Top 10 Best 3D Platformers of All Time

To make it fair I will do one game per series feel free to comment and please respect my opinion

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64

Great, memorable music, good graphics for the time, levels made to be replayable and are like small open worlds that you can just run around in with the amazing movement mechanics that feel great. Incredibly fun atmosphere and the controls. The controls are amazing with any controller and the movement systems all link together beautifully to make some of the best speed runs of any game. They're easy to get a grip on but takes time to master them.. Only problem with it is that it was the first of its kind so it didn't invent too many new level mechanics such as something like Mario galaxy does.

Super mario 64 is awesome why is it number 4 IT NEEDS TO BE NUMBER ONE it was not the first 3d game but it was the first known 3d game plus it was the first 3d mario game this game deserves to be at least in the top 3

An amazing game that redefined the platforming genre. Super Mario 64's atmosphere, game play, tight controls and revolutionary camera angels made this game a hit for its time. Although the game isn't perfect, it's still a blast to play today and it's a shame it this masterpiece isn't just a little higher up on the list.

Reading this listening to music from this game! - computerfan0

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2 Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie

Yes, the best. I will love it always, no matter what video games come out. It will always be my favorite, as well as tooie.

Mario and friends have no character. Banjo and friends have great personalities.

Banjo Kazooie has improved a lot from Mario 64, it feels less slippery, better characters, better flying mechanics (by far), more vibrant level designs, and had more of an adventure since you weren't forced back into the hubworld after collecting jiggies like you were with collecting stars in Mario 64. Also, Banjo Kazooie I'd say holds up better after all these years, it's in my opinion the best aged 3D platformer of the 5th gaming generation by a landslide. Mario 64 is great and revolutionary, but Banjo Kazooie is an improvement on the formula.

It surpassed it's predecessor in every possible way. Banjo-Kazooie certainly is the best 3D platformer of the 5th generation

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3 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

This was one of the first games I played. Honestly it is still unmatchable. I played through Super Mario 64, and that was good. But this, THIS was REaLLy good. It's so good because, like original Mario games, it's just levels, only in 3D. Plus, the enemies, environments, cartoonish insanity, and magnificent, fun levels all made it such a great and awesome game.

So many people grew up with this amazing game and character! Sure, Mario64 deserves the top spot for practically revolutionising video games in general, but it was Crash who perfected it and improved it in many ways! Crash & Mario are both legends! :D

The list is ok, but in my opinion Super Mario world, Super Mario 3 or Super Mario Bros. Should be in the top 5. Not to mention the first Ratchet & Clank should be in place of Up Your Arsenal.

Really better than Super Mario 64.

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4 Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro: Year of the Dragon

Perfect from top to bottom, Spyro: Year Of The Dragon is utterly magnificent in every single way, with perfectly balanced gameplay, an enormous amount of mission variety and creative, unforgettable levels. Even if its pretty dated-looking cutscenes continue to be incredible charming.


Better than Mario 64! I know it changed Platform, But SPYRO perfected it even with a 4 legged creature!

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5 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Super Mario Galaxy 2

So much variety, by far the best 3D Mario game

So beautiful... so much content... and most of all... FUN!

Super Mario galaxy 2 is not my favorite platformer. But all the platformers I like more then this are for some reason not on here so I picked this.

6 Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

This Game has one advantage over every other entry in this list, NO LOAD TIMES! Plus it has phenomenal controls and tons of collectables in a large open world to explore with your own wits.

Favorite video game of all time. Beautiful open world and great controls. Not too much of a challenge but extremely fun, with exotic characters

My all time Favorite game with likable characters, named my dog after Daxter.

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7 Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal

No other game in the world could ever match the badassary provided in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Everything in this game is flawless. Story is great, controls are tight, weapons have a ton of variety and make the gameplay intense, and even the games on-line multiplayer is phenomenal (it's still being played to do this day! ). Mario and Jak are good, but this is KICK-ASS!

It was more than just a game. The family feeling and all the adventure... It really rocked my world when I was a kid. Best game ever. Thanks for the memories.

Insomniac games was probably one of the best makers of 3D platformers in the PS1-PS2 Era. Fun fact: They made spyro too

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8 Conker's Bad Fur Day Conker's Bad Fur Day

Rare's best game and one of my favorite games of all time.

Rare delivered a very mature rated game

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9 Tomb Raider Tomb Raider
10 Super Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy

I mean he said 1 mario game and already there is 3 in the top 20! - computerfan0

This is super mario Galaxy the best mario game ever!

The Contenders

11 Sly 2: Band of Thieves Sly 2: Band of Thieves

I wish it was as well known as Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter.

Amazing flow, really stylistic, really solid gameplay.

If you haven't played it, you're missing out.

So much more than just platforming and fighting enemies. Just Amazing.

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12 Jumping Flash!
13 Sonic Adventure

Sonic Colours and Generations are better Sonic games than these!

14 Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64
15 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
16 Jumping Flash! 2
17 Gex 3 Deep Cover Gecko Gex 3 Deep Cover Gecko
18 Mega Man X7
19 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
20 The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
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1. Super Mario 64
2. Banjo-Kazooie
3. Tomb Raider
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2. Super Mario Galaxy
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