8 Best 2D PlayStation 3 Platformers, Ranked


  • The PS3 had a gradual begin however ultimately had nice platformers and 2D platformers like Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Limbo.
  • Braid, an indie puzzle recreation with platforming components, gained consideration for its time-rewinding mechanics and twist ending.
  • Puppeteer, a wood puppet-themed platformer, is a standout recreation on the PS3 however deserves extra consideration and probably a sequel or remaster.

2005 was the daybreak of the HD period because of the Xbox 360. A 12 months later Sony would launch its competitors, the PS3, alongside Nintendo’s Wii console which was in its personal league. The PS3 took some time to get going, not like the PS2 which was successful nearly from the beginning.

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Ultimately, the shooters and RPGs got here round equivalent to Name of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare and Fallout 3. The PS3 even had some good platformers just like the Ratchet and Clank sequels together with more unusual ideas just like the Disney Infinity sequence. These had been 3D platformers however there have been some nice 2D platformers as nicely. These eight had been a few of the finest that ultimately acquired ports elsewhere. Sadly, many additionally stay trapped on the system.

8 Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Exploring a level in Bionic Commando Rearmed

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a remake of the NES unique recreation. The whole lot is up to date visually, however the gameplay stays the identical. Gamers can not bounce as they as a substitute should swing round with a cybernetic arm which was distinctive for the NES on the time. The direct sequel to this nostalgic remake did add leaping controversially however that doesn’t diminish the standard of it. Each video games are value testing, however Bionic Commando: Rearmed is the must-have for any Capcom fan’s assortment.

7 Limbo

The boy stares up at an emerging giant spider in a dark and barren landscape.

Limbo is extra of a puzzle recreation than a platformer. Platformers may very well be the third style somebody would describe it as as a result of Limbo can also be a horror recreation. Gamers should discern what’s going on as they get up within the forest, utterly unaware of how they acquired there. The protagonist is a younger boy who has to look out for pitfalls, bear traps, large spiders, and extra. It’s a nightmare nevertheless it’s additionally fairly enriching as an indie recreation because of the balanced problem of the puzzles.

6 Braid

Exploring a level in Braid

Braid is a puzzle recreation as nicely, however platforming is unquestionably a extra key element than Limbo. Gamers are seemingly an strange man who has to avoid wasting their girlfriend from an evil captor. The important thing gimmick to this indie recreation is the power to rewind time akin to Prince of Persia.

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Remind time to decelerate projectiles or to get out of a gap. It was participating for an indie recreation to not point out the colourful visuals. The mechanics are stable however the twist on the finish was the speak of the city in 2008 when it first launched on Xbox 360.

5 DuckTales Remastered

Promo art featuring characters in DuckTales Remastered

Regardless of the title, DuckTales Remastered was extra of a remake than a easy remaster. It was the NES unique born anew with graphics to make it look extra just like the traditional Disney cartoon. It additionally featured the complete unique voice forged from it as nicely, giving it an much more genuine really feel. It’s a disgrace this model wasn’t added to the Disney Afternoon Assortment together with it principally being forgotten to time. Numerous remakes stay trapped on PS3, however possibly sooner or later new followers can play it to benefit from the many misadventures of Scrooge McDuck.

4 Spelunky

Promo art featuring characters in Spelunky

Spelunky was a hardcore roguelike that gave gamers a run for his or her cash. The idea was easy sufficient. Gamers selected a personality after which spiraled down right into a cavern to search for treasure. This cavern randomly generated itself each time a brand new run would start. The cave led to a temple, jungle, and numerous different areas. It was stuffed with traps, snakes, spiders, NPCs, and rather more. It was a recreation that demanded endurance and platforming perfection and the identical is true for its sequel, however the addition of co-op did assist.

3 LittleBigPlanet 2

Promo art featuring characters in LittleBigPlanet 2

LittleBigPlanet 2 was all the pieces gamers cherished in regards to the first recreation however greater. The massive hook of this sequence was the addition of creator instruments. Gamers might make their very own ranges be it a platformer, a racing recreation, and even an RPG.

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The sequel expanded issues a lot that it grew the neighborhood to phenomenal ranges. The costume packs had been enjoyable too just like the tie-ins to Steel Gear Stable and Last Fantasy. The lovable aesthetic of the Sackboys and Sackgirls made it co-op-friendly for the entire household.

2 Rayman Legends

Exploring a level in Rayman Legends

The Rayman franchise made an enormous comeback with Rayman Origins. Due to its success Ubisoft greenlit a sequel aka Rayman Legends. The UbiArt Framework seen within the earlier recreation was much more gorgeous within the sequel. The extent design was extra ingenious, the co-op provided extra options, and it was total a extra polished expertise. Ubisoft would go on to make pseudo sequels for cellular gadgets however there has but to be a console sequel for it.

1 Puppeteer

Promo art featuring characters in Puppeteer

Puppeteer is totally top-of-the-line 2D platformers on PS3 in addition to top-of-the-line platformers on the system full cease. It’s a disgrace extra individuals didn’t play it when it got here out in 2013, two months earlier than the PS4 launched. By that point everybody should have moved on mentally or one thing. Those that did play it knew there was one thing particular in regards to the wood puppet design of the characters, the ingenious ranges that appeared like play levels, and the humor. A sequel or a remaster has to occur sooner or later as a result of it’s a first-party recreation. Puppeteer deserves greater than what Sony is at the moment doing for it.

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