Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch
Switch

Metroid Dread

Oct 8, 2021
9.22
playscore
Excellent
12th of 8546

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Nintendo
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robotsOnce DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life.Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilitiesAcquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.

Gamer Reviews

7488 Reviews
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This review contains spoilers.


The Perfect 2D MetroidPiece Ever Made

Best Ever Final 2D Metroid Boss Fight Against Raven Break with a BadAss Cutscene of Samus Aran Yelling Loud After Overpowering Raven Break Huge Ego and Getting a Super Beam Shot off of Him. Also You Find out That Samus Aran is the Daughter of Raven Break from Raven Break as he tell you right before the final Boss Fight Against Him.

The E.M.M.I are Great and Hunt You Down like the SA-X Does in Metroid Fusion and you can only Killed Them with the Omega Canon while Being Cunning and Hiding From Them and Can Break off of them by timing the qt event to stun them or else you’re Dead with Dread.


  1. GamePlay: 10
  2. Story/Characters: 9
  3. Music/Sound: 8
  4. VoiceActing: 10
  5. Graphics: 10
Mar 6, 2022

Was lucky enough to get my hands on the Special Edition on the day of its release.  Some will say it's a typical fast-paced Metroid game. It not only has smooth action in movement elements, but also numerous puzzles and exploration in a eerily beautiful 2D world.

Mar 4, 2022

Great game! This game was the reason I purchased the switch. Loved how they had a mix between old super nintendo and new now-n-days feel! I rated only a 8 because after completing the game. There was not much to do. Theres no expansion pack yet. Except a update but would like to see more. The configuration was amazing! Everything did flow with button pressing. I did think it was going to be hard to learn but wasnt. Only thing, narrator robot was hard to hear when speaking in the game. Probably wear some head phones.

Critic Reviews

73 Reviews
8.83
Autumn WrightOct 20, 2021
Metroid Dread can't commit to giving players an action-packed power fantasy or a suspenseful adventure against the odds. It's quick, short, and snappy -- all things that can be good when used right, but not at all what Metroid Dread set out to deliver.
John RairdinOct 10, 2021
Over the years I’ve heard many people demand a sequel, in terms of gameplay, to one 2D Metroid or another. No matter what sequel you’ve wished for, Metroid Dread is it. It is simply Metroid, in the best way possible. Metroid Dread is the culmination of 2D Metroid in its entirety. It is a testament not only to what the genre has always been, but the potential of what it could become. It is a triumphant return of Samus Aran as the undisputed queen of the genre. Long may she reign.
MARC DESCHAMPSOct 21, 2021
Super Metroid is considered by many to be one of the best video games ever made. Gamers will have to judge for themselves if Metroid Dread managed to surpass it, but there's no doubt in my mind that it deserves to be considered among the best games in the series. It has its challenging elements, and they might scare some players off. However, those that stick with the game will be rewarded with one of the year's best experiences.

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