Metroid Prime is the fifth title in the Metroid series. In what was Metroid’s first dabble into FPS, Prime puts you in the shoes of Samus Aran. After receiving a distress signal from the Space Pirate frigate Orpheon, she travels to the planet Talon IV to investigate. After arriving, Samus must stop the pirate activity before they go through with their plans to spread a dangerous substance known as Phazon all across Talon IV.
Today, Metroid Prime is known as one of the best FPS games of all time, and on the Gamecube no less. It was a surprise to many, seeing as Nintendo is considerably family friendly, that something much different from their usual titles was met with such success.