Well, at least so far.
If you check Metacritic, the recently released Batman: Arkham City is tearing down huge review scores. We're not disagreeing, or anything.
But it's interesting to note that it's the highest-rated title of 2011 on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 charts; the PS3 version of Rocksteady's latest holds a 97 rating while the 360 version is at 95. This also means it's one of the best received games of the entire generation. On Sony's side, Batman currently even outstrips the award-winning Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , which is at 96. On both platforms, Grand Theft Auto IV is the top scoring game of the generation, with a 98 average metascore.
Only Portal 2 , which also has a 95 metascore for the 360 version, can compete with the greatness of Arkham City this year. Of course, more heavy hitters are on the way, as Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , Battlefield 3 , and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have a shot at becoming top dog. Still, Rocksteady's accomplishment is duly noted.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City