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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 beamThe 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: 89 out of 102
  2. Negative: 7 out of 102
  1. DannyD.
    May 1, 2004
    10
    If this game is anything like the first, my vote's already been cast!
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    10
    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)
    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)
    Banjo-Kazooie
    Resident Evil 4
    Tetris DS
    Words with Friends (Scrabble)
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Mike Tysonâ
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  3. MichaelH.
    Nov 19, 2004
    10
    Yes, Mike B, let's change an award winning, almost perfect game that was fine tuned to the minutest detail...That will surely ensure Yes, Mike B, let's change an award winning, almost perfect game that was fine tuned to the minutest detail...That will surely ensure that the game is loved...Hmm let's vote bad for MP2 being simliar to MP1, but lets give Halo 2 a good score. I think that that is REALLY fair. Go play Animal Crossing or something... Best game for GC right now. PERIOD. Expand
  4. DanielF
    Jul 26, 2005
    10
    Not as good as the first Metroid Prime, but is still amazing! Just remember Nintendo, the ammo system for the beam weapons does not work n Not as good as the first Metroid Prime, but is still amazing! Just remember Nintendo, the ammo system for the beam weapons does not work n Metroid Games! Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    This right here folks is not only the BEST Metroid game, but one of the best games of all time. Metroid Prime 2 is everything I want in aThis right here folks is not only the BEST Metroid game, but one of the best games of all time. Metroid Prime 2 is everything I want in a video game. It has AMAZING gameplay that is fun and challenging. The exploration is fantastic. This game is also home to some of the most atmospheric songs in all of video games. Areas such as Torvus Bog and Sanctuary Fortress are very interesting to explore and have great atmosphere. The sense of isolation, while not as good as Prime 1, is still very good. If you haven't played this masterpiece, I feel bad for you! Expand
  6. BenjaminB.
    Mar 22, 2007
    9
    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
    0
    This game is absolutely terrible. The controls are impossible to use the story mode is boring and bland. The graphics are the only descent 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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#1 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004