There Are Only 31 Near-Perfect Games, According To Metacritic

Finding a video game without a single flaw or detractor just isn't going to happen, though there are a handful of games that have come extremely close.

septemberindecember5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I find the higher the metacritic score the more divisive the game can be. BotW, RDR2, GTAV, and even Uncharted 2 have all, in recent memory, had a split of those who think they are "okay" and those who think they are "masterpieces". Games like Windwaker and MGS2 were divisive during their time and now I see most people looking back fondly at these two games. Other games, such as Goldeneye, were beloved for their time but playing them now is pretty difficult.

It just goes to show that the media's reviews wont always reflect how you feel at a particular time. Personally though, I find it a shame that MGS3 isn't on here.

CobraKai5d ago

Totally agree. There’s a lot of games on the list that will get gamers raging with disagreement, but then again, it is Metacritic. I can’t ever judge a game based on the opinions of others. It’s like trusting Rotten Tomatoes to tell you which movies are “good”. I gotta play it myself after researching if its gameplay is my type of game.

Sonic-and-Crash5d ago

No Metal Gear Solid 1.. ,No Resident evil 1 .. No Crash Bandicoot 1.. No MGS3 ,No Monster Hunter 1.. NO Sonic 2, No FF7 ?...the list is terrible ...has lot of Marios and Zeldas that i agree with most of them ....but should have included all the above mentioned games and

VenomUK4d ago

@SeptemberinDecember Games which were 10/10 when released such as GoldenEye naturally will feel dated after 25+ years. It doesn't mean the original scores are invalid, it just means the scores were from the time of release.

LucasRuinedChildhood5d ago

Most people think Uncharted 2 is the best Uncharted, at the very least, of the original trilogy.

Rocketisleague5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I think its the best of the original 3, i'd say drakes deception is better overall it just, didn't have the same impact. But eh, even so I wouldn't put it on a top game list.

For me, I guess presentation is not that important compared to say, I dunno an engrossing story, or some truly amazing gameplay. But thats just me. I'd probably put last of us higher than uncharted overall.

As an example, Resident evil 2 remake comes to mind here. Haven't felt that level of tension in a game in many many years, you know, when you can hear Mr X walking around and you don't know which door hes coming through, what a stress. Something only games can do. Last of Us could bring similar level of tension just not as severe. Then the lack of bullets and shooting mechanics created extra tension in both games.

septemberindecember4d ago (Edited 4d ago )


Oh yeah, most agree that Uncharted 2 is the best one. But I've seen a lot of people claim that the series as a whole is overrated despite me personally loving them.

Again, just one of those things. The more the fans the more the people who arent.

Dirty_Lemons4d ago

Boggles my mind that Snake Eater isn't included. By far the best game in the series and a genuine masterpiece in my eyes that is still good to replay.

TheEroica4d ago

To your point, GTA4 was trash. It played like a tech demo. Awful boring gameplay from front to back.

DarthMarvin4d ago

There are people who don't like Uncharted 2? O_o

septemberindecember4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Yeah, there are people that don't like the entire series even. I like them all, especially Uncharted 2. Sucks to be them, tbh

Army_of_Darkness4d ago

Probably xbox360 hardcore fans that prefer gears 2 because they were in competition then.

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Ezio20485d ago

Rockstar and Nintendo alone account for 11 of these games

kneon5d ago

which just how broken review scores are and how games from different developers are not held to the same standards

Nebaku4d ago

You're right, Nintendo does hold their games to higher standards than other developers :)

RosweeSon4d ago

Or shows that certain developers go the extra mile hence their games are still playable 20/25 years later. GTA3-5 are classics Nintendo often make absolute legendary games. Meanwhile EA Activision and Ubisoft keep grinding out the same games year after year but changing a number on the end 😑🤷🏻‍♂️ 🤗🤣 each to their own. It’s not a conspiracy why certain devs get higher scores. Why you think people still playing GTA5 7 years later, must be because it was rubbish 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣 who’s playing fifa 19 let alone 17 or 15 or 12 😑😑

-Foxtrot4d ago


Nintendo does something...they let it slide

Sony, Microsoft, whoever...a point knocked off and mentioned within the review

The amount of hypocrisy between some reviews when it came to the open world genre in general between Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn was unreal.

You can't call one and pretend to notice it in another

kneon3d ago

If Rockstar were going the extra mile then their games wouldn't be so bug ridden. But reviewers ignore most bugs from Rockstar and a few other developers, but will absolutely freak out about the most minor issue from the "wrong" developers, puddlegate ring a bell?

Then you have Nintendo that can churn out a dozen or more Zelda games and hundreds of Mario games without a complaint, another developer dares the go beyond 2 or 3 games in a franchise and we get complaints that they should do something else and are milking the franchise.

So I just deduct 1-2 points from Rockstar and Nintendo reviews to get closer to the true score.

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DVAcme5d ago

Other than Skyrim, I agree with every game on that list.

aaronaton5d ago

I'm not sure why there are so many Xbox tags on this article, they have only 1 game on this list, and it came out on the OG Xbox. Bleak to say the least..

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