Metacritic’s Top Films, Shows, Games of 2013

With all the year’s films now out in U.S. theaters, Metacritic.com has revealed what films, games and TV shows were the best of the year based on the aggregate scores of the top critics.

I’ve divided the lists into three sections – films, TV shows and major console games. Check out the scores below:

Best Console Games

Scoring for games on the site is something of a mess as episodic releases, DLC add-on packs and iOS games are often given their own scores. To keep the list reasonable, I’m sticking to full game releases only on the Playstation, Xbox and Wii (old and current gen).

No DLC add-ons, no single episodes of larger games (eg. “The Wolf Among Us: Ep 1. Faith”), and no re-releases (ala “Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara,” “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate,” “Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut,” “Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut”) are included:

PS3 & PS4
1. “Grand Theft Auto V” – 97/100
2. “The Last of Us” – 95/100
3. “Bioshock Infinite” – 94/100
4. “Rayman Legends” – 91/100
5. “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” – 88/100
6. “Hotline Miami,” “MLB 13: The Show,” “Tomb Raider” – 87/100
7. “Battlefield 4,” “Diablo III,” “FIFA 14,” “Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien” – 86/100
8. “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons,” “DMC: Devil May Cry,” “Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch,” “Rocksmith 2014 Edition,” “Trine 2: Complete Story” – 85/100
9. “Guacamelee!,” “NBA 2K14,” “Resogun,” “Skylanders Swap Force,” “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist” – 84/100
10. “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” “Spelunky” – 83/100

Xbox 360 & One
1. “Grand Theft Auto V” – 97/100
2. “Bioshock Infinite” – 93/100
3. “Rayman Legends” – 90/100
4. “XCOM: Enemy Within” – 89/100
5. “Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force” – 88/100
6. “Diablo III,” “NBA 2K14,” “Rocksmith 2014 Edition,” “Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien” – 87/100
7. “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons,” “DMC: Devil May Cry,” “Tomb Raider” – 86/100
8. “BattleBlock Theater” – 85/100
9. “FIFA 14” – 84/100
10. “Skylanders Swap Force” – 83/100

Wii U
1. “Super Mario 3D World” – 94/100
2. “Rayman Legends” – 91/100
3. “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD” – 90/100
4. “Pikmin 3” – 87/100
5. “Need for Speed: Most Wanted U” – 86/100
6. “Edge,” “Mutant Mudds Deluxe,” “Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien” – 84/100
7. “Star Wars Pinball” – 83/100
8. “LEGO City Undercover,” “Resident Evil: Revelations” – 89/100
9. “The Wonderful 101” – 78/100
10. “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes,” “New Super Luigi U” – 78/100