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  • Summary: Samus returns in a new mission to unravel the mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV. In Metroid Prime, you'll play the role of this bounty hunter and view the world through her visor, which displays information ranging from current energy levels to ammunition. EquippedSamus returns in a new mission to unravel the mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV. In Metroid Prime, you'll play the role of this bounty hunter and view the world through her visor, which displays information ranging from current energy levels to ammunition. Equipped with a Power Beam and Gravity Suit, you must shoot locked switches, solve puzzles, and eliminate enemies. It's up to you to explore the world and recover more power-ups and weapons, which gradually open more gameplay areas. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 70
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 70
  3. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. A shining example of how a classic videogame series can be vividly reborn. While taking an enormous amount of liberties with the original concept, it manages to zero-in on the spirit of the Metroid series and hit a resounding bull's-eye.
  2. 100
    Whether you're negotiating platforms (made simple thanks to a camera that pans down) or involved in the final climatic battle with Metroid Prime, you always feel as if you're at one with the game. And surely that's what gaming's all about, isn't it?
  3. GameNow
    100
    It doesn't matter if you've never played a Metroid game before - Prime will kick your ass and unrelentingly own you. [A+; Jan 2003, p.62]
  4. Stunningly-stupendous, amazingly-brilliant.
  5. Difficult to categorise but impossible not to love. Metroid Prime is simply a fabulous gaming experience and the best on the Cube. [GamesMaster]
  6. A true gaming masterpiece. It is the type of game that reminds you why it was you first started playing games and manages to keep you both enthralled and amused from start to finish.
  7. While Metroid Prime engages on no level other than gameplay, that gameplay is so perfectly tuned and refined, so continuously evolving and clever that you'll keep playing and playing, even when you're frustrated, even when you're honestly just a little bored with the back-tracking, and even though you don't care about the character or story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 366
  1. Dr.L.
    Dec 6, 2002
    10
    This is to cancel out the idiot who rated it "0" cause someone said something bad about halo. XD
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    Positives
    - Graphics: The graphics in metroid prime are not only top notch for the gamecube, but top notch for any 6th generation home
    Positives
    - Graphics: The graphics in metroid prime are not only top notch for the gamecube, but top notch for any 6th generation home console.
    - Gameplay: Metroid Prime immerses you into a large 3D environment for exploration and puzzle solving. The game is played at a first person perspective, but it isn't a first person shooter, it is more in the vein of first person adventure game. The boss battles are excellently executed, and there is a ton of information to collect throughout the game, via scan logs and upgrades.
    - Sound: Metroid prime presents an alienlike sound track that perfectly fits the mood of the game.

    - Controls: The controls in Metroid Prime work over all very well throughout the game. The lack of manual aiming without the R buttons is solved via the use of the lock on feature. Negatives
    -Replay Value: One might not be compelled to play this prolonged adventure again, although if they do they will realize just how excellent the game was when they'd played it the first time. There is also alot of backtracking in the game, but this is usually for the access of new areas and upgrades.

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  3. DanielT.
    Aug 6, 2004
    10
    It's long, it's challenging, and it has beautifull graphics. The game has had the same impact on the Gamecube like that of The It's long, it's challenging, and it has beautifull graphics. The game has had the same impact on the Gamecube like that of The Ocarina of Time had on the N64. If OoT was N64's best game. Then Metroid Prime is GCN's best game. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    10
    I really like Metroid Prime. The graphics and design are excellent, the controls and gameplay are awesome, the soundtrack is very good, andI really like Metroid Prime. The graphics and design are excellent, the controls and gameplay are awesome, the soundtrack is very good, and the boss battles and sub-boss battles are classic. Even though Metroid Prime is a first-person shooter, it still have the adventure elements that is associated with the Metroid series Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2022
    10
    This is what the game industry should look up to when it comes to "perfection" among single-player games. Metroid's Prime perfect renditionThis is what the game industry should look up to when it comes to "perfection" among single-player games. Metroid's Prime perfect rendition from graphics to lore makes it one of the best games of all time; It's amazing what a Gamecube controller can achieve with the right setup on a game like Metroid Prime, It may seem a little hard at first but when you get into it the movements are just right. Can't complain about the lore since it's only optional to read the tons of well written and amazingly creative messages the space pirates left on the many areas you can access through the game. This game is one of a kind and if you haven't played Metroid Prime before I must say, PLAY THIS AMAZING GAME! Expand
  6. MYP
    Jun 18, 2021
    9
    Metroid prime isn't perfect but it offers great music and atmosphere, brilliant level design, interesting enemies, Fascinating puzzles and anMetroid prime isn't perfect but it offers great music and atmosphere, brilliant level design, interesting enemies, Fascinating puzzles and an adventure that will stick with your for the rest of your life. It's flawed but i'll take it. For me Metroid prime was the killer app for the Nintendo gamecube. Expand
  7. NicholasB.
    Dec 4, 2002
    0
    No I cannot say good-bye Halo you stupid moron, where is the multiplayer Biznotch. Wheres the game of the year award. The game is incredible No I cannot say good-bye Halo you stupid moron, where is the multiplayer Biznotch. Wheres the game of the year award. The game is incredible but nothing compared to the classics like Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, or Halo. But really the only problem with this game is that the controls are wierd, but since the Gamecube controller is not designed for FPS I congratulate nintedo on the effort. Great Game, the zero is just to get the attention of the itiot who said it was better than Halo. Expand

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