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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: 81 out of 88
  2. Negative: 5 out of 88
  1. NateH.
    Nov 5, 2004
    Game kicks ass!!!!!
  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. JuanV.
    Nov 20, 2004
    This game is amazing in every single way. the graphics are stunning, the music is great, this game is just a masterpiece. plus the addition of multiplayer just makes this game perfect. this is a must own game, period. Expand
  4. JohnB.
    Mar 29, 2005
    This game has a fun 1 player mode that reminds me of a mix between Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, and the James Bond games. It is complicated but very fun to play. The multiplayer mode is the funnest I have played on the Gamecube since Timesplitters 2 came out. Me and my friends have spent hours on multiplayer mode. Metroid Prime 2 is an all around great game. Expand
  5. DeanK.
    Aug 1, 2006
    One of the BEST gamecube games out there now.
  6. JeffR.
    Jan 23, 2005
    I find it to be a whole lot of fun to "discover" the past history of this ravaged planet and the races that inhabit it - i dont think there is a single game ever that has been so genuinely believable, and the writing and intuitive scanning features have a lot to do with that. the story feels collected, never shoved down your throat. there is a lot ot say for the subtlety of echoes. The visuals are flat-out astonishing, wth lush organic environments spanning the entire adventure and some of the absolute best art direction ever to come out of any game studio (this easily gets my best graphics nod for the year). the backtracking can get tedious sometimes, and i would have definitely appreciated a "save-anywhere" feature (getting killed right after finally beating a boss after numerous attempts is NEVER fun), but the pros heavily outweigh the cons on this one. 9.5/10 Expand
  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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