The Best Metroidvania Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Stray Blade added at rank #22.
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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

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

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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

5

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

6

Recompile (2021)

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70
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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

7

Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (2021)

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

A 2D Metroidvania-style game developed under the supervision of Ryo Mizuno, depicting the story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Use a variety of weapons and spirit powers to unravel the mystery of the labyrinth.


  • metroidvania
  • beat-em-up
  • novel
  • 2d
  • action-exploration
  • surreal
  • anime
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • platform
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • cute
  • rpg
  • single-player

8

Phoenotopia: Awakening (2020)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great starship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she will play in the fight for Earth’s very existence!


  • japanese
  • metroidvania
  • fishing
  • jrpg
  • rpg
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • sci-fi
  • fantasy
  • single-player

9

Catmaze (2018)

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

Catmaze is a fairy metroidvania inspired by Slavic myths. Age-old tales will come to life in the unforgettable adventure of Alesta, a sorceress whose courage guides her through mysterious paths and dark forests in search of the lost road to Nav, the world of the dead.


  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • character
  • cute
  • narration
  • scroller
  • fantasy
  • action-adventure
  • multiple-endings
  • platform
  • historical
  • anime
  • wizard
  • pixel
  • colourful

10

Blaster Master Zero (2017)

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80
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Xbox Series X nes Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Switch

Mutant scum never learn! Blaster Master Zero makes its Steam debut! Blaster Master Zero is a 8-bit style top-down & sideview 2D action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES. The game features new gameplay elements such as improved gameplay, and a more robust scenario.


  • top-down
  • platform
  • run
  • remake
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • boss
  • gun
  • retro
  • vehicle
  • classic
  • two-player
  • pixel
  • frog
  • driving

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