ICYMI - The Best PC/Console Videogames of 2015 by Metacritic

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Metacritic has published their year-end report showing 14 releases awarded with a 90 or higher rating (these are not user scores, critic scores only) in 2015. GTA V on PC was not eligible for the number 1 spot with a rating of 96, so Metal Gear Solid V takes the crown with a 95 rating. PlayStation 4 seems to be the winning platform in terms of exclusive titles rated 75 or higher.

Console/PC Comparison - 2015
Console # of Scored
Average Metascore Great Games**
(90 or higher)
Good Exclusives**
(75 or higher)
PS4 276 70.5 6 11
Xbox One 204 70.4 2 7
Wii U 80 67.1 1 9
PC 415 70.6 5 53


The blog post on Metacritic suggests that the overall quality of videogames has been lower in 2015. But it is also very well possible that games are rated more critically and carefully which is reflected in the final scores. Check our previous article on why your review score still matters here.

The full list of Metacritic's best-reviewed titles for 2015, regardless of platform (iPhone/iPad games are excluded; they're ranked in a separate article):

Title / Platform Publisher Genre Metascore
1 Grand Theft Auto V PC Rockstar Games Action-Adv. 96
2 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain XB1 Konami Action-Adv. 95
3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC Warner Bros. Action-RPG 93
4 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Konami Action-Adv. 93
5 Undertale PC tobyfox RPG 93
6 Journey PS4 Sony Adventure 92
7 Bloodborne PS4 Sony Action-RPG 92
8 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS4 Warner Bros. Action-RPG 92
9 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt XB1 Warner Bros. Action-RPG 91
10 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Konami Action-Adv. 91
11 Shovel Knight PS4 Yacht Club Platform 90
12 Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Wii U Nintendo Racing 90
13 The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth PC Nicalis Action-Adv. 90
14 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone PS4 Warner Bros. Action-RPG 90

*Excluding iOS games. Games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. Only games with 7 or more reviews are included in this and every other list that follows.

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