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Platformer

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Platformer, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.57
97% 55,816 votes
8.48
98% 12,562 votes
8.46
97% 15,782 votes
8.42
96% 26,523 votes
8.40
97% 6,383 votes
8.31
95% 12,172 votes
8.29
96% 8,263 votes
8.29
98% 2,145 votes
8.26
93% 51,035 votes
8.19
94% 7,195 votes
8.19
100% 501 votes
8.19
95% 3,226 votes
8.18
94% 9,968 votes
8.16
95% 3,001 votes
8.12
95% 2,831 votes
8.12
96% 1,315 votes
8.10
92% 15,806 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Platformer is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Platformer, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 70%
  2. 2D 58%
  3. Indie 58%
  4. Adventure 57%
  5. Singleplayer 53%
  6. 2D Platformer 44%
  7. Casual 38%
  8. Pixel Graphics 36%
  9. Colorful 28%
  10. Side Scroller 27%
  11. Puzzle Platformer 26%
  12. Cute 24%
  13. Arcade 23%
  14. Retro 23%
  15. Puzzle 22%
  16. Atmospheric 22%
  17. Action-Adventure 21%
  18. Precision Platformer 21%
  19. 3D Platformer 21%
  20. Difficult 20%
  21. Funny 19%
  22. Exploration 18%
  23. 3D 18%
  24. Controller 18%
  25. Family Friendly 16%
  26. Fantasy 15%

The Platformer tag refers to a genre of video games that revolve around navigating a character or avatar through platforms, obstacles, and environmental challenges. These games often involve precise jumping and movement mechanics as the primary means of traversal.

In platformer games, players typically control a character who must navigate various levels or stages filled with platforms of different heights, gaps to jump over, enemies to avoid or defeat, and collectibles to gather. The goal is usually to reach the end of the level or complete certain objectives within it.

Platformers are known for their focus on timing, coordination, and spatial awareness. They require players to master precise movements such as jumping with specific heights and distances, wall jumping off surfaces, swinging from ropes or vines, sliding under obstacles, and more.

Some key features of platformers include:

  • Challenging level design Platformer levels are often designed to steadily increase in difficulty as players progress through them. They may introduce new mechanics along the way or require increasingly complex maneuvers for success.
  • Precision-based gameplay Success in platformers often depends on mastering precise movements. Timing jumps correctly and landing accurately on platforms can be crucial for progression.
  • Exploration and collectibles Many platformers feature hidden areas filled with secret items like coins, power-ups, or rewards that encourage exploration beyond the main path.

Samples of well-known platformer games include:

  • Mario series The classic Super Mario franchise by Nintendo has been synonymous with defining this genre with titles like Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, and Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog series Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise focuses on high-speed platforming and speedy gameplay with titles like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Mania, and Sonic Generations.
  • Celeste This critically acclaimed indie game by Matt Makes Games combines challenging platforming mechanics with an emotional story and a beautiful soundtrack.

Platformer games provide thrilling, skill-based gameplay that challenges players' reflexes and problem-solving abilities. Whether it's navigating treacherous landscapes or collecting hidden treasures, platformers offer exciting adventures in a virtual world of jumps and leaps.

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