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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.


  • metroidvania
  • boss
  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • souls
  • hand-drawn
  • 2d
  • side-scrolling
  • story
  • cute
  • difficult
  • bug
  • atmospheric

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Monster Sanctuary (2020)

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The story follows Lily, the last surviving priestess in a land devastated by an endless and oppressive rain that drives living things demented and transforms them into undead while granting immortality. Awakening in a church with no recollection of recent events, Lily turns to exploring beyond the safety of the sanctuary to find the source of the rain. Along the way, Lily can summon the spirits of purified undead to protect her.


  • metroidvania
  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • battle
  • japanese
  • pixel
  • exploration
  • collector
  • creature
  • platform
  • combat
  • 2d
  • jrpg
  • fight
  • platform-adventure

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Gato Roboto (2019)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS Linux

Gato Roboto is a 2D Metroidvania video game developed by American[1] studio doinksoft and published by Devolver Digital on May 30, 2019. The game follows a cat named Kiki attempting to save her owner after they crash land on an alien planet, forcing Kiki to don a mech suit and explore the planet's depths.


  • mech
  • metroidvania
  • retro
  • submarine
  • pixel
  • old-school
  • cats
  • underwater
  • 2d
  • platform

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Alwa's Legacy (2020)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, magical items and ancient secrets. By upgrading your magic, any way forward is right in this non-linear adventure game full of exploration.


  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • non-linear
  • retro
  • pixel
  • exploration
  • 2d
  • dungeon
  • puzzle
  • magic
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • demons
  • cute
  • old-school

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Blasphemous (2019)

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Blasphemous is a brutal action-platformer with skilled hack’n slash combat set in the nightmare world of Cvstodia. Explore, upgrade your abilities, and perform savage executions on the hordes of enemies that stand between you and your quest to break eternal damnation.


  • metroidvania
  • pixel-perfect
  • souls
  • gothic
  • gore
  • pixel
  • blood
  • endless
  • dark
  • non-linear
  • boss
  • platform
  • violent
  • fantasy

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Chasm (2018)

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Chasm is a procedurally-generated RPG Platformer for PC (Win, Mac, & Linux), Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Taking equal inspiration from hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers and Metroidvania-style platformers, it will immerse you in a procedurally-generated fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.


  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • pixel
  • exploration
  • rogue-like
  • boss
  • rpg
  • side-scrolling
  • dungeon
  • procedural
  • metroid
  • combat
  • mystery
  • adventure
  • retro

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La-Mulana 2 (2018)

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In La-Mulana 2, you will take on the role of Lumisa Kosugi on a mission to find the entrance to the ruins of Eg-Lana, which is rumored to be the source of recent monster appearances. The ruins themselves are compromised of a variety of areas as well as huge boss creatures known as Guardians. Who knows what lies in wait at the end of Eg-Lana?


  • metroidvania
  • souls
  • platform
  • precision
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • platform-adventure
  • exploration
  • kickstarter
  • puzzle
  • retro
  • non-linear

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Cathedral (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Playstation 3

Make your way through more than 600 rooms, and unravel the secrets of your past by finding the five elemental orbs. Cathedral features a vast world, meant for exploring!


  • metroidvania
  • first-person
  • retro
  • platform
  • shooter
  • dungeon
  • boss
  • fps
  • vertical
  • shantae
  • humans-versus-aliens
  • crossbow
  • free-for
  • boss-fight
  • 40-player

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Lost Ruins (2021)

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Lost Ruins is a 2D side-scrolling survival action game, where you play as a young girl that has awoken in a strange and foreign place without her memories. With the aid of weapons, spells and tonics, and the guidance of the magical and mysterious Beatrice, you will explore a dark and dangerous world, battle hideous monsters, and topple incredible bosses.


  • metroidvania
  • hack-and-slash
  • anime
  • survival
  • cute
  • dark
  • dungeon
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • character
  • inventory
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • maze
  • horror

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Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

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Linux Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Explore a sprawling, alien world in the sequel to the award winning Axiom Verge.

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  • exploration
  • alternate
  • metroid
  • boss
  • sci-fi
  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • metroidvania
  • combat
  • non-linear
  • retro
  • narrative
  • underwater
  • adventure
  • melee

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