Our newest designation
In our ongoing efforts to help our users pick out the very best in entertainment at a glance, we have added a "Must-Play" designation for our highest-scoring games, representing those releases deemed by a consensus of top professional game critics as truly exceptional.
We designate a game as "Must-Play" when it achieves a Metascore of 90 or higher and has been reviewed by a minimum of 15 professional critics. You'll notice our new badge (pictured, right) on games meeting these requirements throughout the site.
How elite are these games? It turns out that just over 4% of eligible games in Metacritic's database qualify for "Must-Play" status.
Here are the games released so far in 2018 that qualify as Must-Play:
Metacritic Must-Play Games - 2018 (Through September 12)
|Bayonetta 2 (Switch)|
|Dead Cells (Switch)|
|Dead Cells (XB1)|
|Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (PS4)|
|God of War (PS4)|
|Hollow Knight (Switch)|
|Monster Hunter: World (XB1)|
|Monster Hunter: World (PS4)|
|NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition (XB1)|
|Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)|
|Sonic Mania Plus (Switch)|