Metroid Dread (Nintendo Switch) | $50 | Amazon
Perhaps the biggest surprise announcement last year was that of a Metroid game that isn’t Metroid Prime 4. No, Metroid Dread is a sidescroller made by the same team behind Samus Returns. Story-wise, this is set after the events of Metroid Fusion making it the last in the timeline while also concluding this story arc. Most intriguing is the game’s inclusion of the robot E.M.M.I—a new Resident Evil-styled enemy always in pursuit of you. Surely the moments with E.M.M.I is what earns the game’s title its namesake. Having played it, I can tell you that this is the best Samus has ever felt. The controls are tight. Metroid Dread has topped many GOTY lists last year and is certainly worth picking up for $10 off right now.
This story was originally published by Joe Tilleli on 06/16/2021 and updated with new information on 08/12/2022.