Mario beats Halo, Bioshock

Super Mario Galaxy's average review score tops the charts

The world loves Super Mario Galaxy more than any other game out there at the moment.

Nintendo's masterpiece has scored an average review score of 97 on the score compiling website, Metacritic, which combines the scores of all the published reviews so far.

This score beats Halo 3's average of 94, and steals the top spot from Bioshock, which scored 96. This also puts Call of Duty 4 (95), Gears of War (94), The Orange Box (96) and Oblivion (93) down a peg.

The highest-scoring PS3-exclusive is Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, with 89.

Nintendo has an epic on its hands, and will be hoping the sales reflect that going into Christmas.

So if you know what's good for you, get down the shops this Friday when the game's launched, after you read our spoiler-free review, that is.