Super Mario Galaxy 2: Review Round-up

GameSpot (full review here) is not alone in dishing out perfect marks for Galaxy 2 – at the time of writing, eight other sites and publications have awarded the title a flawless grade. As you’d expect, GameSpot didn’t have a bad syllable to say about it:

“Super Mario Galaxy 2 is simply an outstanding game. It never rests on its laurels for a second, constantly presenting new objectives and mechanics to push you to never before seen places. Even the two-player mode offers new abilities and delights.

Game Informer (full review here) admires Galaxy 2‘s ability to keep churning out fresh ideas, level after level:

“Most games today are willing to hang their hat on a small handful of new gameplay or level-design ideas. Super Mario Galaxy 2 throws something new at you nearly every single level – and with over 240 stars to collect, that’s no small feat.

Wired’s Game|Life blog (full review here) delivered the most DAMNING VERDICT yet, but it’s still a glowing 90% write-up:

“Simultaneously more and less than its predecessor. It expands and elaborates on the gameplay in unpredictable ways, but the last one felt like a bigger, more complete adventure.

GameTrailers (full review here) awarded the title 97%, currently the average score on Metacritic:

“There’s more creativity in some single stages in this game than in entire other games. It’s a bit familiar, but all the fat has been cut away to expose a pure gaming core. There’s something for just about everyone and games that we can truly recommend to almost everyone are rare.

See also:Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s amazing debut trailer

[Via Metacritic]