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‘Axiom Verge’ will satisfy any serious itch for ‘Metroid’

Real deal Samus stuff, not that 'Federation Force' crap.


Jaime Carrillo

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Published Dec 5, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:02 am CDT

Metroid games never come out fast enough to satisfy diehards. Axiom Verge doesn’t have Samus in it but will feel awesomely familiar.

After a freak accident, scientist Trace finds himself smack dab in the middle of an alien world. He must explore, gain new abilities and fight a strange (but oddly familiar) enemy. Does this patter sound familiar? Axiom Verge offers the same great open-world sidescrolling you get in a classic Metroid.

Still, Axiom Verge is so awesome it will all seem new again, with fresh retro-style graphics and awesome weapons Samus could only dream of. There’s a reason it’s been ported to every system under the sun at this point: it’s universally amazing. Best of all, it’s available for about half the price of a modern title despite being twice as fun.

Axiom Verge is available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 and is available online for $10-$20 depending on the platform. 



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*First Published: Dec 5, 2017, 9:23 am CST