50 Best Metroidvania games for PC Windows

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The best 50 Metroidvania games for PC Windows daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for PC Windows. 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 8Doors released the 7 April 2021 and ranked #49, Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury released the 26 March 2021 and ranked #46, Ritual released the 25 March 2021 and ranked #7.

1# 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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2# 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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3# Foregone - 2020

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Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies to save Calagan.

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5# Alwa's Legacy - 2020

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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.

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6# 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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7# Ritual - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Ritual
Screenshot of the video game Ritual
Screenshot of the video game Ritual

学园祭的前夜,据说时不时会出现名为【爱丽丝幻境】的怪异现象,过去的死者在虚假的幻境中, 向生者叙述怨念,企图寻求解脱,亦或者是报复。

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8# 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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9# 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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10# 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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11# 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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12# Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials - 2020

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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a snarky action-adventure puzzle game with a good dose of humor. Explore hundreds of secret-filled rooms, fight big bosses, gather companions for your party and use the powers of Pip -your bat buddy- to solve puzzles and escape the eldritch abyss!

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13# Axiom Verge - 2015

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Explore and uncover the mystery of a surreal alien world by blasting aliens and glitching your environment in this intense retro side-scrolling action/adventure.

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14# Touhou Luna Nights - 2018

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Touhou Luna Night's is a 2D search action (Metroidvania) video game. After creating many action games, this is a new project from Team Ladybug.

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15# 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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16# 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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17# 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# 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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19# Supraland - 2018

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Supraland is a First-Person Metroidvania Puzzle game. The main sources of inspiration are Zelda, Metroid and Portal. Supraland assumes that you are intelligent and lets you play independently. The story is minimal, gives you an overarching goal to pursue, and then sets you free. – Metroidvania – You explore a large interconnected world in which most ways are at first unpassable until you find new abilities to overcome those obstacles. A cornerstone of Supraland’s design was to create abilities that are so versatile, they will keep on surprising you by how many different usages they have. If you combine your abilities, the possibilities become even bigger. – Exploration – Most of the game is about exploring the sandbox world to track down secrets. Often you will think you are about to get out of bounds and beat the level designer, but right there is a chest waiting for you with a very rewarding upgrade. Supraland respects your lifetime and doesn’t bloat the playtime with unlimited no-brainer collectibles. – Puzzle Design – The deeper you get into the game the more you will be facing creative puzzles you’ve never seen anywhere before, encouraging you to stop and think about what abilities you have and how you can use them in yet another way. Puzzle types that I already knew from other games were immediately rejected in the design process. And it’s important to me that once you understand the idea behind a puzzle, you can pretty much immediately solve it instead of having to go through a cumbersome, frustrating execution. – Fighting – The fighting mechanics are inspired by old-school, fast-paced shooter games like Unreal, Doom and Quake, encouraging high-speed strafing and jumping while throwing shot after shot at hordes of charging enemies without ever having to worry about weapons reloading.

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20# 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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21# 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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22# Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 2019

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG by Koji Igarashi. Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist's curse that slowly crystallizes her body. Battle through a demon-infested castle and defeat its master to save yourself, and all of humanity!

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23# 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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24# Cathedral - 2019

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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!

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25# 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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