Metroid Prime Remastered Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Metroid Prime Remastered Review, we become the bounty hunter Samus Aran once again in Metroid Prime Remastered! The critically-acclaimed, first-person adventure has been revamped for Nintendo Switch. Step into her boots as you navigate the winding paths and interconnected environments of an alluring-yet-dangerous alien planet. Use powers like the signature Morph Ball and Grapple Beam to access hard-to-reach areas and find a path forward.

Metroid Prime Remastered Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 6.7GB download size.
  • Action adventure gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • First-person perspective.
  • Extras gallery – concept, character, and soundtrack galleries where you unlock entries by playing the game.
  • Display settings – Hud opacity, helmet visibility, Hud lag, hint system, color assist, and color assist intensity.
  • Narration can be turned on/off and is to replicate the European (narration on), and Japanese (narration off) versions.
  • Four control schemes – classic, dual stick, pointer (motion controls), and hybrid.
  • Two difficulties – casual and normal.
  • Three save slots.
  • Scan items and enemies to get info and weak point signals.
  • The map is fully 3D and fills in as you explore.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Transform into the infamous morph ball at will.
  • Enemies drop ammo and health.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Solid shooting and platforming.
  • Metroidvania in that you have to keep retracing your steps as you gain new abilities.
  • Handy lock on for shooting.
  • The worlds are fantastic and look stunning.
  • Save rooms with a massive S icon on the map.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Unlock new and old concept art.
  • Really cool opening menu animations.
  • Secret areas to find.
  • Solid platforming sections.
  • A showpiece for the Nintendo Switch.

Metroid Prime Remastered Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The animation between the morph ball and the human is needlessly abrupt.
  • Not always clear where to go.
  • The map is hard to read when in the game.

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Metroid Prime Remastered:

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Developer: Nintendo

Publisher: Nintendo

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Having not played the game much originally I did have a bit of hesitation with Metroid as I have a past of not really enjoying the games. As this was a twin stick shooter in 3D I thought it may appeal to me more than the 2D offerings… I was correct, from the moment the game began I was hooked with its powerful visuals and tight gunplay, I found myself losing hours to Metroid. The world’s they have created are vast and open meaning I could explore a lot before a roadblock would stop me. The guns are fun to use, the platforming makes sense and is exciting and boss fights, yes boss fights are even a ton of fun. I initially liked the way you scan anything and everything to get lore, story and weak point info but that did begin to grind and at times I felt like I was a photographer/caltaloguer on safari taking kill enemy breaks in between but eventually I let go of the scanning and just went all guns all the time. Looking back at the previous game you can see just how much work went into this and the controls alone make it more accessible, plus you have many options for the controls so it caters to new and old players and those that like it a bit weird. No I mean all jokes aside Metroid Prime Remastered is one of the best offerings on the Switch and regardless of your feeling in the game name, this game is worth your time.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!