Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch
Switch

Metroid Dread

Oct 8, 2021 NEW
9.16
playscore
Excellent
12th of 7822

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

2785 Reviews
9.59
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Nov 20, 2021

I love so much this game

Oct 30, 2021
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

Metroid dread is a reminder why gameplay is king in videogames. The game takes the controls from samus returns and improves on them tenfold making samus's control the best it has ever been in 2d and I'd argue it's one of the best feeling 2d games period. MercurySteam clearly learned from working on samus return as the bloated feeling present mainly due to its metroid killing grind has been evaporated and what you are left with is a fusion of metroid fusion and super in terms of design. You are given an objective but how you get there is up to you.

The level design is phenomenal with each area giving off its own atmosphere and exploring every nook and cranny to uncover everything it has to offer was invigorating(even the shinespark puzzles).

The emi are a great addition that never become manageable as each one is harder than the prior ones. They bring the dread fittingly, more than even the sax. The game also has killer bosses with the final boss being stellar and one of the fights in the middle may be my favorite fight in the series. Best boss fights in a 2d metroid hands down. The story also manages to be compelling and answers questions about who samus is, while exploring the established lore and characterising Samus more and making her look more badass than ever before.

What mercury steam pulled off is masterful a game that potentially usurps super metroids throne as best in the franchise. Only time will tell but the quality is here. This is a public service announcement if you own a switch buy this game.

Jejuand
10.00
Oct 13, 2021

This games is really amazing!!!! I love this game. The design of this Metroid is out of the world. It has some implementations from Metroid Samus Returns (N3DS), in which you have this cinematics with quick action. The transaction with 2d to 3rd perspective I loved it.

This game is a direct sequel of Metroid Fusion, for those players who had played previous games, you will love this game.

For those who are new in this franchise will like this game and don't have to worry if you haven't played the previous game. The main plots are explained at the beginning of the game.

I would liked this game could be a little more extensive, but I am satisficed. It is really hard to beat the boss and to avoid the EMMIs with a little of patient and learning its patterns, you beat them with any trouble at all.

Critic Reviews

59 Reviews
8.74
Ben MooreOct 13, 2021
Leo FariaOct 10, 2021
Metroid Dread is, well, another 2D Metroid, and that is worth celebrating if you’re a fan of the franchise. It will not, by any means, convert newcomers into die-hard fans of the series, given how it assumes you’ve played its predecessors right from the get-go, but it offers a crap ton of fanservice and excellent level design for those who know what to expect from a Metroid game.
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.