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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 243d ago | news

2013 Saw Fewest Amount Of 90+ Games On Metacritic In Xbox 360 And PS3 Lifespan

Sony's number crunchers will likely be delighted to hear that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 beat their counterparts the Xbox 360 and Xbox One in the average Metascore, with PS3 releases notching up an average Metascore of 70.1 and PS4 bringing in 73.4. Xbox One titles, on the other hand, sit with an average of 67.7, and the year’s Xbox 360 titles come in with an average of 66.9. (Grand Theft Auto V, Industry, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

pasko7777  +   243d ago
i think average metascore is irrevelant. 2013. brought TLOU - highest rated exclusive on all platforms and now there are 3 ps3 exclusives higher rated than any x360 exclusive:

uncharted 2 metacritic 96
TLOU metacritic 95
little big planet metacritic 95
jcnba28  +   243d ago
Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 both have a metacritic of 97.
mikeslemonade  +   243d ago
It's not irrelevant. It's a better criteria compared to personal opinion.

Certainly there's a few games that don't make sense to me personally like the Mario Galaxys and the GTA4 on PS3, but for the sake of debating there's nothing closer to a fact than a metacritic score when you are debating about which is the better game.

^pasko
That seems about right. I'd say the best Xbox 360 exclusive ever was Gears 1(life-to-date) and i'd personally put that right under Uncharted 2 and TLoU.
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Agent2009  +   243d ago
Who cares about highest Metacritic scores? It's a matter of YOUR taste, not REVIEWER's choice.
Mister_Dawg  +   243d ago
Yeah and both are crap.
What's your point?
Skip_Bayless  +   243d ago
It's criteria for objectivity, game awards, bragging rights etc. That's the point.

The PC always says they have the best games well here is proof for cost of the PS3 you're getting a far better value of game.
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Killzoner99  +   243d ago
That's not really fair. The better games are always on Playstation.
Agent-86  +   243d ago
I don't know about that. How about this quote from the article:

"While the PC’s average Metascore was at 69.1, the platform saw the highest amount of exclusive games--a whopping 45 in total--that aggregated at 75 or higher. The platform with the second highest was the PlayStation 3, with eight."

And console gamers are always saying that the PC doesn't have good exclusives. 45 PC games at 75 score or better compared to 8 for the PS3 (the second highest). Sounds like the PC had more 75 or higher games than all of the consoles combined.
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SneakyDoo  +   237d ago
LBP a 95? Ridiculous.
Eyeco  +   243d ago
Should come as no surprise considering 2013 was the last year before their sucessors even still the out put of games in spite of that great, especially compared to 2012 which was lousy imo.
JohnnyTower  +   243d ago
Gamers must be expecting more. We have been spoiled lately. Every year just gets better and better quality games. Unfortunately the hype usually ruins a good game by overstating what the game will bring. Overhyped and underdelivered seems to tank a lot of reviews.
theshredded  +   243d ago
Vita has none
Wii U has none
3ds has one(1 exclusive for 2013)
pc has 5 mostly indies(2 exclusives for 2013)
Xbox360 has 3 LOL(1 exclusive for 2013)
PS3 has 5(2 exclusives for 2013)
DoctorJones  +   243d ago
The Wii U has 2.

EDIT:And the 3ds has 2.
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theshredded  +   243d ago
Wii u has 4(2 exclusives for 2013)
thought it was abandoned as i don't follow nintendo's wii u but appreciate it
u are wrong with 3ds it has one
too late to edit i suppose
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DoctorJones  +   243d ago
Fire Emblem and Link between Worlds makes 2 3ds games. Too late to edit I suppose.
ruefrak  +   243d ago
The more I hear about it, the more I hate metacritic. Too many people put too much weight behind the metacritic score. Gaming execs pay close attention to the score. PS+ won't offer games unless they have a certain metacritic score. Too much power is being put into the hands of a few individuals. Less than 20 people get to put their inputs into this all important score and that score really makes an impact on what people purchase.
Beastforlifenoob  +   243d ago
i know people are like TLOU got 95 and Mario Galaxy got 97 and because of this people then say TLOU SUCKS HAIR HORSE BALLS (exaggerating but slightly true). I prefer Uncharted over TLOU but both are AMAZING. But my n0.1 game every is still the original bad company and that got a pretty bad metacritic in comparison
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iiorestesii  +   243d ago
So there should be no game reviews then? We should make it illegal to have expectations going into a game! Metacritic also gives a user score so discard that 20 people argument.
Mister_Dawg  +   243d ago
Don't make up your mind by what others say.
Try something for yourself.
It's the only way to be sure ;-)
Hicken  +   242d ago
And with no way to try out games- since most don't come with demos these days- how should people decide if they like something or not?
iiorestesii  +   243d ago
Thats because every release in '13 employed graphics as its primary selling point. MP maps felt like they were getting smaller and smaller game by game.
edonus  +   242d ago
I actually see this as a good thing.

Maybe they can tighten the standards add some benchmarks to review against and make reviews actually mean something again.

Right now reviews are BS and worthless and only lead people astray. Its more politics than anything else.

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