Regardless of how much stock you take in metareview sites like Metacritic and Gamerankings, you have to be impressed by the review scores of Super Mario Galaxy 2 (98). While we’ve all been playing with cowboys (95) or in the dark (84), Super Mario Galaxy 2 has trumped all recently reviewed games with an impressive average review score of 98 on Metacritic and 97.35% on Gamerankings. Earlier in the week, Super Mario Galaxy 2 had even temporarily topped the perennial review score leader, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which was released in 1996.
We will keep you updated on the final placement of Super Mario Galaxy 2 as it sits alone in second place (Gamerankings) and tied for second (Metacritic) with Grand Theft Auto IV, Soul Calibur and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. Either way, you may want to sit up, dust off your Wii, and have your wallet pay attention to what some are calling the “greatest Mario game.”