Top 5 Metroidvania Games Available On PC


Let’s be honest, every time we turn our heads there’s another “Metroidvania” game coming out on PC. The platform is so packed with them that it’s hard to see the gems from the rest of the crowd. With that, let me help make it easier for you by showing you the 5 best Metroidvania games available on PC. It ranges from older titles to a fairly new game that I think you’ll enjoy.

Of course, this is just my personal list. What I think are the best Metroidvania games on PC could be quite different from your favorites. If you’re feeling indifferent, I’d love to know which games should have been in the list in the comments below!

Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

ORI: The Collection is a collection (duh) of two of the best Action / RPG / Metroidvania games I’ve ever played; Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Both games are epic adventures, packed with action, amazing storytelling, and some of the best music I’ve heard in a video game. It’s relaxing and yet hard as nails sometimes. If you are a fan of these genres, you shouldn’t even be wondering about choosing this collection – just get it. Seriously, the music in this game is so good.

Get the Ori: The Collection on Steam.

Developer: Thomas Happ Games
Publisher: Thomas Happ Games
Check out our Axiom Verge review.

To think Axiom Verge was wanted because Nintendo wouldn’t release another Metroid game is so much more than that. You play as a scientist who appears to be dying, but wakes up in an ancient, high-tech world. The game even looks like the original Metroid game, with better gameplay, plenty of weapons to choose from, a huge world to explore, and there’s even a decent story to follow. Oh, and this game was designed and developed by one person, Tom Happ. The same person who has worked on a number of AAA games and was responsible for bringing several indie titles to Nintendo’s platforms over the past few years.

Get Axiom Verge on Steam.

Developer: Konjak
Publisher: Bifrost Entertainment

Even though it looked like the Iconoclasts would be in development forever, it was certainly worth the wait. Iconoclasts is an indie open-world 2D platformer with RPG elements dotted around it. While this looks like a cute game, it couldn’t be further from the truth that underneath all the charm is a frantic platform game, full of puzzles, a huge world, and bosses that might make you throw your controller ( or keyboard) across the chamber. And hey, if you’re a Mega Man fan, the Iconoclasts might be in your back alley.

Get Iconoclasts on Steam.

Developer: Team Cherry
Editor: Team Cherry

Team Cherry set the world on fire when they released Hollow Knight. An enjoyable, fun, and sometimes complex platform RPG, Hollow Knight will push you to the limits with an incredible amount of action, challenging boss fights, and charm. It’s one of the prettiest indie games I’ve ever seen, all thanks to the hand-drawn style. If that wasn’t enough, four different DLC expansions are available for the game; Godmaster, Lifeblood, The Grimm Troupe and Hidden Dreams. Oh yeah, there’s another one that’s currently in development called Silksong. You might have heard it, and it’s a big deal, but so far Team Cherry has been pretty quiet when we can expect to see it.

Get Hollow Knight on Steam.

Developer (s): Adglobe, Live Wire
Editor: Binary Haze Interactive

This game is at the spooky end of the Metroidvania games, but is still a fantastic game nonetheless. You play as a little girl named Lily, who wakes up in a bedroom, completely alone. While everyone has been cursed and are now undead, much to Lily’s horror. And though it seems hopeless, Lily is not helpless as a protective spirit comes to her aid and accompanies her on a quest. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights draws on lots of examples from other Metroidvania games and themes that are darker than you are used to, but the end result is a long, addicting game that you may not want. -be not let go.

Get Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights on Steam.

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