Metroid Dread Review: The Dark Side of the Metroid

Metroid Dread is a game that has been in development for six years and was finally released this year. It Nintendo switch game. The Metroid series is defined mainly by its haunting atmosphere and ominous tone.

Metroid has always been only a few steps removed from the horror genre, inspired by the Alien film series and H.R. Giger’s work. It takes the franchise even closer to pure horror.


Metroid Dread isn’t just a game about survival. It’s also an exploration of the Metroid series’ greatest strength: its atmosphere and tone.

The decaying, overgrown world of Zebes is equal parts beautiful and haunting, painting Samus’ crusade against Mother Brain in epic terms. She isn’t simply fighting to save herself; Samus has embarked on her own personal Odysseus, doing battle against the very fabric of time itself.

And it’s not just Zebes that makes Metroid Dread feel like a horror game; every biome is filled with ferocious beasts who want nothing more than to eat Samus alive. Mother Brain has unleashed her army on Planet Zebes to stop Samus, and they’ve done a spectacular job.


Metroid Dread Experience

I’ve never played a Metroid Dread game before, and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction. In the first hour, I was hooked; my play sessions reflect how interested this game is. Every time you die in combat, you move just a little farther ahead, and it feels wonderful until everything falls into place.

The atmosphere is very similar, and every upgrade comes at a crucial moment in the narrative. The music isn’t spectacular, but the sound design is good enough to stand alone, and the artwork complements Metroid’s style perfectly.

Finally, the story was simply fantastic. I bought this game for the smooth gameplay and fluid controls that looked like butter in the trailers, but I didn’t expect it to be excellent.

I was a little disappointed at the first impressions I’d formed, so I decided to sit out for a few days before getting back into it. This time around, though, there were no disappointments! In these early moments of my second journey through Metroid II, I knew there had to be much more to this world than what met the eye.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long will Metroid Dread take to beat?

It will take 8 to 10 hours approximately.


Who was the most powerful Metroid?

The most powerful Metroid is the Queen Metroid.


What was a good sequel for Metroid?

The best sequel for this would be Super Metroid because it has been considered one of the greatest games ever made.


Is this game hard?

Yes, Metroid Dread is hard. It features a lot of challenging puzzles and bosses to defeat to progress through the game.


How popular is Metroid Dread?

Since October 8, Metroid Dread has sold just over 86,000 physical copies in the country, setting series records.


What were the most challenging bosses in Metroid Dread?

The only boss that was pretty difficult to defeat was Mother Brain – of course! The rest weren’t too bad; they took some time before I defeated each one. It isn’t surprising because Metroid Dread isn’t about the bosses. It’s about getting to them.


Is this a good game?

Yes! I enjoyed playing Metroid Dread and can’t wait until more people get their hands on this tremendous fan-made title.