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Which PlayStation home console has your favourite exclusives?

PS1 5 27.78%
 
PS2 5 27.78%
 
PS3 2 11.11%
 
PS4 6 33.33%
 
Total:18

Please note:

  • Overall average is based on the aggregate site (Metacritic or OpenCritic) using the most reviews. GameRankings is now defunct but I'll keep the data I gathered included.
  • Yes, I did actually work out the actual averages to two decimal places for all the Metascores to avoid the weighting system. Same with OpenCritic.
  • No remasters or expansions etc. Only counting the original release, in the case of Persona 5 I'm considering PS4 as the primary console since the PS3 version has no reviews.
  • If a game is later released on PC but remains console exclusive then it'll remain included.
  • 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 OpenCritic 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 OpenCritic Number of Reviews
1 God of War 95 94.30 118 95.30 165
2 Persona 5 94 92.79 98 94.41 121
3 The Last of Us: Part II 93 93.50 117 93.11 147
4 Uncharted 4 93 93.03 113 92.77 117
5 Bloodborne 92 91.87 100 91.33 87
6 Dreams 91 88.95 79 90.88 86
7 Astro Bot 90 89.84 51 89.07 41



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 is on top, followed by the PS1 with 11, PS3 with 10 and finally PS4 with 7.
  • The Last of Us is the highest rated debut for PS exclusive game/franchise.
  • God of War 2018, 1, 2 & 3 are the top 4 most acclaimed hack 'n slash games ever. 
  • Gran Turismo & Gran Turismo 3 are the top 2 highest rated racing sims.
  • LittleBigPlanet is the highest rated side-scrolling platformer.
  • Killzone 2 is the first and only PS exclusive FPS to average 90%+.
  • Naughty Dog are the only developer to have released a 90%+ exclusive on every PlayStation home console.

 

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. The sheer amount of great exclusives on PS3, even those that didn't hit 90%+, gives it the edge over the PS4 for me. That said my favourite PS exclusive is God of War for PS4 and I also love Horizon: Zero Dawn, Bloodborne & Uncharted 4 are awesome too.

Last edited by JustThatGamer - on 22 July 2020

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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.