This guide will cover game length and how long it takes to complete Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how many hours you can expect to play in order to beat the main story, as well as play time required for extras and 100% completion!
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For most players, the initial playthrough for Metroid Dread could take an average of 7-9 hours to complete the main storyline. The game length is pretty standard when compared to the other 2D Metroid games. Feel free to enjoy the campaign at this pace. If you ever get stuck, feel free to check out our Story Walkthrough.
Despite the seemingly short story run through, completionists will have to scour the map for all the Missile Tanks, Energy Tanks, and Power Bomb Tanks. It may take an additional 4-5 hours of play time to get 100% completion on the save file.
On the other end of the spectrum, speedrunners will be happy to know that beating the game as quickly as possible is rewarded. Beating the game in under 4 hours is necessary to unlock the different ending rewards for Metroid Dread.
|Items and Collectables|
|All Missile Tank Locations||All Energy Tank Locations|
|All Power Bomb Tank Locations||All Gallery Images and Chozo Files|
|100% Unlockables||All Speed Booster and Shinespark Puzzles|
|Tips and Tricks|
|What Happens When You Get a Game Over||Ending Explained|
|What to Do If You Get Stuck||How to Unlock Hard Mode|
|Post Game Content||How to Speedrun Metroid Dread|
|How to Counter EMMI||How to Shoot Through Walls Using the Pseudo Wave Beam|
|All Door Types and Blocks||Game Length|
|How to Parry||How to Heal|
|Controls and Best Settings||All Teleportal Locations|
|All Recharge Station Locations||All Network Station Locations|
|All Save Station Locations||All Map Station Locations|
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