50 Best Platform Action games for Linux

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The best 50 Platform Action games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. 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 Deserted released the 15 March 2021 and ranked #24, Dogurai released the 26 May 2019 and ranked #16, Emerald Shores released the 20 November 2018 and ranked #26.

1# Rise & Shine - 2017

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Welcome to Gamearth, a once peaceful planet now threatened by the warmongering Space grunts of Nexgen. In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine - and with it the fate of his world.

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2# Magibot - 2017

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Follow the adventures of ILO, a small magician robot sent by humans to a planet of last resort. With its pointed hat and Magic Book, Ilo explores a world full of hostile creatures to find the terraforming beacons.

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4# Dust: An Elysian Tail - 2012

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immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

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5# Gunslugs - 2013

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We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero's from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. if you run into problems or the game wont work on your device, instead of just rating 1 star, you could help us fix it by providing feedback!.

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6# Broforce - 2015

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When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce - an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life.

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8# Super Rad Raygun - 2016

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It is the year 198X. Big hair is hot, and the war with the Soviets is colder than a refreshing glass of New Coke. RAD RAYGUN must travel the world fighting communist robots, and save the 1980′s by shooting his way through the decade in a totally fresh, expanded version of the original XBLIG game.

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11# The East New World - 2016

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A retro-inspired action platformer game with the high quality pixel art style. Tight controls, complex level design (including multiple paths and secret areas), RPG elements, collectibles and achievements, boss fights, NPCs, a fair amount of challenge and decent number of levels.

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13# Intrusion 2 - 2012

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"This is some of the most fun I've had with a game so far this year, and it will go down as one of the best side-scrolling shooters of all time.

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14# Revolve - 2017

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Revolve is a Triggeractive Platformer. You play as Reevo, drone on wheels who is trying to escape a dystopian world. You can use speed boosts, brake, jump or switch gravity. But you don't control Reevo directly! Each of these 4 actions use energy. Reevo's energy refills automatically, but slowly, so it's important to time your actions and see how he reacts in the world. It's basic physics: you trigger the action & Reevo reacts in the world... Trigger actions & reaction... Triggeractive...

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15# Tiny Barbarian DX - 2013

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Steel yourself for a relentless display of might and muscle…brawn and bravery…magic and mayhem! Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack.

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16# Dogurai - 2019

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Screenshot of the video game Dogurai
Screenshot of the video game Dogurai
Screenshot of the video game Dogurai

Dogurai is a retro-styled platormer with animal-like characters, graphics and soundtrack designed with old portable games in mind - down to the limited color ranges and sprite sizes!

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17# Twisted - 2017

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Twisted:EE is a clever action-platformer game combined with the best gameplay elements like time and object manipulation, clever enemies, traps and other challenges.

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18# Orphan - 2017

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Orphan draws inspiration from the classic 2D games of gaming's golden era. Orphan focuses on immersive gameplay, visuals and atmosphere and channels classics like Another World, Blackthorne and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysey, with a touch of Journey to Silius. Oh yeah and let's not forget a little Limbo.

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19# Mega Coin Squad - 2014

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Tackle 16 levels in the solo quest for the Mega Coins in this manic 2D platformer from Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games. Or invite your friends over to rob them of victory -- and their coins -- in four different local multiplayer modes.

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20# Snow Fall - 2018

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Incredible evil has attacked your world. Destroyer of the worlds that absorbs whole galaxies. There is only one way out - this is to stand up for protection and destroy the "Destroyer of the Worlds.

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21# Aftermath Y2K - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Aftermath Y2K
Screenshot of the video game Aftermath Y2K

Inspired by such games as Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden; aftermath is a NES styled action platformer. However in Aftermath you play as a dog. You must run, jump, and dodge your way through 8 levels to recover your beloved owner. All the while also trying to fend off thugs, bandits, henchmen, and mutants.

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22# Hill Quest - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Hill Quest
Screenshot of the video game Hill Quest

Run, Jump, Shoot, use Jetpack, Dive into the sea and more in this initial adventure, save your dad and in the way the mankind. An intriguing platformer with plot twists what will be used into other products of the same franchise. We use #GoodGuysGameDeveloper philosophy.

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23# Bleed - 2012

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Key Features: Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad) 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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24# Deserted - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Deserted
Screenshot of the video game Deserted
Screenshot of the video game Deserted

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Deserted is a stylized 3D action adventure with light RPG and narrative elements. Inspired by the alien atmosphere of Out Of This World, Deserted combines narrative storytelling with survival and fast paced strategic combat to deliver a thrilling adventure.

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25# Negative World - 2018

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Jump your way up to the next layer of the sky, and discover what's on the other side of the clouds. Negative World is a 2D puzzle platformer where "The Wanderer" has a limited amount of jumps due to the less than plentiful amount of oxygen.

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