In a lovely report over on Metacritic, the review aggregator has proclaimed Take Two as the highest scoring publisher of last year, no doubt helped by stellar reviews for the brilliant Red Dead Redemption.
The publisher, which houses 2K Games, 2K Play, 2K Sports and Rockstar Games, came out on top with an average review score of 77.1, just ahead of Nintendo with 76.1. Only those two got ratings of over 75% giving them a ‘green’ badge.
“Take Two did not release a single poorly-reviewed game last year;” says the report. “On the contrary, nearly two in every three releases earned positive reviews. And the numbers for subsidiary Rockstar Games were even better; Rockstar averaged 82.1 for its 10 scored products last year.”
In third place was Capcom, scoring 74.5 in the average review score list, with the PS3 release of Super Street Fighter IV the best scoring game for the publisher, with 92%. Microsoft are in fourth place, EA fifth, Activision sixth and Sony down in seventh.
Sony’s best scoring title is God of War III with 92%, the worst being Kung Fu Rider with 36%. “Sony actually scored better for its PSP releases than its console titles,” say Metacritic, “averaging over 73 for the former and 69.8 for the latter.”