Best Puzzle Platformer Games on Steam

Steam currently has 4,183 Puzzle 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. Puzzle 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 Puzzle 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 Puzzle 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. 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 Puzzle 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

4. Firework

An accidental fire at a funeral forces the police to re-investigate a closed case of massacre. Lin Lixun participates the re-investigation by chances. As the investigation goes deeper, the past of the victims gradually emerges. However, the case becomes more bewildering.

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Firework has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Puzzle Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 38,455 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 37,671 positive reviews and 784 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Firework on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 2/4/2021
Developer Shiying Studio
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1288310

5. Chants of Sennaar

In this award-winning puzzle adventure game, play as the Traveler on a quest to reunite the Peoples of the Tower. Observe, listen, and decipher ancient languages in a fascinating universe inspired by the Myth of Babel.

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Chants of Sennaar has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Puzzle Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,194 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,991 positive reviews and 203 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 9/5/2023
Franchise Focus Entertainment
Developer Rundisc
Publisher Focus Entertainment
Steam App Id 1931770

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Puzzle 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

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 Puzzle 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. GRIS

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

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GRIS has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Puzzle Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 70,583 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,152 positive reviews and 2,431 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 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 $2.99
Release Date 12/13/2018
Developer Nomada Studio
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 683320

9. Webbed

Swing through the trees, spin sticky webs, and make friends with bugs! Be the adorable spider you've always wanted to be.

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Webbed has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Puzzle Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,528 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,231 positive reviews and 297 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 9/9/2021
Developer Sbug Games
Publisher Sbug Games
Steam App Id 1390350

10. Murders on the Yangtze River

"Murders on Yangtze River" is an Ace Attorney-like detective game that takes you on a journey through early 20th century China as you solve a series of intriguing cases. Use your logical reasoning and deduction skills to uncover clues, interrogate suspects, and solve the mysteries.

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Murders on the Yangtze River has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Puzzle Platformer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,852 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,593 positive reviews and 259 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Murders on the Yangtze River on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 1/31/2024
Developer OMEGAMES STUDIO
Publisher OMEGAMES STUDIO
Steam App Id 1746030

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). BattleBlock Theater® on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). INSIDE on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). GRIS on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Webbed on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 17). Murders on the Yangtze River on Steam. Steam Store.

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