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Metacritic's Best Videogames of 2012

A far cry from 2011's heights.

It's a good thing that 2013 looks likely to be loaded with great games, because, as metacritic looks over this year's numbers, it seems 2012 wasn't. Not even the late arrival of a great new installment in Ubisoft's Far Cry series could make up for the fact that the past 12 months paled in comparison to recent years, at least at the high end of the scale.

Just 14 console games—and 18 products overall, including PC and handheld (non-iOS) titles—scored 90 or higher in 2012. Those figures represent a huge drop from the previous year, when 23 console titles (and 32 games overall) met or exceeded the 90 mark. In fact, since metacritic started publishing these year-end reports in 2009, metacritic has never encountered such a low total number of great games in a single year.

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Cam9771432d ago

Black Ops Declassified.

RuperttheBear1432d ago

......was one of the worst games of 2012.

guitarded771432d ago

Good job linking it to the last page in the article...

I cannot take Metacritic's scores seriously because they take some heavily biased scores into account. All that said, it's not as far off base as some other site's picks for best of 2012.

Hicken1432d ago

If they had some reliable standards, it might be a different story, but... and according to their FAQ, they have no intention of divulging the information surrounding that, either.

As long as someone like Tom Chick is included in their reviewing pool, I'll never be able to take them seriously. One look at his "reviews," and it should be evident that he doesn't have the FIRST clue what he's doing. And it's so blatant that it's pathetic.

SilentNegotiator1432d ago (Edited 1432d ago )

Poster has "panda" in name.
Posts to the PC page, which has the "best" year because consoles had a slow one.

Yeah, I'm surrrrre it was an accident. /s

Pandamobile1431d ago

What does his name have to do with anything?

SilentNegotiator1431d ago

-_-

You tell me, PANDAmobile. Maybe perhaps it's because there are multiple PC elitists that put a certain mammal into their user names?

pandatomsk1432d ago (Edited 1432d ago )

my bad. total accident. didn't mean for that to happen. no conspiracy here, just goofed :P

landog1432d ago (Edited 1432d ago )

from article;

"A total of 114 computer games received positive reviews from critics last year, the highest figure for any gaming platform in 2012, an an increase by 13 compared to the total of green-scoring PC games released in 2011."

go pc!!!

and with the steam holiday sales you can grab so many amazing games for next to nothing...the last 5 years have been amazing for pc gamers, and really, gamers all around, my ps3 and 360 have brought me much joy, though i will say i am darn ready for new consoles...going from pc back to playing a console game is not easy on the eyes.

davethedog1432d ago

I completely agree that going back to console hurts the eyes. My PS3 is nothing but a Netflix streamer now.

However, I still fail to see why everyone likes Steam so much. I hate having to wait for it to update when it does and it sucks how it has to run in the background. They do have some good deals on occasion but I much prefer to just load up a game and play.

born2live1432d ago

I don't know if it's because 2012 was a bad year for games, or if it's because the critics are getting more demanding...

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