Download 2 D Games - Best Software & Apps

  • M.U.G.E.N

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own 2D fighting games

    7
    1651 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to create classic cartoon style fighting characters, Includes one demo game to test
    • CONS: Not suitable for those unfamiliar with DOS
  • Terraria

    1.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

    7
    9128 votes
    • PROS: Like Minecraft but as a platform game, Only limited by your imagination, Randomly generated worlds
    • CONS: 2D graphics aren't great, May be tricky for those not familiar with Minecraft
  • UNITALE

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A difficult and free RPG and puzzle game set in 2D

    9
    78 votes
    • PROS: Unusual in a new-developer sense, References to modern characters is a nice touch
    • CONS: It is a very ugly looking game, Some players may lack the patience needed to complete it
  • Sonic Mania

    1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Classic Sonic is Back in Sonic Mania

    9
    396 votes
    • PROS: A brilliant call-back classic 2D Sonic, Unafraid to add a few tweaks to the familiar formula
    • CONS: Players more familiar with the recent 3D titles may not find themselves at home, Anybody who wants a note-for-note remake of 90s Sonic should probably stick to the originals
  • Dragon Ball Z

    MUGEN Edition 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z

    8
    7356 votes
    • PROS: Great graphics, Fast gameplay, Excellent sound effects
    • CONS: Limited features, Can be problematic on newer operating systems
  • Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter 5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The classic 2D fighter is more alive than ever

    8
    254 votes
    • PROS: Gameplay remains flawless, Both graphics and sound still amaze, The concept is excellent always online
    • CONS: Patches and server updates are needed NOW, Capcom's weird DLC policies
  • Mortal Kombat Project

    Beta 4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

    8
    807 votes
    • Sonic Generations

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Sonic celebrates his 20th birthday in style

      8
      895 votes
      • PROS: Beautiful graphics, Really fast!, Combines best of 2D and 3D Sonic
      • CONS: Sometimes feels unfair
    • MapleStory

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Gripping yet simple online role playing game

      7
      897 votes
      • PROS: Innovative gameplay, Gorgeous graphics and sounds, Customizable controls
      • CONS: Some users may be put off by the cutesy graphics
    • Grand Theft Auto 2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      When Grand Theft Auto was still 2D

      7
      1484 votes
      • PROS: Fun gameplay, Big map to explore, Funny
      • CONS: Sometimes messy, Not a huge improvement on original
    • Minicraft

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Web Apps

      A 2D mix of Zelda and Minecraft

      7
      500 votes
      • PROS: Easy to get into, Addictive
      • CONS: Gets boring quickly
    • Chicken Invaders III

      3

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A frenetic 2D spaceship shooting game

      8
      857 votes
      • PROS: Up to four players can play it cooperatively , There are seven weapons to shoot with
      • CONS: Developed by college students , Become repetitive rather quickly
    • Growtopia

      2.01

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Free 2D platformer sandbox game.

      8
      113 votes
      • PROS: Great for developing the imagination., A host of gameplay options.
      • CONS: Late arrival to a game is a disadvantage., Can time out unexpectedly.
    • Pool: 8 Ball Billiards Snooker - Pro Arcade 2D

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Pool Game Worth Pocketing

      9
      5 votes
      • PROS: Simple gaming, Play solo or with friends
      • CONS: Requires 16MB, Few user-defined options
    • Sonic Runners

      1.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Pull on your super-sonic sneakers

      8
      38 votes
      • PROS: Sonic perfectly blended with endless, Great 2D look , Responsive action
      • CONS: Story slows the pace, Lives slow the pace, Constant connection loads and ads slow the pace
    • Phun

      Beta 2.1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Physics made fun Swedish style

      8
      880 votes
      • PROS: Makes physics fun, Easy to use
      • CONS: Does not support 3D objects
    • Cave Story

      1.0.0.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      An indie platforming masterpiece

      8
      362 votes
      • PROS: A 2D masterpiece, Engrossing plot, Great retro graphics and sound
      • CONS: Saving should be easier
    • Starbound

      Beta Angry Koala

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A fantastic space odyssey reminiscent of Minecraft and Terraria

      7
      519 votes
      • PROS: Explore the infinite universe , Customize the vessel and environments , Already established content, Impeccable handling
      • CONS: Fights can lack difficulty, Menus are a little confusing
    • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

      Preview

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The definitive 2D fighting game?

      8
      71 votes
      • Tasty Planet

        1.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        Mac

        Addictive 2D puzzle game

        7
        284 votes
        • PROS: Simple and addictive gameplay, Multiple game modes
        • CONS: Repetitive levels, Music can get irritating
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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