36 Best Metroidvania games for Xbox One

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The best 36 Metroidvania games for Xbox One daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Xbox One. 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 Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury released the 26 March 2021 and ranked #24, Ritual released the 25 March 2021 and ranked #8, ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights released the 20 January 2021 and ranked #28.

1# 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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3# 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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4# 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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5# 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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6# 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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8# 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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9# 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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10# 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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11# 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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12# 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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13# 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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14# 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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16# Wenjia - 2018

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As lava bursts forth from the ground, the mountains spirits find themselves surrounded by fiery death. By controlling a kitten, the player must overcome numerous obstacles in the wild to reach the burning heart of the mountain and rescue the spirits before its too late. Working with game audio talents from Russia, WENJIAs sound team has created an immersive fantasy environment that features deep woods, eerie ruins, and raging volcanos.

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17# 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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19# Outpost Delta - 2020

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Outpost Delta is a single player, 2-D side-scrolling sci-fi shooter for PC. Take on the role of Delta, the outpost’s emergency defense, who along with her AI companion must defend the space station against alien intruders.

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20# Shadow Complex Remastered - 2016

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ChAIRs fresh twist on classic side-scrolling design with modern, cutting-edge gameplay is amplified in Shadow Complex Remastered, featuring all of the content from the award-winning original game, updated with graphical enhancements, all-new dynamic melee take-downs, and additional Achievements and Master Challenges. Story Synopsis: Shadow Complex Remastered propels lost hiker Jason Fleming into the hollows of government conspiracy, dark political motives, and military upheaval. When Jason and his girlfriend Claire accidentally stumble upon a rogue paramilitary group called The Restoration, it soon becomes clear that the factions intent is to set in motion a chain of events that will cause America to collapse into a new civil war.

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21# Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition - 2014

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The definitive version of the smash hit Metroidvania-style action-platformer, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition adds new levels, powers, challenges and refinements to the sprawling, ridiculous, Mexican-inspired adventure of the original.

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22# Guacamelee! - 2013

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Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.Guacamelee!

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24# Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury
Screenshot of the video game Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury

An epic 4 player co-op armor shooter with RPG upgrade system and fully destructible world. You can control both land and sea vehicles or even a Mecha, which can be combined with 4 drivers to create different classes to fight a fast paced epic battle with monstrous tanks, trains and battle cruisers!

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25# BUCK - 2017

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Early Access

BUCK is a story-driven, 2D Metroidbrawler set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You play as Buck, a motorcycle garage mechanic who decides to leave everything he knows behind in order to find the truth behind a girl's disappearance; all while struggling to adjust himself to a world he doesn't fully understand.

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