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Submitted by edercampuzano 1032d ago | news

The Best Videogames of 2011

Take a look at the best-reviewed games for each gaming platform (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

Credit url: dualshockers.com
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Arnagrim  +   1032d ago | Funny
This comment's section is going to be great.
*Grabs popcorn*
Titanz  +   1032d ago
Doesn't mean anything
It's based on multiplatform titles (with 1 or 2 exclusive rated over 90% for each console), and the Wii has the highest percentage of 1st/2nd party IPs.

Considering that the Wii didn't get the same amount of 3rd party support as the other 2 consoles, this article is pointless.

I guess we should also bring sales into the equation.
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Arnagrim  +   1032d ago
If you were to go to Metacritic.com > Games > High Scores and go to each systems All Time and by Year and counted only exclusives for each system you would still find PS3 had the most games 75% and up as well as 90% and up for both this year and overall.
Not sure why you want to bring sales in.
Gamer1982  +   1032d ago
Thing is alot of 360 games are kinect games vs move too. Need to take out of equation and comapare real games.
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BattleAxe  +   1032d ago
If all Wii games had been included, the Meta Score would have been around 40.0
chriski333  +   1032d ago
oh no buddy it does mean something and u damn well know
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1032d ago
To be fair, 2 of the PS3 games with 90+ (ME2 and Limbo) released last year on the 360. That said, ME2 is my PS3 GOTY along with Skyrim, quality title.
SolidGear3  +   1032d ago
Don't you mean pointles,
gamingdroid  +   1032d ago
An annual number means little, when it is the overall package that you have to consider including the fact that:

- averages are just that
- regardless of what the "ratings" are, if it doesn't have a specific feature or game I want, it doesn't matter if it has ten others i.e. try getting my cousin to give up Mario
- specific features exist on each console that you can't get on the other

So this is pointless. Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 all have their advantages and disadvantages. It's more the overall package that fit whatever your interest is.

So bottom line is, this is just a stupid comparison, because it doesn't apply to everyone.
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EeJLP-  +   1032d ago
A bit out of date (last updated July 2011), but:

http://FactsVsFanboys.com/

Compares only retail exclusives, no DLC, no Arcade/PSN games, no Kinect/Move exclusive games, etc.
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Dee_91  +   1032d ago
I dont get why the top 3 are on the best reviewed list multiple times.
Thats kinda stupid :/
Blogz4Fanboyz   1032d ago | Trolling | show
Benjamski  +   1032d ago
Haha...Wii.
death2smoochie  +   1031d ago
Actually the Wii has more 3rd party support. They just don't get the 3rd party big title games on the system like Dead Space 2, Portal 2 etc.
In other-words they don't get most of the M rated games that are multi-platform.
They get MUCH more 3rd party games... designed for the Wii.

Anyways, this article is going to cause SO many people on this site to go INSANE.
Forget the popcorn, bring out the Lay Chips and your Ottoman to rest your feet up...it has gotten so hot in here and it will get more so LOL
MoveTheGlow  +   1031d ago
You all know that different games have different sites reporting on them, right? And not every site rates every game? And multiplatform titles have different people reviewing them if you're talking about platform-exclusive sites? And they're people, not robots, so their scores will differ?

Good, so why are we having this conversation? Metacritic is an aggregator, not the absolute measure it sells itself as; and this is coming from a PS3 gamer who's kinda half-smiling about this article! :)
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Perjoss  +   1031d ago
It says xbox has 12 good exclusives in 2011 compared to 13 on ps3, I thought the gap would be bigger.

Also quite surprised Uncharted 3 didn't make the top 10 :(
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Papertiger  +   1032d ago
Don't see why the comments would go into some sort of frenzy. It was the same way when it was analyzed for the year 2010, and I believe it was the same for 2009 if im not mistaken.
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bayport  +   1032d ago
"This comment's section is going to be great.
*Grabs popcorn*"

Definitely
StraightPath  +   1032d ago
Pretty stupid the wii doesnt get much third party support however the 1st party is highest rated games exclusive looking at you mario galaxys.....
LettingGo  +   1032d ago
If Sony and Microsoft made simplistic games like Nintendo, there would be a public outcry!
Benjamski  +   1032d ago
@LettingGo I wouldn't say simplistic so much as formulaic. Galaxy was a big step up, but still fell within the Mario formula for the most part. Great game though--just not great enough to get me to buy a wii or anything ha.
kneon  +   1031d ago
Developers aren't going to waste time creating games that won't sell. They've tried to sell on the Wii and in most cases failed. There are only a few 3rd party games that sell well on the Wii so it's too risky a market for most companies to spend time on.
-Superman-  +   1032d ago
Xbox 360 exclusive list >>> 70% were xbox live games or kinect games... minigames... not real exclusives.
SilentNegotiator  +   1032d ago
The results.....
Well, I'm about as shocked as a person finding cheese on their pizza.

The Wii is a few decent exclusives plus a truckload of crapware, the xbox 360 is multiplats and Kinect games, and the ps3 is exclusives and most of the multiplats.

It's the same old story with the same old ending.
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DonaldBeck  +   1032d ago
PS3 #1.
cannon8800  +   1032d ago
well said home dawg!
NoobSessions  +   1032d ago
Yay 1% difference ;]
NeoBasch  +   1032d ago
Well some would argue the difference should have been bigger what with inFamous 2 and Resistance 3 getting high praise from the community. Killzone 3, not so much. But still, yeah, deserved but... >_>
ZippyZapper   1032d ago | Trolling | show
DrakesOnAPlane  +   1032d ago
1% difference is all you need. You think the Olympics would want a do-over when the silver medalists gripe and moan?

What about all of the sports scores?
SlyFoxC  +   1032d ago
@NoobSessions

as a great man said

"it doesnt matter if you win by an inch or a mile...winning is winning!"
Rainstorm81  +   1032d ago
@zippy

Yea 1st 2nd last...That only matters to fanboys and shareholders....Gamers care about Games.

Besides only LOSERS praise second place...
Aloren  +   1032d ago
Who even "wins" in such a chart? More than a 250 games on both sides, about a hundred good games... 2 exclusives in the top 15 on 360, 3 in the top 30 on ps3... it's not like any normal people had any trouble finding great games on either console this year.
EeJLP-  +   1031d ago
@Aloren
Or 3 of the top 7 if you're any good at math and personal research.

#4: 92% - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
#6: 91% - The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
#7: 91% - LittleBigPlanet 2

Not to mention:
#11: 90% - MLB 11: The Show
#23: 84% - God of War: Origins Collection
#25: 84% - Killzone 3
#29: 83% - Resistance 3
#30: 83% - inFamous 2

Rankings don't include PSN games (Street Fighter 3, Beyond G&E, Limbo, etc.) or DLC (Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand). Decide for yourself if the collections or MLB The Show count, but they are Company Exclusives and the best versions of the games. If not, I'm still seeing 5.

For the 360 it's only 2 exclusives in the top 30 retail games:
Gears of War 3
Forza Motorsport 4

(Not counting Dance Central 2, which requires Kinect)

So:
PS3 - 8 of top 30 retail games exclusive = ~27%
360 - 2 of top 30 retail games exclusive = ~7%
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Aloren  +   1031d ago
@EeJLP I admit I just read this "Out of the PlayStation's 30 highest scoring games this year, just 3 were exclusive to the platform: the latest installment in the Uncharted adventure series, a sequel to LittleBigPlanet, and Killzone 3", which seems to be based on the chart in this article.

I understand why they left out games that exist on other sony consoles and why they didn't ignore psn games though. Sounds logical to me (why would you want to ignore so many games?).
Same with kinect, why would you ignore kinect games ? It's strange how a "list of exclusives" to a console suddenly becomes a "list of exclusives but only including retail games, except those needing an additional accesory, but still including best version of games that exist on another console of the same manufacturer".

That's not what I call maths and personal research. It's just different standards.
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AJB1  +   1032d ago
People used to say PS3 had no games. Now it's the other way around.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1032d ago
Yes, the PS3 comes in with .6 more or whatever more and the "360 has no games".
Hicken  +   1032d ago
@Marquis
Consider this:

If you were trying to convince me to buy a 360 over a PS3, what reasons could you give me for buying that system? What games would you name?

Now, if you were trying to convince me to buy a PS3 over a 360, what would be the reasons? What games you would name?

The .6 you mention is average metacritic score, which has been pointed out by others as being suspect. So screw that.

Feature for feature, advantage for advantage, which system HONESTLY comes out on top? Even if you only name the games.
enfestid  +   1032d ago
@Hicken:

If you were asking which games to name that the 360 has and the PS3 doesn't, I'd say the following: Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Project Gotham, Crackdown, Fable, Dance Central, Alan Wake, Viva Pinata, Kameo, The Gunstringer, and Kinect Sports

If you were asking which games to name that the PS3 has and the 360 doesn't, I'd say the following: Uncharted, Killzone, inFamous, Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, God of War, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, SOCOM, MLB: The Show, Sly Cooper, and Sports Champions

I'm not including downloadable titles, as that would take way too long for each console. Not including unreleased titles as those could go either way, too.

So, clearly, there are reasons to get either console. Both consoles have hardcore exclusives, and both consoles have family-friendly exclusives. The 360 and PS3 are more even than people here are willing to let on. This article is proof enough of that.

(Edited to add a few franchises I forgot on each side.)
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EeJLP-  +   1032d ago
@enfestid
I'd add Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain, MotorStorm franchise, Ico/SotC HD, MAG.. some would add Warhawk, Valkyria Chronicles, Demon's Souls, or others..

and say to get Alan Wake, Mass Effect 1, Gears 1, Left4Dead franchise, Fable III, Metro 2033, Splinter Cell: Conviction, etc. on PC.

There's not a whole lot of quality exclusives left after that besides 4 Halos, 2 more Gears, and ~5 Forza/PGR games.
Blogz4Fanboyz  +   1032d ago
hicken

why would anyone want to convince to buy one system over the other??

people uy the system that they want, or the system where all their friends are..
Benjamski  +   1032d ago
It's always been that way man. Slow start, but once playstation gets momentum, it always has a greater diversity of games by genre and target audience than any other console. Always has, always will.
Aloren  +   1032d ago
Did you read the article ?

"43% of all Xbox releases in 2011 had a green Metascore of 75 or higher indicating positive reviews from professional critics. That's an improvement over the previous year's 39% (and 2009's 35%). In all, there were 101 Xbox 360 games released in 2011 receiving generally positive reviews, tops for any console."

Also "Out of the PlayStation's 30 highest scoring games this year, just 3 were exclusive to the platform".

Granted there were more exclusives... but really, saying the 360 has no games is quite a stretch when exclusives are such a minority on both consoles and when a huge majority of the best games are multiplat.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1031d ago
Okay Hicken I can't speak for you, but I myself don't currently own a 360 but I certainly would like to if I had the time and money to invest in one. For a start, I simply like the way it serves as a more seamless media hub, Sky player is very much a reason, integration with Live on the 360 is far superior to that offered with PSN/PS3, stronger community features as well. Then there are some excellent games, I have had the chance to play Forza 4 and Gears of War 3, and they both feature in my top 10 games of the year, both excellent, I also happen to really like Halo. I haven't had really used Kinect as it doesn't appeal to me, just like Move, I prefer traditional controllers, so can't speak for that.

To be honest, much as I like my PS3, if it wasn't for the RROD (and maybe MGS4) I likely would never have purchased one.
enfestid  +   1031d ago
@EeJLP-:

I specifically said I didn't include downloadable releases, but if you want to go that route, you're forgetting the following games on XBLA: Shadow Complex, 'Splosion Man, N+, Trials HD, Aegis Wing (free), Crimson Alliance, Geometry Wars, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Iron Brigade, Small Arms, Toy Soldiers, Undertow, pretty much every indie release, etc.

I also said I was forgetting some on each side (I was only naming the major franchises I could think of), so if you're going to go back and add more PS3 games, I'll add the following 360 games: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Lost Odyssey, Dead or Alive, Kinectimals, Perfect Dark Zero, etc.

So, yeah, I'm sticking with the "both consoles are pretty equal in terms of exclusive games" line of thought. There are tons of quality exclusives on each platform -- see my list. You're blatantly ignoring some and you made it a point to only list PS3 exclusives I forgot and went ahead and made a preemptive argument against certain 360 exclusives. Wonder which of the two consoles you own? I'm guessing it's not both.

The fact that you and others here (of both sides -- PS3 and 360 fanboys) are getting so butthurt about this is extremely amusing. And you saying, "oh, but it's out on the PC!" doesn't make much sense either, since a lot of people own consoles precisely because they don't have powerful PCs. If everyone had a gaming computer, why would they own a console anyway? I'd consider Payday an exclusive, for example, since it's out on the PS3 and not the 360, even if it is also on the PC. (Plus Gears of War and Fable III, just to name two, are better on the 360, and Alan Wake hasn't even been released on the PC yet, which means there's no way of knowing.)
Jirachi  +   1032d ago
to be fair there are far more then 69 wii games if added 200 something wii games it would be better,but either way it's just a score and alot of these reveiwers hate nintendo(like 40-70%) so that's also a factor
Emilio_Estevez  +   1032d ago
If they added all of the Wii games their score would plummet, not sure why you would think otherwise. And to be fair, if they are going to base reviews off quality based on what's already out, then the reviews for Wii games would be even worse. Wii games don't compare to ps3/360/pc games because it's like comparing an SNES game to NES games
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coryok  +   1032d ago
-not sure if read the article-

three of the five highest rated wii games were wiiware games

two of the five highest rated x360 games were arcade games

sony is the only platform that has all of its top rated games being actual real, retail games. they didnt even count ico/shadow of the collossus collection, which got a 91, and it still had all five spaces filled up

anyways, sony did worse this year than it did last year (if you can believe that), it won that year, and the wii came in last also
cjflora  +   1032d ago
You both provide very compelling evidence.
coryok  +   1032d ago
this is only games released during 2011, games release before than dont count, neither do map packs or any of the like, the wii didnt get much support this year it would seem.

its also counting ps minis,psn games, and such things, without microsofts arcade releases it seems like it would have scored quite a bit lower, 2 of the highest scoring x360 exclusives this year were arcade games

nintendo might have fared better without wiiware games, three of its top scoring exclusives were from wiiware, which again, im going to laugh at

ps3 is the only system to have a list full of top exclusives this year, uncharted3, little big planet2, killzone3, resistance3, infamous2

to be fair, nintendo did have a pretty good offering on 3ds this year though, even if it turned out more bad games than good (read: rushed games), taken from the article: 'Only 14 of the 74 (just under 19%) scored 3DS releases this year received positive reviews'. the 14 games seemed to be pretty good offerings though, mario 3dland, zelda oot, mario cart among them

seriously, i would say microsoft did the worst this year, heres a company that has the resources, the marketshare and the ability to make plenty of good games, but just doesnt, i mean seriously, they have the talent working for them, they have the resources, and the marketshare to ensure that they can make lots of games and probably even profit from them, but they're not, they just refuse to develop games
kikizoo  +   1031d ago
Don't forget that nintendo (i don't thong they have more haters than sony) scores are for...nintendo console : a 8 for wii, is a 4 for xbox, a 3 for ps3...so you can't even compare scores with this different class.

byt the way, only facts matter : http://FactsVsFanboys.com/
skyblue14213  +   1032d ago
Excerpt from article:

"Man, all this talk of awesome games makes me want to … wait, when did my PlayStation 3 turn itself on?"

- LOL but true. The fanboys will be in a frenzy. I still think the console war is stupid, but it does provide entertainment imo. A good way to end the article.
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jneul  +   1032d ago
actually my ps3 turns itself on for auto-updates:-)
its fun how the x360 quoted metacritic to say x360 had the better games, until ps3 overtook it
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ARBitrator  +   1032d ago
Here's why this article is lame and incomplete.

This article has hole all in it.

I counted the following on Metacritic.com for games on these consoles above a 90 including exclusives.

Xbox 360
43 Total
Exclusives 10

PS3
39 total
Exclusives 10

Besides, what does any of it really mean? Jack shit!
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SWORDF1SH  +   1032d ago
this year 2011?
ARBitrator  +   1032d ago
Oh, my bad swordf1sh, I should have read it better. I thought it was altime.
trouble_bubble  +   1032d ago
Your numbers are -still- wrong. As the article says, there are 12 PS3 exclusives > 90 all-time. Don't know where you got 10 from. Less than 10 XBox exclusives too when you take out PC multiplats like Gears1 and ME1. I just re-counted them.

Moot point anyways. Is there really that much of a dif' between an 89 avg and a 90? Are Demon's Souls and Ratchet & Clank lesser exclusives to some people for missing 90% by one percent, one vote? Naw.

Too much credit given to metacritic for their own subjective opinions on what reviews to weigh over others, especially for multiplat reviews that apply to the same game yet only get posted on one side. Like the dreadful 58/100 Scott Jones' AVClub Dead Space 2 review which only posted on the PS3 side, knocking the superior version with the free Dead Space Extraction from 90% to 89% while the 360 stayed at 90%. That's cherrypicking, of Jones -and- meta'.

@disagrees
*rollseyes* are there really metacritic fans out there that took exception to what I said? Sorry for breaking your bubble, but meta is flawed and its numbers and weight can easily be misconstrued eg. their somewhat controversial letter grade to number conversion.
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ARBitrator  +   1032d ago
@Trouble Bubble,

I not really on here to get in anytype of argument with some rabid fanboy about something that really not all that important to me. But the list I came up with is below.

Perhaps I missed one here or there. But, I'm sure you or someone else will fill in the blanks for me. Right?

Xbox 360

BioShock*
Gears of War*
Halo 3*
Gears of War 2*
Forza Motorsport 3*
Gears of War 3*
Halo: Reach*
Mass Effect*
Forza Motorsport 4*
Forza Motorsport 2*

PS3
LittleBigPlanet*
God of War III*
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception*
LittleBigPlanet 2*
MLB 10: The Show*
God of War Collection*
Killzone 2*
MLB 11: The Show*
MLB 09: The Show*
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KingME  +   1032d ago
Arb, you probably missed a PSN exclusive, but you are right, the article is pointless. What would the numbers look like if they did 80 or above, or 85 or above. The fanboy that made the article tweaked it to read the way he wanted it to read.

Also I notice that PS3 fanboys suddenly think Metacritic scores are fine; where as in the past they claim metacritic is a joke. This is just another variation to their Vgchartz argument, good when convenient BS when it's not.
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trouble_bubble  +   1032d ago
@Arb
That's why I called metacritic flawed and broken. You just posting wrong information, thought I'd help ya out. Eg. BioShock isn't a 360 exclusive, it's on PS3 too. Mass Effect is on PC. You forgot about Uncharted2, MGS4, ICO/SOTC on the other side. Not sure where the 'rabid fanboy' comment comes from.
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ljh217  +   1032d ago
@trouble_bubble: If exclusives released on PC are not counted then any PS3 game released on the PSP can't be counted as a PS3 exclusive either then. So you lose Little Big Planet (amongst some other games).
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P_Bomb  +   1032d ago
@ljh217
Gotta disagree 'bout LBP PSP. Apart from the fact Sony owns the hardware, the IP, and that the PSP & PS3 are from different gens...LBP is a completely different game on the PSP than it is on the PS3. Got it for free this summer, post-hack.

Different levels, story, music, it's not a port. Games like LBP, Resistance Retribution, GOW Ghost of Sparta, Killzone Liberation, Assassin's Creed Bloodlines, MGS Portable Ops were completely unique games. MGS Peace Walker on the other hand I'd count as a loss, as it was recently ported to Microsoft's 360.
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baodeus  +   1032d ago
how about this, don't count sequal, just get the highest score for the franchise, break them down by genra, and include games from 70 and up.
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Rainstorm81  +   1032d ago
@KingMe

That applies to fanboys in general..... like just how PS3 had no games and 360 was great because it had exclusives.....fast forward to today and to 360 fanboys exclusives dont matter you only need a few, and multiplats are where its at.

But hey Fanboys will be fanboys
ZombieAssassin  +   1032d ago
@ljh217
The LBP might share the same name but they are completely different games, besides you don't want to do that because then Gears/Halo/Fable franchises can't count as exclusives leaving Xbox nothing but forza.

Although I wouldn't count Ico/SotC/GoWHD/GowPSPHD as exclusives since they did have the same exact games released already.
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Rainstorm81  +   1032d ago
@DK

That makes no sense then by your logic Fable and Halo Forza arent exclusives because they are on the original Xbox.

Come on its common sense an "exclusive" refers to company as well, you need a Sony product to play God of War or LBP...just like you need a Microsoft product to play Forza or Halo (talking about consoles)

Games that jump generations are still Exclusive
P_Bomb  +   1032d ago
DK286K
HD vs SD are not the only differences between the PSP & PS3 MLB The Show games. They're not ports like MGS Peace Walker, they've been built from the ground up for each system with various gameplay and aesthetic differences.

The PSP version of MLB11 The Show doesn't have online play, franchise mode, training, or the PS3's generous skill reward system for batters in Road to the Show. AI is different, controls are different, commentary is different (Hudler on PSP, Karros on PS3), the games are different. It's a Sony IP so of course there will be similarities or through lines, but they're not ports.

As far as the HD Collections, one could technically argue that the HD Collections themselves (with the tweaked frames, res, vsync, trophies, 3D) are exclusive by the same standards that make the MGS Collection multiplat. How many platforms can you buy the exact same Sku on. MGS HD is on two (PS3/360), GOW HD is on one (PS3). You can't buy the PS3 GOW Collection BluRay or Sly Collection BluRay on PS2, PSP, PC, Wii or 360. Sly has new Move mini games as well.
skyblue14213  +   1032d ago
@ARBitrator:
You missed more than a "here or there exclusive", the fact is that you missed a bunch of exclusives on the ps3 side like all 3 resistance games, uncharted 1 and 2, heavy rain, gran turismo 5, all 3 mortor storm games, killzone 3, the rachet and clank series, infamous 1 and 2, little big planet 2, ninja gaiden sigma 1 and 2, metal gear solid 4 etc.. need I go on?

I don't care about the console war, but I just thought that I point that out.
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StrongMan  +   1032d ago
You forgot to add Uncharted 2 to your list. Also, you don't need an Xbox to play Gears of War, Mass Effect, and Bioshock so they are not exclusive.
SweatyFlorida  +   1032d ago
Not only did he include multiplat games for 360, he also left out Uncharted 2, ICO/SotC Collection, and MGS4 in the Ps3 section.

I smell fanboyism >.>
DSI  +   1032d ago
@SweatyFlorida - You never mentioned that he included GOW and LBP for the PS3, they can also be played on PSP or PS2 which are different console. Which means a person without a PS3 can also play those.

Oops, I smell fanboyish and now I know why you smell it. It's in the room with you...lol
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P_Bomb  +   1032d ago
I'll say it again, LBP PSP and LBP PS3 are *not* the same game. LBP PSP is 30+ new levels with a new story. You can't play this http://www.youtube.com/watc... on the PS3.

A game having sequels and spinoffs across proprietary platforms does not mean its lost brand exclusivity. Halo, Fable and Forza launched on the original XBox afterall. Not sure why the PSP/PS2 have been brought into this.

Names are only skin deep. Remember how Splinter Cell Chaos Theory PS2 and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 360/PS3 had completely different campaigns? Heck, look at Ninja Gaiden. One shared name, yet the Arcade, NES, XBox namesakes have all been completely different animals.
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matt801  +   1032d ago
PS3 on top? No surprise there.
RGB  +   1032d ago
That's right!
GraveLord  +   1032d ago
Congratz Sony with the amazing releases this year on the PS3. Both multiplats and exclusives were of high quality and variety. Bring on 2012!
KontryBoy706  +   1032d ago
Not surprised at all
ljh217  +   1032d ago
Anyone whose covered statistics at a basic level will see the obvious flaws in comparing these averages. Lies, damned lies and statistics!

Edit: Clearly going to get disagrees from the uneducated, I suggest you read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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DSI  +   1032d ago
@ljh217 - I totally agree, it's so easy to skew the numbers and make things look the way you want them too. I was also funny reading above how something that came out of the PC can't count for 360 but something that came out on the PSP is still suppose to be counted for the PS3.

I thought they said PS3 exclusives and Not Sony Exclusives. Just saying.
Lazarus69  +   1032d ago
If the Exact same game can't be played on any other system then it's an exclusive.So LBP on psp isn't the same as the ps3 version so it's an ps3 exclusive.However Mass Effect and Gear of War are the same on pc and xbox360 so they are not exclusive.
ljh217  +   1032d ago
There is also the problem that metacritic scores are averages. These numbers above are averages of averages. The more you average a set of numbers, the less meaningful and accurate that final number becomes, rendering it almost meaningless.
DSI  +   1029d ago
@Lazarus69 - Alrighty then, I'm done I see what type of mindset I'm dealing with now.

No need for me to continue this pointless conversation.
Bleach  +   1032d ago
Well done PS3 :D
uc3nyc32  +   1032d ago
Love the ps3 hate lol but we don't need an article to tell us who has the most and best exclusives for the last few years smh it will be the same next year as well. In terms of new ips and giving consumers a different variety of games to buy ps3 trumps them all.
YodaCracker  +   1032d ago
http://i.qkme.me/1t0m.jpg

The PS3 trumps the 360 by having a 0.6 higher Metacritic average? Not even a single point higher? That is a virtual tie, if anything. From reading the comments before the article, I assumed the PS3 would be like 15 points ahead or something. Nope, only a FRACTION of a single point. Talk about grasping for straws; this looks bad for even the worst PS3 fanboys. I know desperate times call for desperate measures, but really? LOL...
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uc3nyc32  +   1032d ago
Yes thnks for pointing out these rough times for a ps3 gamer with so many exclusives to play, so much variety and new ips being announced what every three mnths or so lol Yes the roughest time while I play arguably the best new ip this generation in uncharted lol And then run and ply my resistance and then demon souls. Oh what a rought time we have awaiting starhawk while we play warhawk and maybe a lil gran turismo or mlb the shw. Yes it is rough awaiting games like "the last of us" while we ply killzone and such lol Are u serious its like every two moths sony announces a new ip or sequel to an eclusive sorry but no other console does the same and yes Sony trumps them. Don't hate me man hate Sony and microsoft focusin on garbage kinect and nintendo on mario number three thousand and pokemon 50
StrongMan  +   1032d ago
Sure, but when the 360 version of a multi plat game outsells the PS3 version by less than %1 then it's a huge advantage for the Xbox fanboys. SHM
DigitalRaptor  +   1032d ago
What I can say is that even though Metacritic is a really flawed rating system, PS3 for me is home to the best and most varied exclusive titles that interest me. And I'm talking real exclusivity here. Not games you can also find on PC/Steam.

And it just doesn't let up each year. 2012 is gonna paralyse my wallet.
urwifeminder  +   1032d ago
You guys are really twisted man i hope ps3 reaches the stars for you maybe then you will stfu some how i doubt it,i dont care if my video game apparatus is hip thats not why i play it, one reason i never went sony for ps1 and ps2 my friends went on and on and on about it i thought gee thats popular ill get something else..
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uc3nyc32  +   1032d ago
You ever throught thy went on and on about those systems bcus thy were good tht thought passed your mind I see lol Your telling ppl to stfu in an article like this? Smh Maybe you should keep it moving when u see an article like this bcus praises like this will be in these posts. This isn't about being hip its about getting the most out of your money and plying the best games offered so wtf u talking about? Shit thts why I bought my ps3 and def wasn't an idiot to buy an xbox after microsoft basically admitted to selling faulty hardware at launch just so thy can beat the playstation to the market nah u my man got it twisted lol a company like tht can never get my money sorry quality over everythng for me
urwifeminder  +   1032d ago
No i seen them play the systems and made up my own mind n64 had shadows of the empire and goldeneye my friends played final fantasy on ps1, samething with dreamcast suited me better than ps2 then i got xbox 1 by the way i did try a ps3 but its broken like my first 360 in life not everyone will agree get used to it cheers.
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Rainstorm81  +   1032d ago
I find that people who didnt like the ps2 tried very hard not to like it ..... the Ps2 is arguably the best gaming console of all time, it has games for every level of gamer.

Yes every1 has their preference and opinions, but for you to think the dreamcast was better than PS2, it had to take tremendous effort to be that blind
Leole17  +   1032d ago
This is cool and all but.. Who gives a shit?

I wouldn't buy a PS3 if I wanted to play Halo.

I wouldn't buy an Xbox360 if I wanted to play God of War.

There's no "best" console.

Wiisuckstho.
reckoner  +   1031d ago
Fanboys give a shit.
Bounkass  +   1032d ago
A shame this is all their OPINIONS, nobody elses...
rizzo-rizzo  +   1032d ago
Metacritic has been known for awhile now, unlike older times, to be full of crap anyway.. tl:dr comments section.
Asgaro  +   1031d ago
The scores used in this study are from the official review scores.
Metacritic itself has a good reputation.
Some publishers pay game developers based on the overall Metacritic score of their created game.
Asgaro  +   1031d ago
Nice to disagree, you ignorant fools.
ZippyZapper  +   1032d ago
Nice cherry picking
Nunchez  +   1032d ago
Damn that's close! Seriously 1% difference is like nothing. Well and it's obvious the PS3's exclusives score would be higher coz they have more exclusives.
gigreen  +   1032d ago
Just look at the best exclusives of 2011, I think that says everything about where the trend is going. 360 list is a joke:

PS3
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
LittleBigPlanet 2
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
inFamous 2

vs 360
Gears of War 3
Forza Motorsport 4
Dance Central 2
Iron Brigade
Ms. 'Splosion Man
RyuCloudStrife  +   1032d ago
PS3 owns both wii and 360 PS3 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZeroWil  +   1032d ago
Terrific year in gaming. Batman: AC deserves all the GoTY awards it gets, though giving it based solely on the Metacritic score isn't really the best way IMO.
First, the 360 version had 47 more reviews and scoring an impressive 94, with the PC version earning a 91 with 20 reviews. The 360 version of Skyrim scored a 96 with 88 reviews, a 92 on the PS3 with 14 (that's all?), and 94 on the PC with 28 reviews.
Now we have Portal 2 which scored a 95 across all 3 platforms with a large amount of reviews for all 3 platforms. Therefore, Portal 2 should win since all 3 versions scored highly and had a large amount of reviews.

tl;dr Batman is awesome, though Portal 2 had a 95 across the 3 platforms while having a large amount of reviews. That should have won based on those factors.
Oh well. *continues playing Gears of War*
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Bladesfist  +   1032d ago
Lmao if you look at page 3 PC has an average of 70 this year placing it on top of all 3 consoles, however metacritic leaves this out of the 1st page of the article...
Pyscho_Mantis  +   1032d ago
look yeah ps3 won thats cool but at the end of the day quality is subjective (to a feasible extent).
Bokan  +   1032d ago
It's all fairly irrelevant. So one side had a few more 90%+ games then the other. Not really a huge number.

If you want to be technical:

Points against 360: Kinect games don't count, they just don't. Joe Danger came out for PS3 last year, not really fair to count it.

Points against PS3: Mass Effect 2 and Limbo were on 360 last year. Also, counting any HD rerelease(tho MGS on 360 did it too) as a new AAA title isn't really being honest.

PS3 has higher quality true exclusives, and 360 has the widest variety. Just be happy we had such a good year.
Hicken  +   1032d ago
Widest variety? In what way? That may have been true 2-3 years ago, but compared to what you're getting now, the difference is night and day.

And that's JUST talking about this year. Not knocking 360 games in the slightest, but (when it comes to these two systems, at least) people always say "PS3 has quantity; 360 has quality" as if Sony's putting out a bunch of mediocre exclusives that can't touch Microsoft's; while you, in particular, aren't saying that, far too many people are too eager to write off Sony's games as inferior.
ninjahunter  +   1032d ago
XD have you guys read the reviews on metacritic games?
Scores:
100% "OMG havent played this but it looks so good"
50% "Posting this to offset the 0%" (lol, math anyone?)
0% "im a sour fanboy gonna cry over here"

But hey you know, gets fanboys panties in a bunch so makes me happy XD
stumpa  +   1032d ago
roll on the next gen consoles so the fan boys of both sides can start their amusing but futile war of harsh words for the rest of ours entertainment
Game3s  +   1032d ago
During the year with the most PS3 and the PS3 get a 0.6 score over the 360 which had far less exclusives and the PS3 fanboys are acting like they win something, i wouldn't be bragging about a 0.6 during the PS3's so called best year.
stumpa  +   1032d ago
He with the most toys wins!!!!
numonex360  +   1032d ago
Gears of War 3, Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were the best selling games of the year by far.

Best GOTY: Skyrim.
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