Mario Galaxy aims for Game of the Year crown

Nintendo’s anticipated Wii platformer aiming to beat away challenges from the likes of Bioshock, Orange Box and Call of Duty 4

This time last month MCV was reporting that EA’s The Orange Box was looking to be the odds-on favourite to become the most critically hailed title of not only the year, but also of all time.

However, Nintendo’s massively anticipated and critically acclaimed Wii platform romp Super Mario Galaxy looks set to surpass even The Orange Box’s achievements by capturing the highest average review score of the year.

CVG points out that Mario Galaxy currently averages a massive 97 per cent score on review aggregation site Metacritic, edging it above fellow 2007 contenders Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (95), The Orange Box (96), Bioshock (96), Halo 3 (94) and Gears of War (94).

It also puts the title in contention for the coveted ‘best game of all time’ title, a crown currently held by fellow Nintendo adventure and N64 title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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