PC game exclusives scored better than console exclusives in 2017

PC game exclusives scored better than console exclusives in 2017

Metacritic is used a lot by gamers and it’s just one way to try an figure out if a PC game is worth your cash if you want to check aggregate scores. That said, OpenCritic is also worth your time when investigating whether a game is worth it or not.

Metacritic has now posted a summary of 2017’s top games and scores and the good news is the PC managed to score higher overall on “good exclusives” than any other platform and just fell short on “great exclusives”. PC games were also scoring higher in 2017 compared to the previous year up from 178 to 205 indicating that quality of PC releases could be improving. That said, not all reviews can be fully trusted to be impartial.

Top PC Gaming 2016

The highest scoring PC game was unsurprisingly Divinity: Orignal Sin 2 which is followed by Okami HD, and Bayonetta. The list doesn’t really represent the best PC games because it depends on how many reviews have been posted for a specific game. The score is likely to lower if more reviewers have reviewed. This is probably why games such as F1 2017 managed to make it to number five on their list. It may be a good game but it’s certainly not better than some of the games lower down the list.

This is how their top 20 games scored and you can see the rest on the site.

Top Games PC 2017 Metacritic

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • samplerico

      I am a PC Gamer but let’s face it, ther is a ton shit of overrated indie games in PC. I mean you cannot rate a 2D scrolling adventure game with the same criteria than a full 3D openworld action game… I’m not saying those indie games are not good, i love some of them. But im tired of seeing people giving 10’s and 9’s to new indie games that nobody knew weeks ago, only because it looks kind of “intelectually cool” or “alternative” or “not mainstream”. Lets be serious please. I don’t have a PS4, but being honest, PS4 has one of the most impresive exclusives catalog of all times.

      • Paul Younger

        I have to agree with you on the indies. There are some gems but there is a lot of utter bollocks too. Being “weird” or “unusual” is not what makes a great game.

      • xCheck

        I mean you cannot rate a 2D scrolling adventure game with the same criteria than a full 3D openworld action game…

        Unfortunately there is no signs the distinction will be made. It is equally silly to compare for example Star Citizen to a full 3D open world action game. As long as game media and players doesn’t understand the complexity of games I don’t see things will change.

        • samplerico

          What is silly is comapre things that are the same, you cannot compare a blue pen with another blue pen, thats silly. You can compare things that are inherently diferent, but one thing is to compare, and another is to rate those diferent things with the same criteria. And before comparing a game with another you need an actual game. I’m refering to SC obviously.

          • xCheck

            I find comparing games silly in general for example in never ending GOTY lists. How could one put RPG, strategy, manager, FPS, etc. games in order 🙂

            In Star Citizen case it is very often compared to other much simpler games what comes to development times for example. It is very different to make a much more simpler and straightforward open world action game like Horizon Dawn Zero to for example Star Citizen.

            • samplerico

              I agree, comparing diferent genres in gaming is not easy. But you can compare final quality, produciton values, polish, fun factor and a lot of other common things. Still Star Citizen has yet to prove lot of things to even start comparing to anything. Yes, it is a complex game, and it takes time, but agreeing in that also allow you to say they are maybe not doing everything correctly. We could talk about SC and how bad or well is Chris Roberts doing. But lets PCInvasion breathe a bit without another SC discusion.

              • xCheck

                Yeah, there are subjects which can be compared but its still really hard to say which is “the best game”. Well anyway, GOTYs should be for fun but I think they give some games more favorable treatment when all games should be treated equally. I’m not a huge fan of GOTY lists at all.

                Unfortunately PC Invasion is one of the worst places to have a sober discussion about Star Citizen.

    • https://steamcommunity.com/id/gamezard/ GameZard

      RIP consoles.