GTA V overtakes Half-Life 2 to become the best game on PC, according to Metacritic | PCGamesN

GTA V overtakes Half-Life 2 to become the best game on PC, according to Metacritic


GTA V has jacked Half-Life 2’s status as the best-rated game on PC - presumably by pressing ‘enter’ somewhere in its vicinity and waiting for the protagonist to jog around to the driver’s door of Valve’s vehicle. Yup: if you were still thinking that Alyx and Ravenholm were the most wonderful things on the platform, you’re officially an old man or woman of videogames. Enjoy Wii Bowling in your dotage.

Visit the GTA V Metacritic page and you’ll see that it has a 97% rating, based on 47 reviews of its new PC version. And it looks like our Matt was one of the people responsible for putting it there, so blame him (we’re too young to have reviewed Half-Life 2, but rest assured it would’ve been a 10).

That’s 1% more than Half-Life 2 has to its name, making GTA V objectively the best PC game of all time.

I’ve scanned Matt’s GTA V review over and over for mention of a gravity gun, and I can’t find it. Something must be up. He did say this, though:

“A GTA world has never been as populated with things to do, be that hurling yourself out of helicopters whilst riding an ATV, or seeking out bounty hunt targets for big cash rewards. Los Santos is a world full of amusement and excitement, although these days Rockstar’s satire is starting to wear a little thin and the jokes don’t always hit the right mark. 

“Online, it’s the same experience, but all the other gangsters are real people. And you can engage in a car chase with a rival player whilst Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone plays on the radio. If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.”

Don’t feel too bad for Half-Life 2: it’s in the Metacritic top 10 twice thanks to the Orange Box, and has its predecessor for company.

On second thought, look at what’s at number three. Maybe better not to read too much into all this, eh?

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Esivo avatarGlen_Runciter avatarTovias avatarKeefBaker avatarRight-Angle Bracket Colon Reikhardt avatar+4
Tovias Avatar
2 Years ago

Man, fuck Metacritic

78% on Warband my ass

Mister_Marston Avatar
2 Years ago

Registered on here just upvote you lel.

Sad to see such great games never selling as much as some generic games like GTA which add almost nothing new to the table.

Glen_Runciter Avatar
2 Years ago

metacritic is like rotten tomatoes for videogames, no cultured person should take it seriously

Reikhardt Avatar
2 Years ago

It's a useful tool when researching a game, but I certainly would agree it should never be a definitive guide.

User scores are the pits though.

Glen_Runciter Avatar
2 Years ago

"because they do movies too"

I didn't know that.

And I didn't mean they have the same rating system, but both site uses a very, very shitty one, so the results are totally meaningless.

edit: yep, answered the wrong guy. whatever

Right-Angle Bracket Colon
Right-Angle Bracket Colon "Oh"(10 days 20 hours played)
2 Years ago

Or... you know... Metacritic for video games, because they do movies too. Especially when its rating system is not the same as Rotten Tomatoes.

Esivo Avatar
Esivo(1 day 11 hours played)
2 Years ago

It's time for Half-Life 3 to fix that.

KeefBaker Avatar
2 Years ago

This is pretty crap. TBH I prefer SR4 to GTAV but Half Life 2 I've returned to again and again... It's not even in the same league as HL2

hfm Avatar
2 Years ago

I suppose that NOW we can say...


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UntoldAv3nGer(1 day 6 hours played)
2 Years ago

I was never a fan of Half Life 2 actually XD

Mighty Gaz Avatar
2 Years ago

to be fair, if you're the type of person who likes management simulations with serious depth, and a big baseball fan, out of the park deserves that 96%