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The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games  

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When it comes to good metroidvania games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best Xbox One metroidvania games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the best Xbox One games that has you exploring and backtracking is Ori and the Blind Forest. Released in 2014, this Xbox exclusive has beautiful graphics and an incredible soundtrack that perfectly matches the atmosphere. If you've never played Axiom Verge, it's another must-play metroidvania game for any Xbox One owner. Other options include Ghost 1.0, The Swapper, and Xeodrifter.

Not every metroidvania game on this list is an Xbox One original - take Shadow Complex Remastered for example, which came out in 2009. However, all these metroidvania games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite Xbox One Metroidvania games, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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Ori and the Blind Forest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2014
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
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Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Zar0k0 added 2017
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 ...more
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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2018
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, ...more
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Axiom Verge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2015
Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after suffering a crippling injury, wakes up in an ancient and high-tech world. The game focuses on action ...more
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Shadow Complex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2009
Shadow Complex is a 2009 platform-adventure video game developed by Chair Entertainment in association with Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game ...more
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Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure video game developed and published by Konami in 1997. It is the sequel to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and features Dracula's dhampir ...more
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SteamWorld Dig 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2017
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 ...more
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Guacamelee! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2013
Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox Studios. The game was originally released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in April 2013, and was ...more
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Guacamelee! 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Guacamelee! 2 is a Metroidvania action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox Studios. Guacamelee! is a hybrid 2D Metroidvania style action platform and brawler. Players ...more
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SteamWorld Dig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
SteamWorld Dig 2013
SteamWorld Dig is a platform action-adventure game. The second installment in the SteamWorld series and the sequel to SteamWorld Tower Defense, SteamWorld Dig has the player control Rusty, a ...more
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The Swapper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2013
The Swapper is a puzzle-platform video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It was developed and published by Facepalm Games, a small independent company based in Helsinki, Finland. ...more
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Song Of The Deep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Song Of The Deep 2016
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Strider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Strider Jan 01 2014
Strider is a platform action-adventure game developed by Double Helix Games and Capcom's Osaka studio. It was released in February 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One ...more
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The Mummy Demastered is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2017
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, ...more
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Unmechanical is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Unmechanical: Extended 2015
Unmechanical is a 2.5D puzzle video game. It was released in 2012 for Windows. It was later available for iOS. It is available on Steam, GOG.com, GamersGate, OnLive, Rain, Desura and on the App ...more
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Momodora: Reverie Under the Mo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight 2016
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Headlander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Headlander 2016
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Dandara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Dandara 2018
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Yoku's Island Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2018
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 ...more
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Aug 03 2011
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a downloadable shooter/exploration/puzzle video game developed by Shadow Planet Productions and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox Live Arcade and Games ...more
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UnEpic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
UnEpic Oct 02 2011
Unepic is a computer game which was released on September 30, 2011. The game was developed in Barcelona, Spain by Francisco Téllez de Meneses and various collaborators. Unepic is a ...more
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is an action-adventure game, the sequel to the 2010 game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and part of the Castlevania franchise. As in the previous game, the player ...more
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Ghost 1.0 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
Ghost 1.0 2016
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The Aquatic Adventure of the L... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human 2018
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Owlboy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games
2018
Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The game is notable for its long development cycle, which began in 2007, and was released in November ...more