#8 - Metroid Prime
What else can I add to Smeags' so eloquent description about Metroid Prime? Nothing. So I'll repeat myself. Retro managed the impossible by bringing the Metroid series into 3D without losing the essence of what makes Metroid, Metroid. This game is a stroke of genius from start to finish, with a huge planet to explore, power ups you know from before but that feel totally new in the new perspective, solid boss fights, tons of exploration, an atmospheric soundtrack this game is the reason I still have my GameCube handy because you know for sure I'll get an itch to play it again sooner or later.
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