Metroid: Dread Tops TIME List to Continue Its Fine Form In 2021

Published 12/19/2021, 10:47 AM EST


Metroid: Dread has amassed a lot of praise since its launch on Nintendo Switch in October this year. The title has not only impressed the critics but the fans of the franchise as well. And now, TIME magazine has declared it No.1 on its recent list of 10 best video games of 2021, which the title rightly deserved to be.

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The newest entry in the hit franchise, Metroid: Dread surpassed other heavyweights to come out on top on TIME’s list. The biggest games it defeated included the likes of Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. Both these two releases have been one of the best-rated games of 2021, yet failed to beat the Nintendo title.

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Nintendo’s Metroid: Dread crowned No.1 in TIME’s list, defeating Halo: Infinite and Forza Horizon

The latest title featuring iconic protagonist Samus Aran, not only just defeated Halo and Forza’s latest installments. It even managed to beat Game of the Year It Takes Two, that had won the ultimate honor at this year’s The Game Awards event, earlier this month.

Praising Metroid: Dread, TIME mentioned that when people think of Nintendo, most people generally have images of kid-friendly titles such as Mario or Pikachu. However, the heroic lady, Samus, the “badass intergalactic bounty hunter of Metroid fame” has earned her place in Nintendo’s history of gaming characters so far.

Adding further, TIME said that Metroid: Dread arrived following a long wait of over a decade since the last entry’s launch in the series.

Samus’ return has been amazing with the exceptional gameplay the newest title offers; she bravely fights the intelligent killer robots on the mysterious planet ZDR, said the magazine.

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Moreover, TIME also mentioned that Metroid: Dread often looks scary, though not on the same level as something like Alien: Isolation. In its conclusion, the magazine added that its team found Dread to be very delightful, and it is indeed a fantastic return to form for the classic beloved franchise.

Have you played Metroid: Dread or not? If yes, what was your experience with the Nintendo Switch game?

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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