, including dynamic shadows, particle effects, and environmental damage. Reworking of musical score. Cross-game interoperability - complete specific parts of Bionic Commando Rearmed to unlock new content and hints for the Bionic Commando sequel. In-game art designed by one of Capcom's most talented artists, Toshiaki Mori. [Capcom]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.7
Disney*Pixar WALL-E

Disney*Pixar WALL-E

Platform: PC
June 24, 2008
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. Players of the game take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the Disney/Pixar film. The game allows fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges. Players will recognize the storyline, characters and key locations from the WALL-E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies and navigate their way through a futuristic world. In addition, the game contains new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters. [THQ]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.3
DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda

DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda

Platform: PC
June 3, 2008
In Kung Fu Panda, players embark on an epic, action-packed adventure as they master the specialized Kung Fu fighting styles of Po the Panda, the unlikely hero, his teacher Shifu, and the legendary Kung Fu masters, the Furious Five: Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Mantis and Crane. Through 13 legendary levels from the movie and beyond, and spanning land, water and air, players must work their way to become the Dragon Warrior and defeat the ultimate enemy, Tai Lung, as they battle a variety of foes, overcome dangerous obstacles, navigate multi-tiered environments and solve challenging puzzles. Featuring a deep variety of gameplay, unique co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, collectibles, and a host of character upgrades, the Kung Fu Panda video game provides an experience gamers of all ages will enjoy. [Activision]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.7
Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

Platform: PC
May 4, 2007
Possess the never-before-experienced powers of Black-Suited Spider-Man. Unleash incredible agility, amazing durability and awe-inspiring web abilities. But be warned - the rush your intensified powers bring could overwhelm you. More freedom than ever. More city than ever. For the first time, enjoy unprecedented freedom—choosing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There's no checklist to complete in order to progress. You set your own next goal, roaming anywhere you want - including subterranean areas such as subways, sewers and villains' lairs - in the most massive, detailed New York City ever seen in a Spider-Man game. Experience an all-new combat system, two exciting ways. Redesigned from the ground up, a unique combat system empowers both Spider-Man and Black-Suited Spider-Man to perform suit-specific powers and abilities. State of the art animations, combos and finishers make punch, kick and web attacks more super-heroic than ever. Battle 10 of Spider-Man’s most infamous enemies from the movie and Marvel universe, including Sandman and Venom. [Activision]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.8
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