Universal acclaim - based on 84 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 84 out of 84
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  1. Mar 13, 2023
    There are few games that command the title of Masterpiece. Without any doubt whatsoever, Metroid Prime Remastered is fully deserving of this moniker. The fact that minimal changes had to be made to a game that is 21 years old is a true testament of the original game design, gameplay loop and art direction. The icing on the cake for Metroid Prime Remastered is obviously the enhanced visuals and a control scheme that is far more fitting for the modern era. The Nintendo GameCube version may now lay to rest, as Metroid Prime Remastered is the definitive method to play this outstanding masterpiece.
  2. Mar 10, 2023
    The innovation that Metroid brought to the platforming genre, in each and every aspect (gameplay mechanics, power system progression, synergy between exploration, combat and narrative development, among many others), inadvertently turned it into something bigger than the game itself. The unexpected remaster reinforces this argument, through impressive visual and gameplay improvements that push it to the border between remaster and remake, thus inviting not only veterans, but also new players to visit and explore the delicious biomes that Talon IV holds in store.
  3. Mar 7, 2023
    Metroid Prime is one of the best games ever made and this new version retains everything that made it special. I have enjoyed revisiting this masterpiece so much and am so happy new players are able to experience it in its finest form. I hope this shows Nintendo that the Metroid series is truly one of the best in their repertoire and we see more games in the series. I cannot wait to see what Retro accomplishes with Metroid Prime 4 when it finally releases.
  4. Mar 2, 2023
    Two decades later, Metroid Prime feels just as fresh and modern in 2023 as it did back in the day. Whether you’re revisiting, or donning Samus’s visor for the first time, Prime deservedly sits among the Switch’s list of essentials.
  5. Mar 1, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is not a bold reimagining; it offers just a few slight tweaks to take advantage of the Switch hardware, and lets the game speak for itself. There's a reason Metroid Prime has been so well-regarded over the years, and the Nintendo Switch now offers the quintessential way to play it. If you're a series newcomer that started with Metroid Dread, or a longtime fan like myself, Metroid Prime Remastered is a must-own game on Nintendo Switch.
  6. Feb 28, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered marks one of Nintendo’s best efforts at revitalising an old classic. The updated controls, pristine visuals, and atmospheric soundtrack all work alongside gameplay that remains stellar to this day to create an unforgettable experience.
  7. 100
    A stunning game. Metroid Prime was always good-looking, but the remaster pushes things to a new level without destroying the integrity of the original. Every texture looks to have been overhauled, and little lighting touches abound. Tallon IV comes to life because of this, as does Samus. The end result is a fantastic shooter that today’s games could learn plenty from.
  8. Feb 25, 2023
    It's rare that a game with 2002 feels, or even looks, as good as Metroid Prime Remastered in 2023. And yet, Retro Studios has somehow managed it -- even with no prior knowledge and a lack of history with the franchise, Metroid Prime Remastered is one of the best Switch games you can buy right now.
  9. Feb 23, 2023
    Modern sensibilities may be shocked by the lack of checkpointing, but it is also crucial in creating the sense of tension and danger that ripples throughout Tallon IV...Few games can do that too. Maybe the closest touchstone in that regard --though they are very different games-- is From Software’s oeuvre. The success of which can only be a boon for Prime’s ethereal brilliance and a good sign for the upcoming and long-awaited Metroid Prime 4.
  10. Feb 21, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an amazing return of Metroid Prime and one of the best video games released for Nintendo Switch. Its masterful remaster takes an already amazing game and enhances every detail for modern audiences. Its amazing graphics, improved environmental and character details, smooth gameplay presentation and modern control scheme make Metroid Prime Remastered perfect for anyone wanting to get into the series or longtime fans looking to get back into its high point. There’s really nothing bad to be said about Metroid Prime Remastered. It’s one of the best remastered games Nintendo’s ever done and at $40, it’s an absolute steal for the high quality experience you’re going to get. Don’t hesitate for a moment, go out and buy Metroid Prime Remastered.
  11. Feb 21, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an example of how a remaster should be done. There were no real changes to gameplay, visuals or anything like that. Just some minor improvements, such as added control schemes, to help modernize it a bit. Aside from some lengthy load times when you’re initially getting into the game or loading a save, the game really has no faults. It’s designed to encourage exploration and experimentation, but if you get lost, you’ll be nudged in the direction you need to go eventually. There are ample amounts of lore in the game, giving plenty of nods to past Metroid games. While it would have been better if the entire Metroid Prime trilogy was included here, I won’t complain too much as long as the next two games arrive remastered prior to Metroid Prime 4.
  12. Feb 18, 2023
    Featuring gorgeous graphics, revamped controls, and a budget price, Metroid Prime Remastered gives Nintendo’s glorious FPS classic the update and new audience it deserves.
  13. Feb 17, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered honors a lauded classic and brings it up to code, fixing outdated controls and adding a slick coat of polygons and textures that make this masterpiece of a shooter shine once more.
  14. Feb 17, 2023
    It’s hard to imagine, but twice now Metroid Prime has proven itself to be a timeless work of art. First in 2009 when updated for Wii, and now in 2023 with Remastered on Switch. The storytelling, design work, and tight gameplay are as good as anything else produced in the last five years. This reworking is a glorious love letter to the original and the perfect way for contemporary and returning players to enjoy Metroid Prime. Now it’s just a question of whether or not Metroid Prime 4 can live up to this gem, and if we’ll eventually get Metroid Prime 2 and 3 Remastered. Go download this. Treat yourself. It is Valentine’s Day, after all. This is a game that’s easy to love.
  15. Feb 16, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a shining example of what a remaster should strive for; not only is the original game intact with enhanced visuals, but players can customize the controls based on previous versions. Add in the extra menu that gives more reasons to complete the game outside of achievements, and this release is the best version of Metroid Prime, not only for long-time fans but those wanting to dip their toes in for the first time.
  16. Feb 16, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a fantastic release in every way. It feels amazing to play and looks brilliant. We've seen many classics brought to modern systems with varying results, but Metroid Prime Remastered is sublime and a must-play for every Nintendo Switch owner.
  17. Feb 16, 2023
    I could have written an essay on its brilliant design, but instead I let it take me on a trip down memory lane while also feeling lucky to be playing a game in 2023 with such gravity, that it sinks everything else around it. Metroid Prime Remastered is perfection.
  18. Feb 15, 2023
    Take an amazing game, make some sensible improvements, buff up the graphics, and you’ve got an easy game to recommend. Metroid Prime Remastered is a gold-star reissue of a game that deserves that kind of royal treatment, one that any fan of the series should hastily add to their Switch collection. And if you happen to be new to the game, know that it’s a high-quality action-adventure even compared to today’s games, a true masterpiece that I am envious you will be exploring for the first time.
  19. Feb 15, 2023
    One of the Gamecube’s best and possibly one of Nintendo’s best, Metroid Prime Remastered is a brilliant enhancement to what was already an all-time classic.
  20. Feb 14, 2023
    Overall, Metroid Prime Remastered is an astonishingly accurate remake of a definitive gaming classic. Not only in terms of its excellent visuals but also how it plays nearly identically to the original. Even for a game that’s now over two decades old, Metroid Prime still feels as fresh and as functionally relevant as ever. If only more modern first-person games had level design as good as this.
  21. Feb 14, 2023
    This title is arguably the best-looking game on the Switch and captures the magic of the original all over again. Metroid Prime Remastered reminded the world why people consider this one of the greatest games ever made.
  22. Feb 14, 2023
    This is as easy a perfect score as you’re likely to ever see. Metroid Prime was a masterpiece back in 2002, and it holds up impeccably in 2023...Everything synergizes, each and every element cohesively blends into one another, and there is not an ounce of effort wasted. Metroid Prime Remastered has been in demand for years for a very good reason: It’s a flawless, fun work of art that makes the wait for Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3 Remastered, and the upcoming Metroid Prime 4, feel even longer.
  23. 100
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a few things, but above all else, it's a timeless masterpiece. It's also the best-looking game on the Switch to date and the birth of an entirely self-contained genre of first-person adventure games. Having missed my chance to play it as a child, I'm humbled by its grand designs, and I'm convinced this remaster will turn many would-be fans into true believers.
  24. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime is one of the best games in action history, and now it gets an upgraded release that sets a new high-water mark for remasters across the industry. Gorgeous visuals, fantastic control options, and stunning sound design, all make this the best way to play Samus’ stellar sci-fi epic.
  25. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is the gold standard for how to remaster an old game. Retro Studios have earned a reputation as one of the best game developers in the business, perfecting the balance between nostalgia and modern game development. Fans of the original Metroid Prime and newcomers to the franchise alike are in for an absolute treat.
  26. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is the best remaster on Switch to date by some margin, which is saying a lot. Still essential after all these years.
  27. Feb 13, 2023
    An excellent remaster of one of the best games of its generation, that looks and plays so well you could easily mistake it for a modern game.
  28. Feb 13, 2023
    Minor quibbles aside ... just like the ruins you sift through, Metroid Prime is a monument - it was just a bit overgrown and blended into the scenery of collective gaming conscience. Now it's back in the limelight. Pristine, demossed and its fissures glued, fresh and relevant again for a gaming world that was on the verge of forgetting about it.
  29. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime was already a fantastic game in a fantastic series but the remaster is a complete labor of love. Cleaned up, detailed, and given a performance overhaul the game is one of those rare moments where a remaster doesn’t destroy the image of a game you have in your head via “nostalgia goggles.” It feels like a modern entry into the series that’s both welcoming for new and returning players alike.
  30. 100
    Metroid Prime is the best game ever, and this Remastered version is a remaster done right.
  31. Feb 13, 2023
    A first-person masterpiece that now looks, sounds and plays better than ever. An effort more like Ocarina of Time 3D than Pikmin 3 Deluxe, a pity it didn’t get the honours it deserves, but Retro should be proud, and now we want to see the full trilogy like this and to keep getting excited about the prospect of Metroid Prime 4 finally progressing.
  32. Feb 12, 2023
    I never thought that a week before my birthday, Nintendo would gift me with the opportunity to review one of the games that made me the gamer that I am now. This is a truly timeless classic, made even better with great graphics and some QoL improvements.
  33. 100
    If I had any concerns about how Metroid Prime would stand up in a modern lens, they were instantly dispelled by this remaster. This is legitimately one of the best looking and best playing games on the platform. It will make you look at your Switch and scream “You could do this the whole time?”. Metroid Prime Remastered is the most impressive remaster Nintendo has ever produced. It is loyal to the original in its re-working of its art, yet unafraid to push the absolute boundaries of those original designs. The underlying brilliance of Retro’s original masterpiece shines forth from this new shell, pristine as ever. This is the definitive release of one of the greatest video games ever made, and an incredible glimpse into the future of the Prime series.
  34. Feb 12, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a must play masterpiece, regardless of if you were there on the GameCube or if this is your first time exploring Tallon IV. Such is the quality of the original release, the gameplay holds up on its own accord, as some of the best in the genre, two decades later. It’s brought to a modern audience with completely overhauled high-definition textures across the entire game. It looks great and is so faithfully recreated, Metroid Prime Remastered is presented exactly how your nostalgic mind remembers it, for those who have been here before. Delivered with a modern control scheme that works very well, and excellent performance perfectly tailored to the ageing Nintendo Switch, Metroid Prime is one of the greatest games of all-time – now it’s also one of the best remasters ever made.
  35. Feb 11, 2023
    Exploration is only improved by the new dual-stick controls, which make navigating Metroid Prime Remastered's many platforming segments more intuitive. It's not only these straight upgrades to gameplay and graphics, but also the variety in control schemes and versatility of the Switch that make the game such a thorough and impressive remaster. The only downside to Metroid Prime Remastered is a slight disappointment that its two sequels do not accompany it.
  36. Feb 10, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is the Nintendo Switch game I’ve been waiting for since the console launched back in 2017, and the surprise release has somehow only managed to exceed every expectation I had for it. This is the perfect version of one of the few truly perfect video games. I only hope that everyone who wrote it off as a clunky fps or Nintendo’s answer to Halo way back when will give it another chance, and discover just how good it really is.
  37. Feb 10, 2023
    With Metroid Prime Remastered, the seemingly impossible has been achieved: a masterpiece has been made even better. The minor issues we have with the motion controls and the occasional visual hiccup pale in comparison to the enhancements that have been made here. The visual improvements are extensive, right through to the minor details, and it all comes together to create one of the best-looking games on Switch, remaster or not. The new twin-stick control setup works flawlessly for both veterans and newcomers, but if you're itching to go back to the original GameCube controls, that option is there too. With an expanded gallery feature to round things out, Metroid Prime Remastered feels like a new benchmark in how older games can be thoughtfully revitalised for the modern age.
  38. Feb 28, 2023
    Prime Remastered is a successful experiment in gaming perspectives and a paragon of how to improve on an already excellent game. I can only hope that subsequent Prime titles are given the luxurious remaster treatment. As of this writing, it's the most beautiful game I've played on the Switch, which is quite bold considering that I've also played Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild. After all, the world of Metroid itself wasn’t anything original, but it was the new way of seeing things that made all the difference.
  39. Feb 20, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is more than meets the eye, serving as a testament to how spectacular and timeless the original design was. The visual and performance improvements go a long way to making it more approachable, but paramount to those upgrades is the fact that it controls as well as nearly any other shooter on the Switch today. Metroid Prime was a masterpiece in 2002, and that assessment still rings true in 2023.
  40. Feb 19, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an already amazing game made almost a masterpiece by its shiny new upgrades. FPS combat is thrilling as you work arenas and rooms to your advantage with your diverse arsenal and suit upgrades. Traversing all of the many environments throughout is just as enriching. That remains true whether that’s hunting through the environment, rolling in morph ball mode through small spaces in puzzle fashion, or taking in gorgeous views. All of the detailing and fidelity is improved exponentially, proving to be one of the most gargantuan efforts of a remaster. All that could still use additional touching up are tiny, relatively insignificant functions. A thoroughly enjoyable time is ahead of you, uncovering more and more secrets and oh-so-sweet lore. Metroid Prime Remastered is one for the books and how remasters should be moving forward.
  41. Feb 17, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a solid return to one of the best games in the Nintendo library. Its upgraded visuals, outstanding audio and controls, and timeless adventure is worth the revisit.
  42. Feb 15, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an easy game to recommend to veterans and newbies alike. Atmosphere, environmental narrative, combat, puzzles, platforming. It does a little bit of everything, and it does it everything well, even by 2023 standards. Samus is the queen of the metroidvania genre and today she reminds us again why.
  43. Feb 14, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a perfect example of how we should deal with classic games to remaster. Almost every aspect of the game including visual, control and convenience have been improved. The only drawback of this surprise present for those who long awaited Metroid Prime 4 is that now they are going to need much patient for the 2nd and 3rd title to be remastered.
  44. Feb 13, 2023
    95% is a bit of a miserly score for a game as outstanding as Metroid Prime Remastered, but those who have already played the original might consider themselves satiated and save money for a work that shows no particular additional content compared to the original. Everyone else should put it at the top of their shopping list, in no uncertain terms.
  45. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an impressive new version of the 2002 Gamecube classic. The way Retro Studios has improved the original game makes it feel more like a remake.
  46. Feb 13, 2023
    One of the best games for the Game Cube is, 20 years later, one of the best games for the Nintendo Switch. With stellar visual remaster work and the perfect mix of action, adventure and exploration, Metroid Prime is still a masterpiece.
  47. 95
    Metroid Prime Remastered is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Metroid Prime. Its effortful visual overhaul, coupled with new control schemes, brings an already fantastic game into a new era for a new audience. Better still, it plays just as well as it did over two decades ago, offering a tremendous sense of atmosphere and wonder. It's often said it's tough to improve on a masterpiece, but Metroid Prime Remastered successfully meets the brief and then some.
  48. Feb 10, 2023
    Metroid Prime was, is, and will continue to be an essential masterpiece that everyone with a modicum of interest and passion for this hobby should play at least once in their life, something that this new version vindicates with more force than ever thanks to to a spectacular graphical facelift and its multiple control options. We are not going to deny that the fact that it does not include its sequels has disappointed us a bit, but right now, few games you will find on Nintendo Switch or any other platform capable of rivaling this legendary adventure. Without a doubt, one of the best remasters ever made and an example to follow.
  49. Feb 9, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is the best version of the game that could have been made. An exquisite remaster that respects to the maximum all the values of the original game, elevating it to adapt it to new times and to the control schemes of Nintendo Switch in its entirety. Although we would have liked to have seen some more original content, details like its gallery full of unlockables will delight fans.
  50. Feb 24, 2023
    Retro Studios and Nintendo took the task of improving the graphics of the GameCube jewel very seriously to the point of passing it off as a remake. Its excellent mechanics now add a technical section to match. We are facing one of the best Nintendo Switch games, neither more nor less.
  51. Feb 9, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an exceptional game, impressive at all levels and the living proof that the series can be taken much further than its two-dimensional adventures. Somewhat uneven, but visually outstanding, its controls are superbly adapted to the Nintendo Switch, setting a precedent for the series.
  52. Mar 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is what happens when one of the finest games ever made for a Nintendo console is given a modern, up to date treatment. Everything that was magnificent in the original game was the target of an impeccable work, from the breathtaking audiovisual environment to the exquisite control system, and it all fits perfectly in the Nintendo Switch. One absolutely indispensable game, Metroid Prime Remastered is the gold standard when it comes to remastering essential classics.
  53. Mar 9, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is not only an amazing upgrade to the original game but also one of the nicest-looking titles on the Switch platform. An experience that not only aged greatly when it comes to its gameplay but also one that shines with new life through a modernized control scheme. If you ever wanted to play a Metroid Prime game, there is no doubt that this is its definitive edition.
  54. Mar 7, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered modernizes a classic, keeping everything good about it and fixing some of the few things that wouldn’t make sense to modern players. While a few late game design choices stop it from being near perfect, there are precious few better games you can play on a Nintendo Switch in 2023. New players should run to pick this one up, and those who haven’t touched it in twenty years won’t find a better way to revisit this classic.
  55. Mar 2, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is evidence that true legends can withstand the test of time. This is fantastic fun, it looks great and just simply exhibits no issues whatsoever. Let us have a sequel!
  56. Feb 27, 2023
    Quotation forthcoming.
  57. Feb 27, 2023
    This simple approach to modernizing a game maintains everything that made the original work, while updating its control scheme, its visuals, and adding a few extras along the way. While this means that a few dated elements remain unchanged, the quality of the game is such that this is not enough to taint the overall excellent experience the game has to offer.
  58. If you have a Nintendo Switch, there are some games that I would definitely say to try, Metroid Prime Remastered easily falls into that list.
  59. Feb 22, 2023
    Metroid Prime is a true classic, and Metroid Prime Remastered is perhaps the best version of that game to date. The adventure remains as timeless, with a near-perfect mix of combat and exploration that continues to be compelling all these years later. The improvement to the graphics helps the game look even better than some modern releases, while the sound is richer thanks to being uncompressed. The various control methods are a saving grace, as what was once a good control scheme now feels awkward to use. This is well worth having in the game library of any Switch owner who loves a good adventure. If the rumors are true, expect this same level of care and quality if and when Prime 2 and Prime 3 come out in remastered form.
  60. Feb 21, 2023
    The joint work between Retro Studios plus the experience of Iron Galaxy gave us Metroid Prime Remastered, one of the most outstanding games that the Nintendo Switch can have. Both studios gave new life to a perfect classic that today you can enjoy once again and with modern controls, a much-appreciated detail. This masterpiece came back from the ashes like a phoenix to remind us of the greatness of Metroid.
  61. Feb 21, 2023
    One of the best FPS games ever is back in a new version that brings not only visual updates, but also changes the geometry of the levels and brings other improvements. With all of this, it shows that Metroid Prime is simply timeless.
  62. Feb 21, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered takes an already almost perfect GameCube classic and improves upon it even more by significantly updating its visuals and controls.
  63. Feb 20, 2023
    Metroid Prime was, and still is, one of the best games published during this century. The visuals of this Remastered are just amazing: this is how Metroid Prime looked like in our memories, not in reality.
  64. Feb 20, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a real must-have for all gamers who might not have had the chance to touch the famous franchise back in the day. It's also a very solid remaster (not to say remake) that can easily bring back nostalgic fans. Still fun and exciting to play, despite some minor stiffness due to its age, Metroid Prime Remastered is a lesson. Yes, there are excellent remasters. And after this rediscovery of one of the most cult games of the Gamecube, we have only one thing in mind: where is Metroid Prime 4 ?
  65. Feb 17, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an amazing update to a classic game. Despite some remaining issues like clunky combat and platforming, the new control scheme and visual updates make this a must-play in the Switch’s library, even for those who didn’t enjoy the original. This is how you update a game for modern audiences.
  66. Feb 15, 2023
    Even after 21 years Metroid Prime is in a class of its own. The gameplay has aged remarkably well and the new dual-stick controls work like a charm. Visually this is one of the best remaster treatments we have seen so far: Everything looks like we remembered it, but with so much more detail added that you might mistake it for a fully-fledged remake. Although lacking new content or added features, this game is still an easy choice for every Switch owner: If you buy only one Metroid game in your lifetime, let it be this one.
  67. Feb 14, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is an awesome remaster of an awesome game that remains one of Samus' most iconic adventures so anyone who loves Metroid or first-person games in general should definitely play it. She has certainly come a long way since her NES debut.
  68. Feb 14, 2023
    The remaster basically makes everything better – particularly the visuals, which have been lovingly brought up to modern standards. While the gameplay didn’t really need such sweeping changes, the dual-stick controls are an incredibly welcome addition. It’s just a shame that a few other modern touches couldn’t have made it into the final experience, including auto-saves, fast travel, and a more useful map.
  69. Feb 14, 2023
    The time when Metroid-fans felt neglected is finally over! A remaster of the first Prime has appeared. It could've been a simple port with upscaled textures, but the upgrades in this new version are so huge that you can almost call it a remake.
  70. Feb 13, 2023
    With enhanced graphics and modern controls, Metroid Prime is well worth playing (or replaying) on the Switch.
  71. Feb 13, 2023
    While some elements of its design feel antiquated, stunning changes made to Metroid Prime's visual design, performance, and controls are enough to breathe new life into one of the greatest video games of all-time. Whether this is your first journey to Talon IV or a return trip, Metroid Prime Remastered is well worth your time and attention.
  72. Feb 13, 2023
    An undeniable classic refined with modern graphics and controls, as well as a bevy of accessibility options. While it's still an amazing gaming experience, it does raise the question where the two sequels remain. The re-release on the Wii already showed the games' agelessness, even if the new graphical enhancements are welcome. Either an even lower retail price or more substancial changes would have been welcome, but what we got is still enough to make Metroid fans rejoice.
  73. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime is still one of the best games in the world, and you really owe it to yourself to experience it at its very best in Metroid Prime Remastered.
  74. Feb 13, 2023
    In literally every way possible, this is the best, most definitive, most comprehensive release of Metroid Prime.
  75. Feb 11, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is something between a remaster and a remake - and it is a good one definitely. Great controls and 60fps gameplay guarantee lots of fun hours for the lovers of the franchise and hopefully numerous newcomers.
  76. Feb 11, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a masterclass example of updating a classic title for modern audiences. Retro Studios' should be praised for their work, while both series veterans and newcomers alike are encouraged to check out one of the Gamecube's best exclusives, now made better than ever.
  77. Feb 11, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a rare gem, unquestionably the best FPS from a machine that perhaps still lacked a benchmark at this level, and above all, it testifies 20 years later to the absolute genius of what constituted one of the greatest history video games.
  78. Feb 13, 2023
    Still a smart, uplifting action-adventure hit, Samus' remastered 3D premiere has held up with great gameplay.
  79. Feb 10, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a brilliant reminder of why you love games.
  80. Feb 14, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a fantastic renewal of the classic GameCube title.
  81. Feb 13, 2023
    In these 20 years that separate us from Samus' three-dimensional debut, the videogame medium has evolved enormously and yet, while not presenting radical upheavals at the heart of the experience, Metroid Prime Remastered offers a fiercely current experience, which fits among the most important titles (and convincing on the graphic front) of the Switch library.
  82. Mar 6, 2023
    While the game's design may feel dated, (with frequent backtracking, no fast travel, and saving restricted to specific save rooms,) Metroid Prime Remastered is still an amazing shooter, and a fantastic puzzle-platformer.
  83. Feb 13, 2023
    Metroid Prime: Remastered is a superb remastering job of a Nintendo classic, which original players will embrace with a huge smile. Some logical limitations of a game from two decades ago may make it a bit rough for new players in certain situations.
  84. Feb 19, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is a faithful beat-for-beat recreation of the GameCube classic with a comprehensively polished visual makeover. It remains a solid adventure shooter, even if its straightforward approach to player progress is a little unexciting these days. I’ve certainly not hated my time with it, though I do hate its refusal to properly credit the team that worked on the original...Maybe it’s the industry’s attitude toward attribution that could use a remastering.
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  1. Feb 17, 2023
    Remastered’s graphics look great, and while the game continues to, for the most part, translate well as an expansive, engaging shooter, I’m most struck by how the game allows Samus to be a person. Not a woman with her baggage, sexualized and discarded like a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City sex worker from the same year, and not relegated to the background the way 2023’s Dead Space does to its female characters.
  2. Feb 9, 2023
    In Metroid Dread, you are encouraged to sprint through, keeping clear of enemies that, at the outset, you have no means of defeating. Your central relation to the game world is that of anxiety and, yes, dread. Metroid Prime, by contrast, wants you to feel inquisitive toward its lonely landscapes, to seek understanding of your enemies as much as mastery over them. Through its contemplative gameplay loop, wherein entering a new area means taking time to consider it, 20 years later, Metroid Prime might have even more to say about what it means to slow down, taking time to view the world with curiosity and wonder. [Polygon Recommends]
  3. Feb 11, 2023
    Metroid Prime Remastered is fantastic. We’re just a couple hours in, but it’s every bit as good as I remember it being, without the disappointment that can so often be felt from revisiting a childhood favourite.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 749 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 749
  1. ffp
    Feb 9, 2023
    Nintendo really just shadow dropped one of the most acclaimed games from the gamecube era with a complete visual overhaul, new models andNintendo really just shadow dropped one of the most acclaimed games from the gamecube era with a complete visual overhaul, new models and textures, absurd amount of controls customization, colour blind support, Gamecube controller support and is chargin only 40 usd for it ?
    Colour me impressed.
    In comparison with the lackluster "remaster/HD/deluxe" editions like skyward sword, pikmin 3, mario kart 8, this feels like a remake. The game looks like Prime always did in my memories.
    This level of care, love and effort is rare to see in the gaming dev atmosphere nowadays. Retro studios really put all the work into making this version the MUST GO to play this masterpiece

    metroid fans eatin' good
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  2. Feb 10, 2023
    The original game already looked quite good even today, but this remaster makes the original look completely outdated in comparison. Retro didThe original game already looked quite good even today, but this remaster makes the original look completely outdated in comparison. Retro did not simply upscale the textures, but rebuilt everything almost entirely from scratch, to include more polygons, better lighting, and more effects. There is also a bunch of control customization, including the original gamecube and wii controls, as well as a more traditional dual-stick layout. This is probably the most effort any Nintendo remaster had recently. Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2023
    Fantastic remaster! Retro Games has done an excellent job bringing this amazing game to an even higher level. One of my favorite games of allFantastic remaster! Retro Games has done an excellent job bringing this amazing game to an even higher level. One of my favorite games of all time, and this is the best way to play it. Please support Metroid games so Nintendo will realize how many people love these games! Full Review »