Metroid Dread reviews

The first all-new 2D Metroid game in nearly two decades is about to hit Nintendo Switch. Metroid Dread finally releases at 9:00 pm Pacific / 12:00 am Eastern on Thursday night / Friday morning, and the early reviews have started pouring in. Based on these impressions, it seems like it was well worth the wait. Metroid Dread is receiving largely positive feedback nearly across the board. It currently sits at an average score of 88/100 on Metacritic based on 50 reviews. 47 critics rated the game positively, while 3 ranked it as mixed.

Most Metroid Dread reviews have extremely positive things to say about the atmosphere, overall smoothness of movement and combat, and the story. Some praise the game’s difficulty curb, while others found it a bit too much, especially at bosses. A few people found the controls frustrating, while others gave them high praise. You can check out a variety of opinions below! We’ll be adding our own to the mix when the game launches.

Metroid Dread review round-up

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.

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