The best platform games on PC

The best platform games on PC

Looking for a list of the best platform games on PC? Back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, there were countless platformers for console gamers, while the PC had a reputation as a sort of wasteland for this one particular genre. Thankfully, this stigma has lessened since the days of Commander Keen, and we owe that in large part to the explosion of indie retro games that have flooded onto digital platforms over the past decade, meaning our fair platform is now bursting at the seams with solid platforming games.

A quick note: since the exact definition of platform games is disputed by many, we’re going to include pretty much any game where jumping on platforms is necessary to progress through each level.

Platforming games have garnered a reputation as requiring mechanical mastery and sublime timing to get into, but developers continue to push the genre forward by introducing gameplay elements from puzzle games and metroidvanias. Now you can even play through a beautiful story in a platform game, thanks to releases like Celeste and Ori and the Blind Forest. With all that said, here are the best platformers you can play on your PC right now.

RELATED LINKS: Celeste: a platformer about anxiety, The best PC games of 2018: Celeste, PCGN Awards 2018

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