Best Free Windows Platform Games

The Legend of Edgar

A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game. In a platform game the player controls a character or avatar to jump between suspended platforms and avoid obstacles.

Platform games originated in the early 1980s, with 3D successors popularized in the mid-1990s. Classic platform games include Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Turrican 2, Strider, and Limbo.

Here are our recommended platform games for Windows. They are all free to download and released under an open source license.

Platform Games
The Legend of EdgarPlatform game, not unlike those found on the Amiga and SNES
Frogatto & FriendsAction-adventure game, starring a certain quixotic frog
JVGSMinimalistic platform game. Some elements are loosely based on xkcd, a webcomic
Nikki and the Robots2D platform game with an embedded Chipmunk physics engine
Open SonicBased on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" universe. It introduces a different style of gameplay called cooperative play
PingusLemmings clone
PushoverRemake of the classic game from Ocean
Secret Maryo ChroniclesTwo-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games
Smash BattleOld skool, 2D, platform, shoot ‘m up action
Tower TopplerHelp a cute little green animal switch off some kind of "evil" mechanism
X-MotoChallenging 2D motocross platform game
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