Yesterday we presented the first half
of our deep dive into Metroidvania
games, presenting our picks of the best modern entries in a genre whose history you can trace all the way back to the 16-bit and 32-bit era classics from Nintendo
, Super Metroid
and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
With this list, compiled by Seamus Mullins, inspired by one of the genre's recent hits - the excellent Dead Cells
Click Here to Read '20 Best Metroidvania Games To Play After Dead Cells (Part Two)'
Shadow Complex Remastered
Platform(s): Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
Developer: ChAIR Entertainment/Epic Games
If you prefer Metroidvania with guns over swords, then you can’t go past the remastered version of ChAIR Entertainment’s ’s Shadow Complex.
A smart twist on the side-scrolling Metroidvania formula, Shadow Complex keeps you guessing throughout its action-thriller story, switching perspectives and throwing dozens of crazy situations at you. As you traverse the game’s mysterious underground complex, you’ll discover several unique power ups, difficult challenges and epic boss battles to boot.