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Arcade 16 May 2011
A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters.
Arcade 24 February 2017
Hollow Knight is a 2D metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry. The game takes us to a fantasy underground world located bellow the city of Dirtmouth. The place attracts numerous adventurers, who disappear without a trace when they enter it. We play as an adventurer who decides to face the challenge and find riches, fame, and the answers he is looking for in that underground world. The game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective.
Action 07 August 2018
An action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements by indie French studio Motion Twin. During the game, you explore a grim castle, whose elements (such as chambers, cloisters, and sewers) are procedurally generated. Given the permadeath system, it means that each new gameplay is a fresh experience, during which you can discover new parts of the fortress. An important aspect of Dead Cells is combat, which is very difficult.
Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood
Action 26 October 2018
A set of two classic Castlevania games, including the cult classic Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood. The package includes original versions of both productions, although with a few additional options.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Action 11 March 2016
An expanded edition of the warmly received platform game developed by Moon studio in 2015. The story of Ori and the Blind Forest focuses on the titular spirit of the forest who is trying to learn something about itself and the world that surrounds it. The game lacks any dialogues and the story is told by using the gameplay and mute cutscenes. As for the mechanics, the game belongs to the subgenre called metroidvania.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Arcade 11 March 2020
The second part of the metroidvania series, in which the players play the title ghost. In Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the protagonist leaves Nibel forest to discover his true destiny as he travels through an exotic world.
Action 22 July 2016
An exploration game that eludes standard genre classification, developed by independent studio Chucklefish. Starbound combines elements of a 2D sandbox platformer and a strategy game. As you play, you explore and colonize other planets, provide for their inhabitants, construct useful items and vehicles, as well as fight hostile aliens. The game is set in a procedurally generated world,providing a great amount of freedom to the players.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
RPG 22 June 2021 (early access since 21 January 2021)
Metroidvania game in the format of an action platform game with RPG elements. In Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights we find ourselves in a ruined kingdom, which we wander as a priestess using skills of defeated enemies in battle.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Action 11 March 2015
A two-dimensional platformer with RPG elements, produced by Moon Studios, an independent developer. It belongs to a subgenre called metroidvania. We assume the role of a young and inexperienced forest spirit who will try to learn more about himself and the world around him during his long journey. In the game we explore vast areas full of hidden passages and shortcuts while solving puzzles and facing challenges testing our agility.
Action 10 September 2019
A platform action game, in which the players are taken to a dark, fantasy world filled with dark forces. During the game, the players are facing legions of nightmarish creatures as they travel through grim, non-linear locations.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
Hollow Knight: Silksong is a 2D platformer from Team Cherry, a continuation of the hit of 2017. The game offers a great world with a partially open structure, a crafting system and an extensive dexterity combat system, based on acrobatic maneuvers.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Action 18 June 2019
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an action-adventure platform game set in a gothic horror setting. The game is a spiritual successor to the Castlevania series. The person in charge of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was Koji Igarashi, who previously worked on the Castlevania series over the course of many years. The game revolves around exploring a large castle, which is crawling with demons the players need to fight against, you also develop your character and gather items.
The Last Faith
Action September 2021
Metroidvania game, created in the form of a action platformer. In The Last Faith we play the role of Erica, who is walking through a dangerous gothic city, trying to discover the truth about the old prophecy and corruption digesting the metropolis.
Terraria: Otherworld is the second part of the popular sandbox platform game, developed by Andrew Spinks and his independent studio Re-Logic. In the game, referred to as “two dimensional Minecraft”, we are given the ability to shape a randomly generated world without restrictions and to create a number of useful tools, utility objects and structures via its crafting system.
Action 30 March 2021
Narita Boy is an arcade metroidvania with platformer elements telling the story of a legendary hero locked in a digital world. The game is kept in retro style and it was published by Team17.
Metroid Prime 4
The fourth full-fledged installment in the best-selling action series Metroid Prime, owned by Nintendo. Metroid Prime 4 is the first installment designed for Nintendo Switch. The game’s protagonist is Samus Aran – an interstellar bounty huntress fighting with Space Pirates. After the events presented in the previous game, the heroine gets entangled in another intrigue, which forces her to embark on another dangerous journey.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Action 20 March 1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is an extended game from the famous series about vampire hunters. Two-dimensional platformer belongs also to the species of metroidvanii.
Vigil: The Longest Night
Action 14 October 2020
Vigil: The Longest Night is a classic metroidvania set in a universe of dark fantasy, characterized by a high level of difficulty, challenging combat, grotesque monsters and an interesting graphic design. Glass Heart Games is responsible for the creation of the game.
RPG 14 August 2018
Death's Gambit is an oldschool 2D action RPG developed by White Rabbit, inspired by the classic games like Castlevania or Shadow of the Colossus and newer productions such as Demons' Souls. We play as the Emissary of Death, and our job is to purge the world from the immortals. The game takes place on a medieval planet, where we will have to face numerous knights, undead, and monsters.
Action 30 August 2018
A hybrid of a classic platform game and of a metroidvania game. The player assumes the role of a ninja warrior who must save his village.
Action 03 February 2015
A 2D platform game with an open world, inspired by Greek mythology. It was developed by an indie Canadian studio Alien Trap, known from, e.g. the well-received platform game Capsized. The game tells the story of Hera, who overthrows her husband, Zeus, and, driven by her dislike towards mortals, decides to obliterate them. You play as a hero, who has to reach the summit of Mount Olympus to save humanity and end the tyranny of the gods.