Percentile Rank

Super Mario Maker 2 is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 105 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Liked
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked
Jun 26, 2019
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jun 26, 2019

A quirky and powerful construction toy that's fun to play with even if you aren't trying to make anything.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

It probably comes as no surprise to learn that Super Mario Maker 2 is good. Just how good it is exceeds expectations, however.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

Course creators can look forward to an amazing game-making tool set whose depth is matched by its accessibility, while players have a functionally endless set of Mario courses to dig through over the course of years.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo’s level creator isn’t just for the creative among us

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo has delivered a much more robust and feature-rich Mario maker, and hope players will use it well.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Loved
Loved
Jun 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 lets you create almost anything you can imagine, and looks great doing it too. Every level is a chance to challenge yourself and learn something new!

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pressakey.com
Loved
Loved
Jul 11, 2019

Drag, Drop, Play - Super Mario Maker 2 builds on the great foundation of its predecessor on Wii U and expands it in any way imaginable, from new elements and settings over a brand new 3D World style to more modes and multiplayer. There's still room left for improvement, but Mario Maker 2 is a game that will eat up your time anyway - no matter whether you're playing it on a TV or using the touchscreen in undocked mode.

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Nintendojo
A or higher
A or higher
Jul 26, 2019

A must for Switch owners— don’t sleep on this one!

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Jun 28, 2019

A well-made and content-packed sequel.

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Scored Reviews

Nintendo Life
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Put in as simple a manner as possible, this is likely to be the last 2D Mario game you’ll need. It’s Super Mario Maker but with more of everything that made the original so phenomenal.

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We Got This Covered
Jun 26, 2019

It may have taken a few years, but the king of level creation is back and better than ever. Super Mario Maker 2 might not reinvent the wheel, but it refines the entire level creation process to near perfection. An absolute must-buy for anyone with a Nintendo Switch.

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Daily Star
Jun 26, 2019

With even more tools and features than before, Super Mario Maker 2 is a fantastic level-making package deserving of its number.

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PowerUp!
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a must-play and a must-buy for anyone and everyone who owns a Switch. No question.

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Atomix
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jul 1, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is the definitive 2D Mario experience you can have. The powerful and versatile creation tool will blow your mind with all the possibilities to create the levels you have always dreamt.

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Gameplanet
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a joyous experience jam-packed with seemingly never-ending content thanks to its rich suite of editing tools and a thoroughly talented community of level designers. No matter your skill level, you'll find something to love here, from it's wonderfully tight gameplay to the outstanding level-creator.

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Niche Gamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Despite putting a lot of time into the game, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of Super Mario Maker 2. There really is a massive amount of content here just waiting to be toyed with, and it makes me wish for more. I simply can’t get enough, so back to Course Maker I go!

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Stevivor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

If you’ve played Super Mario Maker, you already know this Switch sequel is a must-buy. If you’re a Switch owner, Super Mario Maker 2 needs to be part of your collection. Easy as that.

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IGN
9.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 does nearly everything better than its already excellent predecessor, keeping the charm of a Mario game while introducing some incredible new ideas.

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Wccftech
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is another Nintendo Switch essential. With more things to create with, more unique stages to play and better online functionality, this is the definitive Super Mario Maker experience. Honestly, the game is good enough to have the story mode sold separately, but the fact that it's bundled with such a powerful stage creation tool is incredible. This is one of the best Mario games of all time.The links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.

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BaziCenter
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jul 2, 2019

With a solid story campaign with 100 levels and a level design tool that allows players to create and play through each other's levels, Super Mario Maker 2 looks infinite. It is without a doubt one of the most complete Mario titles ever and one of the best titles available on Nintendo Switch.

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Areajugones
9.5 / 10.0
Areajugones

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 has given birth to one of those proposals that will become as big as your community wants them to be. In short, a work whose content feeds itself for its possibilities and which is deployed as a video game that meets all that could be demanded.

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GamesBeat
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

So as long as the war between me and Noie can rage on, I'm going to keep loving Super Mario Maker 2.

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Mighty Games Mag
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jul 23, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great sequel to our beloved Super Mario Maker. We do not only get a offline single player mode with more than 100 levels created by Nintendo, we also get new online features and a much more enhanced level editor in which we can build with a friend together at the same time.

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SwitchedON Gamer
94%
94%
Jul 19, 2019

No matter which way you slice it, Super Mario Maker 2 is a juicy new addition to the Nintendo Switch library. The value here is off the charts: 100+ pre-made levels, a full course editor, thousands of fan-created courses to download and a full multiplayer offering. This is a Super Mario game that will evolve and enlarge over time as more created courses are uploaded by the community.

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The Games Machine
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a masterpiece. An exuberant and hilarious editor that makes the Wii U game look like a beta version. An irresistible tool used by Nintendo itself to create a brilliant story mode and an even more social chapter, perfect for sharing the experience, online or on the sofa.

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GBAtemp
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is everything that made the original game great and more. Featuring an expanded toolkit, a well-paced story mode, an addicting endless challenge, and even online multiplayer, it is the definitive 2D Mario experience on the Switch and any console before it. Jump into a truly unlimited experience.

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Gamersky
9.2 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2019

Don't hesitate to put this sequel into your must-buy list if you enjoy creating and challenging in the original Super Mario Maker.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 1, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is still heavily about the creation process, but adds great new features that make it even more enjoyable than ever before.

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great tool for the creative people and fans of the Super Mario series. This game is good looking, has tons of content and almost infinite replayability.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a worthy successor to the original game.

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GotGame
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 13, 2019

Seeing the amount of imagination on display from both Nintendo and the millions of level builders so far shows that this game is going to remain a Switch staple for a long time. Even with some minor blemishes, Super Mario Maker 2 is definitely a killer-app for the system.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 9, 2019

From the second you power on the game, its entire toy chest is open to you, no strings attached.

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AnaitGames
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

This peculiar blend of editor and game works because of how it uses limits to guide the users' experience.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

Even if you don’t fancy yourself a creator, I highly recommend Super Mario Maker 2. You’ll be shocked at the subtle yet significant shift in your mindset.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

The Switch makes a near-perfect home for Super Mario Maker 2, an exceptional platformer as well as a boundless course editor.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Well crafted, feature rich and with all the class Nintendo can wield. An excellent editor that will keep creators and players busy for years.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is like a side-scrolling trip down memory lane for Mario fans minus the kids yelling "are we there yet" in the back seat. The sequel not only tickles your creative fancies but also adds a bevy of fun features not present in the first game, such as a new story mode, even more tools and the Super Mario 3D World style. Admittedly, the 3D World portion is a bit limited and isn't quite as feature-complete as the other styles. If you love designing levels or want to check out the Super Mario Maker 2 community's crazy concoctions, however, this game will have you exclaiming "Mama Mia."

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GamesRadar+
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is an almost perfect package, putting equal emphasis on discovery, creation, story mode, and outright brilliant gameplay.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 5, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is not without its small gripes, but if you put away the magnifying glass and look at the game on a whole, this game is a perfectly executed idea from Nintendo. This is the Mario Maker game creative fans have been dreaming of.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 has a lot to offer in terms of gameplay, creativity and almost infinite possibilities.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Despite the multiplayer being slightly underwhelming, the new creation tools, single player story, and addition of Super Mario 3D World make Super Mario Maker 2 a fantastic overall package.

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Digitally Downloaded
Jun 26, 2019

I really wanted to see a bigger improvement from the original Super Mario Maker to this sequel.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

Nintendo ups the ante on its quirky, creative Mario level-crafting toolset by making it even quirkier and more creative and offering a thoroughly entertaining story experience to go along with it

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Glitched Africa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 could have been perfect if it mastered its local co-op but even without that feature, it is one fantastic game. Its Story Mode alone is worth its asking price and the endless array of courses you can find online and build yourself is just an added addition. I loved every moment of it and was hooked from the second I started building that darn castle. You will find lots to do here in Super Mario Maker 2.

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GamesFinest
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 5, 2019

"Super Mario Maker 2" not only proves to be a worthy successor, but also adds a lot of fun in terms of construction. Nintendo has raised the voices of many fans and offers players comprehensive editors with which creative minds can let off steam for hours on end. While the Adventure mode doesn't offer a thrilling story, it's designed to give newcomers to building a good impression of the interplay of different level elements. But of course pure gamers also get their money's worth and can try out the absolute highlights among the creative works of other players thanks to various rankings and a comprehensive detailed search. Both die-hard Mario fans and creative builders will once again get their money's worth in Super Mario Maker 2.

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Level Down Games
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

I can’t think of any other single player game that has offered such a wide breadth and endless stream of content without having to pay for every new level. Whether you are a creative and inspiring designer, a swift fingered speedrunner, or a casual weekend Mario newbie, there will forever be another flagpole to grab, castle to conquer, and princess to save in the incomparable Super Mario Maker 2. The team at Level Down Games can not put it down, and if you decide to make the purchase, we’re certain you won’t be able to either.

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GameSkinny
Jul 15, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 fulfills just about everything it set out to do, making it a must-play for Mario fans.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

If Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the celebration of all things Nintendo, Super Mario Maker 2 is the ultimate celebration of all things Mario! The original Wii U game expanded on what was possible in a Mario course, but the follow-up elevates the experience with true sequel status. A comprehensive mission-driven campaign, boundless tools and tiles and additional themes serve up a tonne of potential for creators! Super Mario Maker 2 offers a canvas to create a truly authentic Super Mario Bros. experience - Press start, the flagpole awaits!

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG
ASarafanov

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great sequel to a popular game that is better than the original in everything. Given the deep editor and advanced online features, SMM2 is a real must buy for all fans of the genre.

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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 not only brings back Nintendo's winning formula for a game based on level design of one of gaming's all time most successful series, it adds even more elements and makes it an unmissable effort for players of all kinds. With its expanded content, myriad of options and possibilities and accessible interface and player immersion, Super Mario Maker 2 is certain to become an instant hit.

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INDIANTVCZ
9 / 10
INDIANTVCZ
Vojtěch Šiman
9 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

In 2015, Nintendo decided to celebrate 30th birthday of Mario franchise with Super Mario Maker. It was a very good game, whose biggest flaw was probably the fact that it was originally released on Wii U. Since the release of Nintendo Switch, many players have been waiting for Super Mario Maker for this new platform. Nintendo, however, surprised us with the continuation, which promises even more possibilities than its predecessor. And works that way almost perfectly.

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PCMag
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 lets you make your own Mario levels on the Nintendo Switch, with even more toys to play with than the first game.

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Echo Boomer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 4, 2019

Another perfect game for Nintendo Switch. This time the players also get the role of level designers in a game where creativity has no limits.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Timóteo Da Silva
9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

Although it could be argued that the Wii U's dual screen is still the ideal way to play (and a stylus is definitely a plus), SMM2 still manages to shine on the Switch. Designing is a perfect background activity and the wildly fun multiplayer modes are sure to provide longevity. SMM2 has something for all kinds of players and makers and is Nintendo back at their creative best.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

It’s funny every time I try to finalize this review I remember an exciting feature I’d forgotten to mention and have to go back. That’s the kind of game Super Mario Maker 2 is though. It’s a game that builds on the original in a number of smart ways introducing a wealth of new features, entertaining modes and appreciated improvements.

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LevelUp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a must have game for every Nintendo Switch owner. We are talking about a project that offers what seems like endless possibilities. All the additions are welcome and very fun to use and experiment with. It also tries it best to teach the player to design good levels and to think about the game in a creative way.

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NoobFeed
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 10, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is - like its predecessor - a pleasure to play and intended for two types of gamers: the people who like to put their creativity into building levels and the people who want to play many unique Super Mario levels; and that makes the game so much fun.

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Digital Trends
Jul 1, 2019

Highly engaging whether you want to create levels or not, Super Mario Maker 2 is utterly fantastic.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jul 6, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 offers an incredible depth of tools to create anything you can dream up from some of the most iconic Super Mario Bros. games.  Whether you're a creator or a player, a beginner or shell-jumping pro, there's something for you.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2019

Annoyances like imperfect building controls and laggy online play put a slight damper on things, but they’re not deal-breakers. Super Mario Maker 2 is a mandatory Mario experience.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

There's no two ways about it- if you own a Switch, you need to own Super Mario Maker 2 as well.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 31, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is following the footsteps of the first game but offering much more freedom and better experience. It delivers huge amount of content for countless hours of fun.

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 5, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 adds a wealth of new features to an excellent foundation, but fails to address online issues.

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Fintendo
Jul 25, 2019

"Grab your hard hats."

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 2, 2019

There are a lot of things Super Mario Maker 2 gets right.

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Game Rant
Jul 5, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 offers a short but sweet story mode and even more robust level creation tools, with truly impressive user-created levels that are a blast to play.

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Game Revolution
Jul 4, 2019

Despite recurring technical problems that have become synonymous with Nintendo games, Super Mario Maker 2 is still an essential Switch purchase, building upon the groundwork laid by its predecessor and adding so much more.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

The current lack of Amiibo Support and one or two needed improvements to the online modes mean it isn't "perfect", but Super Mario Maker 2 is the ultimate package for both casual and dedicated Mario fans. Absolutely brilliant.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 4, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a game that transcends its flaws. While the game can improve in several key areas, these shortcomings are triumphantly eclipsed by the strengths of the game. From its robust and accessible suite of level creation tools to its myriad ways to play, the sheer potential for fun, subversive Mario experiences outshines any problem the game may have. Super Mario Maker 2 is more than a game, it's a community—one I plan on spending a lot of time in.

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USgamer
Jun 26, 2019

Players now have the chance to make their own hellish, evil Mario levels on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Maker 2 starts with the foundation established in the first game, and adds new themes, new game styles, and new items. It falters due to the loss of the second screen of the Wii U and 3DS iterations, and the lack of Amiibo costumes hurt, but this is still a fantastic package for a Mario fan or budding lever designer.

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Nintendo Wire
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is an endless supply of joy that beautifully builds off the foundation of its Wii U counterpart.

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Hobby Consolas
89 / 100
89 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

SMM2 it's more fun and full of content than its precursor, but at the same time it's a step back, because it put walls around some content (World Levels, created by players), forcing you to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to play that part of the game. And it's an important chunk, because after completing the Story mode, it's the place to go.

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Spaziogames
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is the perfect evolution for an already succesful formula, thanks to its many additions that make the game even more rich than its predecessor.

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Everyeye.it
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

As it stands , Super Mario Maker 2 represents today, despite some weaknesses, the most complete episode of the series: fanciful for the most passive platform devourers, indispensable for every creative of the Mushroom Kingdom that aims to be defined as such.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Building your own Mario levels isn't as exciting as it was in 2015 on Wii U, but the story mode is a lot of fun and the new tools lead to some novel experiences

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GamePro
86 / 100
86 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

Great Mario kit with nearly endless possibilities and enormous potential, but with comfort problems on the switch.

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Cerealkillerz
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 offers the complete construction kit-package for hobby Level Designer as well as Super Mario Veterans that want to challenge themselves or their friends offline and online. A little bit more creativity in the adventure mode of the game would've helped the game to reach its full potential but besides that Super Mario Maker 2 offers more than enough new content to get old fans of the first game to change to the Nintendo Switch.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo's newest make-your-own-game game is an essential Switch experience for Mario fans, but it might also be too much of a good thing

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2's newfound strength is hidden within the details, and that is what I really like about it. In its wake, it lost some of its Mario Paint roots, but Story Mode brings enough fun to overcome that sadness. Players and creators, rejoice.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

All in all, Super Mario Maker 2 is about as solid of a sequel as you could ask for. It's fun and easy to play, offers a staggering amount of content, feels like it adds enough new fresh features that it isn't just a DLC/re-release with a fancy name, and it's generally everything the game should be. If you enjoy Mario-style gameplay, then you owe it to yourself to give SMM2 a shot. The Nintendo-provided levels are a delight to play, and there are so many varieties of user-created levels out there that you'll never run out of options.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is much more than an enhanced Switch port. Featuring a lengthy story mode, a myriad of smart additions, and more ways to create nightmarish abominations and call them Mario levels, this is some essential Mario that Switch owners won't want to miss.

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Press Start
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a breath of fresh air. The story mode is fantastic, the online multiplayer additions are more than welcome and the new items and game modes are absolutely fantastic.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Nintendo brings to Switch one of its most successful games of Wii U, although it comes already without that surprise. Multiplayer modes, new styles and tools, more intelligence in the puzzle levels ... This second Super Mario Maker is essential if you didn't have the original, and if you are excited with the challenges created by others. This game is a tribute to 35 years of jumping and Goombas.

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Like we said, we can't call Super Mario Maker 2 a bad game, not by a long shot. It's just that it could be better. Heck, if a few usability issues were fixed and a few more items were added to maker mode, we would be giving this game a perfect 10/10. As it stands, there's room for improvement and hopefully we will see that improvement in future DLC patches.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

All in all, I have to admit I had fun testing Super Mario Maker 2, and as soon as I'm done with this review, I'm going back to designing yet another level!

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is the game that keeps on giving, while leaving enough room to build in the future--despite a few places for improvement.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

It’s lovely stuff, offering a world of infinite Mario that has a little something for everyone.

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Video Chums
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 does a fantastic job of laying the foundation for a seemingly endless supply of 2D platforming fun.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 3, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 brings the course creator to Nintendo Switch with a bevy of new tricks to delight creators and players alike.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is all that the original was and more. The Story Mode feels like a proper campaign, demoing all of the old and new feature and barmy possibilities found in the intuitive level creator. It's a shame that it features some typical Nintendo online stumbles, but it shouldn't be long before that's forgotten in the face of the boundless creativity of the Super Mario Maker community.

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Screen Rant
Jul 3, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 improves upon the original in almost every way.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

In the end what will make or break Super Mario Maker 2 is the online community and the quality of content it provides. Super Mario Maker 2 is both a homage to the games from the past that we know and love and a creative addition to the franchise.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

A new stone - solid and ingeniously carved - in the building construction "MarioWare".

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2019

It is a pure blast creating and sharing levels with friends, and of course letting my son’s creativity run wild in creating new levels. The single player content is a welcome addition to an already impressive package. Super Mario Maker 2 is a fine addition to the Switch library, now can we please get that Zelda Maker stat?

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EGM
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 will please both dedicated level-builders and newcomers. Story Mode gives players a nice pu-pu platter of professionally made Mario levels, and the inclusion of 3D World’s suite of tools and moves offer even the most seasoned veterans more with which to experiment.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

Not just one of the most versatile 2D game creation tools on consoles but the best collection of new Super Mario courses since the 90s.

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TrustedReviews
Jun 20, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is both a worthy sequel and a fantastic entry point for newcomers.

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Daily Mirror
Jun 27, 2019

Between the story mode, online challenges and tutorials there’s loads to learn and do, but the learning is a really enjoyable and rewarding experience, and you can happily get lost in creating your dream Mario Land.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 30, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 didn't present any substantial changes from its predecessor, yet the game unique course building and thousands of user generated content is a blast to experience years to come.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

The definitive version of the Mario Maker concept, for better or worse. Super Mario Maker 2 delivers a charming, easy-to-use, but tool-heavy creative romp with near endless potential future content.

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M3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 25, 2019

Despite a couple of necessary compromises, we still find it hard to put down Super Mario Maker 2.

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Pure Nintendo
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

I expected Super Mario Maker 2 to be an outstanding sequel but instead, it’s simply good. It takes steps forward and back in near equal measure, having significant post-launch shortcomings that go beyond mere nitpicking.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 17, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 is a perfectly fine way to pass the time, though you'll quickly begin to see the seams. As far as game-maker tools go, it's probably the easiest to use - but that doesn't mean it's the most entertaining or diverse.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2019

But that toolkit is only half of the equation. The other half is a platform game with no quality control, no impetus for putting legitimate effort into your original designs, and no way to weed out poor content creators other than trusting that players will be able to discern the difference between a bad level and good level and rate them accordingly. Given how many positive messages I've seen attached to genuinely bad stages, I don't have much faith in the Mario Maker community right now and I question whether it'll get better down the line.

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