Best Metroidvania Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,347 Metroidvania games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Metroidvania game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight holds the #1 spot for "best Metroidvania game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,868 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,854 positive reviews and 10,014 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

2. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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Dead Cells has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 151,839 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 147,567 positive reviews and 4,272 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/6/2018
Developer Motion Twin
Publisher Motion Twin
Steam App Id 588650

3. SANABI

SANABI is an exhilarating stylish dystopian action-platformer. Play as a legendary retired veteran and use your signature prosthetic arm to jump over cliffs and skyscrapers, zip through bullets and traps and defeat powerful enemies.

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SANABI has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,991 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,371 positive reviews and 620 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.24 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SANABI on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.24
Release Date 11/8/2023
Franchise NEOWIZ
Developer WONDER POTION
Publisher NEOWIZ
Steam App Id 1562700

4. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Play the critically acclaimed masterpiece. Embark on a new journey in a vast, exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s destiny.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,521 positive reviews and 4,294 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/10/2020
Franchise Ori Franchise
Developer Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 1057090

5. A Castle Full of Cats

A Castle Full of Cats is a catvania hidden object game where you need to find all the cursed cats in the castle. Save each and every cat and unleash the power of love! ♡

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A Castle Full of Cats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,137 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,118 positive reviews and 19 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play A Castle Full of Cats on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 11/9/2022
Franchise Devcats
Developer Devcats
Publisher Devcats
Steam App Id 2070550

6. Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

Experience what it’s like to be Batman and face off against Gotham's greatest villians. Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 63,049 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 60,717 positive reviews and 2,332 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 3/26/2010
Developer Rocksteady Studios
Publishers
Steam App Id 35140

7. Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition

Get Batman: Arkham City and all DLC for one low price with the release of the GOTY Edition!

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Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 61,093 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 58,677 positive reviews and 2,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Developer Rocksteady Studios
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Steam App Id 200260

8. Bloody Hell

A short but sweet game about an Angel on a Bloody Bullet-hell mission to kill Satan! Dash, Double Dash, Grapple & Blast your way through Hell to fulfill your Holy Mission. Will you be able to kill Satan? Or will you fail to master your abilities and DIE in this BLOODY HELL?

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Bloody Hell has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,502 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,416 positive reviews and 86 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Bloody Hell on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2023
Developer Pun Intended
Publisher Pun Intended
Steam App Id 2056220

9. Pseudoregalia

Deep within the realm of sleep, Sybil finds herself pulled to a distorted castle. Grow strong, and unlock new abilities to build up a deep movement system, fight enemies, find secrets, and free the weary soul of Castle Sansa, in this retro-inspired 3D Platformer Metroidvania.

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Pseudoregalia has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,881 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,635 positive reviews and 246 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Pseudoregalia on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 7/28/2023
Developer rittzler
Publisher rittzler
Steam App Id 2365810

10. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

“Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios.

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Metroidvania games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 62,808 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 59,937 positive reviews and 2,871 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/27/2016
Franchise Ori Franchise
Developer Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 387290

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