50 Best 2D games

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The best 50 2D games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best 2D games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Kingdom: New Lands released the 14 September 2017

3# Earth's Dawn - 2016

Review74Score

Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses!

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5# Sonic Mania - 2017

Review86Score

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggmans evil robot army.

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6# Bleed - 2017

Review92Score

Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses! Key Features: Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad) 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode.

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8# Salt and Sanctuary - 2016

Review86Score

Explore a haunting, punishing island in this stylized 2D action RPG. Salt and Sanctuary combines fast and brutal 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics in a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, and desecrated monuments.

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9# Hey! Pikmin - 2017

Review70Score

And his first 2D platformer will give you a new perspective on his adorably fierce partners. Help Captain Olimar explore and escape a new world by guiding him and his Pikmin with the stylus . Tap the touchscreen to choose Pikmin and toss them at objects or enemies .

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10# Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn - 2015

Review93Score

Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn is a challenging, fast paced, 2D survival shooter! Featuring a compelling single player survival mode and cooperative multiplayer for up-to four players, this is one zombie firefight you're not going to want to miss!

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11# Super Amazing Wagon Adventure - 2013

Review90Score

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is a fast-paced 2d shooting game with a random story. You control a group of three migrants traveling west along a wagon trail. The game consists of short scenes that are sequenced together in a semi-random way to tell a crazy adventure story.

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12# Seraph - 2016

Review80Score

Seraph is a skill-based, acrobatic shooter... without aiming! Take the role of an angel who's mastered the art of 'Gun Fu' as she blasts and cartwheels her way through hordes of twisted demons.

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13# Brawlhalla - 2017

Review81Score

Early Access

Brawlhalla is an epic platform fighter for up to 8 players online or locally. And it's free. Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends. Millions of players. Frequent updates. Over twenty-five unique legends. Come fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla!

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15# Build a Bridge! - 2017

Review89Score

Test your engineering and improvisation skills in a puzzle game where the stakes are as high as they get. Game features: - Different materials to build from - Wood, Metal, Cables - 36 levels of increasingly difficult puzzles - Varied, detailed environments full of interactive elements - Multiple cars to test out your constructions - Realistic physics engine - Beautiful, stylised art style - Available in 13 languages

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16# Crea - 2016

Review83Score

Progress with every slain monster, learn over 80 skills through talents, craft hundreds of items, and explore vast procedurally-generated worlds in this ever-expanding sandbox RPG!

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17# Bruce Lee: Enter the Game - 2014

Review81Score

Intuitive Gameplay Use simple swipe mechanics to punch or jump kick your enemies while landing big COMBOS. 40 Action-Packed Levels Battle the BOSS after grinding your way through hordes of henchmen - while saving your friends and achieving other OBJECTIVES along the way. Charge up FURY MODE to deliver a series of attacks with blinding speed and tremendous force!

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18# Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World - 2017

Review78Score

Unravel secrets, toss yarn to weave platforms, and power up with woolly transformations. All stages from the Wii U version are joined by new ones starring Poochy and more Nintendo 3DS exclusive features! You can also design and play as your very own Yarn Yoshi, or share it with friends via the StreetPass function!

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19# A Walk in the Dark - 2017

Review71Score

In this action platformer you play as a cat, Bast, running through a dark fantasy world. You’ll be running, jumping and sliding with smooth and precise controls designed to make you feel like a cat. But it won't be easy. In the dark you never know what lies in the shadows.

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20# The Blockheads - 2013

Review84Score

Manage your blockheads, explore an infinite of worlds, build structures with the materials you gather, trade or battle other blockheads in PVP worlds. On of the best alternative to minecraft on mobile.

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22# Junk Jack - 2016

Review81Score

Discover and explore exotic planets full of hand crafted content, gather hundreds of treasures, cook foods, brew potions, collect and breed animal companions, build electronic contraptions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, fight monsters, build your humble shelter or the universe of your dreams. - intuitive controls: swipe to move and tap to interact with everything - liquids to enhance or impede your explorations: avoid dangerous lava or go for a swim in a surface lake!

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24# Odin Sphere Leifthrasir - 2016

Review87Score

Take control of the magnificiently hand-rendered characters in this enchanted realm, filled with mythical beasts and gargantuan monsters. Five character plots intertwine with each chapter centering on a unique protagonist and their struggles.

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