Oddworld is an acclaimed series which focuses on the adventures of a bunch of colorful characters in a dystopian world. The franchise spans platformers and third-person action games, but we haven't seen a new title for quite a few years.
Six years after the release of Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog is finally back on Xbox in a fully 3D game: Sonic Forces. Customizable characters are the big new feature, but how does the rest of this long-awaited sequel hold up?
Tom Cruise's The Mummy was not good, and it might have sunk Universal's plans at a movie universe. But something good came from it, because WayForward has turned that film into a surprisingly great Metroidvania platformer called The Mummy Demastered.
Mystik Belle is a new Metroidvania-style platforming game from WayForward (makers of the Shantae series). Playing as a young witch, you'll have to defeat magical monsters and solve lots of puzzles to save your school – and the world!
The Way is a science-fiction platforming adventure for Xbox. Hearkening back to classic platforming adventures like Another World, it tells an intriguing tale of a man who'll go to the end of the universe (and beyond) to restore his lost love.
3D platformers have experienced a resurgence lately, with Yooka-Laylee and others popping up on Xbox One and other platforms. Super Cloudbuilt from Double Eleven is one such game, with gorgeous art and music and an emphasis on speed and mobility.
Retro platformers are common nowadays, but Elliot Quest draws inspiration from a most unusual game: Zelda II. With an old-school sense of adventure and mystery, it could almost be a great platformer ... if it wasn't so unfriendly to players.
Wonder Boy was a proud platforming series in the 1980s, but it has since been largely forgotten. That all changes with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a classic Metroidvania-style game remade with brand-new art and music that delight the senses.
Four Sided Fantasy is an Xbox One puzzle platformer that features the unique ability to travel from any side of the screen to the other, and it makes you think in a whole new way to reach the end of the colorful adventure.
Surprisingly, you just won't find many platforming games (that aren't endless runners) on the Windows Store. Windows Phone has the tablet and PC OS beat in that area. To make matters worse, several quality Windows 8 platformers don't work properly on Windows 10! Thus we've rounded up the best Windows Store platformers that play nicely with Windows 10 as well as the best ones that don't.
If you want to play a game that's easy and won't stress you out, go check out Astro Bouncer. It's a free casual endless game that's has just been released for Windows, Windows Phone and Android. Watch the official game trailer to see if it's your type of game.
Roboto, a beautiful platform shooter that has been available on iOS and Android, has made its way to both the Windows and Windows Phone Store. You can buy it once and install it on your Window Phone and/or tablets. Go watch our gameplay video!
We'll have a full review for DuckTales Remastered soon, but we figure you need to see some gameplay now especially since it costs $9.99 without a trial. This action/adventure game brings Scrooge McDuck to an epic adventure across the world to discover the five Legendary Treasures. This game retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor and features an expanded story with all new,...
Last month, a unique little puzzle platformer called Chronology made its way to Windows Phone. Chronology wowed us with its time-traveling mechanics that allow players to travel back and forth between time and even stop it, all in the name of solving puzzles and saving the world. It also features beautiful art and music. Denmark-based developer Osao Games recently released a Windows 8...
It's hard to describe Chimpact 2 Family Tree. It's categorized as a platformer game, but it doesn't feel like any other platformer game I've played. Nevertheless, it's fun and it looks great. What's also cool about it is that you can buy it once, and play it on your Windows and Windows Phone devices. Want to see it in action? Watch our gameplay video with the Lumia 1520 and Surface Pro...
If you're a fan of Super Mario, then you might want to check out Lep's World 3. It's a very similar game, but with a Leprechaun twist. Evil trolls steal the elves' gold and kidnap all the villagers. Lep is the only one who escapes and it's up to him to save his friends and family. There are 120 levels to run and jump through. Want to see how it looks before installing it? Check out our...
After one million downloads across Steam and iOS, the puzzle-platforming game Chronology (osao.com/chronology) is now available on Windows Phone. The Android version is still currently in development. In Chronology, you play as a brilliant inventor and a talking snail with metallic shell. They can travel in time in environments that feature puzzle-solving elements. We've installed...