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Which PlayStation home console has your favourite exclusives?

PS1 9 28.13%
 
PS2 8 25.00%
 
PS3 9 28.13%
 
PS4 6 18.75%
 
Total:32

Please note:

  • Overall average is based on the aggregate site (Metacritic or GameRankings) using the most reviews.
  • Yes, I did actually work out the real averages for all the Metascores myself to avoid the weighting system.
  • No remakes, remasters or expansions etc. Only counting the original release so if it is later available on another platform with any added content the original still counts as an exclusive.
  • Sorry if I'm missing something, don't think I am but if you can find an exclusive game that scored over 90% on Metacritic or GameRankings make sure it's the aggregate using more reviews then I'll add it in.

 

Below are all the 90%+ exclusives on each console:


PS4

Position Game Average % Metacritic Number of Reviews GameRankings Number of Reviews
1 Uncharted 4 93 93.03 113
92.71 73
2 Bloodborne 92 91.87 100 90.66 74



PS3

Position Game Average % Metacritic Number of Reviews GameRankings Number of Reviews
1 Uncharted 2 96 96.19 105
96.43 82
2 The Last of Us 95 94.83
98 95.09 68
3 LittleBigPlanet 95 94.71
85 94.75 77
4 Metal Gear Solid 4 94 93.49 
82 93.53 85
5 God of War III 93 92.71 
101 92.07 70
6 Journey 92 92.44
78 92.56 54
7 Uncharted 3 92 92.23
97 91.78 72
8 Killzone 2 91 91.35  94 90.56 81
9 LittleBigPlanet 2 91 90.95 86 92.04 70
10 MLB 10: The Show 90 90.33
33 90.53 30

 

PS2

Position Game Average % Metacritic Number of Reviews GameRankings Number of Reviews
1 Gran Turismo 3 95 94.55
55 94.54 74
2 God of War  94 93.52
75 93.58 91
3 God of War II 93 92.91
70 92.68 76
4 Devil May Cry 93 93.62
37 92.60 70
5 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 92 92.07
68 91.77 86
6 Final Fantasy X 92 90.21 53 91.73 74
7 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal  92 90.88 
65 91.54 66
8 Shadow of the Collossus 91 91.12
77 91.43 94
9 Persona 4 91 90.96 
47 92.28 41
10 Final Fantasy XII 91 91.59
64 90.77 71
11 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando  91 90.74
46 90.64 71
12 ICO  90 90.97
59 90.29 66
13 Jak and Daxter
90 89.43
35 90.22 67
14 Dragon Quest VIII 90 89.03
63 90.05 78

 

PS1

Position Game Average % Metacritic Number of Reviews GameRankings Number of Reviews
1 Tekken 3 96 95.33 15 95.80 23
2 Gran Turismo 95  95.81 16  94.95 20
3 Metal Gear Soild  93 95.15 20 93.24 29
4 Final Fantasy IX 93 93.59  22 92.72 44
5 Gran Turismo 2  92 92.57
23 92.42 24
6 Chrono Cross 92 95.00 16 92.28 31
7 Vigrant Story 92 92.00 19 91.97 43
8 Colony Wars 92 91.75 24 92.09 16
9 Crash Team Racing 92 89.00
20 91.78 32
10 Spyro: Year of the Dragon 91 90.13
15 90.59 23
11 Ape Escape  90 88.79 19 90.44 32

 

Some observations:

  • Uncharted 2 is the highest rated PS exclusive ever.
  • With 14 90%+ exclusive games the PS2's on top with the PS1 in 2nd with 11 and PS3 at 10.
  • The Last of Us is the highest rated original PS exclusive game.
  • God of War 1, 2 & 3 are the top 3 most acclaimed hack 'n slash games ever.
  • GT & GT3 are the top 2 highest rated racing sims.
  • LittleBigPlanet is the highest rated side-scrolling platformer.
  • Killzone 2 is the first PS exclusive FPS to average 90%+.

 

Q: Which PlayStation home console has your favourite exclusives?

For me personally it's the PS3 with God of War III, The Last of Us, LittleBigPlanet & Uncharted 2 being in my top 15 games ever (still need to play Journey). I'm hoping and expecting the PS4 to have even more brilliant exclusives than each of its 3 predecessors!

Last edited by JustThatGamer - on 24 February 2018

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PS3 for me, I loved a bunch of the exclusives this gen. Sucks that Ratchet and clank didn't reach 90 or higher this gen, the future series was so close.



PS1 and PS2 were awesome JRPG machines, Glad that FF IX is rated higher than VII and rightfully so. Might have to go with PS1



How is little big planet with its floaty controls 94? I can't think of 90+ it compares to and comes out looking good.



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Ps1 was easily the best. The glory days of rpgs and strategy games. Plus, it is home to suikoden 2...



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ninetailschris said:

How is little big planet with its floaty controls 94? I can't think of 90+ it compares to and comes out looking good.


Just a correction, It's 95.



PS2.



Ps1. The flood of RPG there is just simply amazing.



PS3's library turned out to be pretty good in the end. Hope PS4 keeps up the trend or else I'm sticking to PC :^)



PS3.

It comes down to GOW(1&2), SOTC, Downhill domination, and GT3 verse (Uncharted(1, 2, &3), TLOU, Journey, the unfinished swan, GOW3, LBP, Heavy Rain, Beyond, Infamous, ACIT, etc.