We selected 16 games, from good old classics to modern titles, both hardcore and relatively easy to play, which we believe are the best representatives of the genre.
A good list of games, a few that actually passed me by or I heard about then forgot to do any follow up. For those that care like me, this is also a list all on one page, so kudos for that as well.
Hate those lists where you need to click 'next' all the time. Looks like such creators care more about the time users spend on the website but not the users themselves.
I could not agree more about the list all on one page.
Good list the only ones I did not play were Apotheon, La-Mulana 2, Salt & Sanctuary, because I don't like its design or/ and graphic art, outside of that finished more then half of the rest.
You may want to give Salt and Sanctuary the benefit of the doubt squire, it's a pretty great title in my opinion.
I have all of these games . Apotheon was ok there are better games for the list imo. Rain World, Bunny Must Die, unEpic , Battle Princess Madelyn etc there are so many good games.
Great list and I have damn near all the games on it, I'll definitely check out the ones i dont have.
Calling Guacamelee a metroidvania is a bit of a stretch. You just move forward and unlock all of your gate-opening abilities within the first 3 hours of a the game and then you simply use them in different combinations to escape from puzzle platforming rooms. You almost never back track to advance the story. It's incredibly linear.
one of the best metroidvania's isn't even mentioned. Batman: Arkham Asylum
I wish they would make another one like that, the open world ones are still good but not the same.
I guess the focus here on more classic games, I mean 2D ones. AA is still an excellent game though.
Batman Arkham: Blackgate on Vita/3DS is a very good metroidvania in that 2.5D aesthetic. I think Arkham Asylum and Bioshock are two 3D games with metroidvania-style exploration that should be in the conversation.
Very good list and i have them all. The very first modern game i recommend fans of the genre to play is Hollow Knight, second is Ori. Don’t miss them if you can.
You sir, have good taste in videogames 👍
I see yours is as good, Abe's first 2 adventures were fantastic. Looking forward to Soulstorm.
Very tight between Ori and Hollow Knight - playing Hollow Knight now. So far, though, I'm still with Ori for the visuals, musical score, and just overall platforming. Hollow Knight has a different approach, but I'm really liking it so far. This could change though, as I've barely scratched the surface of Hollow Knight.
Ori is a sensational adventure, i have the soundtrack on a usb in my car for when the mood calls. Hollow Knight is the kind of game that demand little patience and investment at the begining, once past that you're completely hooked. Two of my friends gave up on it unfortunately just because of its dark tone and slow begining. Their loss i tell you but it's always nice to share great games experiences with people you care for.
You cannot go wrong with either game, they are both fantastic. There will come a point in Hollow Knight, after a couple of unlocked upgrades where it becomes irresistable. I can kind of see where you might conclude that Ori is more impressive in respect if its aesthetics, but after a few hours I grew to really appreciate the artstyle of Hollow Knight, I think it really suits the games overall mood and what they are going for as far as the universe and story are concerned. I bought Voidheart Edition on PSN and couldn't put it down, I love it so much I just bought the physical version for my collection from Fangamer. I hope it grabs you SyntheticForm, it's such a belting game!
Headlander should be on the list.
Shadow complex was boss.
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