Review: Metroid Dread explained to parents

Metroid Dread Featured Ecran Partage
What parents need to know

The brand new installment in the Metroid series follows the story of Metroid Fusion (released 19 years ago on the Game Boy Advance). Metroid Dread takes the form of a 2D platform game. Nostalgic and players play as the heroin Samus Aran in armor. She can jump, shoot projectiles at monsters using many abilities, and explore many alien environments.

The alt attribute of this image is empty, its file name is Metroid-Dread-Screen-Share-Boxart-Switch-632x1024.jpg.
Release date: October 8, 2021

Developed by: MercurySteam
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Action, Adventure, Shooting Game, Platform game, Science Fiction

Average time of one game: 1 hour

Estimated total game duration: About 10 hours of gameplay.

Themes: Science Fiction, Adventure

Business model: Need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
This game is played alone

Available in physical (cartouche) or digital (download on console)
Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
Red Orange Gauge

This game is quite difficult to play. Many enemies, reasons for displacement to learn, and a lot of reflex to have.

Violence, fear, nudity?
Orange Green Gauge

This game is not very violent. It features fantastic and animated violence that is not very graphic. Enemies are sometimes scary, but have a lot of colors that make them less terrible.

Language level used
Orange Green Gauge

There is no vulgar language in this game. There is sustained language, however.

Positive message

Metroid is a game featuring a strong female character.

Minimum reading level required
Red Orange Gauge

Needs to understand and read well, because the universe is a bit complex and difficult to follow at times.

Additional costs ?

There are no announced expansions for this game yet.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Red Orange Gauge

All the buttons of the controllers are used, require good coordination and good reflexes.

Principle of the game

You don’t need to have played the previous games in the Metroid series to enjoy this one.

After years of deliberation, Nintendo has managed to release the long-awaited game from the Metroid series. Metroid Dread takes place after years of work and references put in their previous titles.

The game takes place following the game of Metroid Fusion. Samus Aran faces new enemies on the planet ZDR. The game will take place in a 2D style that will have a side scrolling of the games of yesteryear.

Local game modes

The game can be played alone in order to make the main campaign.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website