What do you get when you cross Metroid with Castlevania? Metroidvania! We’re ranking the best Metroidvania games of all time. From Hollow Knight to Omega Strike, this list of Metroidvania games also includes lesser-known titles like Dandara and Rain World.
First released on the NES back in 1986, Metroid is often cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. Metroidvania combines the original game’s non-linear gameplay mechanics with the look and feel of Konami’s classic Castlevania franchise to offer a juxtaposed subgenre that’s both accessible and fun. Which title is your favorite?
Vote up the best Metroidvania games, and vote down the ones you don’t like.