Metroid Dread Boss Guide: How To Beat Samus’ 10 Monstrous Foes

Metroid Dread may canonically follow Metroid Fusion, but the latest entry to Samus’ 2D adventures closely follows Metroid: Samus Returns in terms of combat. That means the boss battles can be pretty tough, encouraging you to be aggressive and react to attacks with skillful displays of Samus’ abilities. There are a total of 10 different boss enemies in Metroid Dread, though you will face a few of them multiple times and in different iterations. Below, we go over strategies for each.

Metroid Dread is the conclusion to Samus’ 2D saga, and it goes out with a bang, telling a more cinematic story by using cutscenes and voice acting. The game leans hard into narrative themes of fear and dread, which primarily come through with the seven EMMI you encounter throughout the campaign, each of which has been programmed with one of Samus’ abilities. If this is your first time playing through one of Samus’ adventures, we’ve got a few tips and tricks for overcoming Metroid Dread.

In GameSpot’s Metroid Dread review, Steven Petite writes, “More than anything else, Metroid Dread feels like going back to a place of comfort after a long time away. Though the gameplay is refined and new features have been added to the mix, Dread sticks closely to the formula of its predecessors. In the end, for longtime fans like myself, that’s probably for the best. There’s nothing to dread here. We’re home again.”

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Author: Jordan Ramée