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Here are the top three games this year according to Metacritic.

2.
97
User: 8.9
Oct 27, 2017
3.
96
User: 8.1
Mar 3, 2017

Here are the top five games from last year according to Metacritic.

2.
97
User: 8.9
Oct 27, 2017
3.
96
User: 8.1
Mar 3, 2017
4.
94
User: 6.0
Aug 29, 2017
5.
93
User: 9.1
Apr 4, 2017

Finally here are the top 10 games so far this year.

1.
93
User: 8.0
Jan 25, 2018
2.
91
User: 8.1
Jan 26, 2018
3.
90
User: 8.7
Jan 23, 2018
4.
89
User: 6.6
Jan 25, 2018
5.
89
User: 7.5
Jan 23, 2018
6.
88
User: 8.5
Jan 26, 2018
7.
88
User: 8.2
Jan 16, 2018
8.
86
User: 8.4
Jan 18, 2018
9.
86
User: 7.4
Jan 26, 2018
10.
85
User: tbd
Jan 17, 2018

Now this is not just about Game of the Year awards or Metacritic scores, it also includes Gamer's opinions as a whole. What else is coming out this year that can possibly overtake any of these games that were in the top three positions last year? Will any system be able, in the foreseeable, to have this much success that not only do they have the top three games on Metacritic, but they are all above a 95?

 

Here is 2016 for reference.

1.
94
User: 8.5
May 31, 2016
2.
93
User: 8.1
Jun 7, 2016
3.
93
User: 8.3
May 10, 2016

2015 was close!

1.
96
User: 7.7
Apr 14, 2015
2.
95
User: 7.4
Sep 1, 2015
3.
94
User: 8.3
Oct 27, 2015

Not since 2014 has anything been close. It fell short of 2017, but still qualifies.

.
97
User: 7.8
Nov 18, 2014
2.
97
User: 8.3
Nov 18, 2014
3.
95
User: 9.1
Jul 29, 2014
4.
92
User: 9.0
Nov 21, 2014

I would like to point out that 2013 had a good year as well, and some may consider it the actual last time we had three big games, as 2014 nearly copied each game.

1.
97
User: 8.3
Sep 17, 2013
2.
97
User: 8.3
Sep 17, 2013
3.
95
User: 9.2
Jun 14, 2013

2011 was the last year that truly beat 2017.

1.
96
User: 8.7
Oct 18, 2011
2.
96
User: 8.5
Nov 11, 2011
3.
95
User: 9.0
Apr 18, 2011
4.
95
User: 8.7
Apr 19, 2011
5.
95
User: 8.5
Apr 19, 2011

So can anything get up above 95 this year? When is the next mega year coming like we had in 2017 and 2011? 

Will we have to wait?

Do you consider 2011 the superior year or do you consider 2017 better all around? I cannot say too many people were clamoring to play Portal 2, as an example.



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Maybe, but if it is, it hasn't been announced yet.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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hmm, not sure what answer you're looking for. The title says a better game, and I'm 100% convinced a better game will come out this year, I mean it's a year where we'll likely have not one but two FIFA games, so yeah definitely going to get a better game.

But the OP looks like it's asking if there will be a higher rated game on metacritic, to which I'd say there's almost no chance of happening.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

I don't think we will have game that will have over 95 score this year.



I think RDR2 has a realistic shot at matching BotW and Odyssey. Metroid Prime 4 too, depending on how well the series holds up/was changed, could match those reviews but I doubt it'll come out this year. Also Bayonetta 3 is another one to look out for since Bayo 2 got a 92



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TO ME GoW and SpiderMan will and the year barely started.



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Ka-pi96 said:
hmm, not sure what answer you're looking for. The title says a better game, and I'm 100% convinced a better game will come out this year, I mean it's a year where we'll likely have not one but two FIFA games, so yeah definitely going to get a better game.

But the OP looks like it's asking if there will be a higher rated game on metacritic, to which I'd say there's almost no chance of happening.

If you feel FIFA is better than BotW then for you that's your answer. 



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In metacritic? No. Personally? No.



spurgeonryan said:
Ka-pi96 said:
hmm, not sure what answer you're looking for. The title says a better game, and I'm 100% convinced a better game will come out this year, I mean it's a year where we'll likely have not one but two FIFA games, so yeah definitely going to get a better game.

But the OP looks like it's asking if there will be a higher rated game on metacritic, to which I'd say there's almost no chance of happening.

If you feel FIFA is better than BotW then for you that's your answer. 

It was last year, so unless they screw FIFA up this year I expect it will be again. Just wish it was September already so I could play the new one



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702