Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime (GCN)

2002

System
GameCube
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Retro Studios

9.4

Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,162

Our Review: 10/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

GameCube

  • 17th Nov 2002 (USA)
  • 21st Mar 2003 (UK/EU)
  • 28th Feb 2003 (JPN)
Series
Metroid
Characters
Samus Aran
Tags
Shooting, Metroid
Feature Support
Dolby Pro-Logic II
Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org

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Reviews

  • 71

    GameCube

    Review Metroid Prime

    Prime cut

    You know the story. By now, everyone does. In 2002, a new Metroid game was released after nearly a decade of silence, and it was done by a little studio in Texas that no one had ever heard of. Oh, and it was 3D. And first person. It shouldn't have worked, but it did, and the ensuing trilogy would secure that little studio as one of the...

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  • Feature 14 Classic Nintendo Winter-Themed Levels to Play This Christmas

    Winter wonderlands

    It's Christmas, which might mean snow wherever you are in the world. However, not all of us are that lucky, and sadly have to settle for rain or – gasp! – ghastly sunshine instead. Fear not, though – there is a solution: playing winter-themed levels in your favourite games. Christmas is the best time for it too, as you're...

About The Game

Samus first stopped the evil Space Pirates and Mother Brain from amassing an army of Metroids on the planet Zebes.Then she was called on to finish the job on SR388, ultimately ridding the universe of all but a single Metroid larva.

In Super Metroid, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Samus thwarted Mother Brain's attempt to snatch the captive Metroid larva from the scientists on Ceres. Now, Samus is once again called to investigate Space Pirate activities on the unexplored Tallon IV. Her adventure begins as she enters a mysterious derelict spaceship.

Features

  • Traverse a crippled spaceship and explore the vast worlds of Tallon IV in an all-new first-person perspective!
  • Take advantage of Samus's many powers using new suits that enable her to gain new abilities and revisit earlier worlds to uncover many hidden secrets.
  • Master Samus's combat, scan, and visors - elements crucial to your success.
  • Explore each area to find many familiar weapons, such as the Wave Beam and Freeze Beam, and some all-new ones as well.
  • Choose the right weapon or ability carefully for the situation at hand. Samus will need to use all of the suit and visor abilities as well as many specialized weapons to navigate deadly Tallon IV!