The Best Metroidvania Games for Playstation 5

Update, : Stray Blade added at rank #23.
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Ghost Song (2022)

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Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One maybe-Xbox One

On the desolate moon of Lorian, a long-dormant Deadsuit awakens from slumber. Journey beneath the surface on an atmospheric 2D adventure of self-discovery, ancient mysteries, and cosmic terror. Explore winding caverns and acquire new abilities to unearth this alien world’s long-buried secrets.


  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • combat-ready
  • self-discovery
  • boss
  • platform
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • hand-drawn
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • sci-fi
  • metroid
  • horror
  • narrative

2

Infernax (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s

Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.


  • dark
  • metroidvania
  • gore
  • fantasy
  • scroller
  • violent
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d
  • supernatural
  • rpg
  • adventure

3

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania action game featuring exploration, intense combat and challenging platforming.


  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • combo
  • boss
  • combat
  • mech
  • robots
  • fight
  • boss-fight
  • war
  • narrative
  • challenging
  • side-scrolling
  • steampunk

4

Monster Sanctuary (2020)

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Mac OS Linux PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5

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

5

Souldiers (2022)

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maybe-Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s

While out fighting for the glory of their kingdom, you and your fellow soldiers are whisked away to Terragaya, a mystical land on the fringes of the afterlife. Battle your way to the heart of the mystery: Outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade your character, and explore every corner of a dazzling, intricate 16-bit world. Featuring: - Choose your class: Unleash the fury of your sword with the Scout, summon the wrath of elements with the Caster, or rain down arrows on your foes with the Archer.


  • metroidvania
  • pixel
  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • platform
  • retro
  • boss
  • combat
  • exploration
  • fight
  • war
  • skill
  • 2d
  • side-scrolling

6

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights (2021)

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maybe-Xbox One Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

ENDER LILIES is a dark fantasy 2D action RPG about unraveling the mysteries of a destroyed kingdom. On this sorrowful journey, encounter horrific enemies against whom a moment of inattention could be fatal. Overcome these hardships and seek the truth with the help of fallen knights.


  • souls
  • metroidvania
  • boss
  • fantasy
  • dark
  • platform-adventure
  • boss-fight

7

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2018)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows stadia Playstation 5

A legendary game series returns with an all-new adventure! Monster Boy is a colourful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the Wonder Boy Monster World series (Trademark of SEGA Corporation Japan). Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of classic games that shine by simplicity. Pure, exciting gameplay; upbeat music and smooth graphics. You'll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse. Monster Boy can transform into 5 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities. Take advantage of all the unique powers to open new paths and advance in an epic story. Monster Boy is a love letter to gaming from the 80's and 90's - will you join us and celebrate together with us?


  • metroidvania
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • adventure
  • scroller
  • motion
  • anime
  • sequel
  • colourful
  • 2d
  • action
  • exploration
  • cartoony
  • classic
  • sprite

8

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.


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

9

Recompile (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

This atmospheric, Metroidvania hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of a Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic.


  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • multiple-endings
  • bullet
  • beautiful
  • nonlinear
  • exploration
  • time
  • hacking
  • emotional
  • 3d
  • atmospheric
  • tps
  • sci-fi
  • third-person

10

SHEEPO (2020)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 maybe-IOS iPhone PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Explore a strange planet, collect the creatures you find, and then shape-shift into them to expand your world. Build your own path, chat with the locals, and discover the planets sprawling secrets in this quirky metroidvania platformer.


  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • open-world
  • sheep
  • colourful
  • hand-drawn
  • cute

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