The best 30 free platform PC games of all time

The Free Games Utopia top 30 lists the best free-to-play, free full version and liberated video games of all time according to users ratings. The concept of "free" game is not well-defined. All the games on Free Games Utopia do not require any kind of payment to start playing right away, but may OPTIONALLY require payments in the form of subscriptions, upgrades or microtransactions (MMOs, for example).

This top 30 includes games published for many platforms:

  • every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS)
  • some mobile platform: mainly Android and iOS
  • a few popular consoles: Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation

To be part of the top 30, a single game must have been voted at least three times. Use the button bar to filter the list by platform/system.

PLATFORM - Platform games are action video games which involve jumping on suspended platforms and overcoming enemies in order to reach the end of each level. Some of the most popular platform games subgenres are: metroidvania (from the games Metroid and Castlevania), run and gun (with an heavy shooting component), puzzle games. More platform games on Free Games Utopia.


# title genre status rating
knytt-stories- 01. Knytt Stories
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 02. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platform
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 03. Legend of Princess
Windows
platform / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
knytt- 04. Knytt
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.08 / 5
spelunky- 05. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
4.07 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 06. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
4.00 / 5
expendabros- 07. The Expendabros
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platform / run and gun
free, commercial version available
3.90 / 5
mandagon- 08. Mandagon
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platform
full free version
3.83 / 5
distorted-travesty-2- 09. Distorted Travesty 2
Windows
platform
full free version
3.83 / 5
hurrican- 10. Hurrican
Windows
platform / run and gun
full free, open source
3.82 / 5
cave-story- 11. Cave Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PSP
platform / metroidvania
full free version
3.82 / 5
remeow- 12. Alley Cat Remeow Edition
Windows
platform / arcade
full free version
3.80 / 5
you-have-to-win-the-game- 13. You Have to Win the Game
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platform / metroidvania
free, commercial version available
3.80 / 5
within-a-deep-forest- 14. Within a Deep Forest
Windows
platform / metroidvania
full free version
3.78 / 5
mario-bros-vga- 15. Mario Bros VGA
DOS
platform / arcade
full free version
3.75 / 5
openclonck- 16. OpenClonk
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platform
full free, open source
3.67 / 5
distorted-travesty-3- 17. Distorted Travesty 3
Windows
platform
full free version
3.67 / 5
treasure-adventure-game- 18. Treasure Adventure Game
Windows, Mac OSX
platform / metroidvania
full free version
3.67 / 5
super-mario-fusion-revival- 19. Super Mario Fusion Revival
Windows
platform
full free version
3.67 / 5
maldida-castilla- 20. Maldita Castilla
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platform
free, optional donation
3.63 / 5
pylo-nouveau- 21. Pylo Noveau
Windows
platform
full free version
3.60 / 5
eternal-daughter- 22. Eternal Daughter
Windows
platform
full free version
3.56 / 5
iji 23. Iji
Windows
platform / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.53 / 5
endless-forms-most-beautiful- 24. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Windows, Linux
platform / arcade
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
neon-bits- 25. Neon Bits
Windows
platform
full free version
3.50 / 5
captain-comic-2- 26. Captain Comic 2: Fractured Reality
DOS
platform / metroidvania
liberated
3.43 / 5
jetpack- 27. Jetpack
DOS
platform
liberated
3.40 / 5
galious- 28. Maze of Galious
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platform
full free, open source
3.40 / 5
nv2- 29. N
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platform / arcade
free, commercial version available
3.40 / 5
mushroom-kingdom- 30. Mushroom Kingdom Fusion
Windows
platform
full free version
3.40 / 5

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