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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2018

ARMS is an original fighting game in the genre. Casuals will appreciate simple gameplay mechanics and more experienced players won't have it easy to master it.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

Arms is a beautiful and exciting experience. Its single player might be disappointing, but multiplayer is one of the best. The addition of motion sensors in Arms make it incredibly fun and overall, it's a great game with an enjoyable sense of humor

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8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

ARMS is a game that, despite looking simple, can get deeper as the player continues to play. With its well-executed technical and artistic aspects and a surprisingly responsive motion controls system, it's an essential game for any Switch-owner.

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80 / 100
Aug 21, 2017

Arms is another outstanding franchise from Nintendo that could restore our faith in motion controlled gaming. Yet the game is far from complete; contents still look inadequate and Nintendo Switch hardware limitations cause inaccuracy in detecting motions from time to time. But in the gameplay side, Arms has truly distinguished itself from other motion controlled games out there and could entertain you for a very very long time.

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Geeks Under Grace
Gareth Tucker
8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2017

A fun take on the fighting genre that has Nintendo's own level of polish applied to it.

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4 / 5
Jul 18, 2017

If you had told me a year ago that Nintendo would have made motion controls fashionable again with the Switch, I would have laughed.

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Jul 11, 2017

ARMS is a charming and unique game but the gameplay is tedious and there is a serious lack of content.

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82 / 100
Jul 7, 2017
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Jul 4, 2017

Arms wants to become the Mario Kart of 3D fighting games, but it's not quite there yet until it deals with the lack of content in both single- and multiplayer as well as its currently unfun party mode. There is a lot of potential for Arms to really shine and get its place in the spotlight - hopefully we'll be there in a few months after Nintendo has kept updating it with free fighters, stages and modes.

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Rice Digital

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Jul 1, 2017

Since the Switch's launch, Nintendo has been showering us with an excellent new game every month and ARMS is no exception. Its tactical but accessible gameplay offers something for both the players seeking a challenge and those just looking for a bit of fun with friends. The plentiful online modes and equally impressive offline multiplayer mean this is one game you will be coming back to for a very long time. Now just don't forget to bring us LEGS Nintendo.

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