The best 50 free platformer PC games of all time

The Free Games Utopia top 50 lists the best free-to-play, free full version and liberated video games of all time according to users ratings. The games on this list belong to the whole history of video games; you can find games for DOS, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64 all the way up to more recent systems like Android, iOS, Linux and, of course, Windows.

The concept of "free" game is not very 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 50 includes games published for many platforms:

  • every PC platform since the dawn of desktop computers: from popular systems (Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux) to lesser known ones (Solaris, FreeBSD, BeOS)
  • old microcomputers: Commodore 64, Spectrum, etc.
  • mobile platform: mainly Android and iOS
  • a few popular consoles (and even old ones): Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation

To be part of the top 50, a single game must have been voted at least three times. Use the button bar to filter the list by genre.

PLATFORMER - Platformer 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 platformer games on Free Games Utopia.
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# title genre status rating
knytt-stories- 01. Knytt Stories
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.18 / 5
knytt- 02. Knytt
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.15 / 5
abbaye-des-morts- 03. L'Abbaye des Morts
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Spectrum ZX
platformer
free, optional donation
4.11 / 5
legend-of-princess- 04. Legend of Princess
Windows
platformer / run and gun
full free version
4.10 / 5
lyle-cube-sector- 05. Lyle in Cube Sector
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
4.00 / 5
remeow- 06. Alley Cat Remeow Edition
Windows
platformer / arcade
full free version
4.00 / 5
spelunky- 07. Spelunky Classic
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / rogue-lite
free, commercial version available
4.00 / 5
mario-bros-vga- 08. Mario Bros VGA
DOS
platformer / arcade
abandonware
3.83 / 5
distorted-travesty-2- 09. Distorted Travesty 2
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.83 / 5
lost-vikings- 10. The Lost Vikings
DOS
platformer / action puzzle
abandonware
3.83 / 5
mandagon- 11. Mandagon
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platformer
full free version
3.83 / 5
hurrican- 12. Hurrican
Windows
platformer / run and gun
open source
3.82 / 5
you-have-to-win-the-game- 13. You Have to Win the Game
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platformer / metroidvania
free, commercial version available
3.82 / 5
within-a-deep-forest- 14. Within a Deep Forest
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
3.78 / 5
cave-story- 15. Cave Story
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Amiga, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PSP
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
3.76 / 5
openclonck- 16. OpenClonk
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platformer
open source
3.75 / 5
treasure-adventure-game- 17. Treasure Adventure Game
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / metroidvania
full free version
3.73 / 5
super-mario-fusion-revival- 18. Super Mario Fusion Revival
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.71 / 5
distorted-travesty-3- 19. Distorted Travesty 3
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.67 / 5
sonic-rb2- 20. Sonic Robo Blast 2
Windows, Mac OSX, Android, Linux
platformer
open source
3.67 / 5
trilby-art-theft- 21. Trilby: The Art Of Theft
platformer
full free version
3.63 / 5
onescapee- 22. onEscapee
Windows, Amiga
platformer / run and gun
liberated
3.60 / 5
expendabros- 23. The Expendabros
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platformer / run and gun
free, commercial version available
3.57 / 5
neon-bits- 24. Neon Bits
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.57 / 5
eternal-daughter- 25. Eternal Daughter
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.56 / 5
iji 26. Iji
Windows
platformer / metroidvania
free, optional donation
3.53 / 5
endless-forms-most-beautiful- 27. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Windows, Linux
platformer / arcade
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
galious- 28. Maze of Galious
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platformer
open source
3.50 / 5
clyde-adventure- 29. Clyde's Adventure
DOS
platformer / action puzzle
liberated
3.50 / 5
pylo-nouveau- 30. Pylo Noveau
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.50 / 5
maldida-castilla- 31. Maldita Castilla
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platformer
free, optional donation
3.50 / 5
soviet-jump-game- 32. Soviet Jump Game
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / brawler
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.50 / 5
casino-cat- 33. Casino Cat
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
platformer
full free version
3.50 / 5
1213- 34. 1213
Windows
platformer
free, optional donation
3.44 / 5
himno- 35. Himno
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.44 / 5
distorted-travesty1- 36. Distorted Travesty 1
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.43 / 5
captain-comic-2- 37. Captain Comic 2: Fractured Reality
DOS
platformer / metroidvania
abandonware
3.43 / 5
maplestory- 38. MapleStory
Windows
platformer / run and gun
free-to-play, with microtransactions
3.43 / 5
noitu-love- 39. Noitu Love
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.43 / 5
lode-runner-mad- 40. Lode Runner Online: Mad Monks' Revenge
Windows, Mac OSX
platformer / action puzzle
liberated
3.43 / 5
nv2- 41. N
Windows, Linux, Mac OSX
platformer / arcade
free, commercial version available
3.40 / 5
jetpack- 42. Jetpack
DOS
platformer
liberated
3.40 / 5
mushroom-kingdom- 43. Mushroom Kingdom Fusion
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.40 / 5
ultimate-super-mario-world- 44. Ultimate Super Mario World
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.33 / 5
gordian-tomb- 45. Gordian Tomb
Windows
platformer
full free version
3.33 / 5
action-fist- 46. Action Fist!
Windows
platformer / run and gun
full free version
3.33 / 5
blackthorne- 47. Blackthorne
DOS, Mac OSX, Windows, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance
platformer
liberated
3.33 / 5
electroman- 48. Electro Man
DOS
platformer / run and gun
liberated
3.33 / 5
abuse- 49. Abuse
DOS, Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, Amiga
platformer / run and gun
open source
3.33 / 5
retro-battle- 50. Retrobattle
Windows
platformer / arcade
free, optional donation
3.29 / 5
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