Press Start’s GOTY 2021 #2 – Metroid Dread


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#2 – Metroid Dread

Metroid is a series that has literally helped define a subgenre of platformers over the course of three decades. For Metroid Dread to emerge from vapour-sleep and be the sequel to Metroid Fusion that fans have long wanted, and expected, is a triumph.

There’s a lot to be said of the sticktoitiveness of Nintendo who, for almost two decades, dragged the baggage of Dread around and still managed to, after so long, deliver a game that felt like a fresh interpretation while being the same Metroid people have loved for so long.

In his review, Shannon gave Metroid Dread an 8.5/10 and said: “Metroid Dread feels like a celebration of 2D Metroid. It manages to stay true to the original games, whilst also introducing some new elements that keeps things feeling fresh. The game is held back by some questionable level design, the E.M.M.I feeling repetitive and a definite knowledge barrier for series newcomers.”

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As it stands, Metroid Dread is sitting at an 88 on Metacritic out of 122 critic reviews.


#2 – Metroid Dread

#3 – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

#4 – Resident Evil Village

#5 – Deathloop

#6 – It Takes Two

#7 – Unpacking

#8 – Psychonauts 2

#9 – Forza Horizon 5

#10 – Halo Infinite

For a refresher on how our voting process works, refer to the #10 article where it’s all explained in detail.