Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Reviews Roundup

The review embargo has lifted for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which will launch tomorrow for Nintendo Switch.

Here is a roundup of the first reviews:

  • GameSpot – 9/10
    “Ultimate is a comprehensive, considered, and charming package that refines and builds on an already strong and enduring fighting system.”
  • IGN – 9.4/10.0
    “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Smash Bros. done right, and done bigger than ever before.”
  • Destructoid – 9.5/10.0
    “I’ve used phrases that evoke the monumental achievement that is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a few times in this review and I can assure you it’s not hyperbolic. Despite that a lot of the old content isn’t as hard-hitting the second, third, fourth, or even fifth time around, the fact that it’s all here, and in a manageable file size, is more than enough. After this (and Geno/Waluigi DLC) Sakurai can rest easy.”
  • GameXplain
    “Liked a lot”
  • Gamereactor – 10/10
    “”Ultimate lives up to its name – it’s the definitive Smash experience.”
  • Metro – 9/10
    “Nintendo’s crossover fighter is bigger and better than ever and now it has a single-player mode that’s just as good as multiplayer.”
  • Hobby Consolas – 95/100
    “Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the most complete fighting games thanks to a lot of game modes and content. In addition, it pays tribute to video games without equal, which makes it transcend and shine. An essential game for Nintendo Switch owners or lovers of video games in general.”
  • Twinfinite – 5/5
    “Every aspect of the game feels fine-tuned and thought out, and the sheer amount of changes and diversity of content is simply staggering. This is the most ambitious and all-inclusive Super Smash Bros entry, and one of the very best games Nintendo’s little system has gotten yet.”
  • Press Start – 10/10
    “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ultimate in every sense of the word. World of Light is fantastic, Challenge Mode is satisfying and there’s so much love and detail in absolutely everything in the game.”
  • Kotaku
    “This is a big game, and with the fat skimmed off, a remarkable one. Its core attraction – fighting on a platform – is as polished and brilliant and sharp as ever, its fighters the most unique and deep.”
  • Polygon
    “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s gameplay is so snappy and fluid, its characters so rewarding in their variety, that it feels destined to dominate living rooms once again.”
  • VG247
    “With an everything but the kitchen sink approach, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its name – it’s the best gaming cross-over experience ever.”
  • Nintendo Life
    “We’re not sure how you could make a more robust or pleasing Smash game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate truly is the ultimate instalment in the series, and it makes you wonder where Sakurai can possibly take this franchise next.”
  • The Verge
    “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won’t change your mind about the series. If Nintendo’s particular brand of chaotic fighting doesn’t appeal to you, Ultimate doesn’t offer much new, unless you happen to be a die-hard Ridley fan. Instead, it takes what people already love about it, and offers more.”

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