The Best Xbox One Metroidvania Games

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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  • Hollow Knight
    38 votes
    • Developer: Team Cherry
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, Metroidvania
    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
    • Developer: Moon Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Platform-Adventure, Metroidvania
    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
  • Axiom Verge
    20 votes
    • Developer: Thomas Happ Games
    • Genres (Video game): Metroidvania, Side-scrolling adventure
    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 and ...more
    • Developer: Konami
    • Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Platform, Action RPG
    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 son ...more
  • Dead Cells
    26 votes
    • Developer: Motion Twin
    • Genres (Video game): Roguelike, metroidvania
    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
    • Developer: Drinkbox Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Platform, Action
    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 later ...more