ARMS Review Round-up


ARMS, available now for Nintendo Switch, introduces an all-new way to fight using stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents!

ARMS is a unique multiplayer fighting game suited to a variety of play styles and occasions. From intense 1-v-1 matches to frantic four player free-for-alls, you can see these features and other fun modes like V-Ball and Hoops in action in the Nintendo Direct below.

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ARMS is created primarily by many of the same team members that developed Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, and promises the same level of polish and competitive depth as the hit racing game. But what do UK journalists make of ARMS? Click on the publication names below to read full reviews of this extendable brawler!

Eurogamer – Recommended

“ARMS does for fighting games what Mario Kart did for driving games”

Nintendo Life – 9/10

"Polished, addictive, immensely rewarding"

God is a Geek – 9/10

“The fighting game that everyone can play, ARMS is Nintendo multiplayer gaming at its best.”

GamesRadar+ - 4.5/5

“Simple controls belie a fighting game of surprising range” – 8/10

“A real knockout”

Trusted Reviews – 8/10

“ARMS is a unique-feeling brawler with a surprising amount of depth.”

IBTimes UK – 8/10

“Nintendo is peerless when it comes to subverting genres without sacrificing what makes them great.”

The Sixth Axis – 8/10

“ARMS exhibits Nintendo’s flair for game design to its fullest”

Pocket Gamer – 8/10

“Arms is a super fun fighter”

ARMS is available to pre-order at the Official Nintendo UK Store in a bundle that includes a Glove Stress Ball!

To find out more about ARMS, please visit the official website.

Get ready to come out swinging when the fast-paced fighter ARMS launches in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on June 16th, only on Nintendo Switch! On the same day, the neon yellow Joy-Con Pair, neon yellow Joy-Con Straps and Joy-Con AA Battery Pack Pair accessory will also be available.