The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (399 reviews) - 90% of the 399 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (17,874 reviews) - 94% of the 17,874 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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About This Game

Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux.

Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic NES titles like Mega Man 2, Ghost and Goblins and Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Japanese one) and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming.

Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, a level editor and tons of unlock able secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.
  • Story mode, featuring over 300 levels spanning 5+ chapters
  • Play as a Head Crab! (Steam Exclusive)
  • 33 legitimate Achievements
  • Warp zones that will warp you into other games
  • Over 16 unlockable able and playable characters from popular indie titles such as, Minecraft, Bit.Trip, VVVVVV and Machinarium
  • Epic Boss fights
  • Full Level Editor and Level Portal (January 2011)
  • A story so moving you will cry yourself to sleep for the rest of your life

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (Windows 8 is not officially supported)
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • OS: 10.7 through 10.9 have been tested.
    • Processor: Intel based Macs only.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • OS: If you're running the Steam client, you're good
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
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Very Positive (399 reviews)
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trams
( 126.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
What I liked
  • Good sountrack
  • Lots of variety in the levels
  • Cute storyline/cutscenes
  • Feels very rewarding to beat harder levels/get hard achievments/etc, simply because the game is so difficult.

What I disliked
  • It's difficult. Although it's a bit ironic that the difficulty makes me both hate and like this game at the same time, it's how it is with games like this. The difficulty makes the game feel so much more rewarding, but that's only once you beat those hard levels/achievments/... Before you beat whatever you are working on, it's the worst level/game you've ever played. As such, I have full understanding for all the negative reviews that come from people who cannot bear the difficulty of the game. I also would not, for this reason, recommend this game to anyone. If you feel like you are willing to lose/die a lot, in return for some very rewarding victories after (sometimes) hours of playing on single levels, I'd highly recommend this game. If not, I'd suggest something else.
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Omnise
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Before I played:
⊂_ヽ
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   /   へ\
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   レ ノ   ヽ_つ
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`ノ )  Lノ

After I played:
/フフ         ム`ヽ
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ.,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
丶_ ノ 。   ノ、 。|/
   `ヽ `ー-’人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人’彡ノ
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wesleyuna
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Mostly have played the Xbox 360 version, but have tried it on PC as well. Great fun platformer! Difficulty increases as you progress. If you want a platformer that you can jump in and play a level every so often...this is a great option.
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Roravovi Ivvår
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
♥♥♥♥ this game.
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jcrowley30
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Great game
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☭☭DerpsGalore☭☭
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Chillin' with a hair tie,
No makeup, with some sweatpants on
You know I can always be that guy
You can think about me all night long

But I think you need something to think of me
Something that will keep you warm
And show you we can be more than just this
So, baby, if you are not ready for my kiss

Then you can wear my sweatshirt
And you can tell your friends
We'll be together 'til the end
Girl, you can wear my sweatshirt
'Cause you're the only one I hold
And I don't want you to be cold
So, baby, wear my...
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Mattel®
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Really hard game requires a lot of effort. its great
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BepTokc
( 29.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Якщо коротко, то розробники не хочуть допомагати фанатам цієї гри, навіть коли їм для цього достатньо запустити лише 1 скрипт у базі даних.

Лише через таку їхню поведінку я не рекомендую купувати цю гру.

Якщо ж не враховувати сказаного вище, і припустити що біди в вас не трапиться, то гра вам може сподобатися - вона кидає виклик кожному хардкорному геймеру зі сталевими нервами. Різноманіття персонажів (частина яких відкривається через секретні рівні і коллекційні пластирі у грі) допоможе будь якому гравцю пройти кожен рівень максимально швидко і безболісно, якщо ви маєте час і бажання пошукати та відкрити їх.

Чорного гумору у грі достатньо, тому якщо ви не фанат такого, тоді краще відеосцени не дивитися.

Гру краще за все придбати на розпродажі чи у бандлі - оскільки розробники не зацікавлені допомагати фанатам гри, то і нема сенсу їм дякувати по повній.
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Aqua (Mark) [VACATION]
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
hell actually made me feel like im in hell
10/10
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Calico_Starfish
( 33.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I hate the final boss
Super Mario rip off
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
What happens when you play Super Meat Boy:

Start level
Die
Die
Die
Die
Die
Die
Suffer an outburst of rage
Die
Die
Die
Die
Die
Question your reason for existing
Die
Die
Die
Die
Complete level and celebrate glorious victory
Repeat


Brilliant game. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
If you're a fan of rewarding experiences due to challenging levels and intense game play, then pick this title up. I cannot sing enough praises of this game. I absolutely love this game. There is a love/hate relationship though...as in; I hate how frustrated I get playing it, but I'll be damned if it isn't spot on.

Controls: Tight controls that are worth every ounce of effort put into them. Think you're jumping too high? Probably are from holding the button/key too long. (I hope you're not using a keyboard!)

Graphics: Throw back graphics that due the game justice as it isn't a "find this on the screen" type objective. The graphics work.

Sound: GREAT MUSIC! Holy crap the music never gets old, and the sound effects are great...even when your meat goes "squish*

Overall: I'd have to stem a rating of about 9.5/10. I can't say it's perfect, but damn if it isn't close. I've bought this game 6 times (twice for myself - 360 and Steam, and 4 copies for friends.) that is how much I enjoy the crap out of this game.

You WILL be challenged, and you CAN get through the levels through patience and skill. Timing is key, and how high you jump is also a factor. For even more variation of play, play with a friend and hot seat levels you get stuck on. You'll see how they are trying to get through the levels and how you might try something different. There isn't always just 1 single way to get through a level (at least early on...later levels there are much less options for completion)

Go get this game!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Great game but sometimes the rage level may go off the scale.

9.7 / 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
YOU.
WILL.
RAGE!

(replacable monitor, xbox remote, pc, and/or new house, not included). :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I bought this game thinking it would be about a young anime boy seeking the raw raw waifu ♥♥♥♥♥. Instead I got some piece of sh*t game about a cartoon red square seeking the ♥♥♥♥♥. Not hot AT ALL. They don't even do hiriganas or hentais. I am going to SUE the makers of the game until I get my hot sexy anime waifu action. Desu and arigato bros.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Vegans beware, you're in for a scare. You ever stare at a piece of meat in the supermarket and think to yourself, "Man, wouldn't it be cool if that were alive?".

(...Visit a dairy farm.)

I am certain that at least some decent percent of those reading agree. And who could blame you? When such a thing as Super Meat Boy exists, what is there not to love? Super Meat Boy is a gory platformer with a silent cast of characters except for the main menu announcer you hear once during each playthrough.

There are many practical applications to this game, but before we get into those, let us talk about the game itself. Now the plot is pretty simple, girl made of bandages is kidnapped by evil fetus, very classic tale, but what differs in this game is that there is jumping. Platforming in this game is rage inducing, yet with a great sense of satisfaction. Each and every single death you may suffer at the hands of a circular saw or a pile of salt helps you grow and prosper as a player, (unless you're aiming for those ridiculous no-death achievements, good luck) and as you finally reach the goal of each level, upon completing it, you are serenaded with a symphonic score of your past attempts; you get a recap of all of your previous attempts trying and failing in a replay as one shining victor breaks away from the heap, scoring victory.

The characters, while they do not have any huge dialogue... Pretty much whatsoever, are charming. Sometimes you may not understand what they are doing onscreen at all as a result, and that is fine. Super Meat Boy is in now way a visual novel, it is a platformer that you keep playing on and on. The cast of characters is certainly an interesting thing to begin with, several other video game characters, mainly from indie games, can aid Meat Boy in his quest, such as the ever buddy-buddy Commander Video or a Headcrab from Half-Life, further hammering in the fact that a third Half-Life is nothing but a sad heap of hopes and dreams that nearly everyone, including me, is still desperately clinging on to.

Depressing realities aside, this game is great for a multitude of other reasons aside from the standard gameplay reasons:

-You can apply this to meat butchery in real life!

-Train to escape from those slow saws in spy movies that never work anyways!

-Pretend to paint a firetruck!

The list goes on. Super Meat Boy is, in my opinion, super charming. It is bloody brilliant platforming action. And it is quite literally a meaty game for such a small platformer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
An extremely pleasant and timekilling game - 9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Instead of letting you set the keybinds, the developers locked this port into "arrow keys only" because they want you to use a controller.
...Even though this is a PC port.

Still a 9/10 game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Nice game 10/10! ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The best platformer.
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