How Long is Metroid Dread?

Dreadful adventure.

With Metroid Dread releasing for the Nintendo Switch, fans of the franchise have their first entry in the 2D Metroid series in almost two decades. With such a significant gap between entries, players new and old may not know how long of a time commitment this game might be, especially those new to the Metroidvania genre.

According to How Long to Beat, Metroid Dread will take players anywhere from 7-11 hours to complete, depending on how much of the game's side content players choose to participate in. Those who focus on the main story alone can expect their game to last around 7 hours.

Players who enjoy exploring side areas, grabbing some collectibles, and trying out some of the extras make up the bulk of the players, so most can expect the game to last about 9 hours. In comparison, completionists will see approximately 11 hours of playtime.

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Metroid Dread releases on October 8, 2021, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch for $59.99. With excellent reviews praising the game for reinvigorating gameplay while staying faithful to Metroid's traditional style, it's sure to be a Game of the Year contender for 2021.

For more on Nintendo 2021 releases, visit What is the release date for Metroid Dread? Here on Pro Game Guides.

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