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8 best Metroidvanias to play before Metroid Dread

Need some games to hold you over until Metroid Dread?


Metroid Dread is the next 2D game in the acclaimed series, set to launch on October 8, 2021. It has been 19 years since the last mainline 2D installment: Metroid Fusion.


The Metroid series also celebrates its 35th anniversary on August 6, so what better time to dive into the best games the franchise has inspired over the years?