The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (167 reviews) - 92% of the 167 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (17,221 reviews) - 95% of the 17,221 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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Includes 5 items: Indie Game: The Movie, Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC, Super Meat Boy, FEZ, Braid

 

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 (167 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (17,221 reviews)
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StubenhockerDark
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Most hours of this game, I cried. Or demolished my environment!

►Super game
►Super performance
► 100% fun and cry guarantee
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aiden.zero1
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
HARD!HARD!HARD!HARD!HARD!
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Gerach
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's difficult, non repetitive and bosses are very awesomely made.
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juleklamia
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I am angry.

I have a headache.

My fingers are bleeding.

YEAAAAAAH, I HAVE FINISHED FIRST STAAAGEE!!!
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Dr. Cocktail
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is amazing well platform, maybe not that hardcore as " I wanna be the guy, boshy or etc." but still the mechanics are pretty damn good, even for the beginners it's very adapting. Every world teach you something new. This game will check your patience level to the limits! <3
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spitrex
( 111.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
One of the most addictive and frustating games ive ever played! I rate 11/10
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SirCredo
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
One of the best platformers that have ever existed. Probably my favourite one
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Bubbers
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Buy it if you want a brian tumor luckily i already had one
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eyuham
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
♥♥♥♥ed up my keyboard but very nice game. agree with game start recommendation, use a gamepad.
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African Crocodile
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
'Super Meat World' level portal isn't available on the console version and the developer has released free levels, my favorite platformer so far.
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SnackerZ
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I seriously only reccommend this game to die-hard fast paste platformer lovers, the game is fun to play every now and then, but its one of those games you cant play in long sessions and not get bored, Its a fun game, dont get me wrong, i simply find it repetitive, whether you'll like it or not i have no ♥♥♥♥ing idea but the game is alright though if your not a die-hard platforming fan you might want to spend your money else where.
EDIT: Forgot to add, since im not one of those die-hard platforming guys i wish i spent my money elsewhere but that might not go for others.
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Reeze
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I'm not a fan. I love the soundtrack, and I'm a fan of difficult games. However, there is a difference between difficult and annoyingly nearly-impossible. Many of the levels you beat with pure luck after failing nearly 50 times, not skill. It's just not my type of game, I suppose. I can't really say much else about it.
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Hatty Mikune
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
i hate video games
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MrChani23
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
just awesome
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Watch in Awe
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I really like the game but the constant crashes make it frustrating.
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AJFulN46
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game is so much fun! It's got tight controls, pixel perfect platforming, and a quirky cast and story. I saw this game in the Indie Game the Movie, and checked it out afterwards, and I regret nothing. Great work Eddmund and Tommy! Can't wait to see what you make next!!
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Cade
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
YOU WILL DIE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH
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Tony Bamanaboni
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Using a controller is a must
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[2V]Dictator
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Just get it
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marioddd1
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Challenging but really really fun. A must buy for anyone who is looking for a challenge.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Super Meat Boy:
well I spent barely 2 hours on this game, also a long time ago, and yet I got only 1 thing to say about this game:

This game is like Anal, at the beggining it hurts, but you get used to it.

I can only recommend this game to players who like super hardcore platform games (WHICH AS EVERYONE KNOW, YOU DIE A LOT IN THOSE GAMES) and who can handle their rage because this game will manage to p1ss off even a tai chi guro.
Tho its fun. Got to admit.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Main point(goal) :

1.In the game we control Meat Boy, a red, cube-shaped character, as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the game's antagonist Dr. Fetus.

Gameplay:

1.The gameplay is characterized by fine control and split-second timing as the we run and jump through over 300 hazardous levels while avoiding obstacles.

2.Super Meat Boy is an extremely difficult game. Make the slightest mistake and you'll have to restart the stage over from the beginning [there are no checkpoints].
-We can even call to memory that this game was critically acclaimed and In 2010 it received awards for Most Challenging Game.

3. But, actually, you have unlimited tries and most stages take less than a minute to complete once you know what you're doing.

Finally, i simply want to say that you should buy and try this game coz the atmosphere of it brings you back to the times of the immortal Super Mario Bros:D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Tight controls and brutal difficulty, that's Super Meat Boy for ya. It's rare when a game is this difficult and yet doesn't pull any truly dirty tricks. Every death feels like it's your own fault and not the game being cheap. I can recommend this game for anyone who likes platformers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Really fun game that everyone should have played at least once
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is hard. VERY hard. The kind of hard that frustrates you ntil you want to break something sometimes. It has caused me more deaths than I wish to count. Each level seems to have more precise platforming challenges than the last and it gets to the point where I wonder why I keep playing this game. Then I remember that I actually find this fun. So suck it Dr. Fetus! I'm not with you yet. I am going to punch that ♥♥♥♥-eating grin right off of your face. IT'S ON!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Fun game, but not to my taste. If you like the gameplay style - fast platformer action trying to reach <objective>, while dodging obstaces and other stuff that kills you it'll probably enjoy it.

Also, you really, really should get a controller for this game. Keyboard controls will hurt your left hand, since it's shift for run and space to jump. If you play fps games and have thumb on space and pinky on shift, it doesn't work if you want to speed run the levels.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Super Meat Boy is simply put a masterpiece of the indie genre. I believe it will be studied in the not so distant future as the cornerstone it is. Its very tight controls, the awesome map layout, its great variety, the optimization of its mechanics and its humor are just some of the qualities that make it unique. The music is so great that I sometimes listen to it even when I’m not playing, the different characters offer different ways of beating the same levels and the way the game is divided into light and dark world is an awesome way of providing an additional challenge for those that crave for more.

The instant respawn, the original achievements, the boss stages and seeing all your deaths at the same time once you beat a level are just signs of how awesome this game is. Yes, you’ll probably rage quit anyway a few times, but after having a go at a difficult level for 50 times, you can do half of it with your eyes closed (seriously). It becomes such a mechanical action that I sometimes just used the time to think about other stuff and put my thoughts in order. It’s almost therapeutic. At the very end of the game, beating a stage could easily take me more than 60 minutes… and the worse is, that once you beat a level, you’re automatically ready for the next one. I’m terrible at this game (more than 50 hours and haven’t even done half of the dark world) but I still had a lot of fun. I’m ready to say goodbye, at least for now, to Super Meat Boy, but it will always hold a special place in my library (and my meaty heart). *dramatic chipmunk sound*
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Fantastic,difficult platformer....... and refrecence!Goooood game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
-Downloaded

-Died

-Tried controller

-Died less

-Neared end of the game

-Broke Controller

-Never played again

10/10 would lick Bill Gates' ♥♥♥♥♥ again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Best platformer game ever!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Nice game... if you want to rage lol
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Super Meat Boy is a game about a cube of bloody flesh that's on a mission to reunite with his lady love; a girl made from bandages. Just like with the best of 2D mascot platformers of the 80's and 90's, below this simple premise lies a wealth of gameplay potential. Super Meat Boy takes the very best aspects of the genre and concentrates them into a focused blast of pure, unadulterated run-and-jump bliss. All of the now useless leftovers from the arcade era and stale tropes of console days past have been cut. What's left is a game that feels like a "best of" mix of classic platformers, while remaining 100% fresh. [9/10] - Sky
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Summary
Polished brilliant Indie game....... but has an edge of frustration that could be too much for some people (... including me!).

Gameplay
Super MeatBoy is a modern day quality platformer, it is incredibly hard to master the game but other than being a little frustrated along the way you will be enjoying every minute of trying to rescue Bandage Girl.

This is the kind of game that you will need to play in short spurts as playing for hours on end will probably age you a few years if not breaking fragile items that are placed around by your play area.

Basically, each level you need to reach his girlfriend (Bandage Girl) as quickly as possible without dying by avoiding enemies and traps. All of the levels take place in varied locations such as Caves, Volcanoes etc to bring a varied reply factor to the game and the game progress's at a nice pace to a climatic battle at the end with Dr Featus.

Graphics/Music
The graphics are extremely polished for an Indie title and look great in 1080p, each world has its own distinct art style that plays through perfectly in the game world.
The Music and Sounds are nice, as you will (almost guaranteed) be repeating some levels over and over and over.... you need to have a soundtrack that doesn't get annoying fast and I'm pleased to say that Super MeatBoy's soundtrack is good and is easy to listen to for an extended period of time.

Pros/Cons

Pros
+ Graphics/Music and Sound are great for an Indie title
+ Frustrating yet addicting in the same sentence, it has that positive 'just one more try' mentality to it.
+ Great little story cutscenes before attempting each level/hub.

Cons
- Very tough to master, starts off 'easier' not easy and ramps the difficulty up.
- Not really a 'casual' game in the respect of the hard difficulty.

Final/Personal Thoughts
I personally didn't pick up Super MeatBoy at launch and waited a while for it to appear in the great Steam Sales, overall I would not have been disappointed if I would have picked this up at full price early on as it is a title that is definitely worth it. The amount of content that is in included is fantastic and worth the effort. Patience, please!
If you do spot this in the sale with a discount please do not glance over it... what are you waiting for.... purchase now if you haven't already!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Super meat boy is a fast paced platformer that should not be ignored, this game is extremely fun and is one of my favourite indie games of all time. Whilst it's very fun it's also harder than a necrophilliac in a graveyard, this game can make you ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at a level but also make you happy as ♥♥♥♥ when you beat it. It also makes you care way too much about bandages.
Atleast give it a go if you're looking for a challenge. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
(Just an FYI that I spent a lot of time with this on the 360 before purchasing this version) This is the hardest platformer that I have ever played that is challenging yet fair. Every death was a result of me making careless mistakes. In my opinion, this is the best game that Edmund McMillen ever made.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
One of my favorite games of all time!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
One of the best platformers that have ever existed. Probably my favourite one
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
111.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
One of the most addictive and frustating games ive ever played! I rate 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is the opposite of this, Therefore its amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAlr5raV2U
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