Top 10 Metroidvanias (That Aren't Metroid or Castlevania)

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Пре 8 месеци

From Hollow Knight, to Blasphemous, to even a charming little game about exploring a giant interconnected world via the joy of Pinball, these are our picks for the top 10 best Metroidvanias, that aren't Metroid or Castlevania.

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dump knight
dump knight Пре дан
Please use chapters.
Logi Designs
Logi Designs Пре дан
Ori and hollow knight are my favourite games! I guess it’s safe to say Metroidvanias are my favourite genre then (:
NT Пре 2 дана
Thank you for including Blasphemous!
Shekhar Moona
Shekhar Moona Пре 2 дана
I wish the next Ori would be a multiplayer co-op.
Adachi Mundus
Adachi Mundus Пре 3 дана
Sundered where?
Jon C
Jon C Пре 4 дана
Anyone who has played through Environmental Station Alpha knows that game deserves to be on this list.
leGACy's legacy
leGACy's legacy Пре 4 дана
I was happy to know that hollow knoght was #1 but I expected nothing less!
Taris Пре 5 дана
Rain World never gets enough love. I'm very saddened by how people don't like it.
K1llb0t Пре 7 дана
Why not even mentioning dead cells? I think it should at least have a spot in this top
Angry Jetpack
Angry Jetpack Пре 8 дана
I think that the first Ori game was a better game, but the second one was a better Metroidvania. The first is more focused on the platforming whereas the second was a more revolved around combat. I love them both.
Benjamin Sumeracki
Benjamin Sumeracki Пре 13 дана
Valdis Story: Abyssal City. Easily top 5 of all time. Get informed.
Benjamin Sumeracki
Benjamin Sumeracki Пре 13 дана
Why do I never see Valdis Story on these lists? It’s better than most of the games on this list.
Kohhna Dearg
Kohhna Dearg Пре 14 дана
I must be in a minority, I find Hollow Knight really hard to get into. I live the style and the aesthetic but find myself busy getting lost a lot and not in a good way in the early part of the game. My favourites in this genre would be Sundered and Carrion. Carrion is not long but I found it really satisfying. Sundered I just liked the curve and the core loop compelling. The action is very satisfying.
Anuj Kumar Sahu
Anuj Kumar Sahu Пре 15 дана
They gave Celeste a 10 rating yet it doesn't appear in the list meanwhile they gave 9.4 to hollow knight in their review...
Jezter Пре 16 дана
in my opinion, Hollow Knight has earned its place among the other legends (Mario, Zelda, etc). It is simply a masterpiece with strong personality and charm. I'm glad there are indie studios that still make games with big heart and soul.
Tid Bit O Words
Tid Bit O Words Пре 19 дана
Dead Cells
Nathan Doyle
Nathan Doyle Пре 25 дана
I've tried to play hollow knight so many times but I find it pretty hard to follow what the objective is at the start. I'll give it one more try wish me luck. I really want to love this game
Eric Krantz
Eric Krantz Пре 28 дана
It would push the rules of the list, but hyper light drifter
André Rocha
André Rocha Пре 29 дана
For me Shadow Complex don't deserve to appear in this list. There others much better!
smartparts13 Пре месец
Hollow Knight is a classic and Team Cherry deserves awards for it.
HiddenWen Пре месец
Ori games are absolutely stunning! I love the new Metroid Dread, but I feel Ori and the will of the wisps was better! That's saying a lot given how good Dread is!
globalsister - O'Bryan Watanabe
globalsister - O'Bryan Watanabe Пре месец
I highly recommend ender lilies. Beautiful and emocional.
Dillon Wright
Dillon Wright Пре месец
I tried getting into Batman Arkham City on Wii U, and while I had fun with it at first, being tied to the console probably hindered my full enjoyment. Maybe it’d be better on Switch.
Roger Пре месец
What about Time Splitter?
Saintbow Пре месец
Does IGN even play the games? They mention Blasphemous and Hollow knight, but fail to mention Deadcells and Enter the Gungeon... IGN, you do know that Metriodvania games are not about graphics, right? Out of the three Bloodstain games, you picked the one with the latest graphics, and not the very first Bloodstain that is a direct descendent of Castlevania. (The same designer who did Castlevania, created Bloodstained. That is why Bloodstained Curse of the moon are mirror images of the original Castlevania games. A damn crime you didn't mention Curse of the moon) A Robot named Fight and Out Buddies DX are a direct descendants of Metroid, yet you fail to mention them. This list is a scam...
Théo L-E
Théo L-E Пре месец
Imagine one of the best game of the decade costs 6 dollars to obtain...
SkiiVo Пре месец
Hollow knight got me into metroidvanias. It’s now my fav game genre
Frank Lin
Frank Lin Пре месец
No Dead Cells??
SaSSolino Пре месец
This better have Guacamelee! EDIT: :)
GrandmaDanger Пре месец
Blasphemous, Bloodstained, and Axiom Verge are some of my absolute favourite games of all time. If I show these games to someone who isn’t into metroidvanias, they want to play these titles.
TheMasterblaster32 Пре месец
Just can't get into hollow knight.
Zote The Mighty
Zote The Mighty Пре месец
Ori is a great game with outstanding visuals & music. But hollow knight is a masterpiece, its gameplay is awesome, combat & controls are simple yet enough for the game. It's world is huge, full of wonderful characters & bosses. It's gameplay isn't linear, any part of the game can be completed in any order.
lon ron
lon ron Пре месец
Much like olive oil and ice cream are a bizarrely complementary duo
Roberto Flores
Roberto Flores Пре месец
Paying $15 for Hollow Knight in the Nintendo eshop is a crime so I went ahead and bought the physical version which comes with a beautiful map of hollownest, game manual, reversible cover art, and the 4 dlcs already on cartridge. I recommend anyone who loves this game and appreciates having a classic in their library to do the same!
Colin C
Colin C Пре месец
Hollow Knight clap clap
Mr. Case
Mr. Case Пре месец
Dead Cells is number one.
jmaster 78
jmaster 78 Пре месец
Hollow knight Is a religion not a game
Chris Howard
Chris Howard Пре месец
Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Hollow Knight are my two favourite games of all time. I didn’t even think I liked metroidvanias until I played Ori. Then that lead me to Hollow Knight. They are games that make you wish you could wipe your memory and be introduced to them again.
Rocket Racer - Slash K.O.
Rocket Racer - Slash K.O. Пре месец
Monster Tale on Nintendo DS is also a great Metroidvania game that is not Metroid or Castlevania
Evalyne Loring
Evalyne Loring Пре месец
Just finished Metroid dread and needed more
Dimitm Пре месец
Ori ATWOTW is a bullshit
AEUGNewtype Пре 2 месеца
This list sucks and is just all the mainstream popular bullshit. There are such better Metroidvanias out there, and most of these don't belong on a top 10, especially Hollow Knight. Guacamelee, Shadow Complex, Ori, and Bloodstained are the only truly good ones here.
Alexandre Tremblay
Alexandre Tremblay Пре 2 месеца
Steamworld Dig 2 is such a gem
Saurabhav Пре 2 месеца
I encourage people to check out Owlboy, Bastion, and Celeste. Not sure if they fall into this genre but Limbo and Little Nightmares are great too.
James Sunderland
James Sunderland Пре 2 месеца
Yeah, putting Blasphemous at 8 and Hollow Knight at 1, such a serious list...
Zoom Zoom Kaboom
Zoom Zoom Kaboom Пре 2 месеца
Hollow Knight - a good, even great game, but has many design flaws that only someone that has played countless Metroidvanias would see. Enjoyable, but frustrating at times because of this. Worthy of being on the list, but I can't agree with it's #1 placement.
Dee Jaay
Dee Jaay Пре 2 месеца
#1 koumajou densetsu 2
Chaku Metal666
Chaku Metal666 Пре 2 месеца
Blasphemous always in my heart. Grande Andalucía viva el penitente
big-bro-LITTLE-BRO Пре 2 месеца
Ori and hollow knight are the best games I’ve played on the switch
Akatsuki Mi
Akatsuki Mi Пре 2 месеца
Honestly Hollow Knight IS the best metroidvania ever made.
lilbitofstrange Пре 2 месеца
In no particular order: Outland Dust: An Elysian Tail Death's Gambit Salt and Sanctuary Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Momodora Reverie Under The Moonlight
AQUA GAMES Пре 2 месеца
If they made a list of 3D Metroidvania’s Blue Fire would be #1.
DawnShard Пре 2 месеца
I agree with the number 2 and 1 places on this list. Ori was definitely the best game of its year, and one of my all time favorites. I'm currently playing hollow knight for the first time too. While the combat in Ori seems a bit easier than hollow knight, the platforming in ori seems much better than hollow knight. Ori draws you in with its drop dead beautiful world, music, and incredibly fast and satisfying platforming and abilities. As well as good combat, and its ability to make anyone who plays it feel emotion. Hollow knight draws you in with its deep lore and story, pretty art style, and challenging combat. Both are amazing games that I love and that everyone should try out, and that's coming from a guy who doesn't play the genre very much.
Tiamat NotRealName
Tiamat NotRealName Пре 2 месеца
me and my older brother are both really starting to hate the term metroidvania. 99% of metroidvania games are just vanias. axiom verge 1 and timespinner(why was this not in the video) was like the only games released (never heard of shadow complex until now) that had the metroid feel without being a metroid title. theres a big difference in gameplay feel when it ranged(metroid) vs melee(vania).
Thắng Lã Đại
Thắng Lã Đại Пре 2 месеца
Jacob P.
Jacob P. Пре месец
Im pretty sure that released in summer 2021 (after this list was made)
Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson Пре 2 месеца
Trying to figure out what the very first clip in this video is from. Astalon tears of the earth is one of the best I've played in awhile.
Pennyworth Пре 2 месеца is rayman not on this list?
Cesar Endrigo
Cesar Endrigo Пре 2 месеца
Great list. I just miss some Honor mentions, like … STRIDER . I agree with every simple item in list, but a second list( suggest) STRIDER, Iconoclasts and BATMAN: BLACKGATE!
DuBstepAnDa98 Пре 2 месеца
Had a lot of fun playing Steamworld Dig 2 last year
Joe Catallo
Joe Catallo Пре 2 месеца
It's a damn shame that Strider (the original, not the remake) didn't make this list. It's easily one of the top 5 metroidvanias out there, and is occasionally considered one of the greatest video games of all time. Shame on you, IGN.
Kenny Sintes
Kenny Sintes Пре 2 месеца
HK, one of my ggoat. Masterpiece
Luke Cartwright
Luke Cartwright Пре 2 месеца
Darksiders 3 anyone? Does that count?
Sam Pinot
Sam Pinot Пре 2 месеца
Hollow knight is best and it's back story so cool. But hollow knight is one and will be the one.
Allan Sousa
Allan Sousa Пре 2 месеца
Come on, we all knew that HK would be first....
Charles Walton
Charles Walton Пре 2 месеца
Hollow knight deserves that spot, but I’m disappointed to not have seen dead cells be in the list at all
Jasmin A. Richter
Jasmin A. Richter Пре 2 месеца
Hollow knight has my heart and my soul
cyberfennek Пре 2 месеца
Hollow knight is crap
Masud Harouny
Masud Harouny Пре 2 месеца
I hate HK. Made it to last boss fight.
cheezy 089
cheezy 089 Пре 2 месеца
Missing Monster boy :(
Flaco Texas
Flaco Texas Пре 2 месеца
All great games surprised dead cells didn’t make it 🤔
VulcanFaux Пре 2 месеца
The only down side about hollowknight for me is how it effected the way some people see the genre to the point some people treat the genre like certain games are copying hollowknight, while not realizing holowknight itself borrows from many before it. But that's pretty much my only gripe with it. The game itself is amazing, id say can't wait for silk song, but imma be honest. Once metroid dread got announced I was like "what's a silk song?"
Christian F.
Christian F. Пре 2 месеца
I really wanted to love Bloodstained more (because Iga) but since I chose the buggy Switch version at launch, it turned me off from the game before I had a chance to complete it. I may have to restart that one again..
J E Пре 3 месеца
Guacamelee should be #1
Malazan Пре 3 месеца
Guacamelee is extremely average imo... I really tried to enjoy those games...
Malazan Пре 3 месеца
I LOVED Blasphemous and really enjoyed Ender Lilies recently
Fuku Пре 3 месеца
I remember getting Hollow Knight as a ps plus freebie and thinking it was some weird game that I would never hear of and never play. I had my focus on Shadow of War, the other game that came that month. Around 8 months later, I see SmallAnt start playing it. I thought “This looks pretty fun, I think I remember getting this for free.” 2 months later, im trying to beat Pantheon of Hallownest and have gotten 112%. I don’t regret a single thing about playing Hollow Knight.
Kolby Gilbert
Kolby Gilbert Пре 3 месеца
I personally would put Ori at number 1. That game is amazing.
Ziggy Reaburn
Ziggy Reaburn Пре 3 месеца
Decisive dirt
Decisive dirt Пре 3 месеца
People here reaaaaally want silksong. Most people here are hollow knight fans. Wow.
The Confused Guy
The Confused Guy Пре 3 месеца
Ori didn't actually borrowed any ideas from HK... they are both metroidvanias so its obvious some things will be common... and Moon studios also said that they didn't actually copied HK and HK wasn't even the game they took inspiration from :)
Woomycraft Пре 3 месеца
I agree, I love not just metroidvanias, but platformers in general too. But for me, Hollow Knight takes the cake! It’s an unbelievably good game!
Nipulkrad Msinatagras
Nipulkrad Msinatagras Пре 3 месеца
I'm so happy to see *Blasphemous* here. *That game's aesthetic is just so hardcore.*
Francis Zabala
Francis Zabala Пре 3 месеца
you forgot lost ruins and dungreed both need a bit of your sanity to beat another level dungreed gives the epic satisfaction when you find a good weapon set and just murder everything lost ruins is essentially the same *but with waifus*
Bruce Leroy
Bruce Leroy Пре 3 месеца
Wish Dust an Elysian tale made this one.
Rrekker Пре 3 месеца
now that ender lilies and grime are out i think they deserve a spot on the top 10 list. just my opinion though ofc.
Spencer Trumbore
Spencer Trumbore Пре 3 месеца
No "La Mulana 2"?! pftt!
Bradley J. Timm
Bradley J. Timm Пре 3 месеца
THE MESSENGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greg's Retro Channel
Greg's Retro Channel Пре 3 месеца
This is exactly why i don't like the term Metriodvania. How can it be a ""METROIDVANIA"" game if it's neither METROID nor CastleVANIA?? WTF??
Greg's Retro Channel
Greg's Retro Channel Пре 3 месеца
The Term was designed to describe Symphony of the Night and so many of the Castlevania games that followed in it's gameplay style. It fit there because they were Castlevania games. With a sort of Metroid style Gameplay. But now it's been generalized to include any game?? what?? And that's why i hate the term. It's become too generalized & overused
CF Foo
CF Foo Пре 3 месеца
Guacamelee 2 is really nice...i play non stop untill my controller running out of battery life
Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf Пре 3 месеца
Greak Memories of Azur. You guys should try this one too.
JoDa con Merken
JoDa con Merken Пре 3 месеца
Dead cells???
Isaac Schiel
Isaac Schiel Пре 3 месеца
Kinda sad not to see Deaths Gambit.
m1k3y B
m1k3y B Пре 3 месеца
Sorry but Hollow Knight isn’t even in the same league as either Ori game.
Javier Calvo
Javier Calvo Пре 3 месеца
I really loved child of light
Dat1boi05 Пре 3 месеца
No dead cells? I guess it might not be considered an actual metroidvania, but still a surprise.
Deo Пре 3 месеца
Salt and Sanctuary
Moataz Seada
Moataz Seada Пре 3 месеца
Can’t wait for Steamworld Dig 3 and Hollow Knight Silksong
Web Monkey
Web Monkey Пре 3 месеца
So my take away is that the only thing that will scratch my Hollow Knight itch is Hollow Knight.
John Mecca
John Mecca Пре 3 месеца
I feel it’s important to reiterate that YOKU’S ISLAND is no joke. Don’t let its cutesy look fool you; it’s not just for kids. It’s a great game. Music is solid, physics are solid, art style is phenomenal. Even if you don’t like pinball, it’s still great. If you love pinball and haven’t played this, you should be downloading it now.👍🏽
Gunga Bunga
Gunga Bunga Пре 3 месеца
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