Metroid Prime 2: Echoes review

  • World feels like a living, breathing place
  • Thankfully tougher than its predecessor
  • Multiplayer is available for the first time
  • Offline multiplay is a yawner
  • Boss battles drag after awhile
  • A cosmetic upgrade from the last game

Other than a few superficial tweaks and some vanilla, offline multiplayer, the rest is exactly like the first Prime. The same organic, layered environments and completely convincing scenery envelop your senses, further aided by the visor-cracking sounds effects and haunting music. It's very close to a total rehash, but the poisonous dark world mechanics add even more atmosphere to a series that's already one of the most engrossing, rewarding experiences out there.

More Info

Release date: Nov 15 2004 - GameCube (US)
Nov 15 2004 - GameCube (UK)
Available Platforms: GameCube
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Retro Studios
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Animated Blood, Violence


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