Best 2D Platformer Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,968 2D Platformer games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. 2D Platformer game rankings were last updated on 5/7/2024.

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1. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower holds the #1 spot for "best 2D Platformer game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 57,936 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,072 positive reviews and 864 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

2. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 64,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,622 positive reviews and 1,257 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $8.99
Release Date 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

3. Celeste

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

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Celeste has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 93,094 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 90,879 positive reviews and 2,215 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/25/2018
Franchise EXOK Games
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Publisher Maddy Makes Games Inc.
Steam App Id 504230

4. BattleBlock Theater®

Welcome to BattleBlock Theater! You’ve got no where to go but up...on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.

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BattleBlock Theater® has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 70,085 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,158 positive reviews and 1,927 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 5/15/2014
Franchise The Behemoth
Developer The Behemoth
Publisher The Behemoth
Steam App Id 238460

5. Sheepy: A Short Adventure

A Short Handcrafted Pixel Art Platformer that follows Sheepy, an abandoned plushy brought to life. Sheepy: A Short Adventure is the first short game from MrSuicideSheep.

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Sheepy: A Short Adventure has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,910 positive reviews and 92 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sheepy: A Short Adventure on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/6/2024
Franchise MrSuicideSheep
Developer MrSuicideSheep
Publisher MrSuicideSheep
Steam App Id 1568400

6. SANABI

SANABI is an exhilarating stylish dystopian action-platformer. Play as a legendary retired veteran and use your signature prosthetic arm to jump over cliffs and skyscrapers, zip through bullets and traps and defeat powerful enemies.

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SANABI has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,743 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,130 positive reviews and 613 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.24 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SANABI on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.24
Release Date 11/9/2023
Franchise NEOWIZ
Developer WONDER POTION
Publisher NEOWIZ
Steam App Id 1562700

7. INSIDE

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.

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INSIDE has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,189 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 56,332 positive reviews and 1,857 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 7/7/2016
Developer Playdead
Publisher Playdead
Steam App Id 304430

8. Word Game: Episode 0

Word game is literally a game of words. Player controls "I" to find clues between lines, delete words to change the meaning of sentences, or shift words to rewrite facts. “I” must be wise and brave enough complete the mission of words. May the best "I” win!

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Word Game: Episode 0 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,499 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,447 positive reviews and 52 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Word Game: Episode 0 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/14/2021
Developer Team9
Publisher Team9
Steam App Id 1507970

9. 东北之夏

DongBeiZhiXia (a summer in the northeast of China)is a free visual novel, which tells the story that the protagonist followed parents' wishes to make one's living in Shenyang, met two online anchors Huniu and Daojiang by chance, and experience affairs one after another with Shamate.

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东北之夏 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,687 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,430 positive reviews and 257 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 1/9/2023
Developer 庄不纯工作室
Publisher 庄不纯工作室
Steam App Id 2121360

10. 魔女的夜宴

《魔女的夜宴》是日本超人气美少女游戏品牌YUZUSOFT(柚子社)的经典名作。女主角绫地宁宁由当红声优桐谷华配音,是该社历代作品中最具代表性的女主角之一。国际中文版拥有超越原版的1920X1080的高清画质。本作也曾在美少女游戏大赏和萌系游戏大赏中斩获众多奖项。

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魔女的夜宴 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best 2D Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,461 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,407 positive reviews and 54 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play 魔女的夜宴 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 7/21/2023
Developer Yuzusoft
Publisher HIKARI FIELD
Steam App Id 2458530

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