The Best Games of September 2017
Honorable Mention: Metroid: Samus Returns
Starting with a couple of honorable mentions, check out the Twinfinite’s Staff picks for our best games of September 2017 which includes of course, our Game of the Month!
Associate Editor Madsen Hayes: Fans have been waiting a long time for the return of 2D Metroid, and Nintendo finally delivered on that in a big way. Although Metroid: Samus Returns is technically a remake of Metroid II, in truth it feels like an entirely new game. Samus Returns has a number of new additions like a melee counterattack and original bosses that add even more variety to the experience.
The game is also presented in a gorgeous 2.5D graphical style, which adds real character to the world of SR388 by adding in backgrounds packed with detail. All of this is supported by a fittingly eerie soundtrack you’d expect from a Metroid game. There’s plenty of content to dig into, with tons of different Metroids to battle and items to collect. Samus Returns is just about everything you could want from a new 2D entry in the series, and developer MercurySteam has certainly shown they know what makes a Metroid game.