8 Indie Metroidvanias To Scratch Your Exploration Itch

8 Indie Metroidvanias To Scratch Your Exploration Itch

Indies love the Metroidvania format, and we love indies that off up those old-school exploration thrills. Recently, there's been a deluge of open-ended platforming adventures -- and here are 8 that are worth checking out.

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I feel like the Shantae games should be on here. Momadora is bomb, though.

Well, if we're going to list off metroidvania's, here's some more:

Axiom Verge
Strider (2014)
Rogue Legacy
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Shadow Complex
Cave Story

And that's just off the top of my head.

How do these lists always miss obvious ones like Cave Story, Axiom Verse and Shantae?


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