Percentile Rank

Super Meat Boy is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Handsome Phantom
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2018

In summary, it’s really hard and you’ll hate it but, like… you’ll hate it in a really good way.

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Sick Critic
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

So is Super Meat Boy worth another go? Even if you bought and played the game halfway through its lifespan, I would say that it’s a definite “yes.” For newcomers who enjoy pain- I mean, who enjoy a challenge, I’m excited for you. You’re going to have a fantastic time yelling at your Switch while loving every minute of it.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jan 15, 2018

Super Meat Boy on the Switch is a fine port of the game.  If you've yet to play it, this is a modern indie classic that holds a lot of value in its challenge and depth.

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 30, 2016

Super Meat Boy is one of the most marvelously-crafted and designed platform games to have been released in the current century. With its rich and varied levels, multiple motivations to keep playing, magnificent gameplay and fine-tuned difficulty curve, there's little standing in the way of Super Meat Boy to be one of the most memorable platform games to have been released in the last few years.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2018

Almost a decade later, Super Meat Boy still offers an excellent difficulty curve, sharp level design, and heartless, brutal platforming.

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Gamestyle
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 11, 2015

A Kobe beef steak served on a silver platter.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 16, 2015

Even though the difficulty is extremely high, Super Meat Boy is worth the perseverance and dedication that it takes to become skilled. Completing a stage or collecting a bandage after dozens of attempts is tremendously rewarding. It is easily one of the best platformers to come out in recent years, and the effort and care of Team Meat shows in the final product; it's fantastic. Not very many games can nail that line, but Super Meat Boy is the magnum opus of "easy to learn, difficult to master."

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 17, 2018

Super Meat Boy is one of the toughest platformers I’ve ever played. What starts out as challenging quickly transforms into a series of nightmarish playgrounds that had me cursing with frustration but more importantly always returning for more. With the inclusion of an all-new race mode, the Switch version of Super Meat Boy is one of the best yet and even worth a try for those who might already be familiar with this demanding game.

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Geek Culture Podcast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

The Nintendo Switch has been the perfect landing spot for many indie games, and now Super Meat Boy has proven even older indie games have some life on the console as well. Coming with the new Race mode this time around, Super Meat Boy is yet another must own title for those looking for new games on the Nintendo Switch.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2016

A lot of precision is needed, so having a controller with the buttons closer to one another is important. You won't beat the feeling that it is sort of floaty, but players will get the hang of it eventually. And when you do, it just comes together in a grand way.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

It feels great to be playing Super Meat Boy again, despite the soundtrack problem. I can't say enough good things about it, but you should know that the difficulty ramps up pretty steadily and somewhere during the third world, the gloves really come off. Enjoy the Warp Zone of World 5-7, kids! If you can find a similarly-experienced buddy, the two-player race is really quite fun.

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Nindie Spotlight
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2018

As someone who originally played Super Meat Boy years ago, and has played games that have iterated on it since, I can say there’s still nothing that quite captures everything it does right. It feels fabulous on the Switch, it’s still as tough as ever, and the rewarding feeling when you conquer a tough-as-balls level never fails to put a smile on my face. If you’ve never indulged this may be the best platform to play it on as you can take it anywhere, and if you’ve played it before it’s well worth taking a return trip to Paintown, population: You.

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SwitchWatch
85%
85%
Jan 25, 2018

Super Meat Boy is as good today as it was back in 2010. It's hilarious, challenging and frustrating, you will feel elation and be infuriated. It will test your platforming skills to the nth degree. There are only certain games that can take you through this wide range of emotions and it's why you come back for more every time. If you have never played Super Meat Boy then there has never been a better time than on the Switch. A game which was influenced and pays homage to some fantastic games of the past but stands tall alongside them.

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Flickering Myth
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2018

While this new port of Super Meat Boy is really just a thirst-quencher until the long-awaited Super Meat Boy Forever lands...the appeal of owning it on Nintendo’s nifty new hybrid platform speaks for itself.

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Goomba Stomp
8.2 / 10.0
Goomba Stomp
Maxwell N
8.2 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2018

While joystick and button issues with Joy-Cons on the Switch give the game an unneeded layer of difficulty, Super Meat Boy plays as strong as ever and is an awesome game to have on the go.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2015

Super Meat Boy is a classic game in every sense of the term.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 12, 2018

Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay ever seen.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 15, 2018

Super Meat Boy feels at home on Nintendo Switch. It's the very same 2D platformer that made us sweat on 360, PS4, Vita and Wii U, that has jumped to Switch retaining its tight controls and huge amount of levels and secrets. A modern classic that every lover of the platform genre should play.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 15, 2015

Super Meat Boy is an exercise in patience. You may in fact deplore it in the first one or two hours due to its unforgiving gameplay and level design, but if you take the time to consume much of what it has to offer, you may just acquire a taste for it.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 9, 2016

The Wii U port for Super Meat Boy may not necessarily bring anything new to the table, but it's still an enjoyable experience. The new music is great. The level design is brilliant. The gameplay is difficult, yet satisfying. It's an excellent ode to original platformers, and a nice middle-finger to a lot of games that hold your hand throughout your experience. Super Meat Boy is trial by fire; here's hoping you make it out alive!

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 21, 2018

Super Meat Boy is another excellent indie addition to Switch's library.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 12, 2018

Nearly eight years later, Super Meat Boy remains a master class in balancing difficulty into engaging level design.

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ShemWorld
Sep 25, 2016

If you're a masochist, this is the game for you. If you want a game to spank you, this is the game for you. You will die. A lot.

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The Game is a Lie
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Super Meat Boy is at least a basis of what every platformer should be. It's lacklustre when it comes to innovation and it can be a bit tedious at times, but it gets almost everything else right. What makes me the most impressed is its capability of, despite being almost a decade old, still being current and holding up as a very quality game.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 11, 2015

I envy Sony fans that get to experience Super Meat Boy for the first time. Hundreds of levels, pixel-perfect controls, and a brand-new soundtrack cement the game as a must-play 2D platformer on the PlayStation 4 and Vita.

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