Top 10 platform games to play now

Platform games used to be a dominant genre, but today they often feel like relics of a bygone era. Even so, several outstanding platform games were released in 2021. If you are looking for a game that can challenge your hand-eye coordination and jumping skills, then this list is your best choice. The following games have common elements, but have opened up a unique path in the genre. names not listed in order, Here are 10 exciting platform games that you can’t miss.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley

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The “Ratchet and Clank” series was born on PS2. Although many of their contemporaries, such as Jak and Daxter or Sly Cooper, seem to have been eliminated, the cosmic duo continues to create a good time. Rift Apart brings our best friend into a new reality and makes full use of Sony’s new hardware through the new rift mechanism. Ratchet and the other protagonist Rivet can use the crack to cross the environment or enter a completely different reality in the blink of an eye. Ratchet & Clank’s traditional platform hybrid shootout returns. We can’t get enough Rift Apart’s comical weapons, such as Cold Snap, which wraps enemies in huge ice cubes ready for cocktails, or Topiary Sprinkler, which turns enemies into stunning garden shrubs. | Our review

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch re-released the 2013 Wii U platform game, giving fans a chance to relive Nintendo’s 4-player adventure-especially if they skip Wii U. When Mario and friends rescued the fairy-tale creature named Sprixies from Bowser’s hands, they turned into cats and used their paws to climb to the top of each flagpole. However, let Nintendo to mark a brand new accompanying game, which shines like the original packaging. Bowser’s Fury may be short, but it has more good ideas than many full versions. This creative new game throws Mario into an open world environment and requires players to collect Cat Shines before confronting a monster-sized Bowser head-on. These bite-sized platform challenges are so beneficial that it’s easy to forget the whole night when you sit down at a time. Bowser may be angry; we are nothing. | Our review

Astro’s game room

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The Astro Bot Rescue Mission released by PSVR in 2018 is full of smiles, but we are very happy that even people without VR headsets can enjoy Astro’s subsequent adventures. Even better, Sony abandoned this game. Anyone with a PlayStation 5 can use Astro’s game room for free. This relaxing and enjoyable experience is also a love letter to the PlayStation brand, which is full of recognition for many of our favorite consoles and game franchises. We like to hang gliding in electronic canyons, collect coins on frozen cliffs, and bounce on water lilies in mechanical frog suits. The title is also an impressive technical demonstration of Sony’s latest controller. DualSense’s tactile feedback provides realistic tactile vibrations, increasing the depth of the feeling of walking on the beach, standing in the rain or headwind. | Our review

Spirit Flyer 2

Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

19 years is a long time to wait for anything, and many fans think they will never see the sequel to Double Fine’s beloved Xbox era platform game. Raz, a young acrobat and gifted psychic, returns with some fresh antics; this time, he left the genius summer camp and joined the world-renowned organization named after the series. Unfortunately, an insider within the organization may awaken a long-buried secret, which may undermine the stability of governments around the world, so Raz must enter a series of damaged hearts to help people heal the wounds of the past. We never know what will happen next, from the casino-themed hospital to the cooking game show to the psychedelic band tour in the 1960s. | Our review

Super Mario Odyssey


Mario is the king of platform games, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see him on this list many times. Naturally, we had to choose Mario’s large Switch outing because it is still a never-ending roller coaster of brilliant ideas. Each level is full of fascinating interactive moments, from walking through the forest as a Tyrannosaurus rex, to bouncing bouncy flowers in the frozen desert, to jumping into the wall for a 2D platform sequence, recalling Mario’s early days. In “Odyssey”, Mario’s iconic headdress has also become lifelike, allowing Mario to have any entity wearing a hat. Of course, possession sounds scary, but who doesn’t want Nintendo’s chubby plumber to run around in their minds. | Our review

Need two

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Hazelight Studios pioneered its co-op-only action game method in A Way Out in 2018, but the team really made great strides in It Takes Two in 2021. Cody and May are a married couple. When their daughter made a wish, they were staring at a life-changing divorce case. The soul of the couple finally entered a pair of handmade dolls. Of course, the narrative sounds like a terrible Disney TV movie, but the antics that follow are refreshing. Cody and May must work together to cross the treetops, help the squirrel fight the angry wasp nest, and use magnets to cross a series of geared platforms. No two moments in It Takes Two are exactly the same, ensuring that their cooperative actions are memorable. | Our review

Sonic Mania

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Nowadays, it’s easy to make fun of Sonic, but Sonic Mania in 2017 is not just a return to Sonic’s 2D glorious era, it can easily become one of the best Sonic games to date. After the Sonic 3 & Knuckles incident, Sonic and his friends discovered something was wrong on Angel Island. Dr. Eggman is one step ahead of the speeders, and his EggRobos team plans to use a magical gem to create evil. Designed by members of the ROM hacker community who left their mark on the Sonic fan game, and then the official mobile port, Mania understands what makes Sonic unique. Many of Sonic Mania’s levels started with improvisations on stages familiar to them in the past, but they quickly evolved into exciting platform experiences. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles travel through the sandstorm desert, avoid the death trap of the garbage compactor, and use a new fall sprint to surpass Dr. Eggman again. | Our review

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, Android, PC

When it comes to making a list of the best platform games, Fall Guys is not the first game you think of, but this compelling competitive experience is so compelling, there is no doubt that it should be here.A mix between battle royale and game shows, such as Wucheng with Erase, Fall Guys allows 60 players to compete with each other in a series of competitive platform challenges, which are both fun and interesting. Whether we jump from one bouncing platform to another, or run on a disappearing floor, or sail in a spinning windmill, every time we land on our face, we can’t resist starting to “make another one.” The pull of the game. | Our review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Switch, Wii U

Switch has no shortage of excellent original platform games, but it also helped us relive some games that might have been overlooked in the Wii U era. The sequel to Retro Studio’s Donkey Kong Country Returns is a return to the love of the SNES platform era. A group of Arctic invaders attacked their island and turned their tropical home into a popsicle paradise. The Kong family just sat down to celebrate DK’s birthday. The subsequent adventure provided considerable challenges, but the Switch version introduced Funky Kong as a playable character, this surfing ape can double jump, hover and walk on spikes. Good luck for the Arctic invaders next time. | Our review

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s time

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Since the release of Crash Bandicoot: Warped in 1998, we have seen dozens of games starring this stupid marsupial. However, as the name suggests, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time returns formally to the glorious era of platform games that put naughty dogs on the map. Developer Toys for Bob has excellently reproduced the magic of the 2.5D platform of the 90s while maintaining the freshness of the action, thanks to Quantum Masks that can slow down time, reverse the world and cause all kinds of damage. Additional playable characters help to change the action. For example, Tawna is equipped with a grappling hook for high-altitude flight, and Dingodile’s powerful vacuum cleaner allows him to pick up the box from across the screen. | Our review

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