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The top results based on the latest update are VVVVVV [Score: 2.9], Wings of Vi [Score: 2.9] and The End Is Nigh [Score: 2.8] The top rated games you can find here are Celeste [SteamPeek Rating: 10.2] ranked #8, Super Meat Boy [SteamPeek Rating: 9.4] ranked #5 and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove [SteamPeek Rating: 9.0] ranked #18 Also don't forget to check the newest releases Golden Force [Release date: 2021-04-22] ranked #24, Dojoran - Steam Edition [Release date: 2021-04-09] ranked #23 and Sir Lovelot [Release date: 2021-03-03] ranked #9.

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1001 Spikes
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1001 Spikes

5.2344 50

Release date: 3 Jun, 2014

Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins searches for his estranged father, world-famous archeaologist, Jim Hawkins. Aban Hawkins races into the frozen tundra of the antarctic, undiscovered temple ruins and the vast caverns of South America in search of his father and the legendary treasure rumored to lie...


Developer: Nicalis, Inc., Publisher: Nicalis, Inc., Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel: GMA 950 and up, ATI/AMD: X-Series 300 and up, Radeon-Series 9600 and up, Nvidia GeForce 6000 and up
  • Storage: 256 MB available space

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VVVVVV
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VVVVVV

8.24676 153

Release date: 7 Sep, 2010

VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?


Developer: Terry Cavanagh, Publisher: Terry Cavanagh, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 42MB
  • Sound: Standard audio

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Wings of Vi
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Wings of Vi

5.8757 135

Release date: 28 Nov, 2014

Wings of Vi is a challenging 2D platformer in which the player controls the angel Vi, tasked with defeating the Demon Lord Jeh’oul after he is freed from captivity. While inspired by masochistic retro platformers, Wings of Vi aims to cut out arbitrary difficulty in favor of skill based gameplay.


Developer: Grynsoft, Publisher: Grynsoft, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 80 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

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The End Is Nigh
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The End Is Nigh

7.11938 143

Release date: 12 Jul, 2017

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but thats ok because you are probably already dead anyway.


Developer: Edmund McMillen, Tyler Glaiel, Publisher: Edmund McMillen, Tyler Glaiel, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Workshop

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: dedicated graphics card (opengl 3.0 support or higher)
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

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Jump King
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Jump King

7.64051 409

Release date: 3 May, 2019

Take up the challenge and face true high-stakes platforming in Jump King! Struggle upwards in search of the Smoking Hot Babe of legend, but explore with care; a single missed jump could lead to a long fall back down...


Developer: Nexile, Publisher: Nexile, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

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Super Meat Boy
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Super Meat Boy

9.419723 1078

Release date: 30 Nov, 2010

The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!


Developer: Team Meat, Publisher: , Game website

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Sytem requirements

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (Windows 8 is not officially supported)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB
  • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller

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Downwell
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Downwell

8.45474 174

Release date: 15 Oct, 2015

Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him.


Developer: Moppin, Publisher: Devolver Digital, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Steam Leaderboards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.

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Straima

3.235 5

Release date: 25 Sep, 2015

Straima is a devilishly difficult pulse-pumper platformer for 1-4 players. It includes several game modes, selectable powers and gameplay mutators, as well as a full feature level editor with Steam Workshop support so you can design and share your weird creations with chums for immense joy.


Developer: Anthony Case, Publisher: Caiysware, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Workshop | Steam Leaderboards

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Celeste
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Celeste

10.231807 724

Release date: 25 Jan, 2018

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.


Developer: Extremely OK Games, Ltd., Publisher: Matt Makes Games Inc., Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

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Sir Lovelot
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Sir Lovelot

2.514 1

Release date: 3 Mar, 2021

Sir Lovelot is on a quest to find the love of his life. Join him in this wacky tight platformer, where impressing cheeky damsels is harder than a heart of stone!


Developer: pixel.lu, Publisher: pixel.lu, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Steam Leaderboards

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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

7.02256 251

Release date: 20 Sep, 2013

"The most rewarding game of 2013!" Influenced by retro classics Mega Man and Castlevania, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN's adventures in his online series.


Developer: FreakZone Games, Publisher: Screenwave Media, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 40 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

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Dustforce DX
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Dustforce DX

6.4923 65

Release date: 17 Jan, 2012

Take control of a nimble janitor to rid the world of dust and debris.


Developer: Hitbox Team, Publisher: , Game website

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Sytem requirements

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 400MB Free Space
  • Video Card: Dedicated graphics card with Shader Model 2.0 support
  • DirectX®: 9.0c

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Gunjump Before Dinner
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Gunjump Before Dinner

0.0

Release date: Early 2022

2D precision platformer with tight and responsive controls. Gunjump your way through challenging obstacle course.


Developer: Pysethus, Publisher: Pysethus

Windows

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Rotund Rebound
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Rotund Rebound

0.0

Release date: 2021 Q2

Sentence has been passed on the dark carrot, so hop down the rabbit hole and hold on tight. Intangible terrain and ceaseless bouncing put a dynamic spin on precision platforming as you explore nightmare worlds to rescue friends and hurtle through challenges faster than you ever thought possible.


Developer: Dahku, Publisher: Dahku, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

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Slime-san
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Slime-san

3.436 3

Release date: 7 Apr, 2017

Slime-san was minding his own business when suddenly… A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm and back out its mouth!


Developer: Fabraz, Publisher: Headup, Game website

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Rotund Takeoff
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Rotund Takeoff

0.0

Release date: 21 Jan, 2021

You are Chubbit, a plump bunny plunged into a precision platforming nightmare! To escape, simply move left, move right, and master the nuanced dynamics of ceaseless bouncing!


Developer: Dahku, Publisher: Dahku, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

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OUTBUDDIES DX
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OUTBUDDIES DX

3.578 26

Release date: 15 Oct, 2019

Run, gun and explore an open undercity in this otherworldly non-linear Metroidvania adventure about the Old Gods, strange creatures and the remnants of a lost world!


Developer: Julian Laufer, Publisher: Headup, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

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Redneck Rift
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Redneck Rift

0.0

Release date: Soon-ish

Every problem can be solved with a shotgun and every solution can be celebrated with an ice cold beer. Help Cletus quench his thirst after a long hard days work as he platforms his way through the bayou, time and back again in this retro styled, difficult action precision platformer game.


Developer: Floor Chicken, Publisher: Floor Chicken, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2320 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 or equivalent
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Probably runs on worse but this is the worst PC we can test on

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

9.010691 414

Release date: 26 Jun, 2014

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the complete Shovel Knight collection, containing all 5 games in the epic saga! Dig, blast, slash, and bash your way through a fantastical, 8-bit inspired world of pixel-perfect platforming, memorable characters, and world-class action-adventure gameplay.


Developer: Yacht Club Games, Publisher: Yacht Club Games, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

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You Have to Win the Game
MetroidvaniaFree to PlayRetroPlatformerIndie

You Have to Win the Game

8.05158 392

Release date: 6 May, 2014

You Have to Win the Game is a free exploration platformer with a retro 1980s PC aesthetic.


Developer: Minor Key Games, Publisher: Minor Key Games, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 20 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: 32-bit executable

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RITE
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RITE

4.5123 12

Release date: 6 Jul, 2020

RITE is a high-speed, precision platformer where you must conquer a series of challenging trials, a rite of passage for every Nim.


Developer: Pond Games Pty Ltd, Publisher: Pond Games Pty Ltd, Game website

Windows |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Storage: 35 MB available space

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Electronic Super Joy
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Electronic Super Joy

7.12294 251

Release date: 23 Aug, 2013

Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.


Developer: Michael Todd Games, Publisher: 2&30 Software, Game website

Windows |   Mac |   Linux | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards | Steam Leaderboards

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Jet Set Knights
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Jet Set Knights

3.033 8

Release date: 7 Apr, 2016

Jet Set Knights is an old-school arcade action platformer inspired by classics from the golden age such as Mario Bros, Snow Bros or newest Super Crate Box. If You love retro 2D platformers mixed with tower defense and RPG elements, Jet Set Knight is for You!


Developer: FobTi interactive, Publisher: FobTi interactive, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Trading Cards

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Dojoran - Steam Edition
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Dojoran - Steam Edition

2.715 0

Release date: 9 Apr, 2021

Life is not as easy and simple as it seemed in your childhood. To survive in a world full of dangers, you must go through the difficult ninja training of frogs using secret techniques created by your ancestors.


Developer: Nautlander, Publisher: Nautlander, Game website

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support

Sytem requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Browser to support WebGL.

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Golden Force
ActionRetroPlatformer2D Platformer2D

Golden Force

0.0

Release date: 22 Apr, 2021

Golden Force is a retro-style action-platformer where you perform complex combos, slides, and dash attacks. Unlock new areas, collect throwable items, fight underwater, avoid spiky obstacles, and master each stage.


Developer: Storybird Studio, Publisher: No Gravity Games

Windows | Steam Achievements | Full controller support | Steam Leaderboards

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