General Information


Metroid (1986)
Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991)
Super Metroid (1994)
Metroid Fusion (2002)
Metroid Prime (2002)
Metroid Zero Mission (2004)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)
Metroid Prime Pinball (2005)
Metroid Prime Hunters (2006)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)
Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
Metroid: Other M (2010)
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016)
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)
Metroid Prime 4 (TBA)

Publisher: Nintendo
Description: The Metroid (メトロイド Metoroido?) games are a series of video games produced by Nintendo. One of the company's most successful franchises, the series' popularity spans several Nintendo consoles, with the first game, Metroid, released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The Metroid games chronicle the missions of bounty hunter Samus Aran in a science fiction setting which contains many similarities to the Alien film franchise. Central plot elements are the Metroid organisms and the Space Pirates which try to exploit the Metroids' powers. The gameplay combines adventure based on exploration and item-gathering with platformer and shooter dynamics. The Metroid games are famous for their nonlinear gameplay, where one can complete a game with a fraction of the items available in the game.

Similar Games: Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, ReCore, Axiom Verge
Genre(s): Sci-fi, Action-adventure
Playthrough Length: 15-30 hours depending on the game. The game features variable completion with a variety of optional collectables.
Difficulty: Medium, requires some puzzle solving, suitable for all ages.
Security Concerns: None

Multiplayer Information

Online Multiplayer: Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime: Federation Force feature online multiplayer.
Local Multiplayer: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes featured local multiplayer, also featured in Metroid Prime Trilogy. Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime: Federation Force feature multiplayer as well.
Voice Chat: N/A
Connectivity Structure: Local multiplayer through 3DS/DS local play option. Online multiplayer through online play option.
Age of Community: Various
Community Attitude: N/A

Gameplay Information

ESRB Rating(s): E (Everyone) to T (Teen)
PEGI Rating(s): PEGI 7 to PEGI 16
ACB Rating(s): Various by title, PG to M. (Metroid Prime series is rated M)
Content Labels: Moderate science fiction violence

Content Information

Violence: Light to moderate sci-fi violence
Language: None to mild
Sexual Themes and Nudity: None to mild
Drugs and Alcohol: None
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: None

Cost Information

Subscription: N/A
In-game Purchases: N/A
Gambling Elements: N/A