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Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 deserve to be on top?

Yes 22 40.00%
 
No 22 40.00%
 
Maybe so 9 16.36%
 
Other game because.. (answer in thread) 2 3.64%
 
Total:55

Hello everyone, Metacritic just came out with an interesting list of the highest rated games of the last decade. Would seems interesting to discuss this, anyone disagree with the list? Which game would you have rather seen on top, or rather on the list at all?

Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/12/metacritic_reveals_the_50_best-reviewed_games_of_the_decade_nintendo_takes_top_two_places

https://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-videogames-of-the-decade-2010s

1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, 2010) 97
2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) 97
3 Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4, 2018) 97
4 Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 4, 2014) 97
5 Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017) 97
6 Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, 2010) 96
7 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, 2011) 96
8 The Last of Us (PlayStation 3, 2013) 95
9 The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4, 2014) 95
10 Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360, 2010) 95
11 Portal 2 (Xbox 360, 2011) 95
12 God of War (PlayStation 4, 2018) 94
13 Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, 2011) 94
14 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 2011) 94
15 BioShock Infinite (PC, 2013) 94
16 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (Xbox 360, 2010) 93
17 Divinity: Original Sin II (PC, 2017) 93
18 Super Mario 3D World (Wii U, 2013) 93
19 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC, 2010) 93
20 Persona 4 Golden (PlayStation Vita, 2012) 93
21 Persona 5 (PlayStation 4, 2017) 93
22 Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360, 2012) 93
23 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PlayStation 4, 2015) 93
24 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii, 2011) 93
25 Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360, 2010) 93
26 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PlayStation 4, 2016) 93
27 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018) 93
28 INSIDE (Xbox One, 2016) 93
29 Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One, 2018) 92
30 God of War III (PlayStation 3, 2010) 92
31 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PlayStation 3, 2011) 92
32 Bloodborne (PlayStation 4, 2015) 92
33 Celeste (Switch, 2018) 92
34 Super Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 3, 2010) 92
35 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4, 2015) 92
36 Undertale (PC, 2015) 92
37 Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS, 2013) 92
38 Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4, 2018) 92
39 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U, 2014) 92
40 Journey (PlayStation 3, 2012) 92
41 Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii, 2012) 92
42 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch, 2017) 92
43 The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PlayStation 3, 2011) 92
44 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (PC, 2016) 92
45 LittleBigPlanet 2 (PlayStation 3, 2011) 91
46 Overwatch (PC, 2016) 91
47 Bayonetta 2 (Wii U, 2014) 91
48 Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016) 91
49 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (PC, 2019) 91
50 Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Switch, 2019) 91






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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is not even better than Galaxy 1.  No way it should be in the top spot.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 06 December 2019

Interesting list. As I am interested in a bigger picture and also platform wars, I made a count:

PS4: 10
XBox 360: 8
PC: 7
PS3: 7
Switch: 6
Wii: 3
WiiU: 3
Xbox One: 3
3DS: 2
Vita: 1



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Mnementh said:
Interesting list. As I am interested in a bigger picture and also platform wars, I made a count:

PS4: 10
XBox 360: 8
PC: 7
PS3: 7
Switch: 6
Wii: 3
WiiU: 3
Xbox One: 3
3DS: 2
Vita: 1

Interesting indeed. Do you also have a total for development studios?




OTBWY said:
Mnementh said:
Interesting list. As I am interested in a bigger picture and also platform wars, I made a count:

PS4: 10
XBox 360: 8
PC: 7
PS3: 7
Switch: 6
Wii: 3
WiiU: 3
Xbox One: 3
3DS: 2
Vita: 1

Interesting indeed. Do you also have a total for development studios?

Would've to look it up. I may know some from my head, but not all. Also some games have multiple studios involved. So maybe later.



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Persona 5 below Persona 4 is an ugly sight.



To not have Minecraft because of a loophole in their rules is a tough look. The PC version released in 2011 and scored a 93, but isn't included because the inferior X360 version had more reviews.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is not even better than Galaxy 1.  No way it should be in the top spot.

Saying one great game is not better than another great game is not much of an argument here.



I think RDR1 + 2, are rated too high.
Same with GTA 5. Also Rockband 3? INSIDE? what? why is that on the list.

Celeste also got way to highly rated.

I dont agree with metacritics scores for the most part.



Mnementh said:
Interesting list. As I am interested in a bigger picture and also platform wars, I made a count:

PS4: 10
XBox 360: 8
PC: 7
PS3: 7
Switch: 6
Wii: 3
WiiU: 3
Xbox One: 3
3DS: 2
Vita: 1

Actually because xbox can play alot of XB360 games it isnt that badly off.
Also the PS4 has alot of these games even if no metion of PS4 is on it, in the list, it can still play those games.


Like PS4 can also play:
Celest, DQ11, FFXIV, Overwatch, Witcher 3 (blood &wine), ICO & shadow of the collossus, Journey, Divinity OS 2, Undertale, Witcher 3 (wild hunt), SFV,... ect ect.

On that list, its more or less only the Nintendo / xbox made exclusives the PS4 cant play.
So its not just PS4 = 10 games from list.


Out of that top50 list, PS4 can probably play like 35-40 of them.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 06 December 2019