Released: 2002
Developer/Publisher: Retro Studios, Inc. for Nintendo
Platform(s): GC

Almost a decade after Super Metroid captivated millions of SNES gamers, Nintendo followed up with the series' first 3D game and gave owners of the struggling GameCube something to be happy about. The first-person perspective is a bit weird at first, but after a little time with this outer-space epic, it quickly becomes a non-issue. The plot is kinda weak, but the action is a prime example of the genre's best. 

An enhanced Japanese version of the game was released for the Wii in 2009.