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  • Summary: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption set a new standard for first-person motion controls in video games. Now it’s bringing those controls to the rest of the celebrated series, allowing players to experience the entire Metroid Prime story arc with the precision of the Wii Remote. Metroid Prime Trilogy, is a three-game collection for the Wii console that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements. Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes let players use their Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran. Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games. Players can access the game they want from a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures. Through a new unlockables system, players can gain access to in-game rewards such as music and artwork by accomplishing objectives across all three games. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 100
    An absolutely stunning collection of games that no self-respecting gamer should be without; Metroid Prime Trilogy is a landmark achievement in gaming that deserves to be played and enjoyed on the Wii in its ultimate form.
  2. 100
    Three of the finest FPS experiences from the GameCube days gets the port they deserves in this stellar recollection of the Metroid Prime series.
  3. A must-buy for newcomers to the series and worth another go if you've played them before. [Nov 2009, p.78]
  4. Metroid Prime: Trilogy contains the kind of games you want to be remade. Three fantastic games in one pack, with the new way of controller them and with some neat extra’s. It’s a deal you don’t want to miss.
  5. The first two entries in the Metroid Prime saga proved to naysayers that bringing the Metroid franchise to life in the third dimension was possible, and in doing so developer Retro Studios created the best action adventures to grace the now defunct Gamecube. The third and final installment in the series threw Wii motion controls into the mix. With Metroid Prime Trilogy we're offered the definite version of the series where all three titles now boast Wii controls, 480p resolution and widescreen support. You won't get more bang for your buck on the Wii than this.
  6. All three Metroid Prime games in one box, for 50 bucks, pumped through the wide-screen framing of the Wii and controlling with its Remote. You make the call.
  7. Metroid Prime Trilogy is an offer you can't refuse: a must-buy for the most devoted fans and for anyone who hasn't yet related with one of the most astonishing sagas in the whole gaming universe, but at the same time an avoidable compilation for those who have already played the three masterpieces.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    The easiest review in the world! The original Metroid Prime is well worth a 10 as a stand-alone title, as it is one of the best adventure games ever made. So... score sorted then. If, however, you have played the first game to death and are more interested in the sequels, here are a few things you should mull over. Metroid Prime 2 is a mostly fantastic title. The light / dark world idea is really well done, and it develops that isolated atmosphere that defines the Metroid series even further. Unfortunately, MP2 is severely hamstrung by it's truly ball-breaking difficulty. If you're properly up for a challenge, though, it's all gold! Metroid Prime 3 has other, more pressing issues. The game suffers from a serious case of deja-vu. Almost everything in this game has been seen before, and it all just feels a bit under-inspired and workman like. So there you go; One all-time classic, one hard-as-nails slice of intensity and one solid-but-ultimately-dull clone. If, however, you have never played the original Metroid Prime, well... BUY THIS IMMEDIATELY! Expand
  2. May 25, 2011
    10
    The best three games ever made recreated for the best system ever made. What more needs to be said? The only word I can think of to describe it is "perfection". Expand
  3. Soooo
    Jan 28, 2010
    10
    This is easily the greatest gaming compilation of all time. Forget the hype of Halo, or Killzone, this is real gaming. I'm sick and tired of games' fates being decided by incompetent reviewers. This fact this doesn't have a perfect score is criminally disgusting. I wonder what a Halo Trilogy would get? This IS the greatest series of First Person Shooters ever made, the standard has been set and any intelligent gamer is still waiting for it to be broken 8 yrs later. Retro, we salute you! Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    10
    This package is one of the best deals in gaming history. Three of the absolute finest games ever created, and now the first two with the highly superior Wii controls.

    If you haven't experienced Prime 1 & 2 before, this is the definitive version to get. It's probably pretty hard to get a copy of the trilogy for a reasonable price now, as it was only available for a limited time, but if you see it, get it! It's definitely worth every penny it costs you, these games are really that amazing.

    I also have to mention the visuals, they are superb in these games. Retro Studios have used an incredibly clever art style, along with the best possible use of the Wii's technical capabilities. The graphics, at least for Prime 3: corruption, have not aged one bit.

    So basically, if you really like action/adventure games and have not yet experienced these three masterpieces, this package is worth almost anything you'll have to pay for it.
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  5. Nov 5, 2011
    10
    Even tough some games are missing effects, and others are censored a small bit, those are minimal flaws that don't manage to harm one of gaming's best complitations of all time. 3 great games in a neat package, complete with upgraded graphics on older titles, new control schemes to make those same games better and widesceen support. Also featuring losts of extras; it will last you a very, very long time.
    Definitely recommended, grab it while it lasts.
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  6. Aug 20, 2010
    10
    The Metroid Prime Trilogy is a compilation of three fantastic first-person shooters/adventures for the price of one.
    Each of them offers their
    own experience and atmosphere that must be experienced to be believed.

    The exploration is exciting and the action heart-pounding. The game play variation is what gives it that powerful Nintendo feel. You'll be platforming, solving puzzles and defeating massive bosses all in a short period of time.

    If you've played all three games before, this compilation is worth is for all the unlockable content. Note, though, that the games themselves are not very different from their originals.
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  7. JacobP.
    Aug 31, 2009
    0
    I want to post an honest review of this game. I greatly enjoyed Metroid Prime for the Gamecube in 2002. However, because of this new version complete with Wii controls, I know have pains in my wrist that I've never had before. I think the right thing to do is let others know what's happened to me. Maybe it doesn't affect others like it does myself, but I believe that I have a responsibility to share my experience with this game in a honest and unbiased manner. So yes, I now have troubles with my wrist. The Wii is the top selling home console to date, and I imagine the draw is the Wii motion controls. It's in the opinion of some people that the controls of the Wii allow precision, and with the new peripheral Wii Motion Plus, that's certainly true. But is Metroid really a precision based game? If you were a sniper and needed to assassinate someone from far away, I imagine that's when precision would come into play. If you're a seamstress and trying to poke a thread through a needle, precision would be needed there too. But firing an arm cannon at monsters from point blank range? I think Retro Studio's heart was in the right place, but I feel they overdid it. The Wii controls truly do hurt my wrist as well as tire my arm. I need to lie my arm down in order to play this title. I've never had problems with my wrist before or any kind of signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, but this game really does, no joke, and with all seriousness make the game nigh unplayable, let alone fun. So much so I've only played the game in bursts, and now that I've beaten it and can trace my wrist ailments to it, I know I'll never pick it up again. Even then though, I don't know if this would still be worth the full price tag. The games in the Prime series came out in 2002, 2004 and in 2007. I beat Metroid Prime way back in 2002 and it's sequel in 2004. They're great games, but they're old games. Plus, I was quite young back then. I feel as if there are more grown-up titles out there and this is best suited for children. But the carpal tunnel syndrome comes into play again. If you're a parent and thinking of buying this for your child, please reconsider. Your child may very well develop carpal tunnel syndrome or some other arm and wrist problems. If you truly love your child, ignore their cries of protest and give them a hockey stick instead. They should be outdoors, not destroying their wrists (and any future working with a computer) playing this. If you want a good title for the Wii, pick up Wii Fit. The gaming website IGN gave this compilation a 9.5 out of 10. If you read the user reviews though for the other Metroid game with Wii controls, you'll find the reviews are much less favourable. I'm not chiding you; please go the the respective webpages and look. One final thing before I finish: the first two Metroid games came with substantial bonuses. In Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, there was a multi-player component which, if you're familiar with the Gamecube's lack of online play, was only local. The bonus in Metroid Prime was even sweeter: providing you had a GBA, you could play the original Metroid; the game that started it all. In this compilation however, the multi-player remains still only local; which stikes me as a wasted opportunity to bring motion controls into a setting where precision would've actually been substantial. Also, the original Metroid for the NES is missing. There's always Metroid: Other M to look forward to. It looks to be a worthwhile reinvention of the series. God, I love innovation in all it's forms. Expand

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