1You Want Metroidvanias? We’ve Got Metroidvanias
We love Metroidvania games.
It’s true that they often require a bit of tedious backtracking, but a good Metroidvania game – a term that comes from ‘Metroid’ and ‘Castlevania’ – makes sure that every trip you make is rewarding. Sometimes you’ll find a powerful piece of equipment by going off the beaten path. Other times you might discover a new skill or item that allows you to access a new area. And you should definitely keep your eyes open for secrets around every corner.
There’s a wealth of different types of Metroidvania games out there, with vastly different settings, characters and styles, but they all have multiple things in common. Namely, their sprawling, interconnected maps, the need to explore, and an upgrade system that allows you to improve your character as you progress.
So, if you like games with interconnected maps that promote exploration, as well as plenty of platforming and light RPG elements, click on through. Our picks of the best Metroidvania games on PS4 await.