What are the best 2D puzzle platformers on PC?

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    #1Thomas Was Alone

    Thomas Was Alone

    Thomas Was Alone is a minimalist platformer in which users will have to successfully guide different types of rectangles with different jumping skills to the end of every level. The game features a mix of puzzle and platform gameplay.


    Android, Windows, iOS


    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This game does not appeal to me whatsoever. A little too simple and monotonous, and the visuals being so minimalist is completely uninteresting to me. It reminds me of minimalistic music, where one short phrase is repeated for the entire duration of the piece. Someone put me out of my misery!"
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    VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle video game developed by Terry Cavanagh, Nicalis, and Simon Roth. Released in 2010, this game can be played on PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, etc.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Android


    Charles Ramos
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Alright, so I'm a puzzle nut and I love finding new ones to do. I came across a really good one the other day and if you haven't heard of it I think you should check it out. It's called VVVVVV. Weird name, I know but it's actually really fun. "
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    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux


    Christopher Fisher
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "Limbo on the PC or consoles is a fantastic game which an amazing art style and clever puzzles. Whoever provided this solution put out a link to the Android version with its poor controls. Yes you should pick up Limbo but be sure to get it for the PC and not on mobile."
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    Fez is an indie puzzle exploration video game developed by Phil Fish, Polytron Corporation, and Blitworks. Released in 2012, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, and Xbox 360.


    Windows, Mac


    Rebecca Holmes
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "A good example of this is Fez, which has nice graphics, lovely graphics and great gameplay that can make players passionate until the end. However, it is difficult not to swear at difficult games in the game. Even if you can overcome many cryptographic layers hidden, some puzzles are beyond the tolerance of the player. But sometimes, after contemplating and struggling with a long-term riddle, tried everything possible, the answer suddenly appeared. It is time to realize that nothing can match the feeling of overcoming a crazy challenge."
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    Braid is a puzzle platformer game that uses time manipulation as a core mechanic. You can reverse time and get a do-over on previous mistakes, solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One


    Harry Walker
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "This looks like a really fun game with great graphics. It solves the problem of having to start over repeatedly and go back to the very beginning of the game to play through till you get to the spot where you got killed. I like it, this is a good solution."
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    NIhilumbra is a game that mixes the classic platform games with a dark mood and an intelligent way of solving the puzzles you find during the gameplay. In the game you are Born, a creature that is born from the Void and comes into the world.

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hao Cao
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This game is pretty awesome and very addicting. This is a game that has a great plot behind it. There are many obstacles that you must face. The obstacles are not extremely hard but not extremely easy either. It is a game that keeps you entertained and wanting to play more. Every time I finish one obstacle I find myself wanting to keep going to see what else lies ahead of me. The imagery is amazing and so well thought out. This is definitely a game that I could sit and play for hours."
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    #7You Must Build a Boat

    You Must Build a Boat

    You Must Build a Boat is a hybrid puzzle-role-playing game. Upon starting the game, the character is on a small boat along with two non-playable character guides, who instruct the player-character they must build a larger boat to reach a goal.


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android


    Bryan Edwards
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "The game is a 2D puzzle game, but may not necessarily fit into the criteria of platformer. Reviews are very positive and may be enjoyed in lieu of a puzzle platformer, though."
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    Chariot is a humorous physics-based couch co-op platformer video game developed and published by Frima Studio. It is about a brave princess and her suitor carrying a funeral wagon through ancient caverns.

    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Isabel Hernández
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "Chariot is indeed a 2D puzzle platform game that works on PCs. The 25 levels ensure that the game is a real challenge, and the beautiful graphics make it a fun, pleasant experience. I personally enjoy playing the Princess, who has to guide the body of her deceased father through underground caves while dealing with messages from her father's ghost."
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    #9Scribblenauts Unlimited

    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world where you can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges.

    Windows, Android, iOS


    Charles Taylor
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I don't think this looks like a puzzle game. I'm not sure what kind of game this looks like, but it isn't a puzzle game. I think it looks like a design a level, then have your friends try to beat it game. "
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    #10Trine Enchanted Edition

    Trine Enchanted Edition
    Trine Enchanted Edition is a side-scrolling video game combining physics puzzles with action and RPG elements in a medieval theme. This game was published and developed by Frozenbyte.


    Windows, Mac


    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "If you're looking for a puzzle platform game on your PC I would recommend Trine Enchanted Edition. The design could have been created better but overall time passed quickly when playing, which I like. In terms of entertainment, it's a good game. I especially liked the medieval theme in it."
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    #11Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New' N' Tasty

    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New' N' Tasty

    Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is platform video game and a full HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee with amazing new's gen graphics, revamped controls, and new areas/ secrets.


    Windows, Mac, Xbox One , PlayStation 4, Linux


    Elaine Sun
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Rated for Teens, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is the next installment for Oddworld fan's. Beautiful graphics, but a bit or a darker storyline, Abe, a floor waxer in a meatpacking plant has discovered his boss's plot to turn in the plant workers into tasty meat snacks. Abe needs to fight his way through, save himself and his coworkers from becoming a Tasty Treat. Go on the adventure and fight against the meat grinder. "
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    #12BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games. 


    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux


    Peter Guzman
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "Platformers may be out of style on some systems, but this platformer BattleBlock Theater is certainly still in style with its hand drawn style. It has over 100 level of spontaneously hilarious gaming including a 1 or 2 player campaign mode. "
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    #13The Swapper

    The Swapper

    The Swapper is a puzzle Metroidvania video game developed and published by Facepalm Games. Released in 2013, this game is available to play on PlayStation, Windows PC, Linux, macOS and Wii U.


    Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U


    Andrea Ford
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Swapper has many many rave reviews. It looks to be an amazing game that people can not get enough of and readily recommend to others to play if they are looking for a great puzzle game."
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    Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 

    Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360


    Kyle Sullivan
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "What I really like about this is that the game keeps changing scenarios. The levels are randomized so you are constantly surprised. It's an interesting game that keeps my attention very well."
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    N++ is a platformer arcade video game about darting obstacles and avoiding enemies while collecting gold. It was developed and published by Metanet Software Inc. and was released on August 26, 2016.

    Windows, Mac


    Kathy Herrera
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "The idea of 2D games on PC sometimes gets lost with all the focus people put on graphics and realism in video games these days, but one minute of N++ is going to convince you otherwise. Mostly because you won't be able to stop after one minute! It's got a minimalistic 2D appearance but the gameplay is so perfect that anything more would be too much. I can't stop playing."
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    #16The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale is an Indie 3D puzzle adventure game developed by Cavalier Game Studios and published by Tequila Works. A never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Nancy Rios
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Some of the puzzles in this game are really clever! My friends and I enjoyed playing it together, and trying to work out the twisted logic required to progress from one area to the next. It was a lot of fun and I recommend it for anyone looking for a good puzzle game."


Best What are the best 2D puzzle platformers on PC
1Thomas Was AloneGames 62 Paid
2VVVVVVGames 18 Paid
3LimboGames 12 Paid
4FezGames 8 Paid
5BraidGames 8 Paid
6NihilumbraGames 5 Free
7You Must Build a BoatGames 5 Paid
8ChariotGames 2 Paid
9Scribblenauts UnlimitedGames 1 Paid
10Trine Enchanted EditionGames 0 Paid

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