The Best Metroidvania Games for Xbox One

Update, : The Knight Witch added at rank #50.
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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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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

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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

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

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

6

Souldiers (2022)

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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

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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights (2021)

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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

8

Islets (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X maybe-Xbox One

Take to the sky and reunite a fragmented world in this surprisingly wholesome metroidvania! Help Iko adventure across beautiful hand-painted islands, receive letters from a quirky cast of characters, and face powerful monstrous adversaries.


  • platform
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • cute
  • exploration
  • colourful
  • pirates
  • atmospheric
  • combat
  • fight
  • story
  • bullet-hell
  • inventive
  • 2d

9

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

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Blasphemous (2019)

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maybe-IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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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