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Metacritic Reveals Top 20 Highest Rated Video Games of 2024's First Half

Metacritic Reveals Top 20 Highest Rated Video Games of 2024's First Half image

An astonishingly dominant display of Japanese and indie games clinching all but one of the top 20 high-scored games of the year so far, according to Metacritic.

Metacritic has recently unveiled the list of 20 video games highly acclaimed by the press. The stats reveal a remarkable prevalence of Japanese and indie games owning 19 out of the top 20 spots. Following an intense 2023, the Western AAA industry seems to have opted for some downtime.

Topping the list is Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, followed closely by Animal Well and Balatro. Claiming the fourth rank is Tekken 8, and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, bagging the fifth place.

Other games that made it to the top 10 include Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Persona 3 Reload, Riven, and Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance.

Making up the second half of the top 20 are qomp2, Minishoot’ Adventures, Mullet MadJack, Unicorn Overlord, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Sons of the Forest, Dragon’s Dogma 2, 1000xRESIST, Solium Infernum, and finally, Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island.

To view the original ratings and other details of the games, visit the official Metacritic page here.

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