Super Mario Galaxy 2 Released in North America; Garners High Review Scores

Super_Mario_Galaxy_2_Box_ArtA popular and all-time favorite game franchise released its latest installment in North America and garnered high praises and rare perfect scores from various reviewers.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released in North America Sunday, May 23, ahead of Japan where it will be released May 27. Europe release is on June 11 while Australia has to wait until July 1.

The game garnered a perfect score of 10 out of 10 from GamesRadar, IGN, Edge and GameSpot. It became only the twelfth game to get a perfect score from Edge. It is only the┬áseventh game to get a perfect score from GameSpot, the first six were Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, SoulCalibur, Chrono Cross, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

The platform video game for Wii also garnered the following ratings:

  • GameRankings : 97.21%
  • Metacritic : 97 out of 100
  • : A
  • Famitsu : 37 out of 40
  • Game Informer : 9.25 out of 10
  • GamePro : 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • GameTrailers : 9.7 out of 10
  • Official Nintendo Magazine : 97%

It is the fourth 3d platformer game in the franchise. The first three were Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.