Famitsū scores

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The Japanese video game magazine Famitsū assigns scores to video games by having four reviewers each give a score from 0 to 10 (with ten indicating the best game). The scores of the four reviewers are then added up for a maximum possible score of 40. From the twenty two games awarded with a perfect score as of 2016, three are for the Nintendo DS and five are for the Wii. The PlayStation 3 also has five games with a perfect score and the Xbox 360 has four, with both consoles having two titles in common. The others are for different platforms with only one title each. Franchises with multiple perfect score winners include The Legend of Zelda with four, Metal Gear with three, followed by Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy with two.

As of 2016, every game but two with a perfect score are from a Japanese company, eight of them being published/developed by Nintendo, four by Square Enix, three by Sega, three by Konami, two by Namco and one by Capcom. As of 2016, the only two completely foreign games to achieve a perfect score are The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by Bethesda Softworks and Grand Theft Auto V, from Rockstar Games. Other foreign games that have achieved near-perfect scores are Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption 2 – all four of which came from Rockstar Games; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – all from Activision, although published by Square Enix in Japan; Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, from Naughty Dog; and Gears of War 3 from Epic Games. (Kingdom Hearts II is a joint effort between Square Enix and the U.S.-based Buena Vista Games.)

Perfect review scores[edit]

As of 2017, twenty-five games have received perfect scores from Famitsu.

Perfect Famitsu Cross Review scores (chronological)
Title Release System Producer Notes
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Nintendo 64 Nintendo [1]
Soulcalibur 1999 Dreamcast Namco [2]
Vagrant Story 2000 PlayStation Square Co. [2]
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2003 GameCube Nintendo [2]
Nintendogs 2005 Nintendo DS Nintendo [2]
Final Fantasy XII 2006 PlayStation 2 Square Enix [2]
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii Nintendo [3]
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008 PlayStation 3 Konami [4]
428: Shibuya Scramble 2008 Wii Sega [5]
Dragon Quest IX 2009 Nintendo DS Square Enix [6]
Monster Hunter Tri 2009 Wii Capcom [7]
Bayonetta 2009 Xbox 360 Sega/PlatinumGames [8]
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Wii Nintendo [9]
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 2010 PlayStation Portable Konami [10]
Pokémon Black and White 2010 Nintendo DS Nintendo [11]
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011 Wii Nintendo [12]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks The first western developed game to receive a perfect score.[13]
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2011 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Square Enix [14]
Kid Icarus: Uprising 2012 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo [15]
Yakuza 5 2012 PlayStation 3 Sega [16]
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle 2013 PlayStation 3 Namco-Bandai [17]
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Rockstar Games The second western developed game to get a perfect score after Skyrim.[18]
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Konami [19]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 Wii U, Nintendo Switch Nintendo [20]
Dragon Quest XI 2017 Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4 Square Enix [21]

Nearly perfect review scores[edit]

As of 2018, forty-five games received a near-perfect score of 39 (in which one of four reviewers gives the game a "9" while the other three give "10s").

Famitsu Awards[edit]

Since 1990,[55][better source needed] Famitsu has administered the Famitsu awards. Video games receive a number of different awards in categories like Innovation, Biggest Hit, Rookie Award, Highest Quality, etc. One or two "Game of the Year" awards are granted as the top prize. Top prize winners are determined by a combination of critical and fan review scores as well as sales figures.

Famitsu Game of the Year winners (chronological)
Title Release System Notes
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 1990 Famicom [55][better source needed]
Monster Hunter 2004 PlayStation 2 [citation needed]
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 PS2 [56]
Resident Evil 4 2005 GCN/PS2 [56]
Final Fantasy XII 2006 PS2 [57]
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl 2006 NDS [57]
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd 2007 PSP [58]
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii [58]
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G 2008 PSP [59]
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 2009 NDS [60]
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd 2010 PSP [61]
Monster Hunter 3G 2011 3DS [62]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2012 3DS [63]
Monster Hunter 4 2013 3DS [64]
Yo-kai Watch 2 2014 3DS [65]
Splatoon 2015 Wii U [66]
Pokémon Sun and Moon 2016 3DS [67]
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 Wii U/Switch [68]
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age 2017 3DS/PS4/Switch/Windows [69]

Readers' 100 all-time favorite games[edit]

In March 2006, Famitsu readers voted for their 100 all-time favorite games.[70]

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