The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (9,191 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
68 of 84 people (81%) found this review helpful
15.2 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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48 of 53 people (91%) 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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48 of 56 people (86%) 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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32 of 32 people (100%) 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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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is harder than Dark Souls.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
pounding meat all day just like irl
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Jumpjump jump jumpjump jump ♥♥♥♥.

jumpjump jumpjump ♥♥♥♥.

jumpjump jump jumpjumpjumpjump ♥♥♥♥.

jump ♥♥♥♥.

♥♥♥♥.

jumpjump jump jumpjumpjump jump jump YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAH!

next level.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
122.9 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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16 of 17 people (94%) 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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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Played for half an hour. died 147 times
200/10
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
First game that made me cry. Out of frustration.

10/10 would buy again.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
A simple, hardcore platformer.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Best game I've ever hated. (Needs better Windows 8 support though)
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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Only Chuck Norris can finish this game.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I have about roughly 2 hours of having played this game, but many hours offline. This is a very fun indie game to be quite honest. The soundtrack is pretty much amazing and the graphics range from being retro to pixels that please the eyes. The gameplay is very original (jumping off walls ^^ I'd recommend a controller though unless you wanna bang your keyboard). The story mode and levels are pretty fun, ranging from different sceneries. I replayed this game a lot, at a time where I wasn't able to be online in steam.

This story of this game will be so moving that it will cry yourself to sleep for the rest of your life.
9/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Exellent Jump 'n Run with perfect Controls, awesome leveldesign and an incredible Soundtrack!
This is a Must-Have and a place in the Video-Game-Hall-of-Fame is ensured!
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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is really good! Eventhough it's really freaking hard it's enjoyable especially with friends!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This ♥♥♥♥ing game. God damn it. Just god damn it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Not my favorite platformer of all time. That title has been awarded to Spelunky. SMB is up there in 2nd place without a doubt. An intense, super addictive, twitch platformer with soul.

4.5 cubes of meat out of 5 and a must own for any respectable platform gamer.
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