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10 Cool Sidescroller Games

10 Cool Sidescroller Games

10 Cool Sidescroller Games (that is actually 13) that is definitely worth to have a look.The games are in random order not listed according to any rankings.

1. Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition

Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_LogoWonderful game in a gorgeus wonderland.Touching story and a fantastic adventure.Sometimes it gets really challenging to play but it’s worth every minute.This game is a real treasure and is simply perfectly made.It’s also a nice bonus that it has a beautiful soundtrack.

Developer : Moon Studios

Publisher : Microsoft Studios

Released : 2016

Platforms : PC (Windows), Xbox One


The new part of Ori is under development and coming soon.You can check out Ori and the Will of the Wisps here.


2. Mark of the Ninja

mark_of_the_ninja_cover_artIn this game you can really feel like a ninja.It’s mostly a stealth game with cool tricks and extra challenges but you can also confront with the enemy if you want.The arty stlye of the environment and the characters make this game even more unique.If you like 2D sidescrollers then this game is a must.

Developer : Klei Entertainment

Publisher : Microsoft Studios

Released : 2012 (remastered version in 2018)

Platforms : PS3, PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One, Linux, OSX, Nintendo Switch

3. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles

Assassin's_Creed_Chronicles_cover_artI don’t think there is any gamer out there who have never heard of Assassin’s Creed. This franchise is one of the most popular in video gaming history and Ubisoft decided to make a 2D version of this game.They made Assassin’s Creed Chronicles that turned out to be a franchise in a franchise as AC Chronicles have 3 separate games.China, India and Russia.The games are very arty and beautifully done but basically if you played one of them you already played all of them.It’s a cool experience and it’s worth to give a try but there are better platformer games then Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. Obvisouly the main line for Ubisoft is the 3D Assassin’s Creed.

 

 

Developer : Climax Studios

Publisher : Ubisoft

Released : 2015 China and in 2016 India and Russia

Platforms : PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One, PS Vita

4. Detention

detention_cover_artThis game is more than just a game. It’s taking place in the 1960’s Taiwan when life was, well…not easy there during in the middle of the White Terror era.It’s a  horror game but it’s not like the classic games that are trying to keep the gamers by cheap jumpscares.Instead it has a good story with real religious and mythological elements from the Taiwanese culture. This is one of those rare games that also teach you while you play it. The gameplay is relatively slow but for this subject and content this is the perfect solution. This game is 100% Made In Taiwan. It’s a very arty, realistic and surrrealistic in one, journey.A fantastic and and deep experience.

Developer : Red Candle Games

Publisher : Coconut Island Games

Released : 2017

Platforms : PS4, PC (Windows), OSX, Nintendo Switch

5. Unravel

unravel_cover_artThe scandinavian adventure of the cute red knotted, yarn doll, Yarny. This game was made by a Swedish game studio and you can feel it in every bit of the game, which is just simply cool.This game is for everyone from a 5 year old kid to an 80 years old grandma.It’s beautifully done and this game is just a fantastic experience and really fun to play.This game also makes your brain work as there is a lot of puzzles that you have to solve to make your way out from the levels.

Developer : Coldwood Productions

Publisher : Electronic Arts

Released : 2016

Platforms : PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One

6. Unravel Two

unravel_2_cover_artYarny got a friend, let’s call her/him Yarni 🙂 This game is also situated in a wonderfully done environment and this time we have to control these 2 little guys and solve the puzzles together.There is also a local multi-player option so that 2 players can be involved, one with Yarny and the other with Yarni. Again to anyone from 5 to 80 and above. Tricky puzzles, nicely done solutions and just another fantastic experience.It’s a great thing that the devs made a new part of Unravel.

Developer : Coldwood Productions

Publisher : Electronic Arts

Released : 2018

Platforms : PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One

7. Limbo

Limbo_cover_artMysterious dark journey in an arty way.Limbo is a very good puzzle solving indie game in a fantastic ambient with nice gameplay.Limbo is literally available on all platforms which makes it easy to put it into your game library.

Developer : Playdead

Publisher : Playdead

Released : 2011

Platforms : PS3, PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox 360, Xbox One, OSX, Linux, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

8. Inside

inside_cover_artVery similar to Limbo from the same developer.It’s basically referred as Limbo 2 by many gamers.If you like Limbo you’ll probably like Inside and vice versa.Inside feels short for its price but overall it’s a nice game.

Developer : Playdead

Publisher : Playdead

Released : 2016

Platforms : PS4, PC (Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS

9. Trine Trilogy

trine_trilogyEnchanting, mysterious, wizardly adventure.Puzzles, action, adventure in a magical World.Trine was released in 2009 then in 2014 The Enchanted Edition.Trine 2 came out in 2013 then Trine 3, which has 3D World addition, in 2015. They can played single player and local and online multi-player mode. I would say Trine 3 didn’t hit that big but Trine and Trine 2 are a must to play for someone who likes sidescroller games.Trine 3 is also cool but if you have to choose then go with Trine or Trine 2.They are actually priced low so they are definetely worth the price. Trine 4 is under development.

 

Developer : FrozenByte

Publisher : FrozenByte

Released : 2009 | 2013 | 2014 (Trine: The Enchanted Edition) | 2015

Platforms : All versions are available on PS4, PC (Windows), Nintendo Switch but there are versions available on other platforms too, except for Xbox One.

10. Shio

shio_cover_art cool sidescroller gamesA challenging arty style platformer game from China. It started as a 1 person project by a college student called Yi Liao. Then in 2014 he took the game to Coconut Island Games and their team polished it further then published it. It gets a lot of positive reviews by the gamers on Steam.I haven’t played this game so far (but I will soon) but it looks like a very promising and cool game.

 

 

Developer : Coconut Island Studio

Publisher : Coconut Island Games

Released : 2017

Platform : PC (Windows)

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