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8 best Metroidvanias to play before Metroid Dread

Need some games to hold you over until Metroid Dread?

Nintendo

Nintendo

Here are 8 Metroidvania games to play before Metroid Dread

Thomas Happ Games

Playable on PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Thomas Happ Games

Microsoft

7. Ori and the Blind Forest & Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Both of the Ori games — Blind Forest and Will of the Wisps — are stunning with beautiful art and satisfying exploration.

Playable on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Microsoft

Image & Form

Image & Form

505 Games

5. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Following in the footsteps of Castlevania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an impressive amalgamation of exploration, platforming, and combat.

505 Games

DrinkBox Studios

DrinkBox Studios

Playable on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Epic Games/Microsoft

Epic Games/Microsoft

Playable on PC, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One

Team17

Playable on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Team17

Team Cherry

Team Cherry