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, 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 STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order released the 15 November 2019 and ranked #46, Blasphemous released the 10 September 2019 and ranked #33, Minoria released the 27 August 2019 and ranked #40.

2# 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# 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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5# 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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6# 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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7# 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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9# Usurper - 2018

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Usurper is a Metroidvania Action-RPG. With Eldritch horrors having been unleashed by the outer-worldly Citadel, your job is to rid London of its terrors. Use the new "Guard" system that rewards skillful play and accuracy, to uncover the massive structure and defeat the nightmares lurking within.

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10# Battle Princess Madelyn - 2018

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Set in the vein of classic Ghouls N' Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday, and the self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await! 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# 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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13# 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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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# The Mummy Demastered - 2017

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A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and mysterious artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet.

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16# Pharaoh Rebirth - 2016

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An ancient evil has been set loose, and Jonathan cursed in the process. Jonathan must now collect seven holy grails from around all of Egypt to cleanse himself of the curse of Sehur the first. Be delighted by the quirky humor, charming characters, and the beautifully designed world, in Pharaoh Rebirth+!

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18# 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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19# 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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21# 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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22# 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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23# Mystik Belle - 2015

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A lighthearted hybrid of a point-and-click adventure and a metroidvania platformer, the game takes place in a spooky, ancient Hagmore School of Magic on the night of an important ritual. The preparations are sabotaged, and you, Belle Macfae have been scapegoated into fixing it.

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24# 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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25# Super Panda Adventures - 2014

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In Super Panda Adventures, you play as the brave panda-knight Fu, who is about to finish his training to become the new guardian of the Princess. At the same day of the big celebration party, some uninvited Robots show up to conquer the planet and take the Princess away in their Space Ships!

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