Top Platform Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Platform games of 2012, 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.

  • 17.

    Scarygirl Review

    Scarygirl

    Scarygirl is a functional platformer-come-brawler that's almost entirely devoid of distinction. I won't have it said that Scarygirl is an ugly game. Trash its wonky... more

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

  • 16.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Review

    Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

    Sonic 4: Episode II is worse than its predecessor in almost every respect. It seems a long way off now, but there was a time when news of a new Sonic... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,iOS,Xbox 360

  • 15.

    Paper Monsters Review

    Paper Monsters

    A charming little game lacking the creativity its presentation suggests is going to be present. Fun while it lasts, but a little too safe to be considered one of the genre's best on iOS. It doesn't take much for a new iOS game to gain a nice bit of hype. Paper... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 14.

    Escape Plan Review

    Escape Plan

    Escape Plan is a frustrating adventure that rarely gets a chance to show its true potential Is it damning praise to say I prefer Escape Plan as a showcase of the Vita's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PS Vita

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  • 13.

    774 Deaths Review

    774 Deaths

    If you like a challenge then 774 Deaths is an interesting curio you can really sink your teeth into, but give it a miss if you get frustrated easily. These days, it feels like games are easier than ever. Adventures ship with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 12.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    There's plenty of unmemorable fun to be had here, but it's shocking how it only took three goes for Nintendo to make New Super Mario Bros. feel old. In New Super Mario Bros. 2, capitalism has zipped out of a warp pipe and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 11.

    Sound Shapes Review

    Sound Shapes

    For all the game's ambition, and for all the whimsy and mirth it is so capable of providing, it falls into the same trap as LittleBigPlanet - excruciating platforming. The Vita is an extraordinarily frustrating console. The tech is there. The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3,PS Vita

  • 10.

    Dustforce Review

    Dustforce

    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. The rock-hard platformer has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    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. This review was originally published for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3... more

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

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  • 8.

    Tobe & Friends: Hookshot Escape Review

    Tobe & Friends: Hookshot Escape

    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. The hookshot - the mythical do-all superweapon from Zelda - is not the only... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 7.

    LittleBigPlanet Vita Review

    LittleBigPlanet Vita

    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. LittleBigPlanet Vita is a lovely game. It's the kind of game that you'd be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 6.

    Rayman Jungle Run Review

    Rayman Jungle Run

    Jungle Run works so well because it remembers that the core joy of platform games comes from the kinetic thrill of movement. Rayman Jungle Run isn't a game that dawdles, so neither will I: it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 5.

    Skylanders: Giants Review

    Skylanders: Giants

    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. The greatest trick Activision ever pulled was convincing the world that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,Wii

  • 4.

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings Review

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings

    Lego Lord of the Rings is still a huge success that's wonderfully adorable and an absolute delight to play. You should never toss a dwarf, not unless you're very brave. Dwarves hate... more

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

  • 3.

    New Super Mario Bros. U Review

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    New Super Mario Bros. U is a fantastic game hindered by a disappointing opening act. Bad news: New Super Mario Bros. U opens with all the issues that have... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 2.

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe Review

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe

    Nasty, smart, and addictive, this is perfect for Vita. This year has seen a bit of a stealth renaissance, with games like... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PS Vita,PC

  • 1.

    Beat Sneak Bandit Review

    Beat Sneak Bandit

    Even if you're a bit rubbish at Beat Sneak Bandit, it's impossible not to fall in love with this funky little number. The hardest thing about Simogo's new game is that every movement must be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS