Following a delay earlier this year, Nintendo has finally released a new Metroid game. Metroid Prime: Federation Force tosses aside the usual Samus vs. The World formula for a four player co-op experience, and it’s out now in North America. Reviews are starting to trickle in, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The 3DS game currently has an average review score of 69/100 on Metacritic with four positive reviews, seven mixed reviews, and one negative.

Some reviews praise Nintendo for trying new things with the series, and most seem to agree that it’s a fairly solid multiplayer experience. However,
Federation Force is drawing criticism for its mediocre single-player experience, ineffective chat options, and repetitive missions. Most (but not all) of the reviews agree that it doesn’t quite feel like a Metroid game in style and quality. You can check out a round-up below.

Nintendo World Report — 90
Nintendo Life — 80
Attack of the Fanboy — 70
God is a Geek — 70
IGN — 59
Destructoid — 55
Nintendo Enthusiast — 45
DualShockers — 7/10

Our Verdict

Ben Lamoreux


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