50 Best Metroidvania games

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The best 50 Metroidvania games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Rogue Legacy 2 released the 18 August 2020 and ranked #29, Mask of Mists released the 8 April 2020 and ranked #37, Bookbound Brigade released the 29 January 2020 and ranked #50.

1# Iconoclasts - 2018

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Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.

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2# Dandara - 2015

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BOUNDLESS EXPLORATION - Traverse across the esoteric world of Salt through fast and fluid jumps off any surface, unhindered by gravity, in lovingly crafted environments. BEAUTIFUL AND IMMERSIVE WORLD - A visual and auditory wonderland comes to life through gorgeous handcrafted pixel art and original soundtrack compositions.

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3# Hollow Knight - 2017

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Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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4# Chasm - 2018

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Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. But what you discover in the mining town is worse than you imagined: The townspeople have disappeared, kidnapped by supernatural creatures emerging from the depths. Honor-bound to solve the mystery and restore peace to the Kingdom, you embark upon an epic adventure, with deadly battles against cunning monsters, exploration of ancient catacombs and castles, and powerful new equipment hidden at every turn.

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5# Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition - 2018

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- 4 giant Content Packs, built in at launch, expanding the game with all new quests, terrifying boss fights and striking new abilities. An enormous cast of cute and creepy characters all brought to life with traditional 2D frame-by-frame animation. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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6# Sundered - 2017

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"Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­drawn epic from the ​creators of ​Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity."

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7# Guacamelee! 2 - 2018

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Head back to the Mexiverse in this long-awaited sequel to the smash hit Guacamelee! Uppercut your way to victory across stunning new hand-crafted levels. Featuring a dense and colorful world, new luchador moves, sassy new bosses, twice the enemies, and 300% more chickens!

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10# Ghost 1.0 - 2016

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A mysterious agent, capable of becoming a digital ghost, sneaks aboard the Nakamura Space Station. This is where the fun begins: the station is well-protected with its heavy defences, never-ending arsenal of weapons, and mysterious artifacts. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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11# La-Mulana 2 - 2018

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Renowned archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi has gone missing, and only his daughter Lumisa can find him! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). 2019-2020 ASTERIZM CO., LTD. Game Production Division NIGORO All Rights Reserved.

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12# Gato Roboto - 2019

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Pounce inside of your cozy armored mech and set off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld full of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles in a valiant effort to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship.

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13# Omega Strike - 2017

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Omega Strike Deluxe Edition:

Omega Strike game
+ Omega Strike Soundtrack
+ Omega Strike Theme
+ Sarge Avatar
+ Bear Avatar
+ Dex Avatar
+ Mutant Avatar
+ Doctor Omega Avatar

Compatible with PlayStation®4.

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14# Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight - 2016

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Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight is the fourth installment in the beloved Momodora series of 2D platformers. Unleash ravaging combos against a variety of formidable monsters and deftly dodge your way through a cursed land to seek audience with the Queen and dispel the evil that threatens all life.

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15# Dust: An Elysian Tail - 2012

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immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

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16# Odallus: The Dark Call - 2015

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The old gods have forgotten this land Odallus is an exploration/action game and loving homage to the 8-bit genre classics. You play as Haggis a battle-weary warrior who must wield his sword once more to rescue his son from Darkness. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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18# Timespinner - 2018

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Travel back in time to change fate itself, in this beautifully crafted story-driven adventure, inspired by classic 90s action-platformers. Join timekeeper Lunais on her quest for revenge against the empire that killed her family, using time-bending powers to explore a vast, connected world.

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20# Guacamelee! - 2013

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Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.Guacamelee!

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21# Alwa's Awakening - 2017

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Use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. - A challenging adventure platform game - Use the magic staff to solve puzzles and defeat enemies - Find and unlock upgrades to your items and abilities - Explore a large interconnected world in true 'Metroidvania' style - Listen to a catchy 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 original tracks Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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22# Nightmare Boy - 2017

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Nightmare Boy is a metroidvania, action/adventure 2D game where you'll meet weird and unique friends and foes. But tread carefully: Quirky characters and their reactions can have game-changing consequences. Be prepared to collect rare items, vanquish enemies, and eventually face your deepest fears.

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25# Minoria - 2019

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Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by Bombservice, creators of Momodora.

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