Review

Review: Metroid Dread is the comeback fans have been waiting for

Samus returns with a polished and cinematic side-scroller that achieves nearly everything we hoped

Creative director
Jose Luis Márquez
Key Credits
Yoshio Sakamoto (Producer), Kenji Yamamoto (Music director)

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.

  • Dread feels distinctly Metroid
  • Sublime, fast-paced combat
  • Visually stunning environments
  • An expert mix of old and new abilities
  • Some early progression isn't well marked
5 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
Review: Metroid Dread is the comeback fans have been waiting for
Creative director
Jose Luis Márquez
Key Credits
Yoshio Sakamoto (Producer), Kenji Yamamoto (Music director)

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.

  • Dread feels distinctly Metroid
  • Sublime, fast-paced combat
  • Visually stunning environments
  • An expert mix of old and new abilities
  • Some early progression isn't well marked
5 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch