If you’re looking for a new adventure to embark on, Metroidvania games offer a unique and thrilling experience. With an ever-evolving metroidvania genre, the Nintendo Switch has some of the best Metroidvania games available. Here are some of the top picks that fans have been raving about.
This is no doubt one of the most popular Metroidvanias available on the Switch. Hollow Knight takes players on a dangerous journey through an underground kingdom to save it from great evil. The game features beautiful hand-drawn visuals and an expansive world filled with secrets to explore. It boasts side quests that reward you with money and experience, giving you immense satisfaction as you progress through the game. Combat in Hollow Knight is also a highlight, combining jump-and-slash combat and elemental spells that reward skillful play.
The game has attracted critical acclaim from both gamers and critics alike, earning multiple awards including Google Play Awards Best Indie Game 2016 & 2017 as well as The Game Awards for Best Independent Game 2017. “Hollow Knight is one of those games I hadn’t heard much about before playing but was completely engrossed in once I started” says Brian Nelms of Indie Game Website.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
This beloved action-adventure inspired by classic Metroidvanias has seen success across platforms since its original 2015 release on Xbox One and PC. Its Switch port has added even more content such as new areas, puzzles, abilities and story elements while still retaining the same gorgeous art style found in its other ports.
Gameplay in Ori involves platforming elements combined with fast action combat sequences against monsters or puzzles connected to bigger objectives