Metacritic: 2013 Wasn't A Banner Year For 90+ Scoring Titles
There were a lot of great games released in 2013, but according to the Metacritic results, only a few managed to break the elite 90+ barrier.
In fact, 2013 saw the fewest home console titles reach 90 or more on the average critical score scale. Only seven total console games cracked the enviable barrier, led by Grand Theft Auto V with an average Metascore of 97. If you factor in PC, mobile and handheld titles, the number grows to 12.
Sony followers will be happy to know that PS3 and PS4 games on average outscored Xbox 360 and Xbox One offerings; PS3 titles had an average Metascore of 70.1 (Xbox 360 games averaged 66.9) and the PS4 had an average score of 73.4 (Xbox One games came in at 67.7). PC software had a Metascore average of 69.1 and Wii U titles averaged 72.6. As for the games that scored 90 and above on average: In addition to GTAV, there were The Last Of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario 3D World, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Rayman Legends, Fez, Flower, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Spelunky, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Dota 2.
Yeah, I remember a lot of games that were worthy of mid-to-high 8s, but not too many that would be legitimate 9+ titles.
1/2/2014 9:30:52 PM John Shepard