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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 Forest1

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform-Adventure, Metroidvania

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hollow Knight2

    DeveloperTeam Cherry

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Metroidvania

    Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dead Cells3
    27
    9

    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Roguelike, metroidvania

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Axiom Verge4

    DeveloperThomas Happ Games

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, Side-scrolling adventure

    Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Song Of The Deep5
    19
    11

    Song Of The Deep

    2016

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

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  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night6

    DeveloperKonami

    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure, Platform, Action RPG

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure video game developed and published... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition7

    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform, Action

    Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Shadow Complex8
    10
    4

    Shadow Complex

    2009

    DeveloperChair Entertainment, Epic Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game

    Shadow Complex is a 2009 platform-adventure video game developed by Chair Entertainment in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • SteamWorld Dig 29

    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Guacamelee! 210
    Guacamelee! 2 is a Metroidvania action platforming video game developed and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Swapper11

    DeveloperFacepalm Games

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, Platform

    The Swapper is a puzzle-platform video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Unmechanical: Extended12
    5
    2

    Unmechanical: Extended

    2015

    DeveloperTalawa Games, Grip Games (Extended)

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Unmechanical is a 2.5D puzzle video game. It was released in 2012 for Windows. It was later... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Headlander13
    5
    2

    Headlander

    2016

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

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  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight14
    2
    2

    Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

    2016

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

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  • Ghost 1.015
    2
    4

    Ghost 1.0

    2016

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

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  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet16
    1
    2

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

    2011

    DeveloperShadow Planet Productions

    Genres (Video game)Multi-Directional Shooter, Shoot 'em up, Metroidvania

    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a downloadable shooter/exploration/puzzle video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Yoku's Island Express17

    DeveloperVilla Gorilla

    Yoku's Island Express is a platforming pinball adventure video game developed by Swedish... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Strider18
    6
    6

    Strider

    2014

    DeveloperCapcom, Double Helix Games

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, Platform, Hack and Slash

    Strider is a platform action-adventure game developed by Double Helix Games and Capcom's Osaka... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • SteamWorld Dig19
    6
    6

    SteamWorld Dig

    2013

    DeveloperImage & Form

    SteamWorld Dig is a platform action-adventure game. The second installment in the SteamWorld... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • UnEpic20
    0
    2

    UnEpic

    2011

    Genres (Video game)Platform, RPG, Metroidvania

    Unepic is a computer game which was released on September 30, 2011. The game was developed in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 221
    0
    2

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    2014

    DeveloperMercurySteam

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is an action-adventure game, the sequel to the 2010 game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Mummy Demastered22

    DeveloperWayForward Technologies

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

    The Mummy Demastered is a Metroidvania video game released in October 2017 by WayForward... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dandara23
    4
    5

    Dandara

    2018

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Metroidvania

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  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human24
    2
    5

    The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

    2018

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania

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  • Owlboy25
    2
    6

    Owlboy

    2018

    DeveloperD-Pad Studio

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, Platform

    Owlboy is a platform-adventure video game created by independent developer D-Pad Studio. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button