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The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked 

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Updated January 1, 2019 311 votes 120 voters 5.8k views 13 items

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?

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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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Tanglewood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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Unravel Two is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2018 (Coldwood Interactive)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle-platformer

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 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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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
SaomitraTripathi 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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Kirby Star Allies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2018 (HAL Laboratory)

Genres (Video game): Platformer

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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Yoku's Island Express is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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Guacamelee! 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
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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The Messenger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Messenger is a side-scrolling action-platformer, inspired by the classic Ninja Gaiden series. Players control a ninja known as "The Messenger" as he goes on a quest to deliver a ...more
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Iconoclasts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

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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Light Fall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Light Fall is a 2018 platform video game developed and published by Bishop Games.
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Runbow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
Runbow
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Runner3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Platformer Games Of 2018, Ranked
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