Metroidvanias are a dime-a-dozen on the Nintendo Switch, but Aeterna Noctis looks like it might be something special.
Catmaze is a Metroidvania that’s made its way to consoles after a few years of positive steam reviews. It’s got a low-budget look, but feels wonderful to play!
Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is a fantastic Metroidvania with gorgeous pixel art, a great story, and a boss that helped me learn to love losing.
Death’s Door’s atmosphere and story work in concert beautifully, the combat feels perfect, and the enemy design is spectacular.
If you’re a fan of side-scrolling action platformers, manga aesthetics, or folklore, The Legend of Tianding is absolutely a game to check out.
Metroid Dread is out today, but maybe you’re looking for some 2D action of a different flavor? We’ve got you covered.
The Skylia Prophecy is another smaller scale Metroidvania, and even though there’s a lot to like it’s just not clicking.
If you are in any way intrigued by a retro-stylized action platformer, Astalon: Tears of the Earth is worth your time.
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World offers a satisfying retro-like experience with a coat of paint and some quality-of-life improvements.
Sector 781 is a Metroiodvania game that is new to the Switch and is a true joy to play.
The Messenger is an excellent action-platformer that offers an embarrassment of riches