Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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8 / 10
Nov 27, 2014

The result is almost certainly the definitive version of Smash. Not all of it works, but plenty does, leaving us with a fine solo game and a wonderfully, wilfully chaotic multiplayer brawler. Smash is still too unrefined to be the choice of the Nintendo connoisseur, perhaps, but as long as you don't take it too seriously, it is riotously good fun.

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9.8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an amazing game with a deep roster and diverse modes to choose from.

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9 / 10
Nov 23, 2014

The search for the perfect offline mode continues, but even without it this is the best Smash Bros. so far and one of the best fighting games of all-time.

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Nov 23, 2014

Same great Smash Bros. gameplay, amazing new presentation on the Wii U. Whether you're looking for technical depth or enjoyable chaos, you'll find it here.

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9.8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2014

Eight-player matches, loads of challenges, and the best stage designs yet make this a no-brainer for anyone who likes to have fun

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9 / 10
Nov 23, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is among the best fighting games ever made.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2014

Pound for pound, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been the most fun I've had playing video games in 2014, and a well-polished crown jewel in the Wii U's library. I've spent dozens of hours Smashing roomfuls of friends into oblivion, grinding through events and hunting down unlockables — and, happily, I feel like I'm just getting started.

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Yes
Nov 23, 2014

Chaotic fun, or an intense, technical game, Smash Brows. is a fighting game like no other.

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Nov 20, 2014

Nintendo's all-stars assemble once again, resulting in one of the best reasons to own a Wii U (and eight GameCube controllers).

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Nov 19, 2014

As a tribute to all things Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. can hardly be topped. The attention to detail afforded to its characters is matched only by the comprehensive nature of its soundtrack and stage selection. On top of that, the Wii U brings with it a huge amount of single-player and multiplayer content, putting it a notch above its similarly strong handheld counterpart. Running through Classic Mode and the like to unlock characters can be the tiniest bit tedious, and the Amiibos don't stand out as a particularly worthy addition, but there's otherwise very little to complain about in this excellent high-definition update of Nintendo's much-loved mash-up.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers all of the rock-solid mechanics that the 3DS version gave us, with the joy of playing on a big screen with friends and a heap of worthwhile modes. It certainly doesn't negate the greatness of the 3DS edition, but for those who have a bunch of friends anxious to Smash and can only get one, this is the version to get.

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Nov 18, 2014

Smash is fun. That's one of the most boring words to use in a video game review, I know, but I can't sum it up any other way. Nintendo's developers made it an obvious objective and they've unequivocally hit the motherload. You'll feel like you did too, so make sure you're tossing opponents off-stage to explore it all.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2014

As it stands, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is special game, and one of the best multiplayer experiences available on any system.

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9 / 10
Nov 20, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out now and it's a full-blown celebration of all that is Nintendo.

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Nov 24, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U lives up to and exceeds expectations in nearly every way. Expect to put dozens of hours into this truly exceptional multiplayer brawler.

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98 / 100
Nov 18, 2014

When I'm playing Smash Bros. with my friends, nothing can be better. We scream, we argue, we laugh, and we never want to stop. The Wii U version is a fantastic addition to the series. The new modes are great, but the excellent mechanics and huge, varied roster make it potentially the best entry in the franchise yet.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

The Nintendo 64's wires hung in the air. 'It's going in the garbage!' my Dad bellowed, grip loosening on the newly bought console

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

It's packed with diverse content, can be tailored to suit anybody's needs, and most important of all – it's a ridiculous amount of bloody fun!

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Nov 21, 2014

The definitive installment of the fan-favorite fighting franchise has established itself on the Nintendo's latest home console in the form of the appropriately titled 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'.

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100 / 100
Nov 21, 2014

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U exemplifies the best the console —heck, Nintendo itself- has to offer. The overall experience has a trim and polish that is exceptional even by Nintendo's standards, and while there are a few nitpicks that longtime fans of the series might find, it's hard to argue against this being the best game in the series to date. There's never been a better reason to invite a room full of people over to your house.

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