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The Year’s Best, According to Metacritic

For most gamers, review scores are an invaluable tool in determining whether or not a particular game is woth buying.  Metacritic.com is perhaps the most widely used review aggregate site; it assigns and adapts scores from various media outlets into a simple 10 point rating scale.  Since the Holiday season is upon us, I decided to take a look at the best full-release (non-downloadable) games of the year, according to Metacritic.  Here they are (titles on multiple consoles have been combined.)

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves     96 Playstation 3

2. Street Fighter IV      94 Playstation 3/ Xbox 360

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2      94 Playstation 3/ Xbox 360

4. Batman: Arkham Asylum     92 Playstation 3/ Xbox 360

5. Forza Motorsport 3     92 Xbox 360

6. God of War Collection     92 Playstation 3

7. Killzone 2     91 Playstation 3

8. Assassin’s Creed II    91 Xbox 360/ Playstation 3

9. Metroid Prime Trilogy     91 Wii

10. FIFA Soccer 10     91 Xbox 360/ Playstation 3

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  • The number of sites that throw out 100%’s or 10/10’s is pathetic. At least one site gave each of those games a perfect score when i wouldnt put any of them near perfect. I havent played a few of those but the ones i have wouldnt come close to making the list.

    I love Forza 3, but its not a 10, a 9, its not an 8. Just for the simple fact that it failed to add improvements other games like GRID did. I like a numbered review system but clearly people are doing it wrong – or maybe i am.