The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (9,643 reviews)
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

 

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"Solid 2D platformer with well designed levels and adorable art. High amount of content, including a level editor. Very difficult, but very gratifying."

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
Helpful customer reviews
300 of 313 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Things I learned from Super Meat Boy.
It is possible to love the one thing you truely hate.
There really is an art of dying.
My 360 controller flys further than my ps3 controller.
My neighbors can hear me through two brick walls at night.
My neighbors think Im a serial killer.
I might actually be a serial killer.
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274 of 294 people (93%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
If you move your fingers well enough that you are able to pass this game you will be able to satisfy your girlfriend.
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137 of 143 people (96%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Too easy. Died only 9745 times.
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114 of 132 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is harder than Dark Souls.
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110 of 129 people (85%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
The Super Meat Boy Experience
1-1:Super easy, this game isn't a rage game
1-2:Too easy, come on.
1-3:Okay, now their is some challenge
1-4:Sawblades? Oh bring it on game
1-5:Okay, a little frustrating now
1-6:Definitely stressing me out
1-7:Building anger'
1-8:Definitely pushing me
1-9:Get the ♥♥♥♥ out of here
1-10:God ♥♥♥♥ing damn it
1-11:OMGWTFLAVA ♥♥♥♥INGOMGWTFBBBQQBAHHHHHHHOFJO NCUQI OMEICQ) POE<{QO_ MVE<{COQ{ MV{P<COQ MV}LQ V{Q V{LQ V{QLC{Q V{CQ< CQ{<E VCQ{< <{E Q<Q<*Chucks Computer Out The Window*
Final Entry:I quit
10/10
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81 of 92 people (88%) found this review helpful
101.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
You'll hate this game before you love it.
And you'll hate yourself for it.
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67 of 76 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
First game that made me cry. Out of frustration.

10/10 would buy again.
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54 of 59 people (92%) found this review helpful
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
For those of you who haven't played this yet, be warned. They're not kidding when they said this game was very hard! But aside from the high difficulty of this game, everything else is awesome. The soundtrack, the retro video games, the playable characters from other games, and I especially love the idea of the Dark World which clones all the main levels but made harder! If you are planning to buy this game, I suggest picking up the soundtrack too. What's an indie game without a zany soundtrack?

But let me tell you this one other thing: Practice makes perfect. With hours of practice and thousands of meat boys dying, you could negotiate the far reaches of the game and maybe even get the ironman achievements! I recommend this game because of the above-ness.
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62 of 72 people (86%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
One of the best platformers ever made. With very tight controls, clever level design and a great, unique art style, this is a game you have to play.
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
125.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is the greatest platformer I have ever played. The music, artwork, and gameplay are all magnificent. This game has infinite replay value.
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61 of 78 people (78%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
pounding meat all day just like irl
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93 of 130 people (72%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I played this game for a good hour, I grew frustrated easily and meaning to smash my fist down on the already dent desk surface, I smashed down on my scalding hot, cup of tea.

I think that pretty much explains what idiotic things this game can do to you, if you have a short temper.
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I hate this game.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
How to smash your computer yet have fun in 1 step

1. Play Super Meat Boy
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56 of 78 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Only Chuck Norris can finish this game.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Best game I've ever hated. (Needs better Windows 8 support though)
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69 of 102 people (68%) found this review helpful
93.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Died 200 times in the same place and still came back to finish the game. 11/10
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69 of 103 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Wasted 40 hours of my life. 40 rage filled hours. 40 hours of pain and misery. 10/10 Theres a headcrab.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Super Meat Boy is the game that started the gamers obsession for brutal precision platformers. Is certainly one of the hardest games of all time, but is always fair and also extremely rewarding. It will test your patience, but when you finally pass a hard level you feel super satisfied! It's not a game for everyone and it seems almost impossible to 100% finish it, but I recommend to people who like to challenge themselves!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Difficulty level: Asian
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