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The Best Parkour Games You Can Play Right Now

Best Parkour Games

Why simply walk when you can freely run and jump?

We’re not all parkour wizards in real life – far from it, in fact – but in video games, we’re free from our own physical limitations. Most video games give you the option to run around rather than walk, but some take it a step further. We’ve rounded up a list of the best parkour games: the titles that truly let you feel the wind through your hair as you run up walls, jump off roofs and throw yourself around like a badass.

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1. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

While Mirror’s Edge Catalyst wasn’t as impactful as its predecessor, if parkour is what you’re after, this is the game for you. Throughout its story you’ll have to run, jump, slide and use the environment to your advantage if you want to be on time and outmanoeuvre your enemies. And thanks to its cool visual style, it’s a treat for the eyes as well. The best Parkour game? This just might be it. Even better, it’s dirt cheap these days.

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2. Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Dying Light 2

  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

How do you follow up on Dead Island? Techland decided on adding parkour into the mix. While the parkour in Dying Light is great, in Dying Light 2 it’s improved in numerous ways, making for a game where you can skillfully traverse rooftops, dart over zombies and a whole lot more. If you do pick up Dying Light 2, however, be aware that there’s also a lot of combat involved. But who doesn’t want to dropkick a zombie?

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3. Ghostrunner

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

When you’re a badass ninja, parkour skills are pretty much essential. And that’s exactly what you are in Ghostrunner. With a story focused on revenge, Ghostrunner demands that you use your advanced agility to run rings around your enemies while climbing a huge tower. Again, this is a game that also features a lot of combat, but parkour is intrinsic to it – stay still for just one second and you’re dead meat. It’s a must play if you’re after the best Parkour games, that’s for sure.

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4. Assassin’s Creed Unity

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

There are newer Assassin’s Creed games, but Unity is perhaps the last one where parkour truly was important. You can walk around the streets of Paris if you want, but it’s much quicker and more efficient to make use of your parkour skills to get around. And you’ll particularly come to appreciate them when making use of your assassination skills – it’s much easier to evade your first than take them on in combat, after all.

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5. Super Cloudbuilt

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

It may be quite old now, with the original being released in 2014 and Super Cloudbuilt – an enhanced version – being released in 2017. But if you’re yet to play either version and are looking for one of the best parkour game experiences out there, you shouldn’t miss out. Taking on the role of a soldier, the levels of Super Cloudbuilt have you running and jumping – and occasionally gunning down enemies. It’s fast-paced, with its levels often maze-like, taxing you to think about your route before simply running for the end point.

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6. Titanfall 2

  • Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Although it’s first and foremost a first-person shooter, Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 packs in so much high-octane traversal that it deserves a place on our list of best parkour games. Sure, you’ll spend some time in your giant mech, but when you’re not, prepare to run across rooftops, scale high buildings and pull off some seriously impressive jumps.

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7. Treasures of the Aegean

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

Treasures of the Aegean is a little different from the rest of the games on this list. Mainly, it’s because it’s a side-scrolling platformer rather than a 3D action game. But it still packs in plenty of hardcore parkour, and indeed, vaulting over obstacles, jumping up to ledges and making perilous jumps is the name of the game here. It also helps that its comic book-inspired visual style is so appealing, too.

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8. Severed Steel

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

A mixture of Mirror’s EdgeFEAR and Superhot, there’s a lot to love about Severed Steel. Especially if you’re looking for a fast-paced game filled with parkour. Playing as one-armed protagonist Steel, you’re on a mission to bring down megacorporation EdenSys. There’s plenty of combat along the way as you shoot down company grunts equipped with a variety of weapons, but it’s Steel’s agility that’s the real selling point of Severed Steel. You’ll be wall-running, double-jumping, sliding and diving your way through with a big grin on your face from start to finish.

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9. Prince of Persia (2008)

Prince of Persia 2008

  • Available on PC (and PS3/Xbox 360)

It’s a little long in the tooth now – and unless you still have an old console kicking about, you can only play it on PC – but we still love Prince of Persia. We’ve seen many iterations of the franchise over the last few decades, and the princely protagonist has always been a bit of a parkour hero, but never moreso than in 2008’s Prince of Persia. Make your way around its open world like an acrobat as you wall-run, leap over dangerous chasms and swing over canyons. Its beautiful cel-shaded art style still holds up today, too.

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10. Die Young

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  • Available on PC and PS4

Die Young puts you in a horrifying situation: trapped on an isolated island, your friends have gone missing and you’re being pursued by vicious dogs and a scythe wielding maniac. And so, your survival relies on you being able to outrun and outwit your pursuers. On top of that, there’s also the prospect of overcoming the island’s tricky terrain. If you want to escape, your climbing skills are truly going to be tested. It has its issues, but Die Young definitely deserves a spot on our list of the best parkour games.

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