The Best Metroidvania Games for Android

Update, : Cookie Cutter added at rank #4.
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Thread (2022)

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PC Windows Android

A puppet themed platformer metroidvania with a focus on platforming rather than combat. Throw your crystal scissors into walls to create your own platforms, explore a twisting and mysterious land, and solve puzzles on a worldwide scale.

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  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • precision
  • dark
  • souls
  • underground
  • 2d
  • collectathon
  • post-apocalyptic
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • open-world
  • fantasy
  • pixel

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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.


  • metroidvania
  • boundless
  • platform
  • pixel
  • trivia
  • reflexes
  • 2d
  • exploration

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forma.8 (2017)

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virtual console n64 Nintendo Switch Android Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One wii u vita Playstation 4

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore.

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  • exploration
  • boss-fight
  • metroidvania
  • boss
  • puzzle
  • discovery
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • awe-inspiring
  • combat-savvy
  • boost
  • long-in-development
  • maze
  • scroller

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Cookie Cutter (2023)

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Love turns to rage and chainsaws in Cookie Cutter, a techno-pop-punk 2D hand-drawn Metroidvania set to the backdrop of a bleak and beautiful dying world. Become Cherry, a rage-driven android on a quest to rescue her beloved creator, Doctor Shinji Fallon, from the clutches of a deranged mastermind.

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  • metroidvania
  • action-adventure
  • blood
  • gothic
  • violent
  • rpg
  • dark
  • platform
  • gore
  • soundtrack
  • 2d

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Necrosphere (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 4 vita Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch

A full-blown adventure played with only two keys. Become the recently deceased agent Terry Cooper and escape the underworld while facing the toughest, meanest and most difficult obstacles ever devised. Necrosphere is where you go when you die, regardless of being good or bad. You don’t see other people around there. You don’t have anything to do, except waiting for eternity As soon as Agent Terry Cooper hits the Necrosphere, he learns about the portals that can take him back to the world of the living (also called Normalsphere), and his quest to escape the afterlife is set.


  • precision
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • bite-sized
  • pixel

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Xolotl (2022)

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Android PC Windows

Jump, dash, and swim in this epic adventure! Explore the vast Aztec lands in an axolotl action-platformer! Xolotl is a tough, 2D action-platformer, in which your goal is to regain your godly form and powers.

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  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • action-adventure
  • precision
  • 2d
  • nonlinear
  • cooperative
  • exploration
  • controller-support
  • nature
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • pixel

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Traps n' Gemstones (2015)

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PC Windows maybe-IOS iPhone Android

A "Metroid-vania"-style platform adventure, voted GAME OF THE YEAR by Gamezebo.

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  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • exploration
  • metroidvania-player
  • underwater
  • casual
  • adventure
  • retro
  • mystery

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WIZ (2022)

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Mac OS Android PC Windows

Explore the secrets of a banished land in this cute and dark Metroidvania, use your spells and abilities to reach new areas and find your path back home.

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  • metroidvania
  • souls
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • magic
  • 2d
  • platform
  • story

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B.I.O.T.A. (2022)

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2D metroidvania action-platformer set in a mining colony infected by an alien plague. In B.I.O.T.A. you can choose your hero, fight gruesome monsters, and customize your 8-bit retro experience with swappable 4-color palettes.

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  • mech
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • 1980s
  • precision
  • minimalist
  • shoot-em-up
  • aliens
  • space
  • retro
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • colourful
  • old-school
  • 2d

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Oliver (2022)

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early access Android Xbox One PC Windows

Due to an unknown malfunction of his spaceship, Oliver crashes on a strange planet. While looking for a way back, he realizes that the path ahead is full of dangers. Can he overcome them or will he be trapped on this unknown world?

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  • 2.5d
  • metroidvania
  • underground
  • stylized
  • platform
  • nonlinear
  • 1990s
  • abstract
  • retro
  • minimalist
  • space
  • underwater
  • controller-support
  • old-school

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