Metroid Dread

Nintendo, MercurySteam

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
87
Top Critic Average
94%
Critics Recommend
Based on 135 critic reviews
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Metroid Dread

Rating Summary

Based on 135 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 135 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 8, 2021

Developer: MercurySteam

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Adventure, Action, Platformer

Join bounty hunter Samus Aran as she escapes a deadly alien world plagued by a mechanical menace in Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch. Samus’ story continues after the events of Metroid Fusion 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 MANOEUVRES 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. METROID DREAD – DEVELOPMENT HISTORY Get an in-depth look at the upcoming Metroid Dread from producer Yoshio Sakamoto. COMPATIBLE WITH AMIIBO! A new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure will launch alongside the game. Scan the Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank to increase your health by 100, additionally the Samus amiibo can be tapped again to receive health once per day. The E.M.M.I. amiibo grants Samus a Missile Plus tank, increasing her missile capacity by 10, additionally the E.M.M.I. amiibo can be tapped again to replenish some missiles once per day.

Metroid Dread Critic Reviews

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

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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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Trailers

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

Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

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Metroid Dread - Development History - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

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

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