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Metacritic 2012: iOS Dominates Highest-Rated Games & Other Observations

How many of the highest-rated games of this year were actually iOS titles? Did the PlayStation Vita really have more well-received releases than Nindendo's 3DS? And Sony still has more spectacular indies and exclusives than Microsoft...right? The answers to these questions and beyond are revealed as Gamers-Association.com takes a peek at Metacritic in 2012.

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P_Bomb1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

[QUOTE]"Considering those Top 100 titles, 5 are Xbox 360 exclusives while a mere 2 are unique to the PlayStation 3"[/QUOTE]

Article's numbers are a bit off. They forgot to count Okami HD which has a 90 avg and is exclusively on PS3 http://www.metacritic.com/g... . That would make it 3 for PS3 (Journey, Okami HD, MLB12: The Show).

Likewise they've seemingly counted a PC game for the 360 at some point, most likely Fez which the developers have stated is only a *timed* exclusive https://twitter.com/Polytro... much like Sine Mora was . That would make it 4 (Dance Central 3, Halo 4, Spelunky, Trials Evolution) not 5.

[QUOTE]While assessing the Top 10 games released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 separately, Microsoft’s console had more downloadable, indie, original, and exclusive titles when compared to Sony’s system.[/QUOTE]

Technically 'Velocity' with an 87 avg IS a PS3 title too, much how Sound Shapes is listed for both PS3 and the Vita even though you only buy it once as well. Playstation Mini's are just the equivalent to XBLA's indy channel and are all playable on PS3. Metacritic is antiquated that way, only listing them on the PSP side even though I have over 20 freebies from PSPlus.

Marvel Pinball Avengers listed at an 88 for XBLA is also on PS3 and Vita, but doesn't have enough reviews (4, 5?) to show up on the PS3 side but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist on PSN and isn't 100% the exact same game. Another foible of meta'.

TheMrFraz1320d ago

Okami is a port of a port. I did not consider it for a reason.

Correct, I was speaking of Fez. In my eyes, a timed exclusive is still an exclusive if the other version has no announced release date.

Yes, I realize now that Velocity was an oversight. Apologies. Given this information, the two systems now have the same number of original releases. However, the downloadable, indie, and exclusive numbers still apply.

As for the Pinball comment, you're absolutely spot-on. I was hoping my less-than-serious notes beyond the summaries would relay that this information should not be extrapolated to prove superiority.

Metacritic is flawed. Does anybody truly believe that this collection of iOS games is actually better than fantastic full-retail releases on other platforms? I seriously hope not.

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SilentNegotiator1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

"They forgot to count Okami HD which has a 90 avg and is exclusively on PS3"
"In my eyes, a timed exclusive is still an exclusive if the other version has no announced release date"

Oh brother...these guys are serious?

"Metacritic is flawed"

LOL, you said it. And it's the basis of your article.

iNathan1319d ago

They just need to be good to have 10s and 9s. If these games were on Ps3 or 360 they would have been bashed.

People expect much more these days from Home Consoles and dont expect much from IOS Games, thats the reason those are higher rated.

Its the same you have a Ferrari and a Opel. Sure Ferrari might be better but Opel could have the best grade since people wont expect much from Opel but still they could blew people mind and nobody was expecting that and Ferrari people are allways expecting the best so the scores would be lower since the bar is pretty high even if the car was a beast.

Summons751319d ago

Do people still honestly think Metacritic is a reliable source? weird...

TheMrFraz1318d ago

Apparently everyone glossed over the sarcasm in the opening article. My apologies.