Top Platform Games of 2011

Welcome to'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! 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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  • 13.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 12.

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 11.

    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 fast as you can whilst collecting as many coins as possible... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 10.


    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 9.

    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 market in his confrontational... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 7.

    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, PS3, Wii

  • 6.

    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: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    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. It was supposed to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 3.

    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 of my brain sees cute and screams: It's a PLOY. I look at those adverts with talking cats and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.


    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 that I really clicked with.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 1.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS