7 titles this year have so far reached over 90, while 3 achieved over 95. Last year's top was Street Fighter IV at 94. 16 scrapped by with under 49.
But those under 49 'stinkers' are 25 down from last year's first 6 months. What is this year's greatest all-time game according to the Metacritic meter of awesome? That would be Nintendo Wii's Super Mario Galaxy 2 at 98.
Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 were the other super top titles at over 95. There's an interesting stark contract between videogame and movie averages on Metacritic. Titles considered bad tend to have higher averages than most films considered just good.
Should videogame journalists take the gloves of more in their reviews, or is it that movie critics are just way too jaded these days? Maybe all films just really blow? Here's achart, counting titles with at least 7 reviews each from Jan 1st to June 30th.