The Best Platform runner Games

Update, : Ultimate Sackboy added at rank #10.
1

Chameleon Run (2016)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Chameleon Run is a fast-paced runner game based on the concept of swapping colors. The goal is to swap between two colors while avoiding obstacles that are not colored. You can double-jump and touch one side of the screen to switch colors and the other side to jump. The presentation of the game is full of life with cartoon-like trails, whimsical visuals and a generic electronic soundtrack.


Pros:
  • Easy to pick up
  • Tough to master
  • Fun visuals
  • No IAP
  • Level based adventure
  • Challenges and leaderboards
Cons:
  • Generic soundtrack
  • Not much variety in level themes

  • platform
  • auto-running
  • runner
  • endless
  • challenging
  • level

2

Hoppenhelm (2017)

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Android

Hoppenhelm is an arcade game where you have to tap to hop around as a knight through a dungeon while avoiding obstacles and killing enemies. This game is a great example of how simple mechanics can be made into an enjoyable and engaging experience. Players can also unlock new knights and weapons to help them perform better in subsequent runs.

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Pros:
  • Fun and engaging gameplay
  • tight controls
  • challenging levels
  • unlocks that give players something to work towards on each run
  • monetization scheme that doesn't feel too invasive.
Cons:
  • Continue system that allows players to watch ads for continues feels cheap
  • pop-up ads appear after a certain amount of runs.

  • runner
  • platform
  • arcade
  • dungeon
  • endless
  • chiptune
  • quick-fix
  • action
  • pick-up-and-play
  • fight

3

Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! (2021)

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80
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PC Windows

Step into the boots of Serious Sam's most iconic foe, the Headless Kamikaze, and chase down the vile Serious Sam in this action packed arcade runner


  • runner
  • hand-drawn
  • endless
  • auto-running
  • platform
  • 2d
  • shooter
  • scroller
  • management
  • first-person
  • arcade

4

Super Mario Run (2016)

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Android IOS iPhone

Super Mario Run is a classic platform game from Nintendo featuring iconic characters Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. Players must use quick taps and swipes to navigate through levels collecting coins and avoiding obstacles in order to complete each level.

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Pros:
  • Familiar characters and graphics
  • Intuitive tap-swipe controls
  • Variety of levels and puzzles
  • Boss battles
  • Collectible coins
Cons:
  • Always-online requirement
  • Limited content in Toad Rally mode

  • platform
  • runner
  • classic

5

Soda Crisis (2022)

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PC Windows

Soda Crisis is a fast-paced platform shooter game with stunning visuals and excellent ratings on Steam. You play as a mysterious character outfitted with high-tech gadgets and combat skills, using them to get rid of enemies. The game combines hellish gunplay with action-packed platforming, creating an enjoyable and unique experience.

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Pros:
  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Enjoyable combat
  • Unique art style
  • Powerful electronic soundtrack
  • Variety of tools to overcome difficulties
  • Mini-games for added fun.
Cons:
  • Difficulty can be overwhelming for some players
  • Story is somewhat lacking in comparison to visuals and gameplay.

  • side-scrolling
  • scroller
  • platform
  • shoot-em-up
  • runner
  • shooter
  • gun
  • parkour
  • 3d
  • hard-hitting
  • training
  • colourful
  • combat
  • customization
  • action-adventure

6

Adventure Beaks (2014)

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90
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IOS iPhone Android

Adventure Beaks is a platform runner game by GameResort that involves penguins galore. Join the fat, flightless waterfowl in their mission to collect artifacts, treasure, and silly outfits while they hop, swim and belly-flop their way through the Antarctic. Customize your penguin with hats, clothes and accessories and explore branching paths to find hidden treasures!


Pros:
  • Challenging stages with branching paths
  • Fun treasure hunts
  • Customizable characters
  • Cute and funny game
Cons:
  • Difficult levels
  • Loss of artifacts or treasure if all penguins fail in mission

  • platform
  • runner
  • simulated
  • challenging
  • cute
  • collectible
  • underwater
  • mature
  • squad
  • replay-value
  • difficult

7

Gravity Runner (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android

Gravity Runner is a physics based 3D Platformer/Runner with a killer synthwave soundtrack. Make your way through retro synthwave worlds, filled with challenging gravity anomalies to escape an ever growing black hole.


  • electronic
  • platform
  • runner
  • music
  • 1980s
  • 3d
  • precision
  • retro
  • physics
  • arcade
  • atmospheric
  • stylized
  • colourful

8

Run or Die (2014)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Run or Die is a fast-paced 2D retro runner that requires quick reactions to navigate a dangerous futuristic city. It features simple yet difficult to master jump and dodge controls, as well as unique abilities granted by the ROD suit. With 170 handcrafted maps and top notch sprite animations, the game offers an immersive experience with awesome chip tunes music. Run or Die also has 4 different game modes for endless replay value.


Pros:
  • Simple yet difficult to master jump and dodge controls
  • Unique abilities granted by the ROD suit
  • 170 handcrafted maps with top notch sprite animations
  • Awesome chip tunes music
  • 4 different game modes for endless replay value
Cons:
  • Learning curve can be steep initially
  • Randomly generated levels can occasionally have unfairly placed obstacles

  • runner
  • fast-paced
  • attack
  • score
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • platform
  • difficult
  • non-casual

9

RunBean Galactic (2022)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Playstation 4

Run, jump and roll on your way to the new high score! Sounds easy, right? Not when you try to keep up with the hazards and bonuses that are constantly appearing all around the planet!


  • platform
  • precision
  • procedural
  • runner
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • arcade
  • cartoony
  • minimalist
  • cute
  • colourful
  • stylized

10

Ultimate Sackboy (2023)

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IOS iPhone Android

Play as Little Big Planet's iconic hero Sackboy as he takes on the legendary Ultimate Games, the most prestigious – and craziest – obstacle racing tournament in all of Craftworld! Can you surpass your rival, win the race, get cool prizes all while lookin' real stylish?! Or will you run into a wall and get totally wiped out?!

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  • super-competitive
  • running
  • runner
  • platform
  • endless
  • head-to-head
  • racing
  • third-party

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