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  • Summary: The sequel to Metroid Prime puts you in the role of bounty hunter Samus Aran once again. Your mission is to locate federation troopers who are missing on Aether--a planet torn into light and dark domains. To help you travel through the depths of light and dark, you'll have all-new beam weapons, a screw attack, and power-ups. Eliminate your enemies, solve puzzles, and open doors in an effort to restore peace to Aether. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes also features competitive multiplayer modes supporting up to four players. Expand
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  1. 100
    To match such thrill-a-minute environments, the level design, puzzles, and boss fights are all insanely original.
  2. Nothing comes close to the feeling you get when the Eznite shuts down your systems for the first time and you have to reboot.
  3. It's not dramatically different from the original but, man, is it fun. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is a title every GameCube owning shooter fan should have.
  4. The Dark Aether parts of the game added quite a bit of backtracking and mapping which really took me out of the experience more than I'd have liked. Still, the game is better than almost any other released this year, so it's definitely worth picking up.
  5. The great graphics, excellent gameplay and intriguing story line will have gamers glued to their GameCube for hours.
  6. Features a lot more action, is much more story driven, has better graphics and sound, and the game is a lot harder than its predecessor was.
  7. The constant scanning slows down the game, and the generic soundtrack does little to create any drama. But Metroid fans just want to play as Samus. And what's thrilling for those folks is the multiplayer action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 89
  2. Negative: 5 out of 89
  1. MetroidRules
    Nov 7, 2004
    It's Metroid but better!
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    Here's my Top 50 games of all time: The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past Super Metroid The Legend of Zelda Metroid Prime (Trilogy)
    Resident Evil 4
    Tetris DS
    Words with Friends (Scrabble)
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Mike Tysonâ
  3. SamusAran
    Nov 20, 2004
    Perfect Game!! Theres nothing to complain about this game.
  4. RolL.
    Apr 1, 2005
    One of the top games i've played on the GameCube... Hours and hours and hours of gameplay. Superior to the first Metroid just because the Bosses are so great. Expand
  5. IvyI.
    Mar 10, 2007
    Yes, this is the best single player shooting game I have ever played. The story,the environmental worlds, the weapons, and the creatures. A must get game for all. Expand
  6. BenjaminB.
    Mar 22, 2007
    If you liked the first part, buy it. it is a classical sequel, with no great changes in gameplay. as good as the first part.
  7. EthanR.
    Apr 16, 2006
    This game is absolutely terrible. The controls are impossible to use the story mode is boring and bland. The graphics are the only descent thing in this game. It is the worst game I have ever played and do not play this game ever! Expand

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