3D Platformer Watchlist

Last month, I decided to create an archive of almost every 3D platformer ever released. That’s no easy feat — classification can be very subjective, and a fresh crop of 3D platformers is in active development. But based on previous trends, and the fabulous year that was 2017, I think it’s safe to say the 3D thunder is back.

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3D Platformers released between 1990 to 2018

The revival of a genre once considered dead and outdated has been a team effort between AAA’s like Super Mario Odyssey and a powerful indie brigade that doesn’t appear to be slowing down — and boy am I glad that’s the case. This is a watchlist tracking newer 3D platformers, and will be continuously updated. Thank you, developers, for not forgetting us. — K.K.Atlas

Games released in 2018:

  1. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  2. Flynn & Freckles
  3. Newt One
  4. Suzy Cube

In development:

  1. Azzy Battles the Darkness
  2. Billie Bust Up
  3. Clive ‘N’ Wrench
  4. Dragon Step
  5. Fading Skies
  6. Fireborn: Primordials
  7. Firewing 64
  8. Funk Unplugged
  9. Happy Hell
  10. Heart Chain Kitty
  11. KeeperGame
  12. Longtail
  13. Olivia & Spike: Dimension Jumpers
  14. Nytro 
  15. Psychonauts 2
  16. Rad
  17. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  18. Teddy and Bo: Search for the Dream Catcher
  19. The Legend of Lobodestroyo

3D Platformer history 

  • 1990 – Alpha Waves
  • 1994 – Geograph Seal 
  • 1995 – Jumping Flash!
  • 1995 – Bug!
  • 1996 – Super Mario 64
  • 1996 – Crash Bandicoot
  • 1996 – Bubsy 3D
  • 1996 – Bug Too!
  • 1996 – Floating Runner: Quest for the 7 Crystals 
  • 1997 – Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki 
  • 1997 – Croc: Legend of the Gobbos 
  • 1997 – Crash Bandicoot: Cortex Strikes Back
  • 1997 – Chameleon Twist 
  • 1997 – Jersey Devil
  • 1998 – Gex: Enter the Gecko
  • 1998 – Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle 
  • 1998 – Rascal 
  • 1998 – Banjo-Kazooie
  • 1998 – Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 
  • 1998 – Spyro the Dragon
  • 1998 – Glover 
  • 1998 – A Bug’s Life 
  • 1998 – Starshot: Space Circus Fever
  • 1998 – Sonic Adventure
  • 1998 – Chameleon Twist 2 
  • 1999 – Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
  • 1999 – Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time
  • 1999 – Croc 2
  • 1999 – Tonic Trouble
  • 1999 – Kingsley’s Adventure
  • 1999 – Pac-Man World 
  • 1999 – Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • 1999 – Earthworm Jim 3D 
  • 1999 – Rocket: Robot on Wheels 
  • 1999 – Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
  • 1999 – 40 Winks
  • 1999 – Donkey Kong 64
  • 1999 – Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
  • 2000 – Super Magnetic Neo 
  • 2000 – Doraemon 3: Nobita no Machi SOS! 
  • 2000 – Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters
  • 2000 – Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck 
  • 2000 – M&M’s The Lost Formulas 
  • 2000 – Blues Brothers 2000
  • 2000 – Donald Duck: Goin’ Quackers
  • 2000 – Muppet Monster Adventure
  • 2000 – Spyro: Year of the Dragon
  • 2000 – 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
  • 2000 – Chicken Run
  • 2000 – Banjo-Tooie
  • 2000 – Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge
  • 2000 – Kao the Kangaroo
  • 2001 – Conker’s Bad Fur Day 
  • 2001 – Sonic Adventure 2 
  • 2001 – M&M’s Shell Shocked
  • 2001 – Evil Twin: Cyprien’s Chronicles
  • 2001 – Monsters, Inc.
  • 2001 – Crash Bandicoot 4: The Wrath of Cortex
  • 2001 – Monsters, Inc. Scream Team
  • 2001 – Frogger: The Great Quest
  • 2001 – Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 
  • 2002 – Pac-Man World 2 
  • 2002 – Super Mario Sunshine
  • 2002 – SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman 
  • 2002 – Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
  • 2002 – Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
  • 2002 – PK: Out of the Shadows 
  • 2002 – Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • 2002 – Zapper: One Wicked Cricket
  • 2002 – ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth
  • 2002 – Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension
  • 2002 – Ratchet & Clank (Original)
  • 2002 – Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
  • 2002 – Treasure Planet
  • 2002 – Dr. Muto 
  • 2002 – Castleween
  • 2003 – Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
  • 2003 – Jinx
  • 2003 – Vexx
  • 2003 – Wario World
  • 2003 – I-Ninja
  • 2003 – The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion
  • 2003 – Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
  • 2003 – Voodoo Vince
  • 2003 – Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo
  • 2003 – SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
  • 2003 – Jak II
  • 2003 – Tak and the Power of Juju
  • 2003 – Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
  • 2003 – Kya: Dark Lineage 
  • 2004 – Malice
  • 2004 – Sly 2: Band of Thieves 
  • 2004 – Crash Twinsanity
  • 2004 – Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 
  • 2004 – Scaler 
  • 2004 – Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
  • 2004 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Video Game  
  • 2004 – Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
  • 2004 – Spyro: A Hero’s Tail
  • 2004 – Jak 3
  • 2004 – Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space
  • 2005 – Tork: Prehistoric Punk
  • 2005 – Psychonauts
  • 2005 – Ninjabread Man 
  • 2005 – Anubis II
  • 2005 – Myth Makers: Trixie in Toyland 
  • 2005 – Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
  • 2005 – Codename: Kids Next Door – Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E.
  • 2005 – Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan
  • 2005 – Pac-Man World 3 
  • 2006 – Daxter
  • 2006 – Over the Hedge 
  • 2006 – Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy
  • 2006 – Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts!
  • 2006 – The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning 
  • 2006 – SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
  • 2006 – Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island
  • 2006 – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2006 – Kao the Kangaroo: Mystery of the Volcano
  • 2007 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventures 
  • 2007 – The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
  • 2007 – Crash of the Titans
  • 2007 – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  • 2007 – Super Mario Galaxy
  • 2008 – Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty 
  • 2008 – Crash: Mind over Mutant
  • 2008 – Tak and the Guardians of Gross
  • 2008 – The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • 2008 – M&M’s Adventure
  • 2009 – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • 2009 – Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
  • 2010 – Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 2010 – Jett Rocket
  • 2010 – The Kore Gang
  • 2010 – Epic Mickey
  • 2011 – Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • 2011 – Sonic Generations
  • 2011 – Super Mario 3D Land 
  • 2012 – Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two 
  • 2013 – Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • 2013 – Sonic Lost World 
  • 2013 – Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures
  • 2013 – Tearaway
  • 2013 – Super Mario 3D World 
  • 2014 – The Last Tinker: City of Colors 
  • 2014 – Woodle Tree Adventures
  • 2014 – Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
  • 2015 – SpongeBob HeroPants 
  • 2015 – Tearaway Unfolded
  • 2015 – FreezeME
  • 2016 – Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth
  • 2016 – Ratchet & Clank (Remastered)
  • 2016 – Lucky’s Tale
  • 2016 – Scrap Garden
  • 2016 – Bound
  • 2017 – Poi
  • 2017 – Macbat 64
  • 2017 – Snake Pass
  • 2017 – Yooka-Laylee
  • 2017 – Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island
  • 2017 – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • 2017 – Super Lucky’s Tale
  • 2017 – A Hat in Time
  • 2017 – Super Mario Odyssey

 

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