What are the best challenging platforming games for the PC?

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    #1Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy
    Super Meat Boy is a fast-paced game on Steam that that lets the user play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend from an evil fetus in a jar. It features epic boss fights and 33 legitimate Achievements.

    Mac, Windows, Android, Xbox One


    Joseph Hernandez
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Super Meat Boy is a pretty fun game but I find it a little dull personally. It is well received on steam but I find the 2D graphics and art style to be visually unappealing and the game-play isn't anything new or unique from your standard plat-former."
  2. 6


    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


    Virginia Wallace
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "Who wants to travel to different worlds, manipulate the flow of time and be the hero by rescuing a princess. I wanted to do it all while having fun solving puzzles. I found Braid and an happy to play this game for hours of relaxation and fun. "
  3. 4


    Deadlight is a scrolling platform and shooter game set at the end of the world. You are one of the few survivors left and must run and escape for your life from the million zombies that are out to get you.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Felipe Nava
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "Deadlight is an action adventure title from an indie developer set in the zombie apocalypse. There are many old call backs to 2D sidescrollers and other old school games mixed in the game play so it stays fresh for the player."
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    Dustforce DX is a challenging platformer game where you must ake control of a nimble janitor to rid the world of dust and debris.

    Windows, Mac


    César Zavala
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Dustforce is a cheap, indie platformer in a world full of cheap, indie platformers. While if you like cheap indie platformers, this will give you exactly that - in my book, they're a dime a dozen and this one does exactly nothing new or interesting. Pick up your old copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 - the best of the 1980s does the exact same thing this does, but a lot better. Meh!"
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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


    Angela Woods
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This is a great concept but I find it a little difficult. Rather than the normal and boring jumping, I get to use gravity to move my character! I found this to be a lot more fun as well as challenging!"


Best What are the best challenging platforming games for the PC
1Super Meat BoyGames 9 Paid
2BraidGames 6 Paid
3DeadlightGames 4 Paid
4DustforceGames 2 Paid
5VVVVVVGames 2 Paid

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