Sony Dubbed as the Publisher of the Year as Remakes and Remasters Become Highest Rated Titles of 2023


anMetacritic is one of the most popular websites for gamers to visit before purchasing a new title. It provides aggregates on not only games, but movies, TV series, and music too. The aggregates are provided through leading critics in their respective industries, as well as the audience’s reception towards them.

Metacritic recently released its 13th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, which consists of the performances recorded by video game publishers in 2022. In the rankings, Sony came first with an average Metascore of 85.6 points. Moreover, Sony recorded 0% Bad Games, 100% Good Games and 2 Great Games netting them 100, 100 and 10 points for each respectively. The Japanese gaming giants ended up with a total score of 338.4.

Check out the top 10 publishers in Metacritic’s 13th Annual Game Publisher Rankings with their total points below:

  1. Sony: 338.4
  2. Paradox Interactive: 322.7
  3. Activision Blizzard: 304.8
  4. Focus Entertainment: 304.5
  5. Take-Two Interactive: 304.0
  6. Capcom: 299.2
  7. Sega: 294.6
  8. Annapurna Interactive: 293.8
  9. Humble Games: 287.9
  10. Devolver Digital: 285.5

Remakes and Remasters top Metacritic’s Best Video Games for 2023 List

On the topic of Metacritic, the popular aggregator has also released a list featuring the best games of 2023. As spotted by Kotaku, players will notice that remakes and remasters of past games have completely dominated the list. Barring Xbox’s Hi-Fi Rush, coming in at number 9, there is no other new title that released in 2023 in Metacritic’s Best video games for 2023 list. Check out the top 10 games in the list with their Metascores below:

  • Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch): 94
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Complete Edition (Xbox Series X): 94
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (PlayStation 5): 93
  • Resident Evil 4 (PlayStation 5): 93
  • Resident Evil 4 (PC): 92
  • Resident Evil 4 (Xbox Series X): 91
  • Persona 4 Golden (Switch): 90
  • Dead Space (Xbox Series X): 89
  • Hi-Fi Rush (PC): 89
  • Persona 4 Golden (Xbox Series X): 89



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