Prestigious magazine TIME has listed their ten best video games of 2021 and it is Samus Aran’s latest 2D adventure, Metroid Dread, which has been given the coveted accolade of Game of the Year. The Nintendo Switch game proved to be a hit with all reviewers and our own giving it a stunning 9.5/10. Here’s what TIME magazine had to say about the latest Metroid adventure on Nintendo Switch.
“When most people think of Nintendo, they conjure up images of kid-friendly characters like Mario and Pikachu. But Samus Aran, badass intergalatic bounty hunter of Metroid fame, has long earned her place on the Mount Rushmore of the company’s characters. And after more than a decade without a proper Metroid game, Samus returned in a big way with this year’s Metroid: Dread, a 2D side-scroller for the Nintendo Switch that sees our hero stalked by artifically intelligent killer robots on the mysterious planet ZDR. Dread, which longtime Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto has been cooking up on and off for nearly two decades, is often legit scary—thought not quite on the level as something like an Alien: Isolation—and a delightful return to form for a classic and beloved franchise.”—Alex Fitzpatrick, TIME Magazine