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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: 57 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    This is no doubt the greatest compilation of games ever, and the one deal that every Wii owner should take advantage of. Three of the greatest FPS games ever in one remastered package. The absolute only element of this game that felt missing was online multiplayer for MP2: Echoes. Aside from that, this is the complete package, given an upgrade. This is the first time you'll see snow fall on Phendrana Drifts, or notice the texture of Ridley's armor. If you've passed up on the series until now, or feel like dusting your Wii off, be sure to pick this one up. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    The Metroid story is one that is close to many hearts. Any time you take something so beloved and mess with it, you are taking a HUGE risk. With the Prime trilogy, they are taking the side scrolling game, and putting it into a 3D FPS game. With the release of the Wii came the motion control, and with the re-release of Metroid Prime 1 & 2, along with 3, all in one package, all with the Prime 3 motion control. While each game was fun alone, the Trilogy package brings it all together, and makes one of the best games of any system. Even if you are not a fan of the Metroid story, this is still a game far worth picking up. 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. Jan 21, 2012
    I loved all three of these games when they came out, now they're all in one and the first two have Wii controls? What's not to love? The Wii controls made the first two play smoother and multiplayer mode was actually fun and competitive because of the new controls. I would have given all of the games separately high scores but all together with improved controls, this can be nothing short of a 10. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2011
    This is the Wii's best collection of games. Metroid Prime was one of the stand-out games from the Gamecube, and both sequels live up to the first. If you've not played the Prime series before, this is the time to dive in. The motion controls improve the first two titles, both of which were phenomenal at the time of their release. There are few games that can get 50+ hours out of you, but this set will. There is never a dull moment, with detailed worlds and environments from the snowy Phendrana Drifts to the savage Pirate Homeworld. 5/5, something truly special. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2010
    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.
  7. Jun 11, 2012
    These games are just extremely bland. Everyone hails them as though they are so great but they are just extremely slow paced and boring. The environments are completely lifeless. The controls are terrible, even on the Wii versions. The combat and the enemy AI is just completely idiotic and so, so incredibly easy. No real challenge of any sort. The exploration is so superficial, so shallow. Actually, there is no real exploring. It's completely obvious what you have to do from one moment to the next. Seeing a door across the room, and seeing some platforms and maybe something to grapple to lead you there is not what exploration is. Exploration means that you go and find something yourself. It means solving puzzles. It means actually looking around, trying to figure out what to do. It doesn't mean instantly seeing exactly how the developers intended you to do something, then carrying it out. That is not fun. That is boring literally by definition. These games are just awful, and sadly, this is the future of Metroid. Never will we see a classic 2D Metroid ever again because people pretended that these games were the absolute definition of Metroid games. Go ahead and think lowly the classics because of this post - especially Super Metroid and Fusion. Prove your ignorance. Expand

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