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- #16 Ghostrunner 2
- #15 Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
- #14 Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
- #13 Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- #12 Human Fall Flat
- #11 Dying Light
- #10 Just Cause 4
- #9 Sunset Overdrive
- #8 Dying Light 2
- #7 Ghostrunner
- #6 Assassin’s Creed Franchise
- #5 Titanfall 2
- #4 Dishonored Series
- #3 Watch Dogs 2
- #2 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
- #1 Batman Arkham Series
There was a time when people didn’t even know what Parkour was. Then, via shows like Ninja Warrior (and American Ninja Warrior), people realized just how great it can be, and so…they put it into video games. Like these 10!
#16 Ghostrunner 2
Platform: PC PS5 XSX|S
Release Date: October 26, 2023
Get ready for another bloody, fast-paced parkour experience with Ghostrunner 2. The sequel to Ghostrunner is now available, and just as before, this game is all about speed. You’re once again stepping into a cyberpunk world where Dharma Tower is now under the threat of an AI cult. With your trusty blade and grapple, you’ll need to speed through the level and slice through as many enemies as possible. However, it’s a one-hit kill, just like the first installment. That means being quick to slice and dice your enemies, all while avoiding those fatal blows.
#15 Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
Platform: PC PS5 XSX|S Switch
Release Date: August 18, 2023
Parkour in video games has been slowly developed into something that is now a key part of many titles. After all, if you can gracefully bound through an area versus just walking or running to a new location, why wouldn’t you do that?
In the case of Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, parkour is what will help you get through a vibrant city so you can get to areas that you must graffiti so you can claim the turf as your own.
Alongside your “partners in crime,” you’ll fight off other groups until you are the true kings of the city! Oh, and did we mention that you’ll lose your head and have it replaced with a robot one? Because you do.
#14 Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
Platform:- PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S
Release Date:- October 05, 2023
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is meant to be a “return to form” for the beloved Ubisoft series. But what does that mean exactly? Well, in recent games, the focus has been on giving the player expanded realms to wander through and things to do, giving them dozens of hours of gameplay.
However, in the new title, they’re going back to their roots by having a smaller area to deal with and focusing on you getting around said area with the ease of an assassin.
Baghdad is a city of ancient construction, which means you’ll have plenty of places to hang onto, jump off of, and have fun in. Test your limits and see if you can make a daring escape or a bold entrance to complete your missions.
#13 Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Platform: PC PS5 XSX|S
Releease Date: April 28, 2023
There were many reasons to like Respawn Entertainment’s first foray into the galaxy far, far away. But one of the biggest ones was the freedom of movement that Cal Kestis had, which made you feel like a Jedi. Thankfully, Star Wars Jedi Survivor brings that back and lets you use it in new ways.
Don’t worry. You’ll still be able to wall jump, double jump, grab ropes with Force Pull, and more. But you’ll get to use them in new ways to unlock new traversal methods within the title to reach new spaces! You’ll need to be precise with your movements, just like a Jedi, to reach the spots you want to reach.
Remember, some places you go to will be packed with enemies, so be ready for a scrap at any moment.
#12 Human Fall Flat
We’re going to start off a bit light here, because Human Fall Flat isn’t your typical Parkour game. Heck, it’s not even your typical video game on the whole! Rather, this is a title that has you creating your own unique character and then trying to solve certain puzzles by either throwing yourself or others or other objects into it. It’s very…unique.
The physics and how they work here will be what will draw you in (or not, just saying). Because sometimes you want a title that is so incredibly different that you want to try it out for yourself.
But, if you want something a bit more…standard for the parkour gaming genre, we have some other options for you.
#11 Dying Light
For example, the original Dying Light title. This was a game that actually tried to blend zombie gameplay AND Parkour gameplay together for the first time (that we can recall, anyway). The best part? It mostly works!
The game is known for its flaws, it’s true, but over time they did get better. What’s more, the parkour elements really do work here. Mainly in that you’ll be able to traverse the city you find yourself in with relative ease.
And that doesn’t even talk about the zombie-fighting gameplay, or how you’ll be able to go and affect the city around you with the choices you make, and so on.
Plus! The game is officially “done” now”, so if you start playing it now, you’re actually getting the best version.
#10 Just Cause 4
The Just Cause franchise was always one that took itself…not seriously, at all. We mean it, not unlike a certain other title that we’ll get to, the fun of games like Just Cause 4 is that it’s over-the-top, totally insane, and yet a blast to play because you’ll have so much to do.
You’ll once again play as Rico Rodriguez, who winds up in South America to try and take down a corrupt power. And how you do that very much depends on how you want to play the game.
You’ll have a wingsuit and a grapple hook to parkour and fly around the massive map. A map that has weather disasters happen all the time like tornadoes. You’ll be able to shoot, blow up, hook up, and more to your enemies. So see just what happens when you throw logic out the window and go for maximum insanity.
Speaking of which…
#9 Sunset Overdrive
Easily one of the more infamous games on this list due to its reveal trailer, Sunset Overdrive is that “other title” we talked about in regards to not caring about some of the ‘standards’ of story and setting and instead just letting you go nuts and have fun.
In the game, you are in a city where an energy drink of all things has corrupted people and turned them into monsters. Now, as one of the sole survivors, you’ll get to go nuts and take them out and have fun while doing it.
The game not only gives you a ton of wacky weapons, but various ways to climb, grind, and fly across the city.
This is the perfect title for those who just want to have fun in a video game…while killing things.
#8 Dying Light 2
Yep, we can’t just mention the original game without talking about the sequel! After all…that would be rude.
In Dying Light 2, the parkour gameplay is back, and arguably stronger than before. After all, the city you’re in is bigger, and thus able to be used in a variety of ways depending on how you like to handle things.
And once again, how you handle things will directly affect how the city changes in terms of looks, power structure, and so on. You’ll also need to be mindful of yourself because in this game…you’re slowly turning into a zombie. So you’ll need to complete missions while resisting being turned.
Think you can handle all of this?
In a world that has gone mad, the only thing left for you to do is take revenge against the person that has wronged you. That’s loosely the premise of Ghostrunner, and you’ll have a lot of fun being this particular kind of character.
Specifically, you find yourself in a world where you are an advanced blade fighter, one who must ascend a massive tower in order to confront the Keymaster and take your revenge. But to get to them, you must parkour your way up the tower and fight off their legion of goons!
The gameplay is fast and intense, and that’s before you factor in the one-hit-kill mechanics. Use your blade skills in order to kill them all in the blink of an eye and get to the top of the tower at all costs!
#6 Assassin’s Creed Franchise
When you’re an assassin (or so we’re told), you must be able to use the environment around you in order to get to your target and take them out with extreme precision. And that’s the backbone of the Assassin’s Creed franchise as a whole.
Throughout the series, your assassin character, whoever they are, have a wide array of parkour abilities that will allow them to take on the Templars and other foes from history. And part of the fun is seeing just how well you can traverse things in order to beat the game!
So no matter whether you start at the beginning, or with more recent titles like Odyssey and Valhalla, you’ll have plenty of things to do and worlds to traverse.
#5 Titanfall 2
Oh Titanfall 2, why was it that you technically weren’t a sales success despite being an incredible game to play? The answer to that is actually very complicated, but we weren’t lying about the game being very fun to play. In fact, the game is known for its intense action and parkour gameplay in both the human AND mech forms you’ll be able to play in.
To the extent that many were shocked at just how well balanced the game is as a whole. Everything feels fair, and being able to get around the maps is easy and intuitive most times.
We likely won’t get Titanfall 3, so please go and enjoy Titanfall 2 while you can.
#4 Dishonored Series
We talked about one assassins’ franchise before, but now let’s talk about another. Because in the two Dishonored games, you’re not just playing an assassin with skills, you’re playing a supernatural assassin with skills! Totally different!
Just as different though is that the game gives you much more room to maneuver not just in terms of traversing the world, but how you play it. You can be a supernatural terror that makes your enemies fear the dark, or, you can be the ultimate stealth master and play the game without killing a single NPC.
Part of the fun is just seeing what path you’re likely to take. So jump in and see what kind of assassin you want to be!
#3 Watch Dogs 2
Are you ready to hack with the best of them? In Watch Dogs 2, you head to San Francisco in order to join the hacker collective known as DedSec. And your arrival is perfectly timed as you’ll have to up against a group of criminals who are trying to use a piece of tech in order to control people’s lives!
Use your own skills and abilities both in and out of cyberspace to slowly go and screw with your opponents in order to take back the city.
It won’t be easy, and you’ll need to grow as a hacker and runner in order to make everything happen, but since when was anything supposed to be easy?
#2 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a remake of sorts of the original freerunning cult-classic title. In the game you’ll play as Faith, a freerunner whose job it is to traverse the city (in her own special way) to deliver messages from one place to another without getting caught.
But, when a job suddenly goes wrong, everything changes, and now Faith must unravel a conspiracy involving other freerunners and the corporations in order to get her freedom back.
This is a true freerunning game from top to bottom, even letting you not use a weapon the entire game if you want to! So get ready to go and run on the mirror’s edge…
#1 Batman Arkham Series
We’ll almost always put Batman’s Arkham titles on the top of lists like these, and for good reason. Because between the parkour acrobatics that Batman does in the free-flow battle system, and the grapple gun abilities that let you glide around Gotham City with ease, you really do get the feeling of “being Batman” as you fight and move around.
Not to mention, the game is just packed with content. From side missions, to bringing in a large variety of Batman characters to interact with, the Riddler puzzles that’ll very easily test yourself, and more, there’s a lot to do and enjoy throughout the main three games.
Many of you have likely played them already, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play them again and enjoy the experience once more!