Action games are great if you want to shake your blood a little bit. They almost always offer fast-paced gameplay, lots of going on, and of course, some violence. However, these games are almost always the most popular. Parkour games are special kinds of action games that focus on performing various parkour moves in order to navigate through the levels and get to a final goal. Parkouring is very hard in real life, but when it comes to gaming, you can pretty much play these games even if you are a newbie. These are the best parkour games for PC.
1. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge is one of the best PC parkour games ever. Of course, here we have the sequel called Catalyst. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is the newest installment in the franchise which aims to bring all the best stuff from the first game and expand further. So, that’s a good thing, isn’t it? Well, yes. Parkouring never felt so good like it feels in this game. Oh, and our old smoking-hot protagonist Faith is once again back to bring us some of the best action sequences ever seen. I think it’s better to see it for yourself- you’ll quickly get addicted. Be the next Sébastien Foucan.
2. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins released after a one-year hiatus and it’s a very wise decision, I can say. This is because Ubisoft was keen on publishing AC games every year, which quickly followed the downfall of the franchise. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is here to kick the franchise in the ass and climb it at the highest spot possible. Well, I must admit that the open world of Egypt looks stunning, alongside a solid story and memorable characters. I’m glad that Ubisoft did some experiments with the series, which made this game more of an RPG than a stealth game. Free running in this game is beyond expectations.
3. Dying Light
Dying Light is a great zombie game that promises a lot and delivers even more! Yes, I know, you’ll say that zombie games are boring and dull, but you probably haven’t played Dying Light. Is it possible to craft a zombie game with a decent story and characters? Definitely YES! Dying Light is an open-world game filled with stuff to do and zombies to kill. Furthermore, the game has an amazing co-op mode where you can beat the zombies with your friend. But that also involves free run.
4. Human: Fall Flat
Human: Fall Flat is an ultimate physics parkour simulation game that aims for that realism, or should I say surrealism? Well, that’s up to you to decide. What’s important is that this is one of the most realistic physics simulators at the moment. You’ll be doing some parkouring, you’ll experiment with the physics and solve the puzzles in order to escape the surreal dreams. Are you ready to use your wits and balls? What can I tell you- now it’s the right time!
5. Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 is a shooter game and it’s a bloody good one! This game was released last year, delivering action-packed gameplay, shooting, parkouring, flying, dodging bullets, and of course, TITANS. Oh, yeah, guys! Titans are amazing in this game, offering slow movement, yet powerful attacks which are varied, so you never get bored. For example, one can shoot with an astonishing fire rate, while the other can shoot firebombs but walk slower. Aside from the great multiplayer, thesingle-player campaign is worth your time.
6. Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 is a stealth game that experienced the worst launch of all time! Can you imagine the game that’s almost unplayable at its launch? If you can, you’ve probably played Dishonored 2 at 20 fps or so. Nevertheless, after ironing out the bugs and poor performance, the developers made this game perfect. We got the standard set of characters like Corvo and Emily, and guess what? You can choose one of them and experience different campaigns and character behaviors according to your choice! The replay value is huge with this game. Nevertheless to say it has a ton of parkouring involve.
7. Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best adventure games ever. Its semi-open world isn’t going to blow you away when we talk about the actual size, but there’s a lot going on and the graphics are jaw-dropping. You’ll often see this game used in various GPU benchmarks, but I’m a firm believer that it’s worth much, much more. You see, the story is amazing, and we have a (lackluster) multiplayer which is, unfortunately, forgettable. Content-wise, this game is very well worth your money. Race through the woods climbing and parkouring over the obstacles.
8. The Saboteur
The Saboteur is a very underrated game, mostly because of its bad release date and not enough marketing. It’s a WW2 game, but it’s also much like a GTA game. Can you guess what I’m talking about? It’s a beautiful open world of Paris, that you can experience first-hand! Paris is a beautiful city, but there are tons of Nazis and our poor mechanic will have to take things a step further than just repairing the old, shitty cars. Get ready for a great WW2 noir story that will leave you speechless!
9. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Did you really think Sam Fisher can do parkour? If you thought so, you are absolutely right! Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the latest game in the series, and I’m very saddened by it. I mean, this game is awesome from head to toe. The graphics are more than excellent, the old-school stealth gameplay is here, the AI is extreme on higher difficulties and the game simply shines. With some new gameplay mechanics like parkour, this stealth game is raised to a whole another level. I’ll play it again very glad when I feel like parkouring.
10. Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 took the formula from its predecessor, added some great spices, boiled it a little bit, and got a delicious new game. Some complaint about the game is that it’s almost identical to Far Cry 3, but wait… did you love Far Cry 3? If so, then why complaining? This FPS game brings the open world of Kyrat, full of dangerous animals and encounters. We also have this badass called Pagan Min, who does his best to be as interesting as Vaas. Although I like Vaas more, I can’t say anything bad against Pagan Min, otherwise… well, let’s not talk about it!
I know we’ve had a fair share of stealth games, but who can hate being stealthy? Unlike many other stealth games, Thief is a really HARDCORE stealth game, meaning that stealth is your only option. If you aren’t going stealthily, you can’t expect to survive, as our protagonist knows only basic fighting maneuvers and can’t really kill anybody. If I could think of any hardcore stealth game that’s so unforgiving and can be considered as parkour game it would probably be Thief. I bet you wouldn’t even finish the first level!
12. Prototype 2
Prototype 2 is here to give you a parkouring experience from your dreams! Hmph, I don’t know how to describe the main protagonist. It’s sort of Spiderman plus Batman, being able to climb the buildings but also glide through the city. It’s an amazing fighting game that unleashes its full potential from the moment you start playing it. Without a doubt, Prototype is a fun game and it’s a violent game, too! Get ready to hack & slash your way through the game and don’t look back because the dangerous virus will wipe out the whole city!
If you have a VR headset, you can try Climbey, a game about… well, climbing. I know that graphics are a little bit cartoonish, but this game is simply AWESOME! If you want a casual climbing game, I’ll disappoint you by telling you that this is a hardcore game, indeed. There are tons of levels and obstacles which you need to avoid in order to get to your goal. Plus, your goal is to climb as fast as you can, so time is of the essence. What can I say… If you have a VR headset, Climbey might be the greatest parkour game for you.
14. Remember Me
Remember Me is a game that you’ll remember for sure! This cyberpunk game is a worthy addition to this well-known genre that’s been popular since the first Deus Ex. If you want a great underrated game, Remember Me is a perfect place to start. The gameplay revolves around our female protagonist Nilin, as she ventures on a quest to save humanity from the disaster. You’ll experience a beautiful cyberpunk world, lots of interesting memories, amazing fast-paced combat, and an unforgettable story. Oh, I can’t believe this game is five years old now. Time flies!
15. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Just more than a decade ago, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within took the Earth by storm. This game is very well-known for its parkour sections as well as combat that’s been very advanced for the time. The protagonist could now do various acrobatics, wield different weapons, slow down time, and much more. This game was dope at the time! I remember getting scared of that beast Dahaka, which haunts my dreams to this day. Single-player games were never this great! I’ll surely give Prince of Persia: Warrior Within another go. Prince of Persia is a good parkour game to move around with your character.
16. Getting Over It
Bennett Foddy… you bloody legend! Do you know who is this man… or should I say the devil? Well, this humble man created one of the hardest games to date, called Getting Over It. The gameplay mechanics are quite simple. It’s a 2D game where you are trapped in a pot and use only a hammer to navigate the environment. By the way, the environment is filled with tons of random stuff that you’ll need to climb on, and climb, and climb until you puke. If you puke, well… that’s the goal of this game- to make you anxious and nervous. Are you still willing to try it?
Vector is an amazing indie game that you can get for just a few bucks. A few bucks for a game this great? I’m not joking at all! If you have a smartphone, you’ve probably played this game and you know how it plays, do you? It’s another 2D platformer game that puts the most emphasis on parkouring. You’ll be able to perform various jumps, leaps, and slides as you progress through the obstacle-filled levels that carry a great danger. You’ll see what I’m talking about after a few exasperating levels of this game! A simple parkour game for Windows.
18. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War did quite a good job of representing the world of the game. Aside from its action-packed gameplay, this game has a lot of parkouring, but it’s done in a different way. It’s done in a way that’s smooth, attractive, and easy to perform. You know, the games are all about enjoyment, and this game is great for this purpose. Killing Uruks was never this fun, and they can put up a great fight too! Be careful not to buy any stuff for your single-player campaign; the microtransactions are simply atrocious!
19. Styx: Shards of Darkness
You know the standards of the AAA industry, and one of them is full-priced games. Styx: Shards of Darkness isn’t a full-priced game, but it delivers just as a full-priced one. The protagonist in this game is Styx, and he is an orc who is stealthy as a ghost. This game is all about stealth and not combat. You can, however, perform some basic defensive maneuvers, but it’s all about staying in the shadows and lurking around the corner. Are you going to become a master of shadows? If you are so eager to find out, then try this game.
In the end, we have a free game for your PC. Of course, we are talking about BRINK and not the BRINK of extinction! It’s a classic FPS game with lots of parkouring and an amazing multiplayer mode. Even though it’s a classic FPS, this game isn’t your ordinary shooter game by any means! It’s a free game that ditches P2W gameplay in favor of skillful gameplay that requires some time to be mastered. I simply can’t think of a better way of finishing this list!