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.
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.
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.
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
@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.
Most people think Uncharted 2 is the best Uncharted, at the very least, of the original trilogy.
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.
@Lucas 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.
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.
To your point, GTA4 was trash. It played like a tech demo. Awful boring gameplay from front to back.
There are people who don't like Uncharted 2? O_o
Yeah, there are people that don't like the entire series even. I like them all, especially Uncharted 2. Sucks to be them, tbh
Probably xbox360 hardcore fans that prefer gears 2 because they were in competition then.
Rockstar and Nintendo alone account for 11 of these games
Yeah I saw that 😂
which just how broken review scores are and how games from different developers are not held to the same standards
You're right, Nintendo does hold their games to higher standards than other developers :)
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 😑😑
Exactly 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
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.
Other than Skyrim, I agree with every game on that list.
I agree with this list
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..
RDR2, GTAV and BoTW were all games I simply did not enjoy. All the hype of the internet and game community and they were just boring as hell
Disagreed, all three have their own strength (and weaknesses) but there are rarely any of games come close to what they have achieved.
Nah, I can name plenty other games that bored the shit outta me like they did.
Maybe open world games aren’t your cup of tea. Though, RDR2 isn’t actually opened in the way the missions are structured. They aren’t my cup of tea either to be honest-though I did find BoTW fun.
Naw, I’ve beaten plenty of open worlds and enjoyed plenty. Those games were just boring
Νο Dark Souls,no Witcher 3,no Sekiro???LOL!!!
Witcher 3 is an amazing game, but the combat is just ok.
Universal praise doesn't mean something is great just that it has wide appeal. If something is controversial, ahead of it's time, or brilliantly unexpected it can easily get mixed reviews from people not willing to appreciate an unfamiliar experience.
I can't think of any game that has gotten unanimous praise. The biggest games like Skyrim, Witcher, FF, TLOU or MGS still have detractors. Shit, even I only like one of those games. lol.
I don't take them seriously cause they don't help me picking the right games for me which is supposedly their purpose but not which makes them irrelevant unfortunately.
No The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition... preposterous. Esp. when Skyrim is in there. No Super Mario World, or at least 3, no Tetris even, WTF kind of list of near perfect games is that?
It's as bad as IMDB. If you're obsessed with scores you'll never enjoy anything. Instead of deciding what you like by popularity how about liking something because YOU like it without the bias of scores beforehand? It's just BS.
Careful with Metacritic. All that can be said.
I agree with bioshock and resident evil 4.
Terrible list seriously.
Only a couple of games I even like on the list . Not a fan of GTA really . They can be well made or whatever just never got into them .
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