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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]etacritic has moronically called 2013 a “down year” for the gaming industry, noting the lowest number of “great” games.
The website, which collects critic reviews from around the world and assigns them an average score, said that 2013 was the lowest number of great games in a single year since the arrival of last generation consoles to achieve a score of 90 or more. A total of 11 console games scored 90 or more in 2013.
However they said that the PS4 and Xbox One should provide better results in the future than the results from the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The year’s best review, expectedly, went to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V which earned a score of 97, making it the highest scoring release since 2010 and the 8th highest scoring game of all time.
Despite the fact that GTA V broke $1 billion in sales in just 3 days, The Last of Us’ incredibly impressive debut earning Game of the Year wins and worldwide critical acclaim, Beyond: Two Souls being accepted into the Tribecca Film Festival, the reboot of the stunning Tomb Raider series, the launch of next generation consoles, the new instalment in the Call of Duty series with Call of Duty: Ghosts and countless ends of other games who have earned numerous accolades, Metacritic claim 2013 to be a “down year”.
Metacritic only base such a claim on critic scores.