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  • Summary: Inklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at homeInklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go. Expand
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  1. Positive: 98 out of 99
  2. Negative: 0 out of 99
  1. NF Magazine
    Feb 26, 2019
    100
    This is the ultimate Smash Bros. How will they ever top it? [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 65]
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Don't ask me how Nintendo managed to put more than 35 years of experience and love into one product, but they succeeded. Smash Ultimate is not only the ultimate Smash game, the ultimate fighting game, the ultimate party game, and the ultimate collection of videogame nostalgia: it's the ultimate video game. I will continue to play this forever. At least, until Nintendo delivers another sequel.
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    97
    This is the ultimate Super Smash Bros. With an abundance of fighters, stages and modes there is always fun in fighting friends. Even when you're playing by yourself thanks to Classic Mode and World of Light if you play the second one in bite-sized chunks.
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    93
    For the first time, we could almost say that the Nintendo brawler has reached the saturation point, beyond which it is really difficult to think about what future episodes might hold.
  5. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    An inconsistent online mode and situational downers don't stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be. Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is more than best-of-hits collection of Smash games past. It’s a tightly woven experience that deftly combines the old with the new and manages to meet the lofty expectations placed on it. It’s incredibly easy to pick up and play, with enough depth and nuance to keep players engaged. It’s the best Smash Bros has ever been.
  7. 70
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is equal parts greatness and lacking. The sheer wealth of content and great gameplay is commended but there are big holes in what could be a great game.

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  1. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    The best smash bros game so far, combines everything for casual and competitive game. Without a doubt this is the best work of Sakurai.
  2. Apr 15, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Probably the greatest game ever. Unless you're a whiny brat who's crying because another Fire Emblem Fighter was added. Get over it Barbara, they don't really even use a sword. What? You don't want Arms in Smash? Scuse me, hon, I've gotta go on Google to search WHO GIVES A **** Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2018
    10
    This game is just amazing so fun so good and the world of light mode is prefrection the ending cutscenes are amazing the last hour of world ofThis game is just amazing so fun so good and the world of light mode is prefrection the ending cutscenes are amazing the last hour of world of light is actually amazing like hurry up and get to it when you do it will be worth it and 10/10 yes and all the haters doing reviews please stop giving the game a zero if it deserves a zero the game would not be playable at all buggy as frick and have literally 7 kilobytes of gameplay and does the have those things no game of the year 2019 Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Un juegazo adictivo y de los mejores que han sacado en muchos años. Pepinazo Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    9
    this game is an absolute masterpiece, with minor flaws that for some can ruin the experience. packed with single player content as well asthis game is an absolute masterpiece, with minor flaws that for some can ruin the experience. packed with single player content as well as multiplayer and online, and an amazing roster of over 74 characters with 6 more to come in. this game offers a good experience both for casuals and competitives, and it's flaws are easily patchable.
    the online matchmaking system works in theory but it's executed poorly in a crappy way, and the input lag isn't really noticeable by a normal player but more skilled ones will surely notice it. of course, both of these are probably bound to change in future updates to the game, so a 9.5 is more than deserved
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  6. Nov 12, 2020
    8
    by far the best super smash bros game and one of the best switch games in general

    the gameplay is the best the series has to offer with so
    by far the best super smash bros game and one of the best switch games in general

    the gameplay is the best the series has to offer with so many characters added giving variety, with stage builder to make crazy custom stages classic mode is the best it has ever been

    the only problem is the story mode is not the most exiting and spirits themselves are ok but other than that smash ultimate is an amazing game all switch owners should play
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  7. Jan 16, 2020
    0
    This game's name should be changed to Fire Emblem Bros because that's all we get anymore. It would be one thing if the new FE fighters weren'tThis game's name should be changed to Fire Emblem Bros because that's all we get anymore. It would be one thing if the new FE fighters weren't ALL sword fighters, but it would still feel like over saturation. It's boring. It's same-y. There are so many other IPs that could use more fighters or first time fighters. SO many others. Expand

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