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The best platform games

Platform games, also known as platformers, are a genre of video games characterized by gameplay focused on navigating a protagonist through a series of platforms and obstacles within a 2D or 3D environment. The main objective in platform games is to progress through levels, often reaching the end or completing specific objectives.

In platform games, players typically control a character who possesses the ability to jump or perform other acrobatic moves. These movements allow the character to traverse platforms, avoid obstacles, and defeat enemies or overcome challenges.

The genre originated in the early days of video gaming, with iconic titles like "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong" shaping the foundation of platformers. The success of these games led to the growth and diversification of the genre, resulting in a wide range of platform games with unique gameplay mechanics, art styles, and level designs.


Lucky Luke

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Infogrames

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk

DOS19934.2/5 Codemasters

Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 id software
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...

Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die!

DOS1990protected4.2/5 id software

Rick Dangerous 2

DOS19904.2/5 Core Design
Rick Dangerous 2 is a clear example of a sequel done right. Developed by Core Design and released in 1990 on a plethora of platforms, Rick Dangerous 2 is a classic platform game with a (linear) story. The first levels can be played in any order: an ice cave, Hyde Park in London, a forest and the atomic mud mines. The fifth level will become availab...

Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...

Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Shiny Entertainment

Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax

Mega Man X4

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Capcom
Mega Man X4 is an abandoned side scrolling action-platform video game that was released for Windows, the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997 and 1998. Mega Man X4 is part of the Mega Man X series, which is a spin-off of the original Mega Man series, and it was developed by Capcom. Mega Man X4 is set in a dystopian future where h...

Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Softdisk Publishing


DOS19924.1/5 Flair Software

Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame

DOSMac OS19934.1/5 Broderbund

Lyle in Cube Sector


Eye of Horus

DOS19894.1/5 Denton Designs

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 id software


DOS19944.1/5 X-ample Architectures

Jill of the Jungle 2: Jill Goes Underground

DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames

Duke Nukem

DOS19914.1/5 Apogee Software
Duke Nukem 1 was released in 1991 by Apogee Software for MS-DOS, and it marked the beginning of the Duke Nukem franchise. Duke Nukem is a side-scrolling action platformer game with a sci-fi theme. In this original game, players control Duke Nukem, a muscular action hero tasked with saving the world from the evil Dr. Proton. Dr. Proton has taken con...


DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Software Creations
Jetpack is a classic 2D platformer video game developed by Adept Software and released for MS-DOS computers in 1993. Created by Adam Pedersen, it became popular for its addictive gameplay, simplicity, and level editor feature, allowing players to design and share their own levels.In Jetpack, players control a character equipped with a jetpack, navi...

Duck Tales: The Quest for Gold

DOS19904.1/5 Incredible technologies

Cool Spot

DOS19944.1/5 Virgin Interactive

Demon Blue

DOS19924.1/5 Hirographics

Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy

DOS19924.1/5 Loriciels

Fantasy World Dizzy

DOS19914.1/5 Codemasters

Ghosts 'n Goblins remake


Another World

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Delphine software