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Are PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the golden age of video games?



Are PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the golden age of video games?


What is the golden age of video games? A question which is undoubtedly difficult to answer, and which has fueled discussions on this medium since time immemorial. Now an analysis seems to have revealed the mystery, through a careful research on Metacritic based on 19 of the most famous videogame franchises. The result is that the golden age of video games would be that of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Are PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the golden age of video games?

The study in question, conducted by FandomSpot, combined the review data relating to 19 famous videogame franchises dating back to different generations of consoles and traced their evaluations by specialized critics. The results were overwhelming: among the 19 series examined, 15 of these recorded the highest ratings during the Ps3 / Xobx 360 era.

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Among the titles that received the highest ratings we find Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto 4, FIFA 10 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Thanks to the backward compatibility of Microsoft consoles, Halo: Combat Evolved and Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 2 can also be included in this list and, in general, it is easy to understand how this generation of gaming can actually be considered a golden age.

All these titles were then the news of the moment and the generational transition between the sixth and the week generation of consoles is one of those that have been viewed with greater enthusiasm by the gaming community. In second position stands the generation of PlayStation 2 and Xbox, that is the period in which many of the franchises considered were born.

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In any case, this is a rather approximate method to define the historical period of maximum flowering of the medium, for the simple fact that the big names in the industry are often not representative of all facets of the marketwithout counting the very platform on which the study took place, Metacritic, often the subject of notable distortions.