Owlboy, one of the best games like Ori and the Blind Forest, is seen here.
As such, I’ll begin our list of games like Ori and the Blind Forest with a personal favorite of mine. There aren’t enough people who know about or have played this amazing, comforting game.
Owlboy is here, baby.
I was completely taken by surprise when I played this 2016 Metroidvania for the first time, which is suitable for a game about flight. Each and every second of D Pad’s labor is on show in this game, which took him nine years to create.
You may throw your best friend into a wall as many times as you want since the pixel art is absolutely gorgeous, the animation is flawless, and the gameplay is both original and satisfying.
However, the plot is what keeps me coming back to this game. The writing is humorous, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly heartfelt at the same time, making it an enjoyable read. Owlboy is one of the rare games that has had me both laugh and cry at the same time.
Even more astounding is the fact that this occurs almost always at the same moment.
You should definitely play this if you haven’t already. To avoid spoiling yourself, don’t check it up, and just play the game.
However, if you’re looking for a new favorite thing in the world, check out Boguins.
Ori and the Blind Forest-like games.
A screenshot of Guacamelee
Once again, the Guacamelee fiesta is one of the most underappreciated films of all time.
A decent Metroidvania should have everything you could possibly want in it, and this game delivers on that promise admirably.
What can I say but wow!
How do you get a soundtrack that sounds like a Mexican deity of rhythm and wrestling?
All the things Guacamelee seeks to accomplish, it succeeds at. Wrestling-style combat, which is uncommon in video games of this type, really works rather well and gives you the impression of being an actual macho wrestling champion doused in enough baby oil to drown an actual baby.
In addition, I enjoy the aesthetic of the artwork. It’s like a gigantic Mexican cultural fiesta. Folklore, the Day of the Dead, and the Luchas. All of this adds a tremendous energy to the game, increasing the level of engagement by a factor of two.
Goats are an additional consideration. This contains goats.
Additionally, Guacamelee’s sequel, which virtually recaptured the original’s enchantment and lifted the bar in a few other areas, was a huge success. However, if you haven’t already, I’d recommend picking up the Super Turbo Championship version of the original if you haven’t previously.
You can blame me if you fall head over heels for X’tabay.
7 Hollow Knight
A screenshot of the Hollow Knight game.
I’m sure you anticipated this. Hollow Knight is on nearly every list of games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Will of the Wisps. I’ll tell you what, I saw it coming too. So, in a sense, we both knew what was going to happen!
That’s probably not the best way to put it.
I’m sure you’ve all figured out why Hollow Knight made the cut. It’s one of the most gorgeous, entertaining, and emotive Metroidvanias ever made.
Every enemy and boss in the game is unique and different from the one before it. It uses its memorable characters and detailed locations to present a compelling story. Its dismal but hopeful tone is perfectly suited to its hand-drawn art style.
In other words, this is a foregone conclusion.
Team Cherry clearly invested a lot of time and effort on this game, and it’s clear that it’s a labor of love. Just when you think you’ve seen everything the game has to offer, it pulls something completely unexpected out of its pocket and slams you in the face with it.
Like my father used to do with his Looney Toons keychain…
It’s never too late to fall in love with this game again.
6 Rain World
It’s Always Raining in the World of Rain.
Ori and the Blind Forest and other similar titles
First impressions suggest that Rain World is an Ori-like pixelated version of the game. I mean, there are only so many Metroidvania platformers out there where you play as a cute but strange white thing, navigating a harsh yet hopeful environment.
I’m very sorry! I believe that the new Tetris was in the same vein. My apologies.
Instead of gorgeous and powerful weaponry to dispatch any foes that come your way, you have rubbish in Rain World, making it more like Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
In other words, it’s not an insult to say that. You’re not just throwing away rubbish, either.
It’s hard to say how different Rain World is from its predecessor in terms of difficulty. It’s a survival game as much as it is a platformer, and it does an excellent job of making you feel small and powerless in the face of a vast and terrifying environment.
Just eat, sleep, and avoid being killed by creepy crawlies as long as it takes to find your family.
It’s ten times worse than being lost in the grocery store as a youngster.
However, despite the game’s brutality, I believe it’s a captivating and engrossing experience that should be given a chance. Slugcat is also the name of the white creature.
There you have it.
5 Yoku’s Island Express
Ori and the Blind Forest and Will of the Wisps, for example, don’t all deal with the same subjects. Yoku’s Island Express takes us from the ruins and the rain to the clear blue skies and warm sunshine at number five on our list. Because this game is so upbeat, the only rains you’ll find here are those pouring from your own eyes as you weep over how adorable it is!
This is an odd game, but I like it greatly for trying something new and succeeding spectacularly. A big thank you to the very bonkers lad who had the audacity to consider Let me know if you’ve ever thought about pairing a Metroidvania game about exploration with something else.
As for the fact that my boomer butter was exactly on the money,
It’s a great idea, and they implement it flawlessly, to progress through the game by getting past these distinct pinball sections. There is nothing wrong with creating your game on an existing idea as long as you add your own spin and make it engaging.
Moreover, the visuals in this film are extremely breathtaking. The entire game features a hand-painted art style that is just stunning. Even in the middle of the muddiest cavern, Yoku’s Island Express never fails to delight.
You did an outstanding job, Team 17. My heartfelt apologies for the Yooka Laylee incident.
Ori and the Blind Forest and Will of the Wisps are two of the most underappreciated video games of all time.
This year’s Strider was a modern reinterpretation of the brilliant but sadly underappreciated 1989 game Strider. Despite the fact that it’s even better, this one gets shamefully disregarded.
For the next 15 minutes before forgetting about it once again we’ll receive a brand new one in the next several years, maybe?
In contrast to Ori, Strider offers some of the most smooth and pleasurable mobility in gaming history. You dash, jump, slice, flip, wall-climb, dash again, ceiling-climb, slice again.
And then you’re done with the game! You did a fantastic job, congratulations.
Although it’s not the longest game out there, it’s still an extremely fulfilling and satisfying experience. With your sword, ninja stars and badass flowy red cloak, killing all the enemy soldiers and robots as quickly as possible feels great and enjoyable enough to keep me going back to this game.
Some of the other Metroidvanias on this list may have more in common with Ori, but this one has fluid movement, exciting fighting, and all the ninja husbando you could desire.
3 Steam World Dig 2
Monolith Productions, “Shadow of Mordor,”
In my opinion, many people miss this game due to the misconception that it’s all about digging. The truth is, however, that this is not the case.
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a game about discovery and exploration. In other words, you’re going on a quest. It’s going to war. Platforming is what you’re doing. It’s
Yes, digging is a large part of it.
In my opinion, that’s a good thing. A lot more is going on beneath the surface of this game than what you can perceive at first glance. Hidden beneath a layer of dirt is an extremely difficult platforming task that requires you to escape traps, or hang along ceilings, or fly over lava with your jetpack.
In addition, the inclusion of a jetpack gets you a bonus of 100 points. Enhanced each and every game.
That it likes to throw surprises at you is something I appreciate greatly in a video game. Aside from that, the game’s lighting effects are some of the most stunning I’ve ever seen in a game.
Even the lasers that the robots blast out are a sight to behold, what with the lava’s strong burning glow and the soft neon spores. Despite the dingy surroundings, they all look immaculately clean and polished.
As if cowboy robots weren’t enough, I couldn’t leave them out. Obviously.
The two Rayman Legends
The classic game Will of the Wisps comes in at number two on our list of games like Ori and the Blind Forest.
2 Rayman Legends
Even if these games aren’t really Metroidvanias, they nevertheless share enough in common with Ori, as well as in quality, with this list, that I believe they deserve to be included.
Rayman Legends, on the other hand, is a goddamn jewel.
This is quite possibly the most frantic platformer ever created. This is a truly unique experience thanks to its rapid, swift movement, great momentum, and well planned levels that beg to be hurried run.
For crying out loud, you’re tearing through a level to the tune of Barracuda.
How on earth do you not have this playing right now?
One of those games where you can tell the developers had a great time making it. It’s one of the most exhilarating platformers ever developed, and it’s brimming with life and excitement.
You can also get all of Rayman Origins unlocked in this game, and there’s also the Kung Foot minigame, which I played for a long time.
Aside from its fantastic visual style and lightning-fast animation, this is a treat to look at and demonstrates the attention to detail that went into making it. Ubisoft, thank you very much for this.
Let’s not waste any more time with the Rabbids, so please, make another one!
similar to Ori and the Blind Forest in terms of quality
I had a talk with my friend about Celeste the other day. This is how it went down.
I love Celeste
There is almost too much excitement and praise for that game. It’s time for people to put it out of their minds. There are far better games out there.
Is that anything you’ve actually played?
Regardless, he’s now deceased.
What I’m getting at is that he thought Celeste was overrated, like many others. That, in my opinion, is completely untrue. My favorite platformer includes some of the best level design, smartest platforming puzzles I’ve ever encountered, and surprisingly complex tales.
And it’s closer to Ori than you might expect. Despite the fact that both of their tales take a back seat to gameplay, they nonetheless manage to be quite emotional. The platforming elements in both games are quite well-done. Both games, on the other hand, are able to accomplish anything they put their minds to.
In addition, the music from both films gives me the creeps.
That’s a crucial point.
Regardless, if you haven’t already, you should definitely play Celeste. In spite of the fact that you’ll probably despise the B and C sides, you’re not the only one.
Even though you’ve reunited with your friends, your journey isn’t over. If you’re looking for a game with a beautiful world to explore as well as fantastic gameplay mechanics, there are still many options. I sincerely hope that these games will be able to make up for the void they’ve left in your life. Try any of these games, or let us know if we’ve missed one that should have been included!