From Samus' SNES classics to 2021's Dread, we rank the best Metroid games
An effective reimagining of Metroid 2 on Game Boy, this hits the same story beats but imbues play with modern features, like Samus' Melee Counter and Aeion abilities.
Echoes took the design outlined with the original Prime and built upon it with haunting environments, challenging combat, and an experimental light and dark mechanic.
When Dread settles into its rhythm, it offers an isolating, driven, and atmospheric adventure that conjures fond memories of both Metroids Fusion and Super.
Fusion refined the style of the earlier 2D games, introducing a linear, more guided structure to help emphasize the perilousness of Samus' situation while serving up a killer story.
One of the finest remakes Nintendo has ever commissioned. It's a retread of the original Metroid, bringing improved controls and tighter pacing.
Retro Studios did a truly wondrous job here, transferring the ethos of Super Metroid into a beautiful, intricately structured 3D world that remains a delight to get lost in.
An icon of 16-bit era, Super Metroid is a solitary and isolating adventure that finds success in leaving Samus alone to explore a sprawling, suffocating alien world. A timeless classic.