Metacritic Reveals The Highest Scoring Video Games Of 2014


2014 has admittedly been a great year for gamers with a number of high-profile releases on each platform. However it’s the remasters that have acquired the highest scores this year with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us leading the pack. But it’s not just remasters that have scored highly as Nintendo exclusives such as Super Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2 have also received plenty of praise from critics. If you’re interested, the chart above shows the highest reviewed games of 2014 and five of them have been released on Nintendo platforms.



Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Averages 79 On Metacritic

Reviews for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker have already come pouring in from online review aggregation site, Metacritic. Toad’s adventure currently has a metascore of 79 with Destructiod stating that Captain Toad is an experience that doesn’t attempt to really wow you, but instead delivers consistent puzzle experiences at a rapid pace. On the flip side Games Radar said that while it’s good to see Nintendo stepping out of its Mario comfort zone, Captain Toad just isn’t versatile enough to compete in the big leagues. What would be a budget eShop no-brainer is a little too slight at a higher price.

Super Smash Bros Wii U Is Currently Sitting At 94 On Metacritic

It sounds as though the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros has been a resounding success with critics. Super Smash Bros Wii U currently has a Metacritic score of 94 which is very impressive. This score is based on 13 critics so the score could drop or alternatively go up. Destructoid says that if you can only get one version of Super Smash Bros then the Wii U version is the definitive one.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers all of the rock-solid mechanics that the 3DS version gave us, with the joy of playing on a big screen with friends and a heap of worthwhile modes. It certainly doesn’t negate the greatness of the 3DS edition, but for those who have a bunch of friends anxious to Smash and can only get one, this is the version to get.

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Here’s The Top Fifteen Highest Rated Games Of The Year So Far Via Metacritic

Wondering which titles have received the best review scores this year? Well wonder no more as Metacritic has listed the highest rated games so far. As you’ll see from the list there’s a number of mobile games included in the top fifteen. Here’s the list with and without mobile titles included. What do you think to the selection?

15. Dark Souls II (PC) – 91
14. Bayonetta 2 (WIIU) – 91
13. Final Fantasy VI (iOS) – 91
12. Kentucky Route Zero – Act III (PC) – 91
11. Rayman Legends (XONE) – 91
10. Fez (VITA) – 91
09. Dark Souls II (X360) – 91
08. Shovel Knight (3DS) – 92
07. Table Tennis Touch (iOS) – 92
06. Threes! (iOS) – 92
05. Banner Saga (iOS) – 93
04. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (iOS) – 93
03. Traps n’ Gemstones (iOS) – 93
02. VVVVVV (iOS) – 95
01. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 95

09. Dark Souls II (PC) – 91
08. Bayonetta 2 (WIIU) – 91
07. Kentucky Route Zero – Act III (PC) – 91
06. Rayman Legends (XONE) – 91
05. Fez (VITA) – 91
04. Dark Souls II (X360) – 91
03. Shovel Knight (3DS) – 92
02. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (iOS) – 93
01. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 95

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Bayonetta 2 Averages 91 On Metacritic

Reviews for Platinum Games latest title Bayonetta 2 have begun pouring onto online review aggregation site, Metacritic. The game has received an impressive Metascore of 91. IGN were particularly impressed with the game and gave it a stunning 9.5. The publication said that Bayonetta 2 builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the best action games of the year.

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Super Smash Bros For Nintendo 3DS Averages 88 On Metacritic

Reviews for the long-awaited Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS have come rolling in on review aggregator, Metacritc. The game currently has a Metascore of 88 based on twenty-four reviews. Joystiq and Games Radar had the following to say about Nintendo’s latest brawler.

“While there are definite areas where Nintendo could improve on Super Smash Bros. in an inevitable sequel, this is the most feature-complete, compelling Super Smash Bros. entry to date”

– Joystiq

“A highly polished iteration of Smash Bros. that plays great on its own. But when you’re afflicted by latency problems in local multiplayer, you’ll suddenly become painfully aware of the 3DS version’s critical shortcomings.”

– Games Radar

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Hyrule Warriors Averages 74 On Metacritic

Reviews for Hyrule Warriors have poured onto popular review site, Metacritic. The Zelda and Dynasty Warriors fusion is currently sitting on a 74 on the review aggregation site. Video gaming site Polygon gave the game a 5.5 stating that “Team Ninja and Omega Force have forced Zelda’s universe into the confines of a beat-em-up, but much of the charm and appeal was strained out in the process.” However, Eurogamer give the game an 8 stating that “The marriage of Zelda and Musou is an unexpected success, then – a game that recounts the Zelda myth not just in a new way, but in a whole new language.”