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In this first-person adventure, become the bounty hunter behind the visor once more and travel to a planet torn into light and darkness.

Hunted by a mysterious entity and a warring race called the Ing, Samus Aran must explore the light and dark worlds of this doomed planet to discover secrets and augment her suit's weapons and abilities.

When Samus investigates an abandoned Federation ship on a planet named Aether, her ship is incapacitated by a freak electrical aberration in the atmosphere. Crash-landing on the planet's surface, she finds the scene of a slaughter. A group of creatures borne of darkness, known as the Ing Horde, attack her and steal a number of her Power Suit's abilities, leaving her for dead. As she soon comes to realize, the planet has been dimensionally doubled: One exists in darkness, the other in light. The peaceful people of Light Aether, called the Luminoth, are slowly being destroyed by the Ing Horde, and the loss of their generators will mean the permanent eclipse of the planet by Dark Aether. Not only that, but Samus soon finds that something more dangerous than the Ing stalks the planet surface: A dark creature is on the loose, and growing more lethal by the minute.

  • Immerse yourself in Light and Dark Aether as you explore massive, dangerous alien environments teeming with intelligent enemies. Using an array of high-tech interfaces, analyze clues in the environment and even pinpoint secrets. Your Scan Visor will be integral, helping you explore every nook and cranny and scan creatures for vulnerabilities.
  • Tons of new power-ups await, including the Dark and Light Beams, which make use of an all-new ammo system! Plenty of beam weapons, visors, bombs, missile and suit upgrades, and power-ups like the Space Jump and Grapple Beam return as well.
  • Bounty hunter...or hunted? For the first time in the history of the celebrated Metroid® franchise, up to four players can battle one another as they search for weapons, grapple across ceilings and turn into Morph Balls to make their escapes.

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Review

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Posted by Jacob Crites

For super players

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User Comments (9)

Sean007s

#1

Sean007s said:

Awesome!
i love myself some good hard adventure games.
another under-rated gem!

Knux

#2

Knux said:

I think Metroid Prime 2 is better than Metroid Prime 1. This is one of the best games ever made. :)

Cally

#3

Cally said:

This game definitely IS underrated. Comparing it to the original Prime is what hurts it. MP2 is way more "thinking man's" game more than the first and takes time and patience.

It looks a lot like the first Prime but it is definitely not the same game. Definitely a lot of annoying backtracking, here.

JGMR

#4

JGMR said:

Dark game, very complex and very amazing. It's like A Link To The Past in a way, as you can travel between a dark and light realm to solve puzzles in one other.

Faron

#5

Faron said:

Well, the first Prime had better music, more interesting areas and the plot when scanning things was written lot better. Nevertheless, i'd give this game at least a 9, if not 10 too since the first Prime is just one of the best games ever made and this should not be compared only to it, but also other games of the genre.

Monix2598

#6

Monix2598 said:

I want this so bad but I promised myself I would beat metroid prime one first.

Varia01

#7

Varia01 said:

Probaly not as good as the previous game, but It stll deserves credit for the exploration and the awesome (Beats xbox and playstation first person) gameplay.

plus789

#8

plus789 said:

Its like the Ocarina of Time vs Majora's Mask theory, both amazing games and both unique in their own way. Personally I would say they are equally as good as each other. Playing them now still feels fresh as it did when I got them back in 2004!

armoredghor

#9

armoredghor said:

Still love the game. putting it on Wii made it better but still the strongest of the series.

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