Metroid Dread: Best Things to Do After Beating The Game

Throughout the Metroid franchise, the game has never been over after beating it just one time, and Metroid Dread is no different. Platformer games often been known for their replayability, and the status that comes with going through them over and over, getting the best times on the hardest difficulty.

While Metroid Dread doesn't have traditional post-game content players of other genres will be familiar with, like side missions or objectives that don't involve the main storyline, it has a plethora of objectives that are achieved by replaying the game. Since the game is generally shorter than 10 hours for most players, this is a good thing, as it gives players a chance to get the most out of their purchase.

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There are rewards for going back and playing through Metroid Dread multiple times, and those take a few different forms. So, let's break down what players can get by experiencing the thrilling corridors of Metroid Dread over and over again.

Most of the rewards that players can obtain in Metroid Dread are unique art pieces, but there are other things that players unlock after their first playthrough.

Hard Mode

After completing the game for the first time, players unlock Hard Mode for future playthroughs. Obviously, Hard Mode gives players an extra bit of difficulty on future playthroughs, and it is a safe bet that any competitive speedruns will use it. Some of the artwork rewards that will be mentioned in this article require the game to be completed on this mode, so it is a vital option for completionists as well.

Chozo Archives

Chozo Archives are art pieces rewarded for finding every item on all of Metroid Dread's maps. There are nine Chozo Archive images that players can add to the gallery, eight for finding 100% of the items on each of the eight maps, and one for unlocking all eight of the other archives.

Clear time and Difficulty Artwork

The other art pieces that players can unlock are rewarded based on the difficulty and time in which the player completes a playthrough. These are much easier to obtain after you've played through and discovered how to get everywhere in Metroid Dread. This artwork is based on previous games in the Metroid series, and gives long-time fans a nice shot of nostalgia in exchange for their dedication. The pieces that can be obtained are as follows:

  • Metroid: Zero Mission - Beat the game on Normal
  • Metroid: Samus Returns - Beat the game on normal in under 8 hours.
  • Super Metroid - Beat the game on normal in under 4 hours
  • Metroid: Other M - Beat the game on Hard
  • Metroid Fusion - Beat the game on Hard in under 8 hours
  • Metroid Dread - Beat the game on Hard in under 4 hours
  • Zero Suit Samus - Unlock all other clear time/difficulty artwork

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Metroid Dread is available on Nintendo Switch

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