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Platformers have long been a staple of video game history, and continue to pave the way towards the future. Independent developers have taken notice of the demand for classic platformers and have acted accordingly. With the near limitless options for platformers, let’s take a moment to reflect on 50 that have left an indelible mark on the industry.

Title Release Platform Steam Review Metacritic User Score Review Trailer
1001 Spikes 2014 PC, Xbox, WiiU, PS4 9/10 6.6 Review Trailer
20XX 2016 PC, PS4, Switch 8/10 7.1 Review Trailer
Axiom Verge 2015 Switch, PS4, PC 9/10 8.4 Review Trailer
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2014 PC, Switch, 3DS 9/10 8.1 Review Trailer
Braid 2008 PC, PS3, Xbox, Android 9/10 7.8 Review Trailer
Castlevania Annivarsary Collection 2019 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 7.9 Review Trailer
Cavestory 2004 Switch, PC, 3DS, Wii,  10/10 7.9 Review Trailer
Celeste 2018 Switch, PC 10/10 8.4 Review Trailer
Contra Anniversary Collection 2019 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 6.9 Review Trailer
Cuphead 2017 PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox 10/10 8.2 Review Trailer
Dandara 2018 PC, Switch, PS4 9/10 7.4 Review Trailer
Dead Cells 2017 PC, Switch, Xbox, IOS,  10/10 7.9 Review Trailer
Donkey Kong Country Returns 2010 Wii, WiiU, 3DS N/A 8.6 Review Trailer
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze 2014 Switch, WiiU N/A 8.7 Review Trailer
Environmental Station Alpha 2015 PC 9/10 8.3 Review Trailer
Fez 2012 PC, PS4, PSs, IOS, Xbox 9/10 6.4 Review Trailer
Gris  2018 PC, Switch, PS4 10/10 N/A Review Trailer
Guacamelee 2  2018 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 8 Review Trailer
Hollow Knight  2017 PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4,  10/10 8.8 Review Trailer
Iconoclasts 2018 Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 8.1 Review Trailer
Katana Zero  2018 PC, Switch, PS4 10/10 8.9 Review Trailer
King's Bird 2018 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 6.1 Review Trailer
Kirby Planet Robobot 2016 3DS N/A 8.5 Review Trailer
Kirby Star Allies 2018 Switch N/A 7.5 Review Trailer

Kunai 

2020 Switch, PC 7/10 7.6 Review Trailer

Megaman Legacy Collection 

2015 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 8.5 Review Trailer

Megaman X Legacy Collection 

2018 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 6/10 8/1 Review Trailer

Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Collection 

2020 Switch, PC 7/10 8.5 Review Trailer

Mirror's Edge 

2008 PC, PS3, Xbox 9/10 8 Review Trailer
N++ 2015 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 10/10 N/A Review Trailer
New Super Mario Bros Wii 2009 Wii, WiiU N/A 8.3 Review Trailer
Ori and the Blind Forest 2015 PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4 10/10 8.7 Review Trailer
Psychonauts 2005 PC, PS2, Xbox 10/10 8.8 Review Trailer
Rayman Legends 2013 PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4,WiiU 9/10 8.4 Review Trailer
Rogue Legacy 2013 PC, Switch, PS3, PS4 9/10 7.7 Review Trailer

Scourgebringer 

2020 PC 9/10 N/A Review Trailer

Shantae Half Genie Hero 

2016 PC, Switch, PS4 9/10 7/7 Review Trailer

Shovel Knight 

2014 PC, Switch, WiiU, PS4, Xbox 10/10 7.7 Review Trailer

Sonic Generations

2011 PC, Xbox, PS4, 3DS 9/10 8.5 Review Trailer

Sonic Mania 

2017 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 9/10 8.5 Review Trailer

Spelunky

2013 PC, PS4, PS3 9/10 7.3 Review Trailer

Super Mario 3D Land 

2011 3DS N/A 8.5 Review Trailer

Super Mario 3D World 

2013 WiiU N/A 8.9 Review Trailer

Super Mario Galaxy 

2007 Wii N/A 9 Review Trailer

Super Mario Odyssey

2017 Switch N/A 8.9 Review Trailer

Super Meat Boy 

2010 PC, Switch, PS4, WiiU 9/10 8.2 Review Trailer

The Messenger 

2018 PC, Switch 10/10 8.3 Review Trailer

The Pedestrian 

2020 PC 10/10 8.5 Review Trailer

Yooka Laylee 

2017 PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox 7/10 7.4 Review Trailer

Yoshi's Wooly World 

2015 WiiU N/A N.A Review Trailer


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