Bethesda has been ranked as Metacritic’s top game publisher

Bethesda has been ranked as Metacritic's top game publisher

Bethesda has been ranked as Metacritic’s top game publisher 

Bethesda had a hugely successful 2017, releasing a total of 12 “distinct titles” with an average Metacritic score of 79.9, an increase of 6.2 year-over-year.

This review bump is enough to class Bethesda as a “Major Publisher”, while EA has been lowered to a “mid-sized publisher” with only 11 distinct titles. Bethesda’s efforts have also given them the title of number 1 publisher on the platform, offering the highest average review score on the review aggregation platform.

It says a lot about Bethesda when they can offer a higher review average and minimum than Nintendo, especially after the release of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odessey and other highly popular titles.        

In the past year, Bethesda has released a large number of popular titles, such as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Prey, The Evil Within 2 and several additions to The Elder Scrolls series.  

Bethesda has been ranked as Metacritic's top game publisher

  
In 2017 Bethesda’s worst overall release was DOOM VFR, the VR only iteration of DOOM, which achieves an average Metacritic score of 69, which isn’t that bad when considering the fact that EA’s average is score 73.2.

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