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Jun 16, 2017 - Nintendo Switch

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4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Easy Allies
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Arms

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

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Metro 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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Whether you're embroiled in an intense fight or participating in one of the oddball minigames, you probably have a smile on your face

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Arms' unique take on fighting can be hard to adjust to, but once you do, it's a surprisingly deep fighter that has you thinking on your feet.

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With a stylish, memorable cast of characters, inventive gameplay mechanics and smart use of the Switch hardware, Arms already feels like Nintendo's next great new franchise.

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The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Will Be From Arms

The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Will Be From Arms

It has been announced that the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will come from Arms

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