Atmospheric Modern Platformers Video Games You Should Play Right Now

Platformer games have been fun to play whether it is a plumber saving a princess or a monkey running around in jungles. Platformer is one those genres that shaped the gaming industry for good and gave us some of the most innovative video game level designs. Platformer games are often considered as lazy but the truth is that these games require a lot of brainstorming on how the level design will be and how the 2D world will react with the game storyline. Today we are counting down the best MODERN Indie Platformers video games you should play.


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While it may look simple and even a bit silly on the surface, The Final Station is quite the captivating game. The story and survival aspects have been blended wonderfully, and it leaves you with plenty to mull over long after the credits roll. – GamingTrend

Do My Best Games’ first foray into game development is a fantastic one. They really have “done their best” and created something wholly unique, tense and with more going on than first meets the eye. – GameSpew

A compelling game, being just short enough to not overstay it’s welcome. – GameGrin



You need to be in the right mood to fully enjoy something as peculiar as Inside. Take a deep breath, enjoy the silence, embrace the suspension of disbelief, and you’ll be in for one of the finest treats of 2016. – The Games Machine

Just like its predecessor, Inside is a puzzle in itself. Mysterious, intriguing, dark yet beautiful, it’s one of the most unique platformers around and a journey well worth taking. – PLAY! Zine

Inside is a truly unique platformer that is a better and more mature brother of famous Limbo (that came from the same studio). Everything you see on the screen is extremely well thought out and the way that one anonymous character in the background conveys tons of emotions with a simple move is astounding. Only the best could have achieved such a thing and I’m sure Inside will be remembered for years. –


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Little Nightmares stands head and shoulders above its peers it terms of its true innovation, beautiful, atmospheric design, and a truly terrible tale. For any horror fan, Little Nightmares is the stuff of dreams – Let’s Play Video Games

Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won’t sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you’re still afraid now. – VideoGamer

Little Nightmares is a wonderful adventure, but unsettling and grotesque at the same time. If you like games like Limbo and Inside, you cannot miss it, even though this one has its own personality. – Vandal


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An artistic masterclass on virtually every level—it begins perfectly, it ends perfectly, and it delivers a bounty of beautiful, creative platformer goodness in between. It is, perhaps, 2015’s first inevitable lock for year-end top ten lists. – GameCritics

Gorgeous art direction, simple but touching story and layers and layers of lovely majestic sound effects, coupled with a kick-ass soundtrack, great old-school platform mechanics. – ActionTrip

Challenging and gorgeous, Ori is a classic platforming genre modernized and done strikingly well. Use a controller and save often. – PC Gamer



Limbo is genius. Freaky, weird genius. Disturbing, uncomfortable genius. – The Escapist

This makes the entire four hours seem like a 2D version of Portal, and that’s a welcome experience on XBLA. – Gaming Target

Limbo is one of the best XBLA ever created. A simple gameplay meets a complex level design, for an instant classic with a terrific art direction. –

If you’re looking for a game that will stick with you-and maybe even pop up in your nightmares- LIMBO is waiting to consume you. – AtomicGamer

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