What are the best alternatives to Cuphead for PS4?

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    #1Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.


    Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One


    William Estrada
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "This is a great game to scratch your post-cuphead itch. This is one of the best platformers available to PS4 owners. It offers a good story, smooth platforming and solid, fun combat. This new Treasure Trove version introduces various fixes and addition to make it even a better game overall."
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    #2Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania is a 2D platform game by Sega. Players can select as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles, and they have to face the robot army of Dr. Eggman. The game has a retro design with crisp details in HD, combined with high-speed gameplay.


    Nintendo Switch, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Hao Feng
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "This game proves that good gameplay can endure the times and still be relevant. It remains faithful to the original games as far as graphics and overall presentation are concerned but you will clearly see some design elements inspired by modern-day standards. This is a great any fan or newcomer can appreciate."
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    #3Megaman Legacy Collection

    Megaman Legacy Collection
    Mega Man Legacy Collection is a game collection from the classic Mega Man series produced by Capcom and Digital Eclipse with new special features as the Museum Mode. 

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Bruce Fernandez
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "If you played the original game back in the day or if this is your first introduction into the series, there is a lot to like in this compilation. It has been ported into a new platform to near perfection and makes little to no changes to the original material."
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    #4Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends
    Rayman Legends is a platforming game by Ubisoft. The game is about Rayman and Globox enter new realms by entering a collection of paintings. Players can also play as the Teensies and princesses by rescuing them.

    Amazon, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

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    Terry Hunter
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "This is an ok solution. It does provide a great alternative however the game is a different genre and there is no indication as to why this game might appeal to someone who wants to play cuphead."
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    #5The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a role-playing action shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. In the game, player will find treasures that'll transform Isaac to fight enemies and unravel secrets.


    Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, iOS, Xbox One


    Hu Sun
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "This game takes a top-down perspective compared to Cuphead in this creepily cute dungeon crawler game. There's plenty of items to collect, areas to discover, and a surprising amount of enemy variety. There is plenty to like about this game and is a great game to consider playing next after cuphead on PS4."
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    #6Metal Slug 3

    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 3 is a run and gun video game developed by SNK. The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume.


    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Harry Lin
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "The father of run & gun shooters rightfully deserves a place in this list. The metal slug series features simple and intuitive controls paired with dot-pixel style graphics. Now that it has been made available on modern consoles like the PS4, now is a good time as any to this game out."
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    Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Christian Hicks
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "This game is one of excess. An excess of testosterone. An excess of manliness. An excess of bad puns and of course, an excess of fun. If you're looking for a game to play on the PS4 after finishing Cuphead, this is a nice change of pace. Go at it solo or team up with a friend just let loose. A nice, fun time to be had here."
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    #8Rogue Legacy

    Rogue Legacy
    Rogue Legacy is a roguelike metroidvania video game developed and published by Cellar Door Games. Released in 2013, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, and Xbox One.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Linux


    Benjamin Phillips
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "Not exactly what I would want to be looking for. Could see something a lot better."
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    #9Metal Slug X

    Metal Slug X

    Metal Slug X is a run and gun arcade video game for computers Windows computers, Android and iOS devices, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was developed and published by SNK CORPORATION.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Edward Keller
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "This game comes up with a creative approach of destroying opponents. Once you purchase cards with trade points, you can stop your opponent from winning. "
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    #10The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The Disney Afternoon Collection

    The Disney Afternoon Collection is a compilation of the following video games: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Linda Robinson
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "The Disney Afternoon Collection is a great compilation game with the popular Chip 'n Dale and Duck Tales characters. This game has been around since the NES. I play it on the PS4 and I have found it to be a good alternative to Cuphead. This is just a great retro game everyone will enjoy. "
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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


    Randy Guerrero
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "This remake of a 1997 classic is well executed despite some small control issues. This is a game that requires precision and timing so this aspect could have been polished further. Still, you learn to adjust to it in a relatively short time. This is a challenging game and is something to consider if you're looking for something in the same likeness as Cuphead on PS4."
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    #12Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

    The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platformer video game collection developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. Relive the best moments of the Sony's mascot with graphics and soundtrack completely remastered.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows


    Janet Wilson
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Your favourite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He's enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collectio"
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    #13Little Big Planet 3

    Little Big Planet 3

    Developed by Sumo Digital, the Little Big Planet 3 is a puzzle game released in 2014. The adventure game was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PS3 and PS4. It follows four main characters Swoop, Sackboy, and two more.


    PlayStation 4


    Roger Washington
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I love the little big planet series, and the third one is one of the best in my opinion. It's not really comparible to Cuphead, except maybe in the way it's a platformer. It's fun though!"
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    Nidhogg is a local and online multiplayer swordplay and based on fencing game where the player must defeat their opponent, either AI or multiplayer through melee attacks with the goal being to make it to the opposite side of the stage.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4


    Ye Wu
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "Cuphead is a punishingly difficult game and players love that about it. The feeling when you finally defeat that boss is quite rewarding. If you're looking for that same level of difficulty in something different, then, consider this game out. The premise is simple, you duel with another in a fencing-like style of swordfights. Fights are intense can last from a mere minute to fifteen."


Best What are the best alternatives to Cuphead for PS4
1Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveGames 8 Paid
2Sonic ManiaGames 7 Paid
3Megaman Legacy CollectionGames 7 Paid
4Rayman LegendsGames 7 Paid
5The Binding of Isaac: RebirthGames 7 Paid
6Metal Slug 3Games 7 Paid
7BroforceGames 6 Paid
8Rogue LegacyGames 6 Paid
9Metal Slug XGames 3 Paid
10The Disney Afternoon CollectionGames 1 Paid

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