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The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam 

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Updated May 19, 2020 2.8k votes 789 voters 38k views 37 items

It's one of the oldest genres in gaming, so you know there are plenty of good PC platforming games available on Steam. In fact, the PC platform genre just might be the most robust on all of Steam, featuring a wide array of games from classics like Super Meat Boy and Spelunky to newer titles like Hollow Knight.

Start with some classic platforming games like Sonic Mania, or skip ahead generations and try new platform games on Steam like Cuphead or Iconoclasts. When you've grown tired of feeling flat, you can jump into 3D platform Steam games like A Hat in Time. Head to the stars and discover planets in the crafting platform Steam game Starbound.

We wanted to make it easier to find the best PC platformer games on Steam, so we put together this list of the most well-received titles. Don't forget to add any PC platformers that aren't already here!

 

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Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Team Cherry)
Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux ...more
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Ori and the Blind Forest... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Moon Studios)
Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on ...more
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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (StudioMDHR)
Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October ...more
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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Shadman Hasib Srabon added Released: 2018 (Matt Makes Games)
Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later ...more
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Limbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2010 (Playdead)
Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer Playdead. The game was released in July 2010 as a platform exclusive title on Xbox Live Arcade, and ...more
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A Hat in Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Gears for Breakfast)
A Hat in Time is a platform action-adventure video game developed by Gears for Breakfast for macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The gameplay style has been described by ...more
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Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Yacht Club Games)
Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. This is their first game. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was ...more
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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (Tarsier Studios)
Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and ...more
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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
HammaMagri added Released: 2018 (Motion Twin)
Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more
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Super Meat Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2010 (Team Meat)
Super Meat Boy is an independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes and developed by Team Meat. It is the successor to McMillen and Jonathan McEntee's October 2008 Flash ...more
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Sonic Mania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (PagodaWest Games)
Sonic Mania is a 2017 side-scrolling platform game published by Sega. An installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the story follows Sonic the Hedgehog and his companions Tails and Knuckles ...more
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Mark of the Ninja is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2012 (Klei Entertainment)
Mark of the Ninja is a side-scrolling action stealth video game developed by Klei Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. It was announced on February 28, 2012 and later released for ...more
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Broforce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Broforce is a side-scrolling run and gun platform video game developed by Free Lives Games for release in 2013. Development began in April 2012 as a game jam entry and continued with developer ...more
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Salt and Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska Studios. The game was released on March 15, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, with later releases for Microsoft ...more
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Fez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2012 (Polytron Corporation)
Fez is a 2012 indie puzzle platform game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Polytron, Trapdoor, and Microsoft Studios. The player-character Gomez receives a fez that reveals his ...more
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Spelunky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2008 (Mossmouth)
Spelunky is an indie platform game created by Derek Yu and released as freeware for Microsoft Windows. It was remade for the Xbox 360, with ports to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and then ...more
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Starbound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Chucklefish Ltd)
Starbound is an indie game produced by the UK-based independent game studio Chucklefish Ltd. Starbound takes place in a two-dimensional, procedurally generated universe which the player will ...more
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Braid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2008 (Hothead Games)
Braid is a platform and puzzle video game developed by Number None, Inc. The game was released on August 6, 2008 for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service. A Microsoft Windows version was ...more
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BattleBlock Theater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2010 (The Behemoth)
BattleBlock Theater is a platform game developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360, Windows, and Linux. It is the third title from The Behemoth following Alien ...more
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Ori and the Will of the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2020 (Moon Studios)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. It is a sequel to ...more
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Unravel Two is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2018 (Coldwood Interactive)
Unravel Two is a puzzle platform video game developed by Swedish studio Coldwood Interactive and published by Electronic Arts under the EA Originals label. It was released on 9 June 2018 for ...more
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Katana Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (Askiisoft)
Katana Zero is a 2D action platform video game developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch in 2019. Katana Zero includes no health ...more
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Wunderling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
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Yoshi's Crafted World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (Good-Feel)
Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a side-scrolling platformer where 3D ...more
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Super Mario Maker 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 20+ Best PC Platformer Games On Steam
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)
Super Mario Maker 2 is a side-scrolling platform game and game creation system developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch home video game console. It is the sequel to Super ...more