The 10 Best and Worst Games of the Previous Console Generation (Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii)

10 best and worst games

Recently we published an article putting forth the 10 best and worst games of the new console generation (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U), using data compiled from the review compilation sites GameRankings.com and MetaCritic.com. Now, we present to you the 10 best and worst games of the past console generation (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii).

The Top Ten:

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 97.42%
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    Released in 2008, GTA IV stands as the most critically acclaimed game of the Xbox 360/PS3/Wii generation.
  2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – Average score: 97.32%
  3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) – Average score: 97.17%
  4. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 96.77%
  5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) – Average score: 96.25%
  6. The Orange Box (Xbox 360) – Average score: 96.14%
  7. Last of Us (PS3) – Average score: 95.05%
  8. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 94.95%
  9. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) – Average score: 94.87%
  10. Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Wii) – Average score: 94.8%

Just Outside of the Top Ten (Honorable Mentions):

  • Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 94.69%
  • Bioshock (PS3, Xbox 360) – Average score: 94.66%
  • Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 94.21%

 

The Bottom Ten:

  1. 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix (Wii) – Average score: 16.4%
  2. Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons (Xbox 360) – Average Score: 16.41%
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    Double Dragon II has a 0.01% higher score than this game, allowing it to barely escape being labelled the worst game of the past console generation.
  3. Ride to Hell: Retribution (Xbox 360) – Average Score: 17%
  4. SPOGS Racing (Wii) – Average score: 18.21%
  5. Yaris (Xbox 360) – Average score: 18.5%
  6. Ninjabread Man (Wii) – Average score: 18.75%
  7. Bloons (Wii) – Average score: 20.1%
  8. Enjoy Your Massage! (Wii)– Average score: 20.3%
  9. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (Xbox 360, PS3) – Average score: 21%
  10. Zombii Attack (Wii) – Average score: 21.15%

Just Outside of the Bottom Ten (Dishonorable Mentions):

  • Cruis’n (Wii) – Average score: 22.50%
  • Monochrome Racing (Wii) – Average score: 23.75%
  • Game Party (Wii) – Average score: 23.8%

 

Console Breakdown:

Top:

  • Six of the top 10 games are on the PS3. Three are PS3 exclusives (not counting next-gen remakes)
  • Four of the top 10 games are on the Xbox 360. Two are 360 exclusives.
  • Three of the top 10 games are on the Wii. All three are Wii exclusives.

Bottom:

  • One of the bottom 10 are on the PS3. It’s not a PS3 exclusive.
  • Four of the bottom 10 are on the Xbox 360. Three are 360 exclusives.
  • Six of the bottom 10 are on the Wii. All six are Wii exclusives
About Anthony Martinelli 16 Articles
Anthony lives near Seattle, Washington, and has been a steadfast gamer his entire life. He considers videogames to be a legitimate artform with vast cultural impact.
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