Download 2 D Games - Best Software & Apps

  • M.U.G.E.N

    1.1-beta-1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own 2D fighting games

    8
    1712 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
    iPhone
    Mac
    Android
    Web Apps

    Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

    7
    9257 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
  • Limbo

    1.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    An award winning indie horror platformer

    8
    702 votes
    • PROS: Incredibly atmospheric, Excellent graphics, Unique
    • CONS: At times very tough
  • Broforce

    Early Access

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    80s action movies supply the inspiration

    7
    883 votes
    • PROS: Excellent gameplay, Lots of replayability, New content added regularly, Tight controls
    • CONS: Early Access version still had bugs, Some stages get frustrating
  • UNITALE

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    9
    188 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
  • Wallpaper Engine

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cool Software for Graphics Designers

    8
    38 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of wallpapers to utilise, Very stable application
    • CONS: A bit of a steep learning curve, Certain features can be a bit tricky to master
  • Sonic Runners

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Pull on your super-sonic sneakers

    9
    59 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
  • Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter 5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The classic 2D fighter is more alive than ever

    8
    318 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
  • Dragon Ball Z

    MUGEN Edition 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z

    8
    7680 votes
    • PROS: Great graphics, Fast gameplay, Excellent sound effects
    • CONS: Limited features, Can be problematic on newer operating systems
  • Lep's World

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    A side-scroller that builds on retro gaming

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: 112 different levels, 6 different world themes
    • CONS: Requires some in-app purchases for content, Contains ads
  • Road Redemption

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Fast and furious violent racing

    9
    12 votes
    • PROS: Simple action fun, Solid soundtrack
    • CONS: Lacking content , Occasional bugs
  • Pool: 8 Ball Billiards Snooker - Pro Arcade 2D

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Pool Game Worth Pocketing

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Simple gaming, Play solo or with friends
    • CONS: Requires 16MB, Few user-defined options
  • World of Goo

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android
    Mac

    Build a safe way to rescue all the Goo balls

    8
    613 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful graphics, Very original game, Extraordinary physics, Excellent soundtrack
    • CONS: Demo feels too short!
  • Fun Run

    2.24.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free 2D side-scrolling online racing game

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: Choose from a range of animal creatures , Customize your creature , Dodge hidden traps that hinder people in front of you, Collect power ups to increase your chances of winning
    • CONS: You sometimes drop one position behind when finishing , The extra coins button does not work , The 2D scrolling mechanics are cheap and underproduced , Requires an active server and people to play against
  • METAL SLUG

    1.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Revisit an action classic in Metal Slug

    9
    18 votes
    • PROS: Charming hyper-violent graphics, Fast-paced intense action gameplay
    • CONS: Touch controls feel a little sluggish, Graphics although charming are a little dated
  • Tasty Planet

    1.8.0.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Addictive 2D puzzle game

    10
    4 votes
    • PROS: Simple and addictive gameplay, Multiple game modes
    • CONS: Repetitive levels, Music can get irritating
  • Mortal Kombat Project

    Beta 4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

    8
    865 votes
    • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

      Preview

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The definitive 2D fighting game?

      8
      76 votes
      • Stickman Rope Hero

        3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Swinging fun with Stickman Rope Hero

        9
        45 votes
        • PROS: A massive gaming experience upgrade from previous versions, The falling and swinging physics are better than ever
        • CONS: The camera angle can make it difficult to aim and time your swings, You need a modern mobile device to render the game
      • Pool: 8 Ball Billiards Snooker

        1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A Pool Game Worth Pocketing

        9
        13 votes
        • PROS: Simple gaming, Play solo or with friends
        • CONS: Requires 16MB, Few user-defined options
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1Beta 4.18657.8Windows
      2MUGEN Edition 276807.7Windows
      31.1-beta-117127.5Windows
      4Early Access8837.3Windows,Mac
      51.392577.2Windows,iPhone,Mac,Android
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