5 Most Fun And Stunning Metroidvania Video Games

For Those Who don’t know what Metroidvania is please read it down below

Metroidvania is a subgenre of the action-adventurevideo game with gameplay concepts similar to the Metroid series and some games of the Castlevania series (specifically Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the subsequent episodes released on Nintendo’s portable consoles). The genre name is a portmanteau of the two series’ names. The term “tansaku” (exploration) games. Other terms include Metroid-style games,Metroid-like games,[5][8][9][10] and other similar formations invoking similarity to Metroid

So now you know everything about “Metroidvania” we Should Start counting down some of the best games of this fused genre.

1. Hollow Knight

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Hollow Knight is not only what I’d say is the best game so far this year, it also very well may be the best metroidvania title out there right now, and it is easily one of my favorite games of all-time. Truly a masterpiece of gaming if there ever was one, and certainly art worthy of being in a museum. – Destructoid
A brilliant and beautiful metroidvania, whose sole problem resides in the scarce number of save points and fast travel zones. We do understand that it’s a design choice, volutarily made to increase the tension while exploring and to emphasize discovery, but it makes the usual backtracking of the genre a little overwhelming. – Multiplayer.it
Simply one of the best metroidvania games in years. With its beautiful art style, well crafted gameplay and huge game world to explore, Hollow Knight offers amazing value for your money. – PC Games

 2. Cave Story +

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More than ten years after its first release, Cave Story+ still holds its ground as the apex of its genre. There is hardly anything left to be improved upon regarding its gameplay, visuals, or soundtrack – and this plus version is truly the definitive release of the game. You’d be doing yourself a disservice by not adding it to your library. – Switch Player
It uses the upgraded visuals of previous ports, and does feature multiple soundtrack options, but outside of that it’s essentially Cave Story as you remember it. Of course that is still a positive thing, but as someone who has played through the game a few times, I’d only suggest it to fans if you’re either dying to play some more Cave Story, or looking to scratch a Metroidvania itch on the Nintendo Switch. – Gaming Age

3. Guacamelee

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So I definitely think Guacamelee! is worth picking up if you haven’t done so yet. If you missed out on the PSN version, or hell, just want to play through the game again, it’s well worth checking out. This remains one of the more impressive independent releases this year and certainly makes me curious to see what developer Drinkbox Studios is working on next. – Gaming Age
Guacamelee does a brilliant job in blending the highlights of the genre’s corner stone titles such as Metroid and Castlevania, while still retaining it’s own brand of charm.– Eurogamer Germany
It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but the amount of care and polish that went into this title is readily apparent. – Worth Playing

4. Salt and Sanctuary

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Salt and Sanctuary’s inspiration from the Dark Souls series is more than prevalent in a game that could very well be described as an unofficial spin-off. SKA Studios took the best qualities of From Software masterpiece and transferred it almost perfectly in 2D, an arguably no small feat. – GameOver.gr
Long, deep, addictive, challenging and beautiful. All adjectives we could find for Salt and Sanctuary are virtues. – IGN Spain
For all the similarities we’ve drawn between the two, the 2D style of combat is enough of a differentiating factor to give this game legs. With these it manages to sprint well ahead, feeling more like a full-bodied homage as opposed to a cheap knock-off. – TheSixthAxis

 5. Sundered

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Sundered takes the indie, Metroidvania genre to new heights while showing just how good these types of experiences can be. Great gameplay could have carried this game far enough, but Thunder Lotus once again went for hand drawn art and the result is truly remarkable. – Attack of the Fanboy
If you’re looking for a Metroidvania-style slash-fest that won’t make your eyes weary, you’ve gotta check out Sundered. – COGconnected
With its smooth combat, rewarding exploration, and pulse-pounding battles, Sundered is worth a look from fans of Metroid and Castlevania. Though technical issues muddled my enjoyment and the punishing difficulty can lead to fits of frustration, Sundered brings an exciting and noteworthy experience to a crowded genre. – Game Informer
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