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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: 77 out of 84
  2. Negative: 5 out of 84
  1. May 26, 2011
    I liked this game better than its predecessor because it's easier. Not only that, but this FPS looks great. The dark, brooding atmospheres, accompanied with eerie music make for a chilling experience, especially when you turn around to see an alien making a beeline towards you. Collapse
  2. May 16, 2013
    The graphics and controls for Metroid Prime 2: Echoes are very good and the boss battles are challenging and great. But I didn't care for the mutli-player mode because the modes that's offered in it is very limit. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Nov 5, 2011
    While not as good as Metroid Prime, the improved graphics, the addition of new suits and powerups, as well as the light and dark world, makes this a very compelling experience that everyone should play. Lore is as good as always, bosses are very fun to kill, and the general feel of the game is very polished. And also, hard difficulty really means hard. Really. Also features multiplayer, but it's not very good to be honest. That would be the con of the game. 9/10. Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2013
    Hmmm... I loved the first Prime, absolutely loved it. This one I didn't love quite as much at the beginning. Maybe because it just seemed the first game couldn't be topped, and for some reason this one didn't reel me in right away. I even quit playing it halfway through. Then when I came back after a six month hiatus and tried picking it up again, I seemed to enjoy it much better. The further you dig the better it gets. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    The original Metroid Prime was a masterpiece, without a doubt, so Metroid Prime 2: Echoes had I a lot to live up to. While it's not as good as the original, it's still pretty fun. The mechanics are just as solid as the first, the world is large and full of interesting environments, and the boss battles are all well done (except for the Boost Guardian). The light and dark world mechanic is interesting, but it really doesn't make the game any more fun. If anything, going back and forth between worlds is just a bit tedious. Also, the dark world is very annoying.
    This is still a great game, however it is a bit disappointing given it's outstanding first installment.
  7. Apr 25, 2013
    Most people like games because of gameplay, graphics, how hard it was... but this game is hard to get into. The first level involves running around with virtually no direction given, and the second is worse, as you have to look for several keys with even less direction. Funnily enough, if you could save whenever you wanted, it might get a 3, but it screws that up too. You have to backtrack all the way to your ship to save. No thanks, this game is strictly for Sci-fi nerds. Expand

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