The 20 best platformers of all time


You run, you jump, you land, or you die – platformers have followed the same general theme since the earliest days of gaming. And it’s one we’ve never grown tired of.

To celebrate our love of running, jumping and bouncing on heads, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best platformers ever to occupy our thumbs. Note: we’ve had to limit the number of Mario entries. Otherwise nobody else would get a look in.