There Are Only 31 Near-Perfect Games, According To Metacritic

Can any piece of art truly be perfect? Just about any video game you could name has its flaws, as well as its detractors. But there are a select few games, on an array of platforms and in many genres, that have approached a perfect reception. And while not all of them have aged as well as others, their reputation precedes them.

How can one find these beloved, lauded games? Metacritic keeps an archive of reviews dating back to the 1990s, and scores each game in its archive based on “a weighted average of reviews from top critics and publications.” These games — some from the franchises you might expect, others perhaps a bit surprising — achieved a Metascore of 96 or higher.

So, by Metacritic’s standards, these are the 31 near-perfect video games.

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Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City | 0:00
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty | 1:08
Gran Turismo | 1:53
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker | 2:38
Half-Life | 3:34
Skyrim | 4:08
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess | 5:10
Mass Effect 2 | 5:59
Tekken 3 | 6:51
Batman: Arkham City | 7:43
The Orange Box / Half-Life 2 | 8:33
Resident Evil 4 | 9:30
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves | 10:24
GoldenEye 007 | 11:15
BioShock | 12:03
NFL 2K1 | 12:58
Halo: Combat Evolved | 13:45
Super Mario Odyssey | 14:29
Metroid Prime | 15:22
Perfect Dark | 16:06
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | 16:59
Super Mario Galaxy | 17:39
Grand Theft Auto 5 | 18:27
Red Dead Redemption 2 | 19:18
Super Mario Galaxy 2 | 19:56
SoulCalibur | 20:28
Grand Theft Auto 4 | 21:09
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 | 21:51
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time | 22:26

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50 Comments

  1. Wesley Baldwin on June 15, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    I can’t disagree with any of these really



  2. Wesley Baldwin on June 15, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    There is no way Pokemon Gold and Silver isn’t near perfect



  3. Jason Bean on June 15, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    No Final Fantasy. Hmm..



  4. Christian Tavarez on June 15, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Subjective at best



  5. Rob on June 15, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    uncharted 4 should have been on the list



  6. RoboticMonkey Gaming on June 15, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    And they all suck



  7. s7venmada on June 15, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Nintendo and Rockstar ruling the list as they should



  8. Sith Ewok on June 15, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    No Doom & Quake?! I’m out



  9. LG DR on June 15, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Cod Modern Warfare



  10. Dane Massie on June 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Meh. Sekiro, God of War and ghosts of Tsushima should have been on this list for sure, especially god of war!



  11. Shri on June 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    No Gta San Andreas



  12. Red Baron on June 15, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    why is Cyberpunk not in the list?



  13. Mike Oxlong on June 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I would’ve loved to see a nier game on here.



  14. Dustin Let's play on June 15, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Rockstar Games, Naughty Dog, Electronic Arts. The 3 giants as they should be. But where’s The Last of Us 1?



  15. Jonathan Emptage on June 15, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    There released a version of goldeneye on the wii (great game great console).



  16. Tommy Henson on June 15, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Why there’s No God of war is beyond me



  17. Bonnie L on June 15, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I love Uncharted games so very much!



  18. Nikka Fish on June 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Metacritic is a joke honestly all review websites are jokes they are completely biased look at rotten tomatoes a huge joke it’s all opinion based what they like. Yes somethings everyone will agree are amazing games but most are just biased opinions.



  19. Drip God on June 15, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Where the hell is Silent Hill 2 and FF7



  20. Frankie Byline on June 15, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    As a person who had most of these games I’m surprised that God of War or Last of Us didn’t make the list smh lol…. good list tho



  21. Wraith Ghost on June 15, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Doom



  22. Julien F on June 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I’m surprised Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic isn’t on here.



  23. Jonathan Lauritsen on June 15, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Boy! You forgot God of war.



  24. K Collier on June 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I imagine the Water Temple is why Ocarina of Time didn’t get a perfect score…



  25. Something Clever on June 15, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Titanfall 2
    Mad Max
    Rocket League

    Those are ones I would have added to this list



  26. Main Source on June 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    no god of war 4 , blasphemy!



  27. maloforlife on June 15, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Apparently gta is the most revered game series of all time with four games on this list



  28. David Moreno on June 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Where is Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger? 👎👎👎



  29. Nov 5062 on June 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Metacritic (and scores in general) is very bad for gaming. People nowadays shy away from games that have a score lower than 80 and sometimes even 90, which is a shame.
    Games are a very personal experience, there are games with a score of 70, 60, and you know what, even 50 that I really like.
    Also, critics have a very technical, soulless way of reviewing games, pointing out stuff like sound and graphics and level design and not how they enjoyed the experience itself.



  30. Caprice Dixon on June 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    No God of War game? Really?!



  31. Helios Apollyon on June 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    This list is bias garbage. No super Mario bros 3, super Mario world, mortal Kombat, Streets of Rage 1&2?!!! Please



  32. Narcissus Baz on June 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Wait… where’s Knack?



  33. J T on June 15, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    7:50 you forgot to mention the game has some of the best graphics and animations of all time, even still trumping a lot of modern day releases.



  34. Musky Hollows on June 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    DOOM is not there so this list is fraudulent



  35. willy carpenter on June 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Witcher 3 and Overwatch should be on there. Also when COD modern warfare came out its all anyone played for like 2 years



  36. Zigor Campos on June 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Can’t believe the Witcher 3 isn’t gere



  37. RiceEatingFlip on June 15, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    This video tells me two things… I’m old as sh*t, and I’ve played way too many video games.



  38. suvignan pothuraju on June 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I love the Sound track from 0.00 to 3.34 and I really searching the name of the soundtrack .



  39. tabi haider on June 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Good vid



  40. Ibrahim Mendez on June 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    The only games I enjoy on this list are: Zelda: TWW, Zelda: TP, Batman: Arkham City, GoldenEye 007, Halo: Combat Evolved, Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid Prime, Zelda: BotW, Super Mario Galaxy 1, & 2, & Zelda: Ocarina of Time; every other game on this list IMO is a total dumpster fire ready to explode.



  41. Wesley Baldwin on June 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    I love the licenses in Gran Turismo



  42. RapLegend777 on June 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    UNCHARTED 4 ANYONE?
    Way better than U2 imo



  43. Arman Ghazaryan on June 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    The list is oversaturated with Mario and Zelda games. Bruh!



  44. Karl Q on June 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    God of War is not on the list. That’s injustice.



  45. Politix and Philosophies 2.0 on June 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Ocarina of Time is the greatest game ever created. I wish I could say how many times I’ve played that game through…. No less than 100x. How fast can I beat it, how many golden skulltulas, lol, I could never get enough. I’m 34 yrs old, it’s probably been 18 yrs since the last time since the last time I played it through, and I still keep praying they release it on switch so I can play it again



  46. Callum Brachtvogel on June 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Red dead redemption 2 single player yea online no



  47. Wraith Ghost on June 15, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    GoldenEye



  48. Yanick Todman on June 15, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    How come the first last of us game isn’t up here?



  49. Jeffe Nordy on June 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    i dont remember halo looking that bad. crazy how good that was and how we’ve come



  50. Nile Horuseus on June 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    These are such great games