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  • Summary: Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet hasJoin intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?

    Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots

    Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life.

    Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities

    Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 18, 2022
    100
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Oct 6, 2021
    100
    Metroid Dread is a triumphant return for both Samus Aran and developer MercurySteam. This is a super-slick, hugely entertaining and exquisitely designed entry in the Metroid franchise that plays better than anything we've seen from the series so far. With a bunch of fantastic new abilities, super tense and enjoyable stealth sections, plenty of great big boss fights and a story that fans will definitely enjoy, we can't really see how this one could have been any better. Best Metroid game ever? This could be the one.
  3. Oct 6, 2021
    91
    Metroid Dread is the comeback we have been dreaming about for years. There is some room for improvement, but overall it’s an incredibly solid game and a must-buy for any Metroid (or metroidvania) fan.
  4. 90
    A continuation of Samus’ story from Metroid Fusion, Metroid Dread excels as a hybrid of both classic and modern Metroid gameplay. The exploration and combat are top-notch, with satisfying boss fights complete with stunning graphics and mid-action cutscenes. It’s only a few nitpicks that prevent Dread from being a masterpiece, but that still means that it’s a must-have for Metroid fans. The future holds a lot of promise for Samus Aran.
  5. Oct 6, 2021
    90
    Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch is a worthy holder of the title "Metroid 5." Its sprawling world begs you to explore every inch of it, and while it keeps Samus Returns' control elements, they feel much better on the Switch. This is a proper Metroid 5, and that's more than enough to make it an Editors’ Choice pick for Switch games.
  6. Oct 6, 2021
    85
    An intoxicating power climb, top-notch level design and a fear-inducing hook make this an incredibly compelling and long overdue side-scrolling Metroid sequel. It struggles with sticking too closely to the roots of its decades-old predecessors and could definitely learn a thing or two from contemporary Metroidvanias, but it's a blast all the same.
  7. 50
    Metroid Dread can't commit to giving players an action-packed power fantasy or a suspenseful adventure against the odds. It's quick, short, and snappy -- all things that can be good when used right, but not at all what Metroid Dread set out to deliver.

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  1. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    Wow, what a hell of a game. Have always loved Metriod since 1989 on the NES. Weather its Prime or side scroller, i love them all. GraphicsWow, what a hell of a game. Have always loved Metriod since 1989 on the NES. Weather its Prime or side scroller, i love them all. Graphics are just top notch. Cut scenes to gameplay its a pretty game. The controls are great and the story is pretty good so far(just beat 4th boss) so i have more to play. But from what i have played i love. Brings in oldskool gamers to modern perfectly. You will die a few times before u get farther but its worth it. Great job NIntendo! Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2021
    10
    All this time waiting was honestly worth it. Metroid Dread is easily one of my top games of, especially on the switch. The gameplay is fastAll this time waiting was honestly worth it. Metroid Dread is easily one of my top games of, especially on the switch. The gameplay is fast paced, but also really smooth and fluid. The control scheme is honestly been the best out of any Metroid game so far, and has improved drastically. The cutscenes are honestly amazing, the boss fights are challenging but really enjoyable, and the story was so good. This game doesn't joke around, and you will die a LOT, though after a few deaths here and there you will learn and eventually push through; the game just requires some learning. I've played this game and completed it 100% and I can say this is a must play. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2021
    10
    Metroid dread is the cumulation of what metroid should be. It captured the identity of the franchise and pushed it further and better.
  4. Oct 12, 2021
    10
    Metroid dread Game is amazing Loved 100% 2D Metroid Games And This One Is A GOOD One. Get It And Have Fun
  5. Nov 7, 2021
    9
    Supera todas las expectativas que puedes tener. es un juego que va creciendo en dificultad pero también en satisfacción y si tus habilidadesSupera todas las expectativas que puedes tener. es un juego que va creciendo en dificultad pero también en satisfacción y si tus habilidades van a la par vas ser una aventura sin igual...

    empecemos por lo malo, quise dar el 10 pero siendo objetivos hay un par de cosas que pudieron mejorar o sacar mas provecho... con todo el abanico de cosas que tiene este juego pudieron aprovechar la vista de 3ra persona un poco mas para algún que otro puzle... también es un juego que se disfruta y se vicia muy fácil haber metido un par de argumentos mas para alargarlo un poco habría sido sublime, o ya llegado al final del juego donde empiezas a hacer el back tracking para completar el 100% habría sido interesante que los robots chozo aparecieran de forma random para seguir sintiéndote cazado y no bajar la guardia... y por ultimo hilando a lo mas fino. haber mejorado un poco las texturas en las cinemáticas

    La jugabilidad es de las mejores del genero, muy dinamica, muy fluida, es como si estuviese diseñado para el el speed-run, con las habilidades clásicas y un par de habilidades nuevas además con un speed booster renovado. ademas si el back tracking es lo tuyo este es el juego indicado el diseño de niveles y puzles es muy bueno y divertido de recorrer.

    La Historia, tiene un par de plot twist impresionantes que hacen que no pierdas el interés además repercuten directamente en el juego, es un juego que hila muchos temas de la saga pero que no se limita a los fans, el juego logra introducir resúmenes y explicaciones necesaria compara entender todo el contexto si nunca jugaste los anteriores.. pero si debo decir que para los fans esta historia va tener un impacto indudablemente mas grande.

    Los Jefes, tienen mucho Caracter, es un juego retante donde vas a morir mucho pero viciaras hasta conseguir solucionar las mecánicas necesarias para combatir

    Gráficamente, es uno de los juegos de "scroll lateral" mas impresionantes, el diseño y arte del juego abarca unas 3 dimensiones de la sala donde los ambientes están verdaderamente vivos, suceden cosas que te van contando también parte de la historia,

    Rendimiento espera con seguridad unos solidos 1080p 60fps que solo cae en momentos puntuales. es un juego de switch no esperes un 4k...
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  6. Oct 15, 2021
    9
    Metroid Dread isn't the perfect game... but it's close. The graphics are detailed and beautiful at a steady 60 FPS. The gameplay is everythingMetroid Dread isn't the perfect game... but it's close. The graphics are detailed and beautiful at a steady 60 FPS. The gameplay is everything a Metroid game promises to be, exploration, challenging boss fights, amazing weapons, abilities, and upgrades.

    Graphics: 10
    Gameplay: 10
    Audio: 8.5
    Story: 8
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  7. Nov 8, 2021
    0
    E.M.M.I need I say more for giving this a 0? Why Nintendo? Why? what is wrong with you?

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