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7.62
Score: 6.79
“METAL SLUG 3”, the masterpiece in SNK’s emblematic 2D run & gun action shooting game series, still continues to fascinate millions of fans worldwide to this day for its intricate dot-pixel graphics, and simple and intuitive game controls!
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ArcadeClassicActionCo-opSide Scroller
9.02
Score: 6.44
In Mark of the Ninja, you'll know what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options.
Mark of the NinjaHIGHLY RATED
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StealthPlatformerNinjaIndie2D
10.12
Score: 5.84
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
This War of MineHIGHLY RATED
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SurvivalWarAtmosphericSingleplayerStrategy
8.91
Score: 5.76
ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game and a META game in disguise. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, "Why? Why am I following his directions?“ Obey? Rebel?
ICEYHIGHLY RATED
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ActionFemale ProtagonistHack and SlashAnimeSide Scroller
4.22
Score: 5.65
Mighty No. 9 is a 2D Side-scrolling Action game that takes the best elements from 8 and 16-bit classics that you know and love and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!
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ActionPlatformerAnimeKickstarterSide Scroller
10.14
Score: 5.63
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
CupheadHIGHLY RATED
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DifficultCartoonGreat SoundtrackPlatformerCo-op
6.32
Score: 5.61
Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game February 19th and become the original assassin!
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PlatformerMetroidvaniaActionNinjaSide Scroller
8.30
Score: 5.50
Sonic Mania is an all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.
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Great Soundtrack2DPlatformerClassicRetro
8.83
Score: 5.49
Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf. But that's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be to succeed.
Rogue LegacyHIGHLY RATED
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Rogue-likePlatformerIndieActionSingleplayer
6.08
Score: 5.48
Jets'n'Guns is a heavy piece of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out! Enjoy yourself in almost-insane action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels.
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Great SoundtrackActionSide ScrollerIndieBullet Hell
6.41
Score: 5.43
Shank is the cult-classic revival of the sidescrolling beat-em-up. Play as Shank in an over-the-top grindhouse game, packed to the rim with enemies, bosses, combos, and more by the award-winning team at Klei Entertainment.
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ActionIndie2DSide ScrollerLocal Co-Op
7.36
Score: 5.41
Guide Vivian the Vagrant, through vibrant and dynamic landscapes while hacking and slashing a path from a quiet coastal village through mysterious forests, haunted castles, and wrecked battlegrounds. When the endless barrage of enemies have been vanquished, what solace will be left for our hero?
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Female ProtagonistActionRPG2DMetroidvania
Score: 5.32
Foregone is a combat-focused action-platformer combining the challenging gameplay of Diablo & Dark Souls with fluid pixel animation popularized by Dead Cells. Keep the peace at all costs as you shoot & slash your way through hordes of monsters, or fall to their attacks and face them all over again.
ForegoneCOMING SOON
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ActionIndieSouls-likeSide ScrollerMetroidvania
7.19
Score: 5.27
“Probably the best downloadable title on the market right now.” 9/10 – Eurogamer.
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ZombiesPlatformerIndieActionPost-apocalyptic
10.22
Score: 5.25
Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this award winning 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth!
Castle CrashersHIGHLY RATED
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Co-opActionMultiplayerAdventureLocal Co-Op
2.29
Score: 5.25
The future came. You'd think that means the apex of the progress and science, but no. After the epidemic spread all over the world in 2022, 95% of the whole population mutated into horrible creatures without any moral values or humanity and started hunting everything that moves. The planet became empty.
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Psychological HorrorPlatformer2DHorrorSide Scroller
7.26
Score: 5.19
Kingdom is a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic.
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StrategyPixel GraphicsSurvival2DMedieval
8.93
Score: 5.19
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG by Koji Igarashi. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse that slowly crystallizes her body. Battle through a demon-infested castle and defeat its master to save yourself, and all of humanity!
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MetroidvaniaRPGFemale ProtagonistActionAnime
10.37
Score: 5.13
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.
Hollow KnightHIGHLY RATED
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MetroidvaniaGreat SoundtrackDifficultPlatformer2D
8.71
Score: 5.06
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.
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PlatformerPixel GraphicsRetroGreat Soundtrack2D
9.03
Score: 5.05
Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
LIMBOHIGHLY RATED
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IndiePlatformerPuzzleDarkAtmospheric
5.28
Score: 5.02
Craft your arsenal to avenge your fallen comrades and save the world from the fearsome forces of CLAW!
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ActionIndie2DCo-opPixel Graphics
6.54
Score: 4.98
Dex is a 2D, side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG with a focus on exploration and non-linear gameplay.
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CyberpunkRPGFemale Protagonist2DAction
9.78
Score: 4.97
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.
Dead CellsHIGHLY RATED
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Rogue-likeMetroidvaniaPixel Graphics2DRogue-lite
6.94
Score: 4.93
Guns, Gore & Cannoli - An over-the-top, comical and fast-paced action game with hand-drawn graphics set in the Roaring Twenties. An all-you-can-shoot fest where you embody Vinnie, a mobster with a mission in a city controlled by gangsters and plagued by zombies. Featuring up to 4-man local co-op.
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ActionSide Scroller2DZombiesCo-op
9.74
Score: 4.81
“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC.
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Great SoundtrackAtmosphericPlatformerAdventureStory Rich
3.00
Score: 4.68
Death and destruction came into Doodland. This happy and joyful land is going to change. You play as one of Doodlers, a peaceful inhabitant of happy doodle world, attacked by a merciless monster. There are only two options: run as fast as you can or die.
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IndieActionAdventure2DPlatformer
9.32
Score: 4.67
“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios.
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AtmosphericGreat SoundtrackPlatformerMetroidvaniaAdventure
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