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Metroid Dread

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Total Reviews: 103
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Metroid Dread brings Samus Aran’s decades long story to a close with excellent level design, fluid combat, and satisfying boss battles.
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Critic Reviews: 103
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 103

Metroid Dread brings Samus Aran's decades long story to a close with excellent level design, fluid combat, and satisfying boss battles.

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Critic Reviews for Metroid Dread

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Gold TIER

42% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

9/10
Ben Reeves (Game Informer)

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

October 6, 2021 |

With a near-perfect balance of nods to the past and fresh ideas, Metroid Dread brings cinematic flair, fast-paced action and a surprising story to the side-scrolling classic. This is the comeback fans have been waiting for.

October 6, 2021 |
5/5 stars
Andy Robinson (Video Games Chronicle)
9/10
Samuel Claiborn (IGN)

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.

October 6, 2021 |

Ben Reeves (Game Informer)

9/10 - (Read Review)

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

Andy Robinson (Video Games Chronicle)

5/5 stars - (Read Review)

With a near-perfect balance of nods to the past and fresh ideas, Metroid Dread brings cinematic flair, fast-paced action and a surprising story to the side-scrolling classic. This is the comeback fans have been waiting for.

Samuel Claiborn (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

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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Best Platformer

Game Info

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Game Description / Storyline:

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 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?

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