Download 2 D Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Free Chess

    2.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Chess

    7
    3688 votes
    • PROS: 2D and 3D views, Online matches, Individual play or versus an opponent, Good background music
    • CONS: Does not include tutorials or help
  • Terraria

    1.3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

    7
    10087 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
  • M.U.G.E.N

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own 2D fighting games

    7
    1302 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
  • Sonic Mania

    1.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Classic Sonic is Back in Sonic Mania

    0
    1 vote
    • 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

    7
    1443 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
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    Platform
    Windows

    The classic 2D fighter is more alive than ever

    7
    107 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
  • Sonic Generations

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Sonic celebrates his 20th birthday in style

    8
    429 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful graphics, Really fast!, Combines best of 2D and 3D Sonic
    • CONS: Sometimes feels unfair
  • Grand Theft Auto 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    When Grand Theft Auto was still 2D

    7
    1404 votes
    • PROS: Fun gameplay, Big map to explore, Funny
    • CONS: Sometimes messy, Not a huge improvement on original
  • Sonic Runners

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Pull on your super-sonic sneakers

    0
    2 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
  • Mortal Kombat Project

    Beta 4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

    7
    385 votes
    • Counter Strike 2D

      Beta 0.1.2.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Play a different yet fun Counter Strike

      6
      86 votes
      • Minicraft

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Web Apps

        A 2D mix of Zelda and Minecraft

        7
        327 votes
        • PROS: Easy to get into, Addictive
        • CONS: Gets boring quickly
      • Machinarium

        1.0

        License
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        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        iPhone
        Mac
        Windows Phone

        The extraordinary adventures of a robot in love

        8
        8 votes
        • PROS: Excellent 2D graphics, Challenging puzzles , Spot-on atmosphere and sound, Excellent combination of puzzle and adventure
        • CONS: Some puzzles are quite difficult
      • MapleStory

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Gripping yet simple online role playing game

        6
        548 votes
        • PROS: Innovative gameplay, Gorgeous graphics and sounds, Customizable controls
        • CONS: Some users may be put off by the cutesy graphics
      • Geometry Dash Lite

        2.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        A difficult and enthralling 2D platform game for tenacious gamers

        7
        36 votes
        • PROS: Addictive, High level of difficulty, Quick and simple controls, Well chosen soundtrack
        • CONS: Very difficult ..., ... and can therefore be frustrating!
      • UNITALE

        2.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

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        No votes yet
        • 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
      • Starbound

        Beta Angry Koala

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        A fantastic space odyssey reminiscent of Minecraft and Terraria

        7
        488 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
      • Phun

        Beta 2.1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Physics made fun Swedish style

        7
        670 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
        252 votes
        • PROS: A 2D masterpiece, Engrossing plot, Great retro graphics and sound
        • CONS: Saving should be easier,
      • Ragdoll Masters

        3.1

        License
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        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        2D beat 'em' up using "real" rag-doll physics

        7
        142 votes
        • PROS: Original game play, Easy controls, Fun
        • CONS: Not much variation, Very basic graphics
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