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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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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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 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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