Best Platformer Games on Steam

Steam currently has 8,936 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. Platformer game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Platformer game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,576 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,221 positive reviews and 2,355 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

3. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,284,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,254,360 positive reviews and 30,498 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

4. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Platformer games. 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

5. 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 #5 spot for the best 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

6. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,365 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,358 positive reviews and 10,007 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 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

7. 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 #7 spot for the best 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
Developers
Publisher Maddy Makes Games Inc.
Steam App Id 504230

8. A Hat in Time

A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D platformer featuring a little girl who stitches hats for wicked powers! Freely explore giant worlds and recover Time Pieces to travel to new heights!

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A Hat in Time has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 49,490 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 48,460 positive reviews and 1,030 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 10/5/2017
Developer Gears for Breakfast
Publisher Gears for Breakfast
Steam App Id 253230

9. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat. Regular free content updates!

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Dead Cells has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 151,445 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 147,180 positive reviews and 4,265 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 8/6/2018
Developer Motion Twin
Publisher Motion Twin
Steam App Id 588650

10. Crab Champions

Claw your way across exotic islands combining fluid movement with fast paced combat to become a Crab Champion in this third person shooter with roguelike elements.

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Crab Champions has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,141 positive reviews and 420 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Crab Champions on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 4/1/2023
Developers
Publishers
Steam App Id 774801

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Pizza Tower on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Katana ZERO on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 24). Hollow Knight on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 2). Celeste on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). A Hat in Time on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Dead Cells on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Crab Champions on Steam. Steam Store.

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