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Uncharted 4 is Metacritic’s highest rated game of the year

Sony’s PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been crowned the best game of 2016 by reviews aggregator Metacritic. The title finished the year with a 93 per cent review rating. That does make it the second lowest rated winning game of the last five years, however, ahead of …

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Metacritic crowns Metal Gear Solid V 2015’s best game, PS4 best console

The annual ranking at reviews aggregator Metacritic has named Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as 2015’s highest reviewed game. However, the site’s takeaway message is thus: For the past several years, our year-end report on the year in games has contained a note stating that if the newest …

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Niche ‘n’ easy: Meet the cult games that defy Metacritic

You may have not played Farming Simulator, Deadly Premonition or Sniper Elite, but it’s extremely likely you know them by name. These, and games like them, are examples of mid- and low-budget titles that have managed to achieve either commercial or critical success, despite their position outside the realm of …

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OpenCritic is a new rival to Metacritic

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has a new rival in the video games space. OpenCritic.com says it offers a more transparent scoring system than Metacritic, which still relies on a largely mysterious weighting system that assigns more importance to some scores than others. Users will be able to decide upon which …

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GameStop: Metacritic to blame for game pre-order problems

Pre-orders are falling because gamers are paying extra attention to review scores, said GameStop international boss Mike Mauler. The retailer said that – much like in the UK – pre-orders have started to dip in America. But insisted that the number of consumers coming out day one remains healthy. Pre-orders …

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Why Eurogamer ditched review scores

Earlier this month, Eurogamer made the decision to get rid of numerical scores from its reviews. In doing so the site joins the likes of Kotaku, which hasn’t had a numerical value attached to its reviews for several years. Towards the end of last year we strongly felt that scores …

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Opinion: In defence of review scores

I am really quite fond of the review score. I’m that guy who, more often than not, skips to the final paragraph, sees the number and doesn’t read the full review. I know it’s not ideal. I’m a critic, too, and I hate the idea that someone just skips to …

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‘Metacritic obsession is harming games’

The obsession around Metacritic is damaging to video games. That’s the warning from UK developers, speaking as Eurogamer announces it is culling scores from its reviews. Metacritic – which pulls together review scores from various websites to come up with one ultimate rating – is used as the primary measurement …

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Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

There is a disconnect between games reviews and games buyers that renders Metacritic meaningless, according to Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley. The studio’s Sniper Elite series has nailed average review scores of between 77 per cent and 53 per cent, but that hasn’t stopped the last two main games in the …

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