Metroid Prime: Federation Force

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Based on 57 critic reviews
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Sep 8, 2016

Unter den richtigen Bedingungen kann Federation Force gut unterhalten. Allerdings lassen Story, Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten und Präsentation zu wünschen übrig.

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Feb 3, 2017

"Multiplayer-focused spin-off lacks charm."

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6 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2016

The game made me feel like an errand boy picking up the second-rate missions passed down from the infamous Samus Aran

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8 / 10
Aug 18, 2016

If there is one thing that Metroid Prime: Federation Force is left to contend with, it is consumer apathy. It is undeserving of such disinterest, an enjoyable intergalactic romp that delivers an experience unlike any other on Nintendo 3DS. This may not be the Metroid adventure that many had hoped for, but it is a rewarding blast for those that are willing to see the beloved universe from another perspective.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2016

So Metroid Prime: Federation Force just feels weird to me. I'm glad that Nintendo is still paying attention to the franchise, but this off-shoot never really comes together like it should.

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Sep 7, 2016

Federation Force isn't what Metroid fans expected, or wanted. It's not a 2D Metroidvania or even a slow-burning, atmospheric first-person action game focused on exploration, in the style of Metroid Prime. Yet it stands as a solid spin-off from a legendary franchise, rich in content and fun to play.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2016

Overall, Metroid Prime Federation fails to give a truly atmospheric experience due to its presentation being held back by the art style they chose. The gameplay more than makes up for the downsides and is definitely worth getting if you’re looking for a fun experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2016

Offering something for everyone, Federation Force has a lengthy campaign, online co-op play, as well as a PVP Blast Ball mode.

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2 / 5.0
Sep 13, 2016

Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a bland and frustrating take on the Metroid franchise. Though it’s a technically functional game, Federation Force is an overall disappointment that doesn’t understand what makes Metroid so great.

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Oct 4, 2016

Federation Force is an alright game. It is for the most part a well-designed co-op shooter. Looking for a fantastic single player experience? Or the next great Metroid title? This probably isn’t the game for you.

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