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Precision Platformer

Category Tier-3 Genre

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

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
96% 1,314 votes
98% 138 votes
90% 1,248 votes
88% 893 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Precision 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 Precision Platformer, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Platformer 85%
  2. Action 66%
  3. 2D 62%
  4. 2D Platformer 59%
  5. Singleplayer 58%
  6. Indie 49%
  7. Adventure 49%
  8. Casual 45%
  9. Pixel Graphics 40%
  10. Colorful 38%
  11. Arcade 35%
  12. Difficult 34%
  13. Puzzle Platformer 31%
  14. Side Scroller 30%
  15. Cute 28%
  16. 3D Platformer 25%
  17. 3D 24%
  18. Retro 24%
  19. Controller 23%
  20. Atmospheric 23%
  21. Physics 23%
  22. Puzzle 23%
  23. Action-Adventure 22%
  24. Linear 22%
  25. Funny 20%
  26. Minimalist 20%
  27. Family Friendly 17%
  28. Parkour 17%

The Precision Platformer tag is used to describe a specific subgenre of platformer games that emphasize precise and skill-based movement. Precision platformers usually have challenging level design, requiring players to navigate through intricate obstacle courses, make precise jumps, and execute complex maneuvers with accuracy.

In precision platformers, the player's character often has a high degree of control over their movement. This includes precise jumping mechanics, mid-air control, and tight collision detection. The gameplay typically revolves around timing jumps perfectly to clear gaps or avoid hazards while also maintaining momentum during fast-paced sections.

Some defining features of precision platformers include:

  • Precision Jumping Players need to master the art of jumping with great precision and accuracy. This involves understanding the character's physics and controlling their movements mid-air to land on narrow platforms or avoid dangerous obstacles.
  • Tight Controls Precision platformers often have highly responsive controls that allow players to execute pixel-perfect movements. The character's acceleration, deceleration, and maneuverability are finely tuned for optimal gameplay experience.
  • High Difficulty These games are known for their challenging difficulty levels due to demanding level design and timing requirements. They may include numerous checkpoints or require players to restart sections upon failure.

Examples of popular precision platformer titles include:

  • Super Meat Boy This game by Team Meat is considered one of the quintessential precision platformers. Players control a small meaty protagonist who must navigate through intensely difficult levels filled with obstacles such as saw blades and spikes.
  • Celeste Developed by Matt Makes Games, Celeste incorporates precision jumping mechanics into an emotionally-driven narrative. Players guide the protagonist through challenging mountains while dealing with personal struggles.
  • VVVVVV Developed by Terry Cavanagh, VVVVVV is a gravity-flipping platformer that challenges players through its intricate level design and demanding precision controls.

Precision platformers require a combination of quick reflexes, precise timing, and patience. They offer a rewarding experience for players who enjoy mastering difficult and skill-based gameplay mechanics.

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