The Best of 2018 The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked  

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List Rules Only games released in 2018.

Here are the best new platform games of 2018, ranked by gamers everywhere. Featuring games for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, this list of 2018 platformers includes popular titles, like Celeste, Kirby Star Allies, Yoku's Island Express, and Tanglewood. What are the top platforming games released in 2018?

Vote up the best platformer games of 2018, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Tanglewood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Tanglewood Mega Drive, Windows, macOS Tanglewood is a platform game developed and published by British studio Big Evil Corporation for the Mega Drive. The game was developed for the Mega Drive as a homebrew project. It was built ...more

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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Celeste Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows 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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Unravel Two is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Unravel Two Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 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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Aegis Defenders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Aegis Defenders macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch Aegis Defenders is a 2D platforming and tower defense game by Guts Department. The game originated as a project for USC’s Intermediate Games class and had a successful Kickstarter campaign in ...more

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Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Kirby Star Allies Nintendo Switch Kirby Star Allies is a platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo as part of the Kirby series. It was released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 16, 2018. Kirby ...more

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Guacamelee! 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Guacamelee! 2 Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux Guacamelee! 2 is a Metroidvania action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox Studios. Guacamelee! is a hybrid 2D Metroidvania style action platform and brawler. Players ...more

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Yoku's Island Express is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Yoku's Island Express Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Yoku's Island Express is a platforming pinball adventure video game developed by Swedish studio Villa Gorilla and published by Team17. The studio's debut project, the game was released in 2018 ...more

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Light Fall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Light Fall Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Light Fall is a 2018 platform video game developed and published by Bishop Games.

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The Messenger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Messenger Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows The Messenger is a retro action-platformer indie video game developed by the Quebec-based video game studio Sabotage and published by Devolver Digital. It was released on Windows through Steam ...more

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Iconoclasts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Iconoclasts PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita Iconoclasts is an action platformer video game by the developer Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg and published by Bifrost Entertainment. The game was released on January 23, 2018 for Microsoft ...more

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Runbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Runbow Nintendo Switch

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Runner3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Runner3 Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS Runner3 is a rhythm platformer video game developed by Choice Provisions. A sequel to Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Runner3 is part of the Bit.Trip series, ...more