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The Most Popular Metroidvania Video Games Right Now

Updated March 13, 2020 321 votes 47 voters16 items

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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 Knight1

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... more on Wikipedia
  • Salt and Sanctuary2
    Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska... more on Wikipedia
  • SteamWorld Dig 23

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Rain World4

    DeveloperVideocult

    Rain World is a 2017 survival platformer video game in which the player controls a part-slug,... more on Wikipedia
  • Metroid: Samus Returns5
    Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2017 side-scrolling action-adventure video game developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Axiom Verge6
    12
    19

    Axiom Verge

  • Dead Cells7
    14
    24

    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion... more on Wikipedia
  • Ori and the Blind Forest8

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon... more on Wikipedia
  • Sundered9
    10
    19

    Sundered

  • Yoku's Island Express10
    Yoku's Island Express is a platforming pinball adventure video game developed by Swedish... more on Wikipedia
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps11

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform-adventure, Metroidvania

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Mummy Demastered12
    0
    10

    The Mummy Demastered

    October 24, 2017

    DeveloperWayForward Technologies

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

    The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania video game released in October 2017 by WayForward... more on Wikipedia
  • Dandara13
    6
    13

    Dandara

  • Chasm14
    10
    24

    Chasm

  • Blaster Master Zero15
    2
    10

    Blaster Master Zero

    2017i Creates

    DeveloperInti Creates

    Blaster Master Zero is a platform video game developed and published by Inti Creates for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Omega Strike16
    2
    16

    Omega Strike