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Arms

Rating Summary

Based on 117 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 16, 2017

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Fighting

Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above. Power-up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!

Arms does for fighting games what Mario Kart did for driving games, and the results are absolutely splendid.

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Arms' clever take on boxing provides a simple premise with a startling amount of depth for those who would seek to master the stretching appendages. Its rapidly evolving lobby system had me sticking around for “just one more match.” There may not be a lot worth unlocking right now, but planned free updates may just give Arms some additional legs.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the most enjoyable and original fighting games of recent years, that fully justifies its use of motion controls – and it's only set to get better in the future.

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