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Metacritic Believes 2012 Sucked, Black Ops Declassified is the Lowest Rated PS Vita Title

January 2, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

Metacritic has published their end of year report for 2012, showing us both the best and worst critically reviewed games from the past year.

Taking top honors as the highest rated game of 2012 is The Walking Dead: The Game (the retail version) on Xbox 360 at a score of 95. Though it only received 9 reviews, it still met all the criteria and it actually marks the lowest rated Metacritic GOTY since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for PC in 2003.

Switching gears to the PS3, it managed to beat out the Xbox 360 and Wii/Wii U in terms of average metascore for their games with a 70.3. It managed to attain 6 games over 90, half the number we saw last year, and 6 exclusives reaching 75 or higher, 7 lower than the 13 in 2011.

Here’s the top 5 games in each category for the PS3:

Best Exclusives

Journey – 92

Dyad – 83

The Unfinished Swan – 79

Retro/Grade – 78

Starhawk – 77

Best Overall

Mass Effect 3 – 93

Journey – 92

Borderlands 2 – 91

Far Cry 3 – 91

Okami HD/NBA 2K13 – 90

Worst Overall

Smash ‘N’ Survive – 31

AMY – 33

The Expendables 2 – 34

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock – 39

007 Legends – 41

As for the PlayStation Vita/PlayStation Portable, here’s the top 5 games in each category:

Exclusives

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita – 88

Velocity – 87

Lumines: Electronic Symphony – 83

Gravity Rush – 83

Super Stardust Delta – 82

Overall

Persona 4 Golden – 94

Rayman Origins – 88

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita – 88

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack – 86

Sine Mora/Mortal Kombat – 85

Worst Overall

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified – 33

Ridge Racer – 44

Asphalt: Injection – 49

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance – 49

Spy Hunter – 50

What do you think of Metacritic’s rankings? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to read through our Best of 2012 Awards to see our GOTY picks.