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Metacritic - Skyrim Is Best Game of 2011, Top 10 All Time

Skyrim is currently sitting at the best game of 2011 on metacritic, beating the likes of Portal and Battlefield 3. It also is currently the 7th best PC game of all time. (Metacritic, PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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Pikajew  +   1288d ago
Zelda has a point lower than it with 17 reviews, it can beat it score on metacritic. And just because it has a high rating on it doesn't mean it the best game of all time.
DonaldBeck  +   1288d ago
exactly, scores are irrelevant to what a real gamer should take to heart.
majin-vagina  +   1288d ago
Batman AA for PS3 is the highest rated game this year on Metacritic.
kikizoo  +   1288d ago
They are even more irrelevant when some dumb people are comparing different kind of games, or from differents platforms, or different years (10/10 for 2007 is way less today)

lol@all the fanboyz trying to ignore the tons of perfects scores for uncharted 3, they are really trying hard...(also ignoring lbp2, the revolution, best arcade game of all time)
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JokesOnYou  +   1288d ago
lol' whos trying to ignore how many 10's UC3 got, alot of games got alot of 10's this year, the point is according to Metacric avg Skyrim scored the highest, or at least higher than UC3, Batman AC too, not that it matters much, I think Zelda might be higher Im not sure but either way whether you agree with the scores or not is irrevelant, just pointing out the facts, so why get mad over nothing, theres no hate for UC3 here, this happens every year where the highest scoring games get talked about and compared.
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teething  +   1287d ago
Metacritic scores are always high early on... give it time and it will drop. Happens every time. It occurred with UC 3, Batman AC, etc. It should end up near 94.
Danteh  +   1287d ago
Lmao at how the "HD gamers" always ignore Zelda.

Look, Uncharted 3 is incredible and Skyrim is probably going to be one of the finest RPG experiences ever, but the GOTY is going to Zelda: Skyward Sword :P
Bigpappy  +   1287d ago
Exactly. I don't need the media to tell me which game is the best. And surely those scores mean nothing to most people who play these games.
DrakesOnAPlane  +   1287d ago
I don't understand why this matters. Firstly, Skyrim came out just yesterday - there are going to be more reviews coming in, and it could lower.

Secondly, why is everyone comparing Uncharted 3 to Skyrim?

Uncharted 3 is the best action FPS of this generation. And Zelda/Skyrim are going to be the best action/adventure RPGs of this generation.
StraightPath  +   1288d ago

Zelda Skyward Sword

Batman Arkham City

Portal 2

are main candidates for GOTY.

Amazing games, Skyrim playing it now its mind blowing.It it can be pushed it 97% with few more reviews it deserves it.

Zelda sounds amazing too can not wait. We will see if it goes higher.
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CGI-Quality  +   1288d ago
Add Uncharted 3 to that list, as it is one too (going off Spike TV). And from most accounts (reviews/gamers) Uncharted 3 is every bit a GOTY contender as any of the games on the list.
StraightPath  +   1288d ago
Uncharted 3 and Gears Of War 3 are pretty much the same level. Along with numerous other games that can be added to from Xenoblade to Little Big Planet 2 and Forza 4.

All these games are great too. But in terms of ratings these games up there hold the lead.
awi5951  +   1288d ago
Skyrim is more impressive because its open world and not linear. Uncharted 2 had its day there is no way it will take skyrim GoTY this year.
NeoBasch  +   1287d ago
Why because that's what MetaCritic says? I honestly haven't seen a more ignorant comment, especially since the year's not over with. Assassin's Creed: Revelations has yet to show. Not to mention, many outlets may prefer Dead Space 2, Deus Ex, Rayman: Origins, Gears 3, or LittleBigPlanet 2.

And by the way, if we're just going by aggregators, N4G's own has Uncharted 3 at a 9.4. Just as high as any of the others you mention above with a helluva lot more scores to boot. I wonder how you'll react if many of America's own major media outlets award UC3 with GotY, being as that's where all of the perfect scores seem to be coming from.

EDIT: Also, didn't Oblivion win Spike's Video Game Award's Game of the Year... over Okami mind you. lol Don't even get me started on that one. I myself generally prefer more controlled experiences: hence, linear. Speaking of which, did you know the original Gears of War won more GotY awards than Oblivion (same year). lol Oh look, another linear game.
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MysticStrummer  +   1287d ago
I'm playing Skyrim right now too, and isn't mind blowing. It's a new engine that mostly does the same basic gameplay we've seen from the series since Arena. That's not a bad thing, but after playing Dark Souls for 200+ hours the combat in Skyrim feels archaic. There are aspects of Skyrim I like a lot but overall Dark Souls is the better game in my opinion. Dark Souls belongs on your list, as does UC3.
YodaCracker  +   1287d ago

No, Oblivion won more GOTY awards in 2006 than Gears of War.

NeoBasch  +   1287d ago
No, I'm pretty sure Gears of War did. And by big, I mean big. Not each individual site, which that blog does not keep track of. We all know each site can choose a whole assortment of different games. Let alone forums. There's no use polling as you'll never get a definitive answer. However, these award shows:

Game Developers Choice Awards

Interactive Achievement Awards

are two of the three most prestigious at that given time, both of which gave the award to Gears of War. Not to mention, your own poll lacked many of the sites that chose Gears of War including the Interactive Achievement Awards which is just plain negligent. So no, I will not trust your blog and stick to my guns. Besides, your own blog put the two extremely close.
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snp  +   1287d ago
What's obvious from that list is that multiplatform titles are less susceptible to 'troll reviews'.

It only takes a couple of ridiculous 4-6's (and 7.5's) type reviews among a sea of 9-10's to drag the mean down a couple of percent - as has happened to Uncharted 3 very recently.

Really a sensible system would cull the top and bottom 10% of reviews beyond a critical mass to remove the artificial (exaggerated) effect of 'outliers'.

Mind you, 'i give this game a ... 9.4' has a pretty heavy randomness - weirdness - about it anyway, so i'm not sure it makes to much difference which one is .2 or .4 or whatever ahead the other on this or that gauge etc.
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damnyouretall  +   1287d ago
i just played skyrim 10 hours strait and love it so far. the high metacritic score lets me know its gonna be great start to finish. goty so far imo, and ive played all the good ones this year.
SP3333D-O  +   1287d ago
I tried Oblivion after hearing about Skyrim and hated it. Bad graphics, bad voice acting, bad combat, bad third person, and more. I didn't get what all the raving was about. Too late to the party, I guess. It almost turned me off of Skyrim. I'm glad it didn't, because I am LOVING Skyrim! It is what I had hoped Oblivion would be. GOTY in my book, but I still have AC to play yet...
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showtimefolks  +   1288d ago
So scores mean best game of all time. GTa 4 is a 98/100 so that means its almost perefect when it's a bore fest besides a few missions

It's just numbers and where are all these skyrim fanboys coming out of . Every site has countless threads being made every hour get over it it's a great game like many other great games out this fall and that's all. Best of all time is a opinion at best
Jonah_Reese  +   1287d ago
Oh just wait til metacritic is done weighing the hell out of it it'll be like 2 point behind because of ONE DAMN 8/10. God I hate that site.
dboyc310  +   1287d ago
Lol since uncharted isnt the top dog on metacritic this year the score automatically doesn't matter no more Haha OHHH THE IRONY :)
kramun  +   1287d ago
It is funny how that works aye? I remember all that times that metacritic was brought up when UC2 was mentioned. But now it's irrelevent lol.
arjman  +   1287d ago
FthisBS  +   1282d ago
@Danteh Zelda is f-ing queer. Reminds me of Sailor Moon for some reason.. Something that is absolutely annoying and horrible! I'd make far worse comparisons but I can do without the censors to get my point across.
DonaldBeck  +   1288d ago
i dont need metacritic to tell me this. i just need my controller, my ps3, and my sofa.
kingdavid  +   1288d ago
and a soda
n4gisatroll  +   1287d ago
More like a beer.
SP3333D-O  +   1287d ago
more, like coffee...it's going to be a long night (that will go by fast)
gamer234  +   1288d ago
meta critic doesn't know shit about gaming,its only fan-boys that go there to brag about scores
DarkTower805  +   1288d ago
Metacritic used to be a decent indicator of a game's worth but now its just a bunch of fanboys (journalists included) trying to manipulate scores or draw hits to their sites.
SDF Repellent  +   1288d ago
It does mean something actually. If it wasn't for Metacritics, I would already bought Rage and LOTR War in the North and would have missed on a gem like Dark Souls. Getting multiple review opinions and an see a combined avg is a good indication of the quality of the game on your buying radar.

But the usual AAA blockbusters like Elder Scrolls, Uncharted, and Zelda, the scores doesn't really matter that much.
nycredude  +   1288d ago

If you need something like Meta to tell you to get Dark Souls then you need to pay attention more. Demon's Souls was awesome.
death2smoochie  +   1288d ago
Metacritic is unreliable.
The real truth is for the first time you might see many games get to share goty on different sites.
All these games are great.
From Batman to Portal 2 to Uncharted 3 to Skyward Sword to Skyrim to so many others. Great year for gaming on all systems
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MsclMexican  +   1288d ago
agreed. Metacritic is utter garbage. Skyrim is a great game and deserves the praise, but Im talking about how metacritc and gamerankings work. I mean some reviews are deemed worthy of being on meta, and some are not. If you are going to aggreagte scores... include all reviews rather than some
beavis4play  +   1287d ago
yea - the guys that run those sites decide which sites reviews do/don't count......too subjective to their preferences.
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YodaCracker  +   1287d ago
It's far better than having hundreds of no-name blogs' poorly written reviews included in the average. Only known publications who have a history of well-written reviews are included, and the same publications are included for every game. They do not pick and choose reviews for each game. There is a set list of reviewers. At least this is how Metacritic works. I am not as familiar with GameRankings.
Silly gameAr  +   1288d ago
Hi guys! it worked! Hi fives all around!
dangert12  +   1288d ago
Scores are trash IMO THE WITCHER 2 OWNS IT
John Kratos  +   1287d ago
Exactly why the hell is the Witcher 2 not on anyone's list.
TheBossMan  +   1288d ago
That's just like, your opinion, man.
Series_IIa  +   1288d ago
If Metacritic is anything to go by, we've had a great year of top notch games.
kevnb  +   1288d ago
I cant seem to care, although so far I think skyrim is awesome.
Chuk5  +   1288d ago
This game is incredible.
Loadedklip  +   1288d ago
I have a feeling Zelda SS will beat it.
Squatch83  +   1288d ago
Metacritic is WEIGHTED. If it included all published scores from all sites, it would be worthy, but as a lot of scores arent counted it isnt.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1288d ago
hope it gets to 99%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! <3 elder scrolls <3
XDF  +   1288d ago
Skyrim even with all these minor bugs, as expected, still is one of the highest scoring game of all time. I can't wait till the day when the series is 99% bug free, that will no doubt be the highest ranking game in history. PS4 perhaps.
Goeres  +   1288d ago
Played a few hours of Skyrim now... and HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT!
NoobJobz  +   1288d ago
I started playing at 12 and I jut now finished. 8 frikkin hours and I didn't even realize it. Yikes.
SP3333D-O  +   1287d ago
Same here. 7.5 hours play time after installing. Didn't want to stop, but it was 3am!
NoobJobz  +   1287d ago
I played for a total of 14 hours yesterday. I'm almost ashamed. But you don't even realize it when playing. Most games would be torturous if you played 14 hours.
JeepGamer  +   1288d ago
And deserves none of it.
Kran  +   1288d ago
If you combine Skyrim's scores across all platforms and average it, you'll get 95.

Same if you take all of Portal 2's scores and average them. 95.

Oh it's going to be a tight GOTY award this year.

Sadly, Skyward Sword may get GOTY ¬¬ sigh.
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Dragonshardz  +   1288d ago
Aye. I can't understand that after all these years people still get their pants wet for yet ANOTHER Zelda title...

PS: Skyrim is freaking AWESOME!
Biggest  +   1287d ago
Every new Zelda or Mario makes me think of this:


But this time. . . It's different!
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JoshuaN4G  +   1288d ago
I think we as gamers care about review scores too much and not the actual text/video part of the review.

If it were up to me all reviews wouldn't have a score on them.
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Karum  +   1288d ago
All I know is that I've spent like 3 hours on the game so far and have BARELY scratched the surface.

Awesome game so far, very much enjoying it and looking forward to spending many more hours on it this weekend :)
Rivitur  +   1288d ago
Wrong article as it is tied to Batman AC at 96 (Im chosing the best scores of both) http://www.metacritic.com/b...
Bolts  +   1288d ago
Stupid game made me call in sick today and my project is already behind. Damn you Skyrim!!
Hicken  +   1288d ago
I think it's amazing that after not even one whole day of being released and- what?- five or six reviews on metacritic, it's the best game of the year and one of the best of all time. A certain other contender was already being bashed after the same period of time, and those scores were quickly added to metacritic.
Drake117  +   1287d ago
How about 65 reviews. The embargo lifted on the 10th and most of the sites worthy enough of being on metacritic got a copy of the game a long time ago.
Hicken  +   1287d ago
"Worthy" is highly subjective these days. Interesting that that isn't apparent by now.
Drake117  +   1287d ago
No sh*t worthy is highly subjective i never said it wasn't. Im just saying its a whole lot more than 5 or 6 reviews. I thought it was pretty apparent that big review sites got the game early, but i guess you didn't understand that either.
cheetah  +   1287d ago
I am loving Skyrim but it is not on the same level as Portal 2, IMO that is the best game this year and maybe the best of all time.
LGIT1  +   1287d ago
Child please.
cheetah  +   1287d ago
You reply to my comment with that and call me a child, lol.

Go back to MW3.
cstyle  +   1287d ago
This or Batman will get GOTY. Not this time Uncharted.
trouble_bubble  +   1287d ago
Not this time either Batman. It's just like Arkham Asylum but with more of the things I hate, backtracking and challenge rooms. They shoulda called it Riddler City the way the guy got poetic license to vandalize the whole place in green question marks. Overrated.

Anyways, Skyrim's got a 96 on 360, same as what Batman has on PS3. 95 on PS3. Let's not lose our shirts here. Uncharted, LBP, GTA and Mass Effect have all been there before.
ablecain  +   1287d ago
Game reviews just plain suck these days. Reviewers hand out perfect scores like candy. So I guess there's nowhere for the game industry to go from here?

Gaming "journalism" is infested with fan boys who make no effort to subjectively review a game. Reviews are all about getting a game's fan base more excited- not about actually evaluating a game.
kramun  +   1287d ago
Skyrim deserves its scores though.
Jonah_Reese  +   1287d ago
You can't go based off of what metacritic says it's based on their weighed scores, it's a ploy to make them seem more important than they are. Unfortunately too many they are.
cheetah  +   1287d ago
Briiliant game.
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JTX  +   1287d ago
Phenomenal game. Definitely deserves all of the praise it's getting.
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