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Metroid Dread

Nintendo, MercurySteam
Oct 8, 2021 - Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9 / 10
Eurogamer
Essential
Easy Allies
9.5 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
8.5 / 10
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Metroid Dread Trailers

Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch | E3 2021 thumbnail

Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Metroid Dread - Development History - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021 thumbnail

Metroid Dread - Development History - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

Metroid Dread - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021 - Part 2 thumbnail

Metroid Dread - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021 - Part 2


Metroid Dread Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Metroid Dread

A surprise sequel after nearly 20 years, Metroid Dread brings back the legendary exploration and progression and merges it with excellent modern combat and some of the best boss fights ever.

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A stylish, visually sumptuous return for 2D Metroid, and an adventure that proudly sits alongside the series' best.

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Frustrating boss battles and cumbersome controls distract from an otherwise fun and isolating adventure

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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best Metroid games ever made and a thrilling restatement of everything that makes the series, and the genre it inspired, great.

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Intense combat and a series of challenging boss fights require a high level of play, but the thrill of victory is incredibly sweet

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More than anything else, Metroid Dread feels like going back to a place of comfort after a long time away. Though the gameplay is refined and new features have been added to the mix, Dread sticks closely to the formula of its predecessors. In the end, for longtime fans like myself, that's probably for the best.

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Metroid Dread doesn’t take a lot of big swings, but it rarely bats a foul ball.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Some Metroid Dread Devs Cut From Credits, Despite Work on the Game

Some Metroid Dread Devs Cut From Credits, Despite Work on the Game

The Metroid Dread credits are incomplete, as they do not include those that worked for less than 25% of development time.

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