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MCV 13/08/10 17 MCV’S 600th ISSUE 20


BEST GAMES RELEASED DURING THE LAST 12 YEARS (ACCORDING TO METACRITIC)


1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time............(N64 - 1998) Metascore: 99/100 2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.........................(PSX - 2000) Metascore: 98/100 3. Soul Calibur........................................(Dreamcast - 1999) Metascore: 98/100 4. Grand Theft Auto IV.....................................(360- 2008) Metascore: 98/100 5. Grand Theft Auto IV....................................(PS3 - 2008) Metascore: 98/100 6. Perfect Dark..................................................(N64 - 2000) Metascore: 97/100 7. NFL 2K1...............................................(Dreamcast - 2000) Metascore: 97/100 8. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3............................(PS2 - 2001) Metascore: 97/100 9. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.............(Dreamcast - 2000) Metascore: 97/100 10. Halo..................................................................(Xbox - 2001) Metascore: 97/100 11. Metroid Prime....................................(GameCube - 2002) Metascore: 97/100 12. Grand Theft Auto III.......................................(PS2 - 2001) Metascore: 97/100 13. Super Mario Galaxy........................................(Wii - 2007) Metascore: 97/100 14. Super Mario Galaxy 2......................................(Wii - 2010) Metascore: 97/100 15. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty..........(PS2 - 2001) Metascore: 96/100 16. Half-Life 2........................................................(PC - 2004) Metascore: 96/100 17. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker......(GameCube - 2003) Metascore: 96/100 18. Resident Evil 4.................................(GameCube - 2005) Metascore: 96/100 19. Half-Life.............................................................(PC - 1998) Metascore: 96/100 20.Grand Theft Auto Double Pack...............(Xbox - 2003) Metascore: 96/100


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GREAT FRANCHISES DEVISED DURING MCV’S 600 ISSUES


Assassin’s Creed Call of Duty


Professor Layton Splinter Cell Burnout


Gears of War 60 %


OF THE MARKET WAS DIVIDED LIKE THIS WHEN WE BEGAN...


1998 1. SCEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2% 2. Electronic Arts . . . . . . . . . . 10.1% 3. Nintendo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0% 4. The Learning Company . . . 6.7% 5. Eidos Interactive. . . . . . . . . 5.6% 6. GT Interactive . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4% 7. Codemasters. . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4% 8. Acclaim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8% 9. Infogrames. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5% 10. Virgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3%


Fable


BioShock Uncharted Brain Training Wii Fit


LittleBigPlanet


…AND 600 ISSUES LATER THE TOP TEN ACCOUNT FOR


72


* (Yes, yes - it’s actually 71.7 per cent. Good luck finding something worth 0.3 per cent - apart from ‘number of satisfied Gizmondo customers’ - to make up the difference.)


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2010 1. Electronic Arts .....................15.0% 2. Ubisoft ....................................13.3% 3. Nintendo ................................10.9% 4. Activision Blizzard................8.4% 5. Microsoft .................................6.2% 6. Take-Two..................................6.2% 7. Disney Interactive Studios..5.9% 8. Warner Bros. Interactive.....4.4% 9. Sega...........................................4.1% 10. SCEE.........................................3.5%


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