Red Dead Redemption 2

Reviews are always a bit of a controversial topic, but there's no denying that Rockstar is one of the few developers that absolutely excels when it comes to critical opinion. So much so that in a newly published list from Metacritic, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V share the top spot for the best-reviewed game on PlayStation 4.

The two gigantic, open world titles both sit at a rating of 97, coming in the third and fourth positions overall when the entire industry is taken into account. However, the two games above it, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, also sit just three points off a perfect 100. Therefore, we're not entirely sure how the website has come to the conclusion that the two Nintendo experiences sit above Rockstar's efforts in this ranking.

Nevertheless, the PlayStation 3's Mass Effect 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim share the impressive rating of 96, while The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, and Portal 2 form the backend of the top 10 with ratings just a single point fewer. We're also inclined to agree with the two top spots as well. Push Square awarded Red Dead Redemption 2 a rare 10/10 upon its launch last year, while Grand Theft Auto V came in at a 9/10.

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[via metacritic.com, nintendolife.com]