This year’s gaming cycle was quite interesting, the industry had some incredible highs and depressing lows. However, at least some of the platform games on this list will give you a good time! You’ll find this year’s picks will turn your heads as they’ve pushed the boundaries of the platform genre. Lots of games are trying to win the precious title of Best Platformer Game of 2021. Hopefully 2021 brings the same thrills to the platform world that will keep users hooked on their consoles and, of course, PCs.
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Psychonauts 2 (9.5)
After making a triumphant return from the year 2005, Psychonauts 2 brings back Raz with many interesting additions that make it a fantastic game sequel. Play brings psychic abilities that can be easy to learn and as such will open up some room for experimentation and learning. These skills can very easily be used in combat situations and are also used for solving puzzles.
Needless to say, Psychonauts 2 lives up to its grand fanfare and is a game that tons of platformer fans will have fun with.
Psychonauts 2 is a comedy game at its heart. He doesn’t take himself or the genre too seriously which allows him to do amazing things. The platform is top-notch, the story is witty, silly, and fascinating, and an adventure as bizarre as the name suggests. Since its release, there has been a cult following around the early Psychonauts, and it deserved this praise.
The sequel builds on it, making it as fun as fans expected and as weird as newcomers hoped. Psychonauts 2 keeps an impossible promise with unwavering quality and inspiring weirdness throughout.
Artistic escape (7)
Rock music has a lot of history behind it. Not just in terms of cultural depth, but in terms of the weird stories behind the artists themselves. In this game, we learn the history and vision of Johnny Galvatron as he pays homage to the legends of his time while reimagining the coming of age story through dazzling visuals and a fluid platform. .
While this title may take on a more storytelling edge than the other platform games on this list, The Artful Escape still has a lot of platforming sequences where it’s important to keep the flow going while the rock is unleashed. The Artful Escape is recommended for those who need their artistic dose.
I feel like The Artful Escape is one of those games that will find its place in the hearts of some niche players. This is a very unique game that is only for those fans, much like any other storytelling experience. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be shooty-shooty, bang-bang action, and compared to other storytelling experiences, this one is a breath of fresh air.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (9.1)
It wouldn’t be a better platformer list without a Super Mario game, given that Nintendo’s series is by far the most associated with the genre.
As you would expect from the title, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury features an improved port of the Wii U game as well as an all-new campaign, Bowser’s Fury, which takes place in a free roaming zone similar to Super Mario Odyssey. The result is a killer combination of two very different but equally alluring halves.
Super Mario 3D World shows why Mario is such an ageless franchise, with the seven-year-old game providing fresh fun and a delicious experience. Bowser’s Fury is the exact opposite, showing just how exciting and experimental the series can be.
It takes two (8)
Josef Fares may be a bit of a controversial character, but he’s also ambitious. It Takes Two proves this fact even by bringing a platformer that constantly bounces between different ideas and genres within each chapter, rarely sticking to a game mode for more than a few minutes. The game’s unpredictable nature and fun gameplay earned it the Gold Medal at the Game Awards, after all.
While some might argue that the overall challenge of the game is inconsistent or a little too relaxed for its own good, It Takes Two has enough variety to keep platform game fans entertained while constantly experimenting with Cody’s abilities. and May. If you are looking for a game to play with a friend, this game might be perfect for you.
It Takes Two is one of the most diverse and inventive games ever created, offering dozens and dozens of different play styles in a remarkably refined and accessible package. An inconsistent level of challenge and lack of editing can strain your relationship with the game at times, but it takes two is good enough to justify getting through the tough times.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (9.5)
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has essentially established itself as one of the best reasons to get a PlayStation 5. Gaming is an overall enjoyable experience that is packed with a great level of detail and fun activities to do. Of course, there are also many combat sections where the capabilities of the DualSense controller are pushed to bring new alternative shooting options.
Additionally, the game also has a lot of scalable shenanigans in its history with enough variety to keep platform game fans entertained.
Varied and fun gameplay, a very enjoyable story and endearing characters, there is little that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart does not offer. Even visually, there is nothing I can do but praise the game, which looks absolutely fantastic.
The detail of the characters, the incredibly smooth animations, the use of light and reflections, as well as other effects, both in the gameplay and the cutscenes, make this one of the prettiest games around. What characterizes it the most is the timeless style of Ratchet & Clank. Bright, eye-catching patterns and colors are fun to see, fun to play with, and age well.