SEGA and Atlus storm Metacritic’s best-reviewed 3DS games chart

Metacritic have released their list of the 25 best reviewed 3DS titles of 2015 where SEGA and Atlus have swept the floor with the competition. Metacritic– for those who don’t know– compiles review scores from major video game critics to find the average score.

SEGA and Atlus boast almost half of the list with 12 of the 25 spots, including two of the highest rated games; 3D Streets of Rage II and 3D Gunstar Heroes both scoring a well deserved 89/100. (Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask 3D also scored 89.)
Also worth mentioning is SEGA and Atlus’ success on the PS Vita in 2015, where they claimed 5 of the top 25 best scoring games.
Unsurprisingly the duo didn’t fair so well on home console, having barely released anything for those systems 2015. Choosing to bump many of their games in 2016 for longer development cycles.

Hit the jump for the full list of 3DS titles in Metacritics 2015 highest scoring list..

Metacritic’s 25 Best-reviewed 3DS games of 2015

1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 89
2. 3D Streets of Rage II – 89
3. 3D Gunstar Heroes – 89
4. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – 87
5. 3D Out Run – 87
6. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 86
7. SteamWorld Heist – 86
8. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 86
9. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker – 84
10. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – 83
11. Stretchmo – 83
12. 3D Fantasy Zone II W – 81
13. 3D After Burner II – 81
14. Gunman Clive 2 – 80
15. BOXBOY! – 80
16. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – 80
17. Stella Glow – 79
18. Yo-Kai Watch – 79
19. Etrian Mystery Dungeon – 78
20. Story of Seasons – 77
21. Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash – 77
22. Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Wildfire – 77
23. Pokemon Picross – 75
24. 3D Thunder Blade – 74
25. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition – 73



8 responses to “SEGA and Atlus storm Metacritic’s best-reviewed 3DS games chart

  1. Dale says:

    What I really want, no….everyone wants is the 2 games collection Japan got on 3ds. In English and boxed because I am old school and downloads are a big no no. After those two come out here, possibly volumes 3 and 4 by then too. Come on Sega, treat your fans good now and not like you been the last five or more years. We are begging you to take our money and still you don’t.

    • I don’t get this. People holding off on very easy to obtain 3D Classics in favor of a physical collection that only ever released in Japan and has little to no chance of coming the the West. Not buying 3D Classics digitally won’t send SEGA a message to release the physical versions, it will convince them to stop making them.

      I’d say the fact that they released as many as they have and 3DS themes to boot is them treating their fans well.

      I love having the full 3D Classics library digitally, as they’re small in file size and I can carry every single one and play them whenever without having to swap out a game cart. I’d rather have a more substantial game in the cartridge slot anyway.

    • Dale says:

      And if your 3ds dies before you can do a transfer you lose all those games, where I would be able to pop out the cartridge and move to a new 3ds.

    • Setnaro X says:

      This happened to me a while ago. I simply contacted Nintendo, and they were able to transfer my NNID and eShop purchase history to my new 3DS. Then I simply plugged in my SD card from my old 3DS into the new one, and everything was reinstated.

      Of course, this is a very inconvenient method because Nintendo still refuses to let people transfer accounts, but it’s not impossible so long as you explain yourself clearly and nicely to their service folks.

      Physical copies are better, but in the case of handhelds, having everything stored on the handheld itself is the best way to go.

    • Dale says:

      If I can’t have them in a physical collection old school style then Sega bug off and I do not want them at all. I don’t know what part of that you brainwashed download lovers don’t get.

  2. SkyBlue says:

    No offence here but are we really going to count Remastered versions of games claiming the top of 3DS Titles for 2015?

    Maybe for digital sure, SEGA have wiped the floor with everything else, but I think it is unfair to count games that have came out many times (albeit re-done very well in this case), and not just include good games coming to the 3DS with no legacy or ports.

    I feel the same for Majora’s Mask 3D and Xenoblade Chronicles too, so don’t think I am just critiquing SEGA/ATLUS here, just feel like including remasters, no matter how good they are, being included on the chart doesn’t promote the newer games such as Stella Glow or Gunman Clive 2. 😐

    • bertodecosta says:

      Yeah, kinda unfair.
      But if we only count retail games then 100% of them has made to Top 25 since SEGA (not counting Atlus) only made 1 3DS retail game for the western in 2015 : Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX.

  3. Alex Atkin says:

    I love the 3D remasters, but it is a sad state of affairs when re-launching old games is all SEGA are doing well on.

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