Xbox One game power rankings

Friday, 08 November 2013 11:00 AM Written by 

A wave of Xbox One game previews hit the web this week. The impressions from the big gaming websites ranged from glowing to scathing, depending on the game in question.

With all the different sites, content, and opinions out there, figuring out which games are going to be worth the dough is a daunting task. I attempted to simplify the process by aggregating all the previews I could find to form a system similar to Metacritic for the Xbox One’s upcoming games. Here’s how the system works:

  • A game that received a positive preview was given a score of 100
  • A game that received a mixed preview was given a score of 50
  • A game that received a negative preview was given a score of 0
  • These scores from the various outlets are averaged to give the game its final score out of 100 points.
  • Games must have previews from three different outlets to be eligible

Here’s how the games scored in order from best to worst.

 

Forza Motorsport 5 
     Score - 94

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9 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNPolygonGame InformerCNETKotakuDestructoidJoystiqGameSpot

 

Dead Rising 3
     Score - 93

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7 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNPolygonGame InformerJoystiqDestructoidKotaku

 

Peggle 2
     Score - 83

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3 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNDestructoid

 

Zoo Tycoon
     Score - 83

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3 previews

Ars TechnicaPolygonShacknews

 

Crimson Dragon 
     Score - 75

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6 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNPolygonGame InformerGameSpotDestructoid

 

Killer Instinct
     Score - 75

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4 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNPolygonGame Informer

 

Kinect Sports Rivals
     Score - 67

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3 previews

Ars TechnicaPolygonKotaku

 

Ryse: Son of Rome
     Score - 25

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8 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNPolygonJoystiqDestructoidKotakuGame InformerGameSpot

 

LocoCycle
     Score - 17

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3 previews

Ars TechnicaIGNJoystiq

 

So there you have it. How did your most anticipated games fare? Sound off in the comments or on twitter @GameGuyPGH. 

 

 

 

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