A game similar to Metroid Prime for PC?

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#1 Posted by Zenadixo (46 posts) -

I recently played Metroid prime for Nintendo Game Cube and I loved it. So i was looking for a game for PC that was simnilar to it, but I still havent found anything.

Any recommendations? Also my PC is not so good so don't post no games that have very high system requirements.

#2 Posted by Crimsader (11672 posts) -
You will hardly find anything close to Metroid Prime for the PC. Even if you do it might be something very old (altho that doesn't sound like a problem to you).
#3 Posted by Renevent42 (5135 posts) -

I recently played Metroid prime for Nintendo Game Cube and I loved it. So i was looking for a game for PC that was simnilar to it, but I still havent found anything.

Any recommendations? Also my PC is not so good so don't post no games that have very high system requirements.

Zenadixo
That's a tough one...but a suggestion: Darksiders - it's being released this month on PC and is more of a console game style. It has a lot of exploration, items that you use to solve puzzles, open up areas, and stuff like that. It's more like Zelda honestly but I think Zelda and Metroid actually share some basic similarities. And yeah, Metroid: Prime is one of my favorite games of all time. Simply amazing game :D
#4 Posted by Zenadixo (46 posts) -

You will hardly find anything close to Metroid Prime for the PC. Even if you do it might be something very old (altho that doesn't sound like a problem to you).Crimsader

Are you sure? I know I will find something if I keep looking... There are many shooters on the PC, probably some of them could be similar.

#5 Posted by Sparticus247 (2368 posts) -

[QUOTE="Crimsader"]You will hardly find anything close to Metroid Prime for the PC. Even if you do it might be something very old (altho that doesn't sound like a problem to you).Zenadixo

Are you sure? I know I will find something if I keep looking... There are many shooters on the PC, probably some of them could be similar.

Metroid Prime was a very unique game and is still pretty darn good to this day, you don't see games like that come around to often. Honestly I can't think of a game that is quite like it on the PC, that sense of exploration and isolation is what the metroid games have down.

If you like that First person adventure/isolation feel the best one I've played on the PC would be the Penumbra Series....but that's quite different plot wise and gameplay wise. Yeah you still solve puzzles and explore in the first person view, but this game was designed to get into your head and scare you in the dark places of your soul lol.

#6 Posted by the_delta (432 posts) -

Metroid Prime was (is) a great game indeed. I remember being quite hyped for Star Wars: Republic Commando back in the days, mainly due to the fact that you saw the world through the visors of your character, just like in Metroid Prime. Sure did add to the atmosphere and overall feel of the latter, at least.

Unfortunately, I wouldn't bet on them having much more than that in common. Apparently though, it scored a 8.7 here on GS, which certaínly isn't bad. You could check it out.

#7 Posted by mouthforbathory (2114 posts) -

Metroid Prime is pretty unique among first person games, I can't think of a single game like it with it's spider web of paths and exploration, not to mention lots of back tracking.

#8 Posted by General_X (9028 posts) -
Metroid Prime is a unique experience, about the only game that I can think of that's half-way similar is Portal, but honestly they are only vaguely similar.
#9 Posted by theslugs (305 posts) -
I guess give the half life universe a shot, but you aren't going to find anything too similar. At least their storylines play out as you play the game.
#11 Posted by theslugs (305 posts) -

Dolphin *cough* I love dolphins i just wish they could play games *cough* There are a couple of gamecube and Wii games that have dolphin games...*cough* Anyway goodluck with your Metroid Prime.

mattuk69
he said he played metroid prime and just would like to play more like it...
#12 Posted by Grodus5 (7934 posts) -

I haven't played a signle game like Metroid Prime (other then the other Metroid Primes, of course). Sorry dude, I think you are out of luck.

#13 Posted by Zenadixo (46 posts) -

So suggestions till now have been:

- Penumbra

- Half Life

- Star Wars Republic commando

- Portal

Thanks! I will give those a try! any other suggestions?

#14 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

System Shock 2 and the BioShocks?

#15 Posted by ionusX (25715 posts) -

fear 2: project origin

#16 Posted by AFBrat77 (24085 posts) -

I recently played Metroid prime for Nintendo Game Cube and I loved it. So i was looking for a game for PC that was simnilar to it, but I still havent found anything.

Any recommendations? Also my PC is not so good so don't post no games that have very high system requirements.

Zenadixo

There is no question Bioshock borrowed heavily from Prime (as well as several other games).....

if you liked Prime (I loved it) great chance you will love the original Bioshock, a Masterpiece as well.

#17 Posted by AFBrat77 (24085 posts) -

System Shock 2 and the BioShocks?

Baranga

agreed, thats where he needs to look.

#18 Posted by kdawg88 (2911 posts) -

There is no question Bioshock borrowed heavily from Prime (as well as several other games).....

AFBrat77
How is that possible?
#19 Posted by DraugenCP (8470 posts) -

Well, I guess it depends on what exactly you liked about Metroid Prime. If you liked the interconnected worlds and exploration, I don't know if there's anything quite like it. If you liked the idea of first person puzzling, I guess Portal comes remotely close.

#20 Posted by nintendog66 (2300 posts) -
I believe you may be looking for the Bioshock/System Shock series. While I LOVE TO DEATH the Metroid Prime series, there's nothing quite like it really, but Bioshock is pretty much the closest you can get(I still hated it).
#21 Posted by gillri (5926 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zenadixo"]

[QUOTE="Crimsader"]You will hardly find anything close to Metroid Prime for the PC. Even if you do it might be something very old (altho that doesn't sound like a problem to you).Sparticus247

Are you sure? I know I will find something if I keep looking... There are many shooters on the PC, probably some of them could be similar.

Metroid Prime was a very unique game and is still pretty darn good to this day, you don't see games like that come around to often. Honestly I can't think of a game that is quite like it on the PC, that sense of exploration and isolation is what the metroid games have down.

If you like that First person adventure/isolation feel the best one I've played on the PC would be the Penumbra Series....but that's quite different plot wise and gameplay wise. Yeah you still solve puzzles and explore in the first person view, but this game was designed to get into your head and scare you in the dark places of your soul lol.

agreed metroid Prime is a bit of an oddity really, its been one of my fasv series since Super Metroid, Darksiders could be seen as similar in terms of game design

but the atmosphere is unique to metroid, that feeling of hostiliy and isolation

#22 Posted by Zenadixo (46 posts) -

But isnt system shock a horror game or something like that?

#23 Posted by StopThePresses (2767 posts) -
There is no question Bioshock borrowed heavily from Prime AFBrat77
I wish. [QUOTE="AFBrat77"] if you liked Prime (I loved it) great chance you will love the original Bioshock, a Masterpiece as well.

One of those games I like, and the other I think is a game with generally crappy gameplay mechanics that they try to make feel "deep" with Ayn Rand references.
#24 Posted by Caladfwich (104 posts) -

Maybe Stalker? It's a FPS with lots of exploration and backtracking, plus the envolving atmosphere.

#25 Posted by AFBrat77 (24085 posts) -

[QUOTE="AFBrat77"]

There is no question Bioshock borrowed heavily from Prime (as well as several other games).....

kdawg88

How is that possible?

Well, perhaps not heavily.....but it's obvious to me that Ken Levine and company admired Metroid Prime and borrowed from it, its hard to explain but part of Bioshock consists of having the right weapons to get to different areas ala Prime, as well as returning through areas with re-spawned enemies. other things as well. I think alot of people that like Prime will like Bioshock as well.

The game also seems to have borrowed here and there from Deus Ex and of course System Shock 2 along the way. Not bad games to borrow from.

I think Metroid Prime and original Bioshock aretwo of the very best games this decade.

#26 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -
Aquaria is similar to Super Metroid.
#27 Posted by G-Lord (2134 posts) -

Aquaria is similar to Super Metroid.RK-Mara

Cave Story too. But I don't know if this is what the TC is looking for

#28 Posted by Planeforger (15539 posts) -
Aquaria gets my vote too, even if it isn't a first-person shooter. I guess the closest FPS might be Turok 2, in a way (they're made by the same developers, have heaps of item-finding and backtracking, etc), but finding that will be a bit of a problem.
#29 Posted by AnomalyCompound (9 posts) -
If you have Half Life two look up on moddb or similar sources Project Valkyrie, or Valkyrie Project, one or the other. Its a full Metroid universe rip. Unfortunately they forgot to ask for permissions so Nintendo shut them down but they've done a gorgeous job on the system. Added the pirate energy sword to the Valkyrie unit and there's even a few pieces of WELL recognizable game mechanics including the famous Chozo Statues. If you use hammer editor at all, and got the right permissions it would be an awesome project to pick back up. Its the only thing I know of closer than the Halo Mods for Metroid prime. http://www.moddb.com/mods/project-valkyrie http://www.moddb.com/mods/project-valkyrie/videos The first one is an implementation of morph ball. They added a sort of super boost ball that includes jumping, the space boot feature that allows double jumps when in the suit mode and many other features. Its a gorgeous system but like I said has sadly died. If I had a better machine I'd spend my time mapping stuff from the Prime Series. This one is for Halo Combat Evolved. Pretty awesome Total Game Conversion. http://www.moddb.com/mods/metroid-online http://www.moddb.com/mods/metroid-online/videos
#30 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
It's not like Metroid Prime but Hard Reset made me feel just like I felt when playing Metroid Prime. :/ We need someone to copy Metroid Prime for the PC.
#32 Posted by AnomalyCompound (9 posts) -
Well since i was the only other one that's posted THIS year: The Halo Combat evolved Mod; Metroid Online, is about as close as its gotten so far
#33 Posted by BrunoBRS (73260 posts) -
don't think you can find anything similar to it anywhere :P
#34 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23468 posts) -
uh STALKER they both got teh atmospheres