1These are the best metroidvania games on PS5

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With large interconnected maps that invite exploration, plenty of combat and a sprinkling of RPG elements, the metroidvania genre is one of the best out there in our opinion.

Ever since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night wowed us all those years ago, taking elements from the Metroid series and building upon them to create a new experience quite unlike any other, we’ve been hooked on metroidvanias. And now, more than 20 years later, the genre is perhaps more popular than ever. So that means there are plenty of metroidvania games available on PS5.

If you do have a PS5 and the urge to play a metroidvania game, however, you might be wondering exactly which ones you should play. And for that reason, we’ve put together a short list of some of the best available. Most of the metroidvanias on this list are PS5-native, or at least have PS4 Pro support so they both look and play great on PS5. And we’ve played them all extensively, so they really do get our seal of approval. And once you’ve exhausted this list, why not check out our list of the best metroidvania games on PS4 for even more metroidvania action?

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