Top Platform Games of 2012
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top platform games of 2012, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Dustforce comes into its own after you've invested some time, transforming into a frantic and occasionally frustrating experience that manages to eke out repeat play.
A passionate tribute to the days when platform games ruled the Earth, but beyond that, it's also one of the best examples of the genre we've had in recent memory.
It's an endless runner with all the addiction of a Doodle Jump, but it has a sharp, decidedly retro twist that makes it more than just a fluffy, throwaway time-waster.
At four games in the LittleBigPlanet series feels less fresh than it once did, and new touch mechanics don't add as much to the experience as you might think.
Jungle Run works so well because it remembers that the core joy of platform games comes from the kinetic thrill of movement.
Despite the occasional glimpse of dollar signs in its publisher's eyes, Skylanders Giants is that rarest of beasts: a kids' game that's very, very easy for adults to like.
New Super Mario Bros. U is a fantastic game hindered by a disappointing opening act.
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Lego Lord of the Rings is still a huge success that's wonderfully adorable and an absolute delight to play.
Nasty, smart, and addictive, this is perfect for Vita.
Even if you're a bit rubbish at Beat Sneak Bandit, it's impossible not to fall in love with this funky little number.