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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1708 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  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
    The limit of this game model has reached the top, turning slightly towards the RPG, providing options for everyone to play, and although it does not offer an adventure mode with a complex story, it does allow us to enter its universe.
  5. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    There hasn't been a fighting game to reach this level of perfection. Smash is extremely fun whether you're a professional or just hanging out with friends looking for absolute chaos.
  6. Dec 11, 2018
    90
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives at its proposed abyss, full-throated. Imagine a massive pile of candy hemorrhaging pieces off the side of a table as you haphazardly arch your arms around it and attempt to pull in every little bit at once. Though the matchmaking needs work, the better part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an uncontainable fighting game masterpiece.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 612
  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. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    this master piece is a present for all Nintendo fans and super smash fans It has the most important thing in a video game, fun, a game needsthis master piece is a present for all Nintendo fans and super smash fans It has the most important thing in a video game, fun, a game needs to be fun and in this game that's the most you will have Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    Smash bros ultimate is an amazing game. Lifelight is a very great game mode but if you dont like to fight the AI then this game mode will notSmash bros ultimate is an amazing game. Lifelight is a very great game mode but if you dont like to fight the AI then this game mode will not change your mind, but if you want to try it it is a very fun and challenging experience. Some of the fights are a little dumb and unfair like the Funky Kong fight but most of them are great. The other modes are also really fun to play like classic mode which has been changed greatly. The online is good I had mostly stable matches with little to no lag. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2018
    10
    This is the best Smash Bros game ever made by far. It's snappy, full of content and has an amazing UI. I could not ask for a better fightingThis is the best Smash Bros game ever made by far. It's snappy, full of content and has an amazing UI. I could not ask for a better fighting game with a stronger roster. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    9
    I'm taking off a point for the singleplayer content. Home Run Contest and targets are gone, and World of Light is just master orders battlesI'm taking off a point for the singleplayer content. Home Run Contest and targets are gone, and World of Light is just master orders battles on a map for custom equipment. Putting lore behind them doesn't make them better. Classic is nice, but All star is just a multiman. The actual fighting is so much better than any smash before, and it is the pinnacle of a good competitive game. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2019
    9
    Amazing game. All characters are amazing. Newcomers are some of the best like. The single player is lacking but fun. Spirits is one of theAmazing game. All characters are amazing. Newcomers are some of the best like. The single player is lacking but fun. Spirits is one of the best new modes in smash. Online isn't the best but has improved. Love this game. Expand
  7. Feb 14, 2019
    0
    juego muy malo, demasiado lag para ser online de paga, el modo aventura es una mentira, el balance de los personajes es pésimo, eliminaronjuego muy malo, demasiado lag para ser online de paga, el modo aventura es una mentira, el balance de los personajes es pésimo, eliminaron varios modos de juego
    lo único novedoso son los nuevos personajes
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