Arms MastheadArms Masthead

Arms

Rating Summary

Based on 117 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 117 critic reviews
Spread the word:

Game 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!

Where to Buy

Amazon
GameStop

Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
24
Strong Head
40
Fair Head
17
Weak Head
8
Arms Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

Arms Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Arms Screenshot 1
Arms Screenshot 2

IGN

8 / 10.0
IGN

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.

Read full review

Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

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

Read full review

GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

An accessible and captivatingly strange new breed of versus fighting game, Arms is another Nintendo knockout for Switch.

Read full review

Recent News

DICE Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

DICE Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

Chapter 3: Trial by fire, which includes the battle royale Firestorm mode, begins in just a few days.

Read full article on Game Informer

Battlefield 5's Free 2019 Content Roadmap Outlined: Firestorm And Beyond

Battlefield 5's Free 2019 Content Roadmap Outlined: Firestorm And Beyond

Battlefield V continues to get new content in 2019, starting with a battle royale mode called Firestorm.

Read full article on GameSpot

Dice Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

Dice Outlines Battlefield V's Roadmap For The Rest Of 2019

Chapter 3: Trial by fire, which includes the Battle Royale Firestorm mode, begins in just a few days.

Read full article on Game Informer