Titanfall Metacritic User Scores Dropped By Rabid Fanboys

Titanfall’s Metacritic pages have become a battlefield for sorts among gamers, as Sony loyalists have acted to drop the user score.

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GarrusVakarian1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


And that's coming from a Sony fan.

Why does the hate of companies/publishers bleed over into games? Sad.

AceBlazer131778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Was about to comment how a lot of games get dragged down by haters, then I saw that user score lol. 3.9? They went all out for Titanfall, damn I almost feel bad.

Metacritic's system is really crappy.

Checking it myself the user score is at 6.0 and some of the opinions don't seem like stuff you could form without playing the game at least once.

xHeavYx1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

It happens with many games, best thing to do is not care about scores and play the game yourself. I mean, I don't think anyone says "I better check Metacritic user scores before I buy X game"

GarrusVakarian1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Yeah it is, but this blatant perversion of the scoring system is yet more proof that the best thing to do is to just go to YouTube and watch gameplay and judge for yourself...or better yet watch a livestream on Twitch.

Forget other peoples opinions.

Thanks for the PS4 add, btw ;)

fardan851778d ago

It's like the war extended to metacritic, totally not cool.
fanboys from both side, some give it 10 & some give it 0.
I'll check the game by myself when one of my friends get it.

Hatsune-Miku1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

It sucks that every single negative score against Titanfall are all done by playstation fanboys and we all know that Nintendo fans, Sega fans, pc fans,atari fans,barbie doll fans and others would never think anything negative about a perfect game like titanfall. Titanfall deserves all 10s because it's so innovative.

Titanfall was impossible to be made on ps4 because it's a weak console and doesn't have cloud computing like xbox one to render the amazing realistic graphics, insane amount of AI and other technical things. Playstation now is rubbish compared to what Microsoft has on xbox one because Microsoft has money and sony doesnt. Microsoft has over 300,000 servers and dedicated over a billion dollars in games

A fanboy for Microsoft xbox , Nintendo, sega,pc, have never lied about playing a playstation game and rated them a low score before. Playstation fanboys are the worst and normally ruins every website like ign, and a lot others.

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Eonjay1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

That happens to every game pretty much. Why would you right an article on this particular insidense like it doesn't happen to almost every game. Only a fanboy would ignore something until it happens to a game they like.

SilentNegotiator1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

So it's like every metacritic user score ever? More hard hitting news on N4G.

White-Knight1778d ago

Because of fanboys?
Yeah right, I blame the bots.

darthv721778d ago

the sarcasm in your comment miku is heavy but you do have a point. nintendo fans, sega fans, Pc fans really dont hold a grudge to the same level as PS fans. hell even Ms fans arent as frothy at the mouth most of the time like Ps fans.

Yeah both sides can have their vengeful members that do nothing more than make the rest who play the games look bad but in all seriousness. Go back and look at every major xbox release on meta and read the user scores. There is a higher percentage of negative reviews towards xbox games than there is PS games.

Mob mentality at its finest. Personally i have NEVER given a bad score to a game on a platform i do not prefer. hell i have never even left a score for any game on meta but those who do....they have their reasons.

malokevi1778d ago


Seems to me judging by your ignorant attitude that you wrote half those negative reviews, and now your feelings are hurt.

antz11041778d ago

Metacritic is broken. I think its safer to come to a site like this or trueachivements and look up the median score.

TedCruzsTaint1778d ago

Stop getting drunk and then ranting on N4G, Hatsune.

redwin1778d ago

Don't worry @hatsune you have 1080p and 60fps on every game(lol). And Xbox just has lots of games. I got both systems and I'm disgusted by the way my fellow ps4 users act.

PONTIAC08G8GT1778d ago

It's widely known that the MAJORITY (not all) PS fans do not like Titanfall due to it being an MS exclusive.

My question is, are people really that butt hurt over a video game they go out of their way to downgrade a games score? Like who the heck cares? I'm not buying infamous, I have no desire to watch videos or read about it, so why go out of my way to lower a games score? I just don't get it.

Titanfall could have gotten a 1/10, but I enjoy the game so I'm buying it.

UltimateMaster1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Come on.

This makes us PS4 fans look bad.
It's not because the game isn't coming on your console that you should go and blast the ratings off the game.

People need to calm down. Get a code of honor, like me. Have respect, don't just blast a game for no reason.

Sure, the game isn't perfect with:
-It's awfully stupid AI
-The lower resolution to 792p on Xbox One
-The low player count 6v6 (I would have liked 24p+)
-One weapon that's rigged "Smart"
-No single player campaign

But it's not all bad, they're are good things about this game like:
-You can climb walls with jetpacks
-It's fast-pace BUT people don't get killed with just a few bullets. (At least less than COD)
-It has Mechs, Mechs are awesome.
-Decent amount of maps

The ratings of 8.9 or 8.4 are overly rated.
I'm giving it a great 7.5.
It could have gotten better had it be only human players; then it would have been at least a 8

If I were to refer myself to other games I've enjoyed in the past and they had 6~8 ratings that were better than Titanfall, but a good game is a good game, it doesn't sh*t because of fanboys (That goes the same way around for Xbox Fanboys)

Another thing, DON'T listen to any ratings.
I've said that time and time again.
You don't let a pure stranger tell you what you should or should not do.

PONTIAC08G8GT1778d ago


Have you even player the game? 6v6 is plenty, id love to see 24v24 and have no one be able to move because the map is packed with 48 players and 48 titans, yea that sounds like an absolute blast!

I've played 50 matches, been killed twice by a smart pistol. Why is it so difficult for people to understand the game caters to EVERYONE. A new gamer or a casual fan picks up cod or bf, and instantly getting slaughtered every match because of all the unlocks and kill streaks which reward good players. Games are made to be fun. With the stupid bots and smart pistol, the casual fan can enjoy the game and feel a sense of accomplishment. Hardcore gamers dont worry about bots or smart pistols. And no single player is great. Sorry I dont need to waste 6 hours on a half ass single player when I'm going to spend 99% of the time online.

mediate-this1778d ago

Sounds like you're the ring leader of the hater group.

PONTIAC08G8GT1777d ago

Who really cares though? We've all read the majority of reviews. I think we can all agree that the average review score has been around an 8.5, which is really good. Even if every review was a 2, as long as you like the game does it matter?

Transformers movies got terrible ratings, yet I enjoyed all 3 so I take reviewers ratings lightly, because in the end it's just an opinion.

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Neonridr1778d ago

Sadly, things like this happen. Consoles get low scores on places like Amazon because rival fanboys rate it 0 or 1 star. Fanboys put in fake reviews on metacritic to try to lower the score, like that will give some sort of justification to their pettiness.

It's almost as if they can't handle not having the game to play themselves, so they try to make themselves feel better by putting down something they haven't even played.

ZombieDust1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

We dont actually like our console (or game), we just hate yours.

That pretty much sums up what has been going on here lately.

GarrusVakarian1778d ago

"It's almost as if they can't handle not having the game to play themselves, so they try to make themselves feel better by putting down something they haven't even played"

That is exactly it. Spot on.

As for the first part of your comment, Amazon reviews for the X1 and PS4 were hilariously pathetic. "Reviews" from unverified purchasers spouting the most bitter, petty crap i ever heard. I actually felt sorry for them.

darthv721778d ago

@zombie...this came to ind reading your comment.

PONTIAC08G8GT1777d ago

My thing is, who cares? I played TF beta and loved it. It was a day 1 purchase for me. IGN and any other gaming site could have given it a 1/10, I'm buying it regardless because I enjoyed it.

Neonridr1777d ago

@PONTIAC08G8GT - and that is all that matters in the end. If you enjoy the game, then who cares what everyone else says.

But clearly people are upset over the game, I mean it is averaging in the high 80s on metacritic, but all these user scores of 0's means that some people feel jilted because the game isn't on their system.

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Kingthrash3601778d ago

it is pathetic....but it happens every time a hyped game or console drops. old news by far.

Death1778d ago

Lukas, you are far from a Sony fanboy. You are a gamer and a Sony fan. Huge differance.

GarrusVakarian1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

I changed it to 'fan' right after i made my comment, i recently discovered that a fanboy isn't what i thought it was. I thought it just meant a passionate fan...but apparently not. Lol.

On topic: Think about it, if people are taking the time out of their day to make accounts purely to give fake reviews and bash on TF.....then the game must be pretty damn great, lol. They wouldn't do it if it was a bad's just jealousy.

Utalkin2me1778d ago

That technically doesn't means its a good or great game because "fanboys" are voting it down. Alot of that stems from hype, so they think down voting it will help.

ajax171778d ago

Metacritic is a HAVEN for trolls on all sides. I almost wish they would get rid of user reviews altogether.

torchic1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

I honestly think that the Metacritic user reviews are the most reliable reviews on the net. upon reading the reviews you'll find a general consensus about the game and for me it rarely ever strays from my opinion/review.

and when you look at the troll-reviewed games like all the CoDs after World at War, people were just venting at the fact that the games were incredibly similar to the previous iteration. the same thing happened to to games like Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, SimCity etc. all got "troll reviews" and all those games had hugely unpopular elements within them. when the user review is really low there usually is a reason behind it. as the saying goes "where there is smoke there is fire"

the Metacritic user reviews can be reliable once you know how to use them. a small minority of the games are troll-reviewed.

HomerDog1778d ago

yeah it is but every site I go there has to be a Sony fanboy making their stupid remarks. even on slickdeals every time there's a xbox deal the Sony guys are there it's like they have to do it to make up for their purchase. it's so annoying and everyone knows that the Sony crowd has a bad rep. they have the worst fanboys. the most haters and hypocrite people in gaming.

ps360s1778d ago

fanboys will always be fanboys

not just in gaming but everywhere

Palitera1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Metacritic's user score is only valid when it is positive, IMO. It is only when it proves something (that the game is not hated). The low scores on AAA games usually comes from "enemies" and nitpicking sheep.

Gamespot, before destroying their reputation and layout, had thousands of people scoring games and was a good source for the players' opinion.

Now I'm completely without a reliable source for players' ratings. Any tips?

kingdip901778d ago

I used to go to quite a bit. They don't do as many reviews as they used to but when they do their "let's play" style blogs it's very telling about a game and how good it is and the reviewers there seem very fair.

HurtfulTimez1778d ago

best thing to do is look at a video of a game if u think you like it - buy/rent it and play it I never purchase a game based on a review - I didnt for every game i purchased on the nes, snes, gameboy, master system, genesis, N64, saturn, dreamcast, PS1, PS2, xbox, xbox360, PS3 and Ps4 and I have played some amazing unforgettable games on there some that even had bad reviews but were still great to play.

darkjalil151778d ago

this is not just a titan fall thing. its hate in general. i dont think its only PS fanboys... mostly people only 100/1,000,000 fans rated the game. not the whole fan base of millions of gamers...

pedrof931778d ago

Titanfall will face the GTA 5 sindrome, hyper hyped at first but then will go into a meh.

-Foxtrot1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

It happens to most games, it's just metacritic's user rating section

Whether it's Sony fans or Microsoft fans...or even Nintendo/PC it's bound to happen

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. People tried bringing down games like The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider etc but failed...check the user scores there. The user scores failed to bring those games down but sometimes it works.

I think it's not right calling one group of people when it's a common thing people try to do on Metacritic.

Same will probably happen to inFAMOUS Second Son

osprey191778d ago

People often confuse loyalty with fanboyism.
they think their actions just being loyal to a particular brand and so hate anything from its rival, regardless of quality. When in fact they are being childish. Titanfall is a good game and will no doubt be successful. And Sony fanboys simply don't want it to happen, so they don't like it, even if they secretly wish they had it.

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lolCHILLbro1778d ago

Let the hate continue, the game is supberb and will last people for hundreds of hours of fun gameplay

Automatic791778d ago

I agree chillbro those hating are ignorant.

gameslayer24111778d ago

Ya I agree, I can't stand playing multiplayer games any more because of the amount of hatred towards me when I mention being excited for a game on the opponent system, I buy both for the joy of all games, but I can't stand the amount of hatred/animosity that "Fanboys" spew. Gaming has changed and it makes me sad, but Oh well....

Nirvana315911778d ago

Or maybe people didn't like the game?

Lawboy21778d ago

Not the point...maybe u should read the of the zeros said that he didn't like the game because ea farted on his disk and when he opened his disk case it smelled like he gave the game a zero...another said...blah blah blah titanfall sucks...and just kept repeating....most of the reviews were just like this it was horrible

Aceman181778d ago

This is nothing new we all know this will happen for Infamous SS when it drops.

Why even bother making an article about it Lol.

HomerDog1778d ago

Yea it will but not as bad what the Sony crowd. they take it overboard. just check out different sites and check how many Sony fanboys troll could pared to xbox. it's like 5:1 ratio. and in n4g more like 10:1. this has been going on for a while not only with next gen consoles.

Aceman181778d ago


Well it was the other way the first 4 yrs of n4g with PS3 and 360. And the MS fanboys took it overboard also. If people can't take it they should have dished it out.

Both sides of fanboys deserve each other Lol.

gameslayer24111778d ago

BTW! A bit off topic lol but I did an unboxing of the Titanfall Collectors Edition if any of yall want to check it out!

Any advice, or ideas would be appreciated!

asmith23061778d ago

It's pathetic on both ends of the spectrum. The vast majority of positive scores are tens. It's not a ten, it's not a zero. Most people are incapable of honest scores.

HurtfulTimez1778d ago

yep agreed I dont side with consoles as i am a gamer but i do have my preferences when it comes to gaming however things like this is just really stupid it makes us gamers look so stupid.

It will never end either regardless of it being a new console generation as this has been going on since both consoles launched - xb fanboys slating ps4 then PS fanboys slating the xbone on release day then came the games now every exclusive released will get the same treatment its Infamous SS turn next ima afraid.

Absolutley pathetic.

troylazlow1778d ago

That's just sad. This is why gamers can't have nice things

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miyamoto1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

MS PR dept started this "console war" between PlayStation & Xbox thing courtesy of Mr Greenberg. Look at what they have done....its pure evil & the only thing it does is destroy. Now it totally backfired on them and M$ can not control it.

They underestimated the free voice of the millions of gamers around the world.

So M$ is paying big time and reaping what they sow.

PS I also believe that many of them former Xbox users that felt backstabbed by M$ are retaliating now.

Automatic791778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

This is the kind of stuff that kills gaming.

Note: The game is awesome just put it down for some rest. Thinking how I am going to jump in and master the titan tomorrow.

DevilishSix1778d ago

Its just backlash for EA playing favorites with Microsoft on such a highly anticipated game and can you blame them, when was the last AAA exclusive EA put out only on Sonys platform. It really has nothing to do with the quality of Titanfall as that is not an issue. The issue is that when Titanfall was revealed it was multiplatform then E3 rolled around and Sony fans had their legs cut out from under them by the exclusivity to MS platforms. It was a dirty business practice by EA and Sony fans are a bit angry.

Gamer19821777d ago

Right cause Xbox fans or PC fans cant possibly dislike the game right?? I dont disagree Sony fanboys will be doing this but it wont be all sony fanboys.

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Bonkerz1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

This is just plain sad, the more pathetic thing is that they think that dropping the metacritic user review score is gonna do anything. This game is beyond fantastic, yesterday of the 36 people online on my list 32 of them were on Titanfall. The game is great, and the reputable reviews confirm that.

BattleTorn1778d ago

Really? cause I find it sad how much of my FL is still gaming on 360.

n4rc1778d ago

90% of mine has switched.. And yup, all playing titanfall..

BattleTorn1778d ago

huh, it's more like 90% of mine haven't

n4rc1778d ago

That's why its hard to make generalizations.. It will be different for everyone..

Automatic791778d ago

About 80% of my FL are on Xbox One. Slowly migrating over from Xbox 360

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ArbitorChief1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Read some of the user reviews for Titanfall, people are making new accounts and giving it 1 star, looks like mostly Sony and Nintendo fanboys, absolutely pathetic. If you hate a game because its on another system, sorry, you aren't a gamer.

asmith23061778d ago

Maybe they just don't like the game?

ArbitorChief1778d ago

When it's multiple accounts that were just created and have only rated Titanfall 0, pretty clearly it's a troll/fanboy.