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The Most Popular Metroidvania Video Games Right Now

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Vote up your favorite Metroidvania games.

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.

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  • Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux in ...more
  • Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on ...more
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. It is a sequel to the ...more
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 is a 2D platform action-adventure video game developed and published by Image & Form. It is the fourth installment in the SteamWorld series of games and the direct sequel to 2013's ...more
  • Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2017 side-scrolling action-adventure video game developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo, published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. A part of the science fiction Metroid ...more
  • Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, ...more
  • Axiom Verge
    7

    Axiom Verge

  • Dandara
    8

    Dandara

  • Rain World is a 2017 survival platformer video game in which the player controls a part-slug, part-cat creature searching a hostile, derelict world for its family. The Slugcat uses debris as weapons ...more
  • Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska Studios. The game was released on March 15, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, with later releases for Microsoft ...more
  • Sundered
    11

    Sundered

  • Yoku's Island Express is a platforming pinball adventure video game developed by Swedish studio Villa Gorilla and published by Team17. The studio's debut project, the game was released in 2018 for ...more
  • Blaster Master Zero is a platform video game developed and published by Inti Creates for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. The game is a remake of Sunsoft's Blaster Master for the Nintendo ...more
  • Chasm
    14

    Chasm

  • Omega Strike
    15

    Omega Strike

  • The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania video game released in October 2017 by WayForward Technologies based on the 2017 film The Mummy. It takes place concurrently with the events of the film, with ...more