Nintendo and Telltale Games Top Metacritic Rankings for 2014

Metacritic have released their Fifth Annual Publisher Rankings, with Nintendo and Telltale Games coming out on top of the major and mid-size publisher lists, respectively.

The scoring procedure for the ranking considers four factors: 

  • Average Metascore for all games released in 2014 (this is weighted slightly heavier than the other factors)
  • % of scored products with good reviews (Metascore of at least 75)
  • % of scored products with bad reviews (49 or lower; in this case, a lower % is better)
  • Number of "great" titles (Metascore of 90 or higher, min. 7 reviews)

The mid-size publishers (those with 6 to 13 unique releases), were led by Telltale Games, who also had the highest overall average score (79.7) regardless of publisher size.