Best Parkour and Freerunning Games You Must Play

Parkour and Freeruning games are not flooding the market like other genres, but we still have some truly amazing examples of such games that you MUST play. Even if you are like myself – not a bit Parkour fan, either in virtual form and even more so in real life, I am sure you will appreciate and enjoy these wonders.

From well known titles that MUST be included on the list (like the legendary Mirror’s Edge) to lesser known games, I’ve gathered them all down below just for you. And your friends. Or just for fun – your choice!

Mirror’s Edge

Mirror's Edge

I must start with the legendary one, just to get it out of the way, because I’m sure everybody knows about it and is probably tired of seeing Mirror’s Edge on parkour-related games. But it has to be here!

In this game, you play as Faith, a daring and agile freerunner navigating a dystopian cityscape. The game’s minimalist visuals are made better by the colors that guide your path, making every leap or wall-run more intense and overall amazing.

The game is all about flow, speed and precision – and not much else. The first person perspective makes everything more immersive, while the energizing beats will find you lost in the rush of gravity-defying stunts.

Yes, there’s a reason why Mirror’s Edge is on all top parkour gaming lists – because it’s that good!

Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

Now, I’m switching to a forgotten gem. Sunset Overdrive was initially an Xbox exclusive, but fortunately, four years after its original release, it reached PlayStation and PC users as well. Happiness!

Created by Insomniac, the game is stylish, comical, and it features a soundtrack of punk and garage rock which just makes it a top game without any doubt. And unlike Mirror’s Edge, thi sone adds some pretty intense weapon fights to the mix.

Add to that Insomniac’s signature humor and you have a perfect game that you most likely ignored for all these years.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Reloaded Edition

Dying Light 2

A post-apocalyptic awesomeness, where your survival depends in equal measures on your parkour and strategic combat skills.

Playing as Aiden Caldwell, you’re reclaiming the decaying city one step at a time. And the Reloaded edition makes everythin better for the modern gamer, hence my recommendation of it over the others.

The fluidity of movement, combined with a day-night cycle that drastically shifts the dynamics of danger, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Daytime is your playground, where you can scale buildings and leap across rooftops with ease, but nightfall brings out the horrors lurking in the shadows.

This game also brings co-op parkour into play and is, overall, a must try if you haven’t done so already.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2

We’re going from one sequel to another with Watch Dogs 2, even if this is not your typical parkour game, focusing on many other things mostly. But I still want to include it here, since it has its bits of intense – although sometimes buggy – freerunning.

In Watch Dogs 2, you play a hacker that is a lot more energetic than Aiden Pearce (the main character in the original game) – and mixes in some parkour with his hacking.

Although sometimes slow, the movement in this game is so fluid, smooth, and really takes advantage of the San Francisco setting.

Ghostrunner

Ghostrunner

You’re fast, you can dodge people and projectiles like Neo from The Matrix, and you have a sword. In my books, that’s already enough to know you’re talking about a great game.

The parkour platforming is quick, challenging, and all-around superb. Throw in a little synthwave, add a futuristic sci-fi setting, and make your character a Katana-wielding cyborg ninja and you have yourself a recipe for success.

And if you’re into swords and games that use them a lot, make sure to read my previous article listing all the Best Games Like NARAKA: BLADEPOINT.

inFAMOUS

inFAMOUS second son

The inFAMOUS games are a PlayStation powerhouse and are a literal powertrip in the best way possible (Prototype is great too!) So I’m including the entire franchise here, not to mention each. You can play them all – or just pick your favorite.

There are superpowers galore, awesome weapons, abilities, and climbing. Lots and lots of climbing.

The game is fast, fluid, and stylish – which is what parkour really is. The inFAMOUS games also feature a truly amazing karma system, giving you good and evil choices and changing the world and even your abilities to reflect your alignment.

And if you fondly remember playing these games when they were released (and you were already adult-ish back then), take some time off and read about Gaming in Your 40s.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2

The iconic FPS and precursor to Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 has you play as an elite pilot named Jack Cooper. You’re not piloting airplanes or anything similar, though – you’re controlling, instead, giant, combat-specialized mech suits.

While some hated Titanfall games for relying too heavily on the parkour-mechanics, this potential downside to some makes it a perfect game for our list. So go play it right now!

Ibatic

Ibatic

Ibatic is an indie platformer made by Moonfish Studio, showing off a vibrant art style and fast-paced traversal. The game is all about parkour and using your mystical powers in service of parkour.

The objective is literally to clear levels as fast as you can. Parkour is literal speedrunning, and this game is all about it. It’s also free, so no, you don’t have a reason not to at least try it.

And if you’re into indie, but very well done games, I recommend reading about the We Were Here Games.

Assassin’s Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity

I’m just going to say it: I really liked Assassin’s Creed Unity. Not only was it an AC entry during the French Revolution, but it has one of the most fluid parkour systems you could ask for.

I mean it should, because it’s French. Parkour was invented in Paris, and Unity is literally developed by a French studio and takes place in a French historical fiction setting.

Being an Assassins Creed game, it’s at least somewhat historically accurate, so it’s great for parkour and history fans alike! And, unlike many games on my list, you won’t be playing it for the parkour parts only – overall, it’s an amazing game!

Hover

Hover

A lot of comparisons have been drawn between Hover and Jet Set Radio (which is also an amazing game with parkour/freerunning mechanics). And it’s a good thing because Jet Set Radio was amazing. So Hover is amazing too.

After all, you get Jet Set Radio with TRON light trails, more energetic funky music, and a large open world. It’s great, no questions asked!

Hot Lava

Hot Lava

Step into the nostalgic and frantic world of Hot Lava, where your childhood game of avoiding the floor transforms into a thrilling parkour adventure, believe it or not!

Fluid, fast-paced movement is the key thing here, while humor and overall entertainment will be scoring high in Hot Lava. Perfect for those who love combining precision with nostalgia, Hot Lava is a blast to race through, especially with friends.

A similarly (more or less, to be honest) experience can be had in Foamstars, a game in which I had more fun than I’d like to admit. But if you feel the same, check out my previous guides, listing the Best Bubble Gems in the Game, and the Best Characters in Foamstars.

Super Cloudbuilt

Super Cloudbuilt

In Super Cloudbuilt, you play as Demi, a soldier with jetpacks and lightning-fast reflexes navigating a surreal, fragmented world.

The parkour mechanics are slick and high-energy, allowing you to sprint, jump, and wall-run with incredible fluidity.

Every level is a test of speed and skill, with gravity-defying routes and time trials pushing you to perfect your runs. It’s a high-octane experience where mastering momentum is key.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown brings back the beloved parkour elements that defined the series. So I can say that, yes, starting with the original launched back in 1989 and all the way to this release, we have plenty of great parkour games in the franchise.

But today, we’re focusing on the latest – The Lost Crown, because it’s simply amazing.

As the new prince, you traverse ancient, perilous landscapes with grace and agility. Wall-runs, flips, and swift climbs are the tools you will constantly have to use. The fluidity of movement combined with strategic combat makes every moment feel epic and happy to see that the series returned to these classic elements it was well known for.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Marvels Spider-Man Remastered

Of course, we can’t have a list of parkour or freerunning games without including one (or more) Spiderman games. Just like with Prince of Persia, there are many great Spider Man games that are amazing for their parkour elements, but I personally wanted to recommend the Remastered version of the 2018 game.

In Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, the worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. Play as an experienced Peter Parker, fighting big crime and iconic villains in Marvel’s New York. Web-swing through vibrant neighborhoods and defeat villains with epic movement, flow and perfect gameplay.

Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game

Rooftops & Alleys The Parkour Game

A more recent and lesser known game, Rooftops & Alleys is, as the second part of its title suggests, THE Parkour game.

Pure parkour and nothing more. Well… maybe plenty of falls too, but at least everything’s virtual and part of the game.

Perfect gameplay, excellent mechanics, beautifully designed levels and good overall graphics make this game a must own and play by any parkour fanatic.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Last but not least, we have Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, where you are thrown into a vibrant, graffiti-laden metropolis where parkour and funkstyle rule the streets.

With fluid, high-energy movement, you can grind rails, wall-run, and execute stylish flips as you tag the city with your signature art. The seamless integration of parkour mechanics and a pulsating soundtrack keeps the adrenaline pumping, making every leap and trick a statement of your urban flair.


And these are the best parkour and freerunning games, in my opiniom. I love them all, and I am sure you will feel the same. But if you think I’ve missed any – comment down below and let me and the website’s readers know.

If you want to keep reading, take a trip back in time and nostalgically remember about the original Dune game, or it’s equally legendary and amazing Dune 2.

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