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Will we ever get another 98+ game on Metacritic?

Yes 24 47.06%
No 27 52.94%

The last game that got a 98/100 on Metacritic was Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008. Since then, we got Mario Galaxy 2, GTA V, three Uncharted games, Batman: Arkham City, MGS V, Breath of the Wild, Red Dead Redemption 2, and many others, but none of them managed to reach more than a 97/100.

I feel that with the growing amount of critics, the growing desire for clicks from these critics and the technological advances slowing down, no other game will ever reach 98+ on Metacritic, no matter how good it is. I don't even know if that's a bad thing either.

What do you think?


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Seems unlikely, critics were more forgiving back then especially with big games, i remember when gta 4 came out every critic was giving it 10s saying it was the best gta game ever, the only think i liked about the game was the online stuff and the graphics the rest was far inferior to san andreas and vice city

No, because Jim Sterling.

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Critics are much harsher this gen than last imo.
Also theres more fanboyism in it (critics are humans too), its not a perfect system.
Reviewers that favor xbox will purposefully prevent something like that from happending, and maybe also the other way around.

I guess maybe a 3rd party at some point, makes a multiplat thats just insane enough to pull it off..... but honest dont see it as something happending soon if ever again.

No. Critics are more willing now to use more of the scale, and actually that is a good thing.

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Not unless the game gets a total of one review xD

The 90's of today are like the 95's of yesteryears :)
if something on metacritic scores like a 94 today, that would have been like a 98-99 back then.

Well the new Call of Doodeee is coming out this year soooooo...

If red dead 2 can get 97 then anything is possible.

I don't think we ever will. The simple reason is that we have too many sites and outlets reviewing.