Top Platform Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Platform games of 2011, 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! VideoGamer.com 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.

  • 15.

    1-bit Ninja Review

    1-bit Ninja

    It is odd how a game can emulate a classic so unashamedly and completely, and yet fail to achieve anywhere near the same level of quality as its inspiration. Many games are influenced by Super Mario World, but 1-bit Ninja has its eyes... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 14.

    Contre Jour Review

    Contre Jour

    Contre Jour manages to successfully ape some of the App Store's most popular mechanics, but it doesn't really know what it wants to do with them. Contre Jour is like an greatest hits collection of popular iOS games, all... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 13.

    de Blob 2: The Underground Review

    de Blob 2: The Underground

    It's children that will inevitably get the most from the experience, but like a Pixar film or any good cartoon, Blue Tongue Entertainment has created a game that appeals on two levels. Thinking about it, I probably should have told somebody I was colour-blind... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,Nintendo DS,Xbox One,PlayStation 4,PC,Nintendo Switch

  • 12.

    Rayman 3D Review

    Rayman 3D

    Rayman 3D is as robust as it is enjoyable. It's certainly not going to set the world on fire, but it's a perfectly adequate filler until the chap in the red overalls turns up. Given Mario's no-show in the 3DS' launch line-up, it's fallen to Ubisoft's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

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  • 11.

    Mos Speedrun Review

    Mos Speedrun

    Probably the closest thing the App Store has to Super Meat Boy, which is high praise indeed. Mos Speedrun taps into a very pure vein of gaming: completing 2D levels as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 10.

    KAMI RETRO Review

    KAMI RETRO

    With more than 60 stages to complete, Kami Retro will take some time to beat. This is a quirky little title which stands out in a market swamped with clones. Think of Lemmings crossed with indie WiiWare game LostWinds and you've got... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 9.

    Tiny Wings Review

    Tiny Wings

    Tiny Wings' high position in the App Store charts is quite simply because it's one of the best games released this year. While Nintendo President Satoru Iwata attempted to devalue the mobile gaming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 8.

    Ms. Splosion Man Review

    Ms. Splosion Man

    By iterating on its most endearing property, Twisted Pixel has created a sequel that injects a fresh lease of life into both the platform genre and Xbox LIVE Arcade itself. Whatever happened to silly games? I'm talking about actual silliness as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,PC,Xbox 360

  • 7.

    Disney Universe Review

    Disney Universe

    Ultimately, Disney Universe constitutes the ideal family game. It's quick and simple, but has charm, character and inventive little puzzles galore. "Thank you for my birthday money. I spent it on two very good Harry Potter... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,PC

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  • 6.

    Sonic Generations Review

    Sonic Generations

    The blue blur is back, and he's rocking the platforming world once again. For fans of Sonic and platformers alike, this is absolutely essential. To kids, Sonic the Hedgehog is the closest thing to a cartoon rock star the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Nintendo 3DS

  • 5.

    Rayman Origins Review

    Rayman Origins

    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. Somewhere out there, in a leafy private estate, there's a place called The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,PC,PS Vita,PlayStation 3,iOS,Wii,Xbox 360

  • 4.

    LittleBigPlanet 2 Review

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is a fun, more accessible sequel that entertains from start to finish with a flurry of creative new ideas. LittleBigPlanet was meant to be the game that got everyone playing together.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PS Vita

  • 3.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn Review

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    One of the most creative examples of casual gaming. I write this as someone who is immune to twee. The tedious, contrarian part... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    Cordy Review

    Cordy

    Cordy is a a beautiful 2D platformer with 3D visuals and a slight LittleBigPlanet feel. For £1.49 it's an absolute must buy. Platformers aren't rare on the App Store, but I've struggled to find one... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 1.

    Super Mario 3D Land Review

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land is a step back and a leap forward. As a gateway drug for those reluctant to embrace Mario in three dimensions, the game should be a huge success. When you've conquered the galaxy twice, where do you go next? The universe... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS