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Mario Kart 8 reviews are in "Best Mario Kart Game" yet?


The scores for Mario Kart 8 are in and it seems like it'll be riding high on Metacritic thanks to some pretty impressive impressions.



Below we have listed just some of the scores, including the one from Eurogamer which claims that this is the best Mario Kart game yet - quite a claim.

Here's the review round up.

CVG – 9/10
Eurogamer – 10/10
Gamespot – 8/10
IGN – 9/10
Joystiq – 4.5/5
Nintendo Life – 9/10
Polygon – 9/10
Shacknews – 8/10
Videogamer – 9/10

Looks like you should probably pre-order below.

Edited On 15 May, 2014

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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Good work Nintendo. If I had a Wii U I would pick this up. Not because I like Mario (I don't), but I do like a good fun racer. Hopefully this will help sell more systems for them
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
I cant wait for this. Also it will for sure boost sales across the board for Nintendo & the Wii-U. Online & offline will be so much fun on mairo kart 8. Now Nintendo give us some news at your e3 for the next Metroid game please
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Dead 3 years ago
To be expected really, MK8 is going to be the best racing game of the year and strong contender for game of the year.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Still can't see what all the fuss is about..
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
Nintendo have got this series just right now so i can only see it improving more in the future should help with the sales of the wii u which is only a good thing
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Joe2120 3 years ago
I feel the same as you Joe, I get the feeling that nostalgia plays a big part when it comes to Mario games. I can't see what's so amazing about Mario Kart in general, though maybe part 8 will change my mind. I mean I find the others fun on occasion, but it's hardly a game I'd play constantly.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
i think it might be to do with its a family game where people can all get together in the front room and have a laugh and fun , yeah i do think nostalgia plays a big part to i loved playing mario cart with friends on the snes while in school the best days
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I've always found mario kart to be a party game that's good fun with alot of people but playing on your own is boring.
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Dead 3 years ago
There's a lot worse games to play constantly than MK, like FIFA and CoD.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
The Wii version did well as the advertised it mainly as couch coop which worked well as lots of people had a Wii but the problem with this is not many people have a Wii U so will depend how good the online part of the game is. I am personally starting to favour the Sonic Racing games these days.
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
At both joes. I see both of your points & there good. For me mario kart has always been fun with friends. But i wont be playing mario kart 8 non stop coz that would drain the fun out of the game. Anyways mario kart 8 will be an game just switch to when you just want to have an blast with friends or with randoms online for me personally.
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Looking forward to this at the end of the month. I expected it to get good review scores, hopefully playing online will be good, because as people have said it gets boring playing on your own.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Gloria i disagree with you in the sense that if you play FIFA constantly you could just be a huge football fan but you can't exactly be a fan of Made up characters racing around made up tracks outside of games now can you?
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Dead 3 years ago
And why not, nothing wrong with fiction, it's big business these days.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
So you can go to a live event of mario kart can you?
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
Toots erm yes tournaments haha.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
but it's still evolving around the game itself. The point i'm trying to make is saying playing fifa constantly is worse than mario kart is just plain bullshit because out in the world is millions of football fans.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
The hobby of mario kart evolves around the game. The hobby of fifa evolves around the sport.
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Dead 3 years ago
Sport? I think you mean game.
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Akemi no Zero 3 years ago
That's because its an real life sport but i see your point. There's nothing wrong with fifa or football im not fan yeah. Nor is there anything wrong with Mario kart franchise eva.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
No i mean the sport because you wouldn't see someone who isn't a fan of football in real life putting any major time in the game.
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Dead 3 years ago
It's still just a game, just because you've got a bunch of overpaid tossers playing it doesn't elevate it in any real way from being a game.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
You've put no decent arguement forward Gloria.
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Old Timer 3 years ago
I cannot wait, one of my most anticipated games this year. For me the Mario Kart series is what gaming is all about, good old fashioned fun, something lacking in a lot of other games these days in my opinion.
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Dead 3 years ago
Neither have you Tootell.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
If you say so.
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Dead 3 years ago
Please explain the difference between sport and game then, and why one is more important than the other.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
All i'm saying is Mario kart has no real life counterpart where as Fifa does.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
and this doesn't count https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y
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Dead 3 years ago
And how does that make it better?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
If someone likes football a hell of a lot and loves to play fifa why is that worse than playing mario kart constantly? when was the last time you saw lewis hamilton shoot a mushroom at someone?
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Dead 3 years ago
FIFA isn't football though is it, it's a video game. If you like football, play football.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
No no you're totally wrong and missing the point. Fifa is about convinience after a hard day for people at school/work you can't be bothered slugging it around a field for 90 mins.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
saying fifa isn't football is like saying mario kart isn't racing..
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Dead 3 years ago
Mario Kart isn't racing, it's a video game, like FIFA, except not flogged to death every year.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
What sub genre is mario kart under>?
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Dead 3 years ago
Arcade? Party?
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RTLF 3 years ago
@Toots sorry I've got to step in here because this is becoming a very frustrating read. You're absolutely spot on and Gloria you're just completely deluded. I'm sure Toots probably does play a bit of real footy when he gets the chance but regardless of that he has a passion for football and in fifa he gets to recreate the real thing and even have a shot at managing his own team to win the sports ultimate prizes... either way its based on non fiction where as mario kart is complete fiction. Either way they're both great games but in terms of playing on your own I reckon Fifa>MK>Cod
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JoeToots 3 years ago
RTLF summed up what i was trying to say in one paragraph haha
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JoeToots 3 years ago
the reason i didn't say anything about COD is because you can't be a fan of shooting people in real life..
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Dead 3 years ago
I'm just winding Tootell up, he's so touchy about his precious FIFA.
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
tell that to all the ww2 vets who just pre ordered wolfenstein
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
its another repeat of the bound by flame review arguments all over again lol
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I'm not touchy about fifa. infact i much prefer PES to fifa.
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
i much prefer hitting myself in the head with a hammer than fifa and pes
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i'd pay to see that..
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
look at my pic, should look pretty similar with a bit more red
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Well least we can all agree my dad is bigger then all your dads
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
my dad is 10 feet tall with 200 inch biceps
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Its close but not bigger then mine haha
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JoeToots 3 years ago
well... well.. i know big jim... http://tinyurl.com/owkf6gh
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
lol , after effects.... http://www.mike-buss.com/jodie-marsh-glamour-model-to-body-builder/
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
ive been called big jim a few times thank you
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Bindiana 3 years ago
why because your a big peni....
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RTLF 3 years ago
Good taste Toots, much prefer PES too. Really hoping to see something on a next gen PES soon, hopefully at E3
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Sorry couldnt resist Jay haha
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
hehe
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Hopefully i'm sick of the EA servers..
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RTLF 3 years ago
And now you've gone and sold your PS4, when it does come I wont be able to school you like I promised :)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
yeaaah i'm saving you the embarassment.
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RTLF 3 years ago
Many good PES players have said something along those line to me in the past.... before being put to the sword ;)
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Glad to see it doing well. Should be fun with friends.
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ZdravkoN 3 years ago
As far as I've read: it is good looking game, but the gameplay is not changed. I am glad that Wii U games are getting good reviews though. The market wouldn't be the same without Nintendo hardware.
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SquareSofty 3 years ago
GIVE ME MARIO KART NOW!!! The plan is to finish all tracks in a day and then work on beating the Japanese time trials. I'm far too excited for this game.
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Kaysar 3 years ago
Hmmm, looks like I really do need to start saving up for a Wii U. Until then, I'll old skool it on the N64 version I've just (re)picked up
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PhilyB 3 years ago
already pre-ordered, looks better with every trailer they release, cant wait !
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Christian 3 years ago
can't wait to get my hands on this
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Paddy_1 3 years ago
Can't wait for this! Game of the year for me without a doubt

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