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8 best Metroidvanias to play before Metroid Dread

Need some games to hold you over until Metroid Dread?

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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?