We’re less than a day away now from the highly-anticipated launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With the biggest roster ever, including the return of every past character, Smash Ultimate hopes to live up to its name. According to the first wave of reviews, it’s doing exactly that. As I’m typing this, Smash Ultimate is currently the highest-rated game in the history of the franchise.

With 33 reviews in so far, aggregate site Metacritic has Ultimate rated 93/100, and all 33 reviews fall under the “positive” (75 or higher) umbrella. By comparison, Smash Wii U was rated a 92, the 3DS edition scored an 85, Brawl is tied with Ultimate at 93, Melee is just behind at 92, and the original scored a 79. It’s possible that Ultimate‘s final score will be different, as there are still many pending reviews, but right now it’s at the top.


Ben Lamoreux


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