The 14 Best ‘Metroid’ Games, Ranked

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Very few games are so influential that they help create a genre of their own, but Nintendo’s Metroid series has done just that with the "Metroidvania" genre, with a little help from Castlevania of course. The Metroid games have been around since the mid-80s and with Metroid Prime 4 still in the works, the series is still going strong and is Nintendo’s biggest franchise outside of Mario, Pokémon, and The Legend of Zelda. We took the time to rank not just every main series Metroid game, but every individual game in the series so far, including the lesser-known pinball game. Check it out below and let us know if you agree with our positions. Welcome to our ranked listing of the best Metroid games!

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Best 'Metroid' Games

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14. 'Metroid Prime: Federation Force'

Available on: Nintendo 3DS

Buy Now, $77.95

13. 'Metroid: Other M'

Available on: Wii

Buy Now, $43.10

12. 'Metroid Prime Pinball'

Available on: Nintendo DS

Buy Now, $108.52

11. 'Metroid Prime Hunters'

Available on: Nintendo DS

Buy Now, $69.50

10. 'Metroid II: Return of Samus'

Available on: Game Boy

Buy Now, $64.99

9. 'Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'

Available on: Wii

Buy Now, $13.95

8. 'Metroid Prime 2: Echoes'

Available on: GameCube, Wii

Buy Now, $52.67

7. 'Metroid'

Available on: NES, Nintendo Switch

Buy Now, $31.98

6. 'Metroid: Samus Returns'

Available on: Nintendo 3DS

Buy Now, $39.99

5. 'Metroid Fusion'

Available on: Game Boy Advance

Buy Now, $55.28

4. 'Metroid: Zero Mission'

Available on: Game Boy Advance

Buy Now, $149.99

3. 'Metroid Dread'

Available on: Nintendo Switch

Buy Now, $47.99

2. 'Metroid Prime'

Available on: GameCube, Nintendo Switch

Buy Now, $39.88

1. 'Super Metroid'

Available on: SNES, Nintendo Switch

Buy Now, $123.95
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