Skyrim: First Western Game To Get Perfect Famitsu Score

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become the first game developed in the West to get a perfect 40/40 score from highly-respected Japanese gaming mag Famitsu.

Skyrim becomes only the 17th ever title to receive the accolade and joins the likes of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XII on the acclaimed list.


Although Skyrim is the first western game to nab that elusive 40/40 score, many have come close with titles such as GTA IV, CoD: Modern Warfare 2 and L.A. Noire falling just shy with 39/40.

Are we finally at the point at which we can say that western games have successfully managed to permeate the Japanese market?

Source: MCV



  1. Well deserved! A brilliant game and an incredible time sink :)

  2. Famitsu represents an opinion just like any western magazine/online publication represents their opinion. It does very little to reflect any meaning behind the west permeating the Japanese games market as a whole. It is a great achievement to join the ranks of previous 40/40 games never the less.

  3. I enjoyed it but thought it was a tad over rated! i mean you see games get released and critics ‘slam’ the game for having bugs,frame rate issues ect but i thought this was up there with boderlands and fallout 3 so many little bugs that irratate the game for me unfortunatly! can’t wait for a patch to sort them out so i can seek my teeth into it!

  4. LA Noire got 39/40?

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