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The Most Popular Platformer Video Games Right Now

Updated March 13, 2020 262 votes 43 voters15 items

We’re ranking the most popular platformer games in 2020. The proverbial backbone of every modern video game, some of the greatest games ever made were good old-fashioned platformers. Most platformer games require players to navigate in between tight (and often deadly) spaces. Jumping over obstacles, crawling under bridges, dodging Donkey Kong’s flaming barrels - these are the gameplay mechanics that make platformers so great.

Which platformer is your favorite? Whether you prefer to kick it old school in Nintendo’s new Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, test your ninja skills in The Messenger, or prefer to add a dash of horror with Little Nightmares, make your voice heard below.

Vote up your favorite platformers and see which games top the list.

  • Cuphead1
    15
    9

    DeveloperStudioMDHR

    Genres (Video game)Run and gun

    Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013,... more on Wikipedia
  • Super Mario Odyssey2

    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Platform, action-adventure

    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for... more on Wikipedia
  • Celeste3
    15
    13

    DeveloperMatt Makes Games

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel... more on Wikipedia
  • Hollow Knight4

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... more on Wikipedia
  • Sonic Mania5
    13
    13

    DeveloperPagodaWest Games, Headcannon

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Sonic Mania is a 2017 side-scrolling platform game published by Sega. An installment in the... more on Wikipedia
  • The Messenger6
    The Messenger is a side-scrolling action-platformer, inspired by the classic Ninja Gaiden... more on Wikipedia
  • A Hat In Time7
    5
    7

    A Hat In Time

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps8

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform-adventure, Metroidvania

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Dead Cells9
    10
    15

    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion... more on Wikipedia
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe10

    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced... more on Wikipedia
  • Yooka-Laylee11

    DeveloperPlaytonic Games

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Yooka-Laylee is a 2017 platform video game developed by Playtonic Games and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • Unravel Two12

    DeveloperColdwood Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer

    Unravel Two is a puzzle platform video game developed by Swedish studio Coldwood Interactive... more on Wikipedia
  • Little Nightmares13

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, survival horror

    Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios... more on Wikipedia
  • Yoshi's Crafted World14

    DeveloperGood-Feel

    Genres (Video game)Platform, side-scrolling

    Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Mummy Demastered15
    0
    11

    The Mummy Demastered

    October 24, 2017

    DeveloperWayForward Technologies

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

    The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania video game released in October 2017 by WayForward... more on Wikipedia