Game Length: How Long to Beat Metroid Dread | Metroid Dread (Switch)

How Long To Beat Metroid Dread

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!

How Long is Metroid Dread?

7 to 9 Hours of Play Time for the Initial Run

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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.

Complete Story Walkthrough

Additional 4-5 Hours of Play Time for 100% Completion

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.

100% Unlockables Guide

Speedrun to Complete the Game in Under 4 Hours

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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.

Speedrun Guide: Sequence Breaks and Fastest Route

Metroid Dread Related Guides

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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
Game Mechanics
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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