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The Best Games Like Hollow Knight

Updated January 7, 2019 1.1k votes 200 voters 12.6k views

It's arguably the greatest modern Metroidvania title, but what are some good games that are similar to Hollow Knight? If you recently played Hollow Knight and need recommendations for what to play next, we've put together an extensive list of similar titles that you'll love if you enjoyed Team Cherry's masterpiece.

One of the best recommendations for a game like Hollow Knight is Salt and Sanctuary, a game by Ska Studios that shares a few of the same mechanics. Both games are brutally challenging, and share the concept of having to reclaim items from your body when you perish. Stylistically, you can't go wrong with Ori and the Blind Forest if you want to play a game similar to Hollow Knight. You'll be captivated by the graphics, but will also fall in love with the smooth character movement and satisfying exploration. Looking for a Hollow Knight alternative that won't require as much of your time? The Mummy Demastered is a great Metroidvania that has no business being as good as it is, but can be completed in about 5-6 hours. Who would have thought the game based on Tom Cruise's crappy Mummy movie would actually be good?

Vote up the Hollow Knight recommendations that you would most want other fans of the game to check out, but only if you've actually played them! Otherwise, this is the best resource for knowing what to play after beating Hollow Knight.

 

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  • Ori and the Blind Forest1

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon...  more
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  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night2

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure video game developed and published...  more
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  • Dead Cells3
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    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion...  more
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  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night4
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    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

    2014
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  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow6
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    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    2003

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure, Role-playing video game

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, released in Japan as Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet, is a...  more
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  • The Messenger7
    The Messenger is a side-scrolling action-platformer, inspired by the classic Ninja Gaiden...  more
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  • Salt and Sanctuary8
    Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska...  more
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  • Metroid Fusion9
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    Metroid Fusion

    2002

    DeveloperNintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

    Metroid Fusion is an action-adventure video game published by Nintendo for the Game Boy...  more
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  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon10

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon known simply as Castlevania in the PAL region, is a video game...  more
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  • Super Metroid11

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

    Super Metroid is a 1994 action-adventure game published by Nintendo, developed by its R&D1...  more
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  • SteamWorld Dig 212

    DeveloperImage & Form

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, Platformer, Action-Adventure

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is a 2D platform action-adventure video game developed and published by Image...  more
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  • Metroid: Zero Mission13
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    Metroid: Zero Mission

    2004

    DeveloperNintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure

    Metroid: Zero Mission is an action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo R&D1 for the...  more
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    Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2017 side-scrolling action-adventure video game developed by...  more
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  • Cave Story15
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    DeveloperStudio Pixel, Pixel

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Platform game, Action game, Metroidvania

    Cave Story is a freeware platform-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC. It was...  more
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  • Axiom Verge16
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    DeveloperThomas Happ Games

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, Side-scrolling adventure

    Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after...  more
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  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow17

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, known in Japan as Akumajō Dracula: Sōgetsu no Jūjika, is an...  more
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  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia18

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, known in Japan as Akumajō Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin, is an...  more
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  • Metroid II: Return of Samus19

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Adventure

    Metroid II: Return of Samus is a 1991 action-adventure game developed and published by...  more
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  • Guacamelee!20
    15
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    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, platformer, beat 'em up

    Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox...  more
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  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin21

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, known in Japan as Akumajō Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth, is a...  more
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  • SteamWorld Dig22
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    SteamWorld Dig

    2013

    DeveloperImage & Form

    SteamWorld Dig is a platform action-adventure game. The second installment in the SteamWorld...  more
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  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance23

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    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, known in Japan as Castlevania: Byakuya no Concerto, is a...  more
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    DeveloperHumble Hearts

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role-playing video game developed by independent designer...  more
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  • Owlboy25
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    Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The...  more
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