Beating Dread in a certain amount of time will allow you to unlock artwork in your gallery. The artwork goes through the entire series. Here’s how to unlock them:

  • Metroid Zero Mission: Normal mode, 8+ Hours
  • Metroid Samus Returns: Normal mode, 4 – 8 Hours
  • Super Metroid: Normal mode, < 4 Hours
  • Metroid Other M: Hard mode, 8+ Hours
  • Metroid Fusion: Hard mode, 4 – 8 Hours
  • Metroid Dread: Hard mode, < 4 Hours

If you beat it under a certain time you will get all the other ones above that time. For example, if I played the game on normal and beat it in under 8 hours, I’d unlock both the Samus Returns image and the Zero Mission image. They are game mode specific though.

Acquiring 100% of the items will unlock all of the images in the Chozo Archives gallery.


After unlocking all of the images, you will unlock a final “completion” image which shows a large selection of all the characters from the series (non-Prime) history. There are two of these, one has suited Samus and one has Zero Suit Samus.


Of course we’ll host these images on the site once we can get clean, high-res, watermark-free copies. Stay tuned.

The unlockable galleries have been uploaded to our Dread Page. View them here. Warning these are HUGE spoilers so click only if you don’t want to earn them yourself!


In other news, the Dread Special Edition artbook will eventually be scanned and made available on our site. We’ll let you know when that happens.