As we progress to the middle of the year, we take a look at what games have been gracing our gaming consoles since the turn of the 2010.
So what can we tell from the games that have been released so far this year? Well overall game sales are down 6% from this time last year according to the NPD Group.
But this does not mean the quality of the games have diminished. Infact the Metascore has been higher so far this year than during the first six months of last year.
2010 has seven individual titles (some on multiple platforms) which have Metascored at 90 or above, 3 of which scored higher than 2009’s overall best-reviewed-first-half release.
These games are Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii), Mass Effect 2 (360) and Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption (360, PS3), all scoring 95+.
With around half the year to go, and some very interesting releases still to come on the radar, don’t think that we have not seen the best games released yet.
Overall, the Nintendo DS received the most positive reviews, with the PS3 and PC just behind. The Wii, Xbox 360 and the PSP make up the bottom 3 with the less most positive reviews.
To see the whole list of top selling and best reviewed games on all platforms, check out the source link below and tell us if you think it is a very good interpretation of what you think the best games of the year are so far.