50 Best 2D games

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The best 50 2D games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Death's Gambit released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #7, Them's Fightin' Herds released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #50, Speed Brawl released the 18 September 2018 and ranked #44.

1# Brawlhalla - 2014

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An epic platform fighter for up to 8 players online or locally. Try casual free-for-alls, ranked matches, or invite friends to a private room. And it's free! Play cross-platform with millions of players on PS4, XBox One, Switch, and Steam! Frequent updates. Over forty Legends. Fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla!

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2# Rivals of Aether - 2017

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Rivals of Aether is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players locally or up to two players online.

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4# Iconoclasts - 2018

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Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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6# Seraph - 2016

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Seraph is a skill based, acrobatic side-scrolling shooter. Play as an angel, known as Seraph, who is fighting to restore her lost power and ultimately escape a prison infested with demons. Dark magic has trapped the angel inside her human Vessel: if the Vessel dies, so will Seraph.

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7# Death's Gambit - 2018

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Death's Gambit is a challenging 2D action platformer with deep RPG elements. As an agent of Death bound to his service, unravel the mystery of Siradon and discover the true price of immortality.

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9# Build a Bridge! - 2017

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Test your engineering and improvisation skills in a puzzle game where the stakes are as high as they get. Game features: - Different materials to build from - Wood, Metal, Cables - 36 levels of increasingly difficult puzzles - Varied, detailed environments full of interactive elements - Multiple cars to test out your constructions - Realistic physics engine - Beautiful, stylised art style - Available in 13 languages

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10# ICEY - 2016

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ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game and a META game in disguise. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, "Why? Why am I following his directions?“ Obey? Rebel?

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11# BUTCHER - 2016

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BUTCHER is a fast-paced 2D shooter and a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre. If kicking corpses into a lava pit and adorning walls with blood is your idea of a good time, BUTCHER is THE game for you.

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12# Dig or Die - 2015

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Crash land on an hostile planet where you'll have to build the strongest defenses if you wish to live to escape from it. But be warned... this planet is merciless. Build strong, and smart; else physics may flood or destroy your only hopes of survival.

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13# Earth's Dawn - 2015

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Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses!

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14# Nightmare Boy - 2017

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Nightmare Boy is a metroidvania, action/adventure 2D game where you'll meet weird and unique friends and foes. But tread carefully: Quirky characters and their reactions can have game-changing consequences. Be prepared to collect rare items, vanquish enemies, and eventually face your deepest fears.

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15# Crea - 2016

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Progress with every slain monster, learn over 80 skills through talents, craft hundreds of items, and explore vast procedurally-generated worlds in this ever-expanding sandbox RPG!

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16# Alchemic Jousts - 2016

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- Single and Multiplayer gameplay. Play vs AI and advance through the game's campaign, discovering new Skills and new game modes or challenge a friend with either local or on-line multiplayer. - Strategic combat, where your actions and skill of execution matter as much as your choices before the match starts! - Over 180 skills and upgrades to discover. Combine your known skills to discover new ones and expand your arsenal. - Multiple game modes with different objectives that will make you change the way you play as much as the skills you choose. Those include Combat, Endless, King of the Hill, Attack, Capture... - Random Global Effects, which change the general rules of each match in subtle or radical ways. The varying rules will keep the game play fresh and require you to consider the Skills you use to approach them!

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17# Cycle 28 - 2018

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A momentum-based space shooter with screen-shaking explosions and a mystery at its heart. First you think it's an arcade game: simple controls, powerful upgrades, and intense dogfights. But you’re stuck living the same day over and over, trying to find out who the enemy are, and what they want.

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18# The Legend of Dark Witch - 2015

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-A magical world beautifully depicted through in-game graphics. -Diverse levels that provide a fair challenge. -Additional bonuses that reward those who replay the game. -3 difficulty modes.

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20# The Vagrant - 2017

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Guide Vivian the Vagrant, through vibrant and dynamic landscapes while hacking and slashing a path from a quiet coastal village through mysterious forests, haunted castles, and wrecked battlegrounds. When the endless barrage of enemies have been vanquished, what solace will be left for our hero?

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21# Hey! Pikmin - 2017

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Captain Olimar has crashed on an unknown planet inhabited by Pikmin and his first 2D platformer will give you a new perspective on his adorably fierce partners. Touch the screen to throw Pikmin into action: swim with Blue Pikmin, fly with Winged Pikmin, and more to survive hostile wildlife, solve ecological puzzles, and escape! •Help Captain Olimar explore and escape a new world by guiding him and his Pikmin with the stylus •Olimar is a half-pint Hero on a personal mission to save himself •Get a new perspective on the powers and personalities of Pikmin •Tap the touchscreen to choose Pikmin and toss them at objects or enemies

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22# BOOR - 2017

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BOOR is a 2D puzzle-platformer game, where you play as a girl with the ability to multiply herself, stranded on Eden, a beautiful but strange world, full of challenging puzzles with platforming elements and a refreshing gameplay.

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23# Bloody Zombies - 2017

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Fight across the ruins of London using carefully refined Free-Form Combat, taking down a terrifying variety of mutated zombies with an expanding special move-set. Created for 1-4 players, for online and offline play, Bloody Zombies is also enhanced with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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24# Domiverse - 2018

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You are an overpowered gladiator with the skills to destroy all who stand before you. The only problem is, so is everyone else! Enter the Domiverse for fast and frantic fun in this party brawler made for up to four players in local play.

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