Top Platform Games of 2010

Welcome to's top platform games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 9.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

    Sonic 4 does a fantastic job of recreating the retro Sonic experience that defined many a childhood, but ironically this could be considered its biggest shortcoming. The title screen sets the precedent. Sonic poses behind... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    Ivy the Kiwi

    Ivy is charming and understated; a platform game that deserves credit simply for doing something new with an old formula. I saw a fair few kiwis when I was trekking about New Zealand with a backpack. Endearing little things... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 7.

    Mega Man 10

    MM10 is a glorious return to the hay-day of 8-bit gaming; a fantastic challenge built on the back of some of the most refined mechanics the genre has ever seen. The screen's a nonsensical mess of pixels. I rub my stinging... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 6.

    Sonic Classic Collection

    A bit more bang for your buck would have been great, but retro gaming still doesn't get much better than this. It seems almost pointless talking about if Sonic Classic Collection on the DS is good. This is the four Mega Drive... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 5.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Retro Studios has managed to make a game that feels new and old at the same time, appealing to young blood and cynical old-timers who've seen it all before. Donkey Kong Country Returns might seem like a 'fun for all the family'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 4.

    Super Mario All-Stars

    It might be a tad overpriced at £24.99 for a ROM dump of four SNES games, but Nintendo's ever-loyal fans won't find it hard to justify dropping the cash regardless. I won't lie to you: I belonged to SEGA as a kid. I grew... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 3.

    Doritos Crash Course

    Doritos Crash Course is a free game, but it's one of the most fun and addictive games available on XBLA and playable by almost anyone. The BBC's Total Wipeout is compulsive viewing. For whatever reason - though probably the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy is bright, huge, colourful, funny and painfully annoying. Super Meat Boy is one of the reasons I play video games. It's bright, huge, colourful, funny and painfully annoying. This retro-revival darling immediately... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, Wii

  • 1.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Even though this is a direct sequel, Nintendo has once again made Mario's planetoid adventures feel remarkably fresh and, somehow, even more entertaining than those in the original. Can a direct sequel to one of the best... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii