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Take-Two is Metacritic's top publisher

Makes higher-rated games than any other.

Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and Red Dead Redemption company Take-Two makes the best games, according to review aggregation site Metacritic.

The 2K Games and Rockstar parent company topped a list that compared the 2010 releases of game publishers.

"One of just two major publishers to finish 2010 with an average Metascore in the green range (75 or higher) indicating positive reviews from game critics, Take-Two Interactive tops our 2010 rankings thanks to critically lauded releases like the sandbox-style multi-platform western Red Dead Redemption and PC strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization V 90, which professional reviewers loved even if some longtime fans weren't quite as delighted," Metacritic said.

"Take-Two did not release a single poorly-reviewed game last year; on the contrary, nearly two in every three releases earned positive reviews. And the numbers for subsidiary Rockstar Games were even better; Rockstar averaged 82.1 for its 10 scored products last year. Another Take-Two label, 2K Sports, also finished with a green average Metascore (75.0), though that mark was inferior to the 78.5 average held by the other major publisher of sports titles, EA Sports."

Rockstar's critically acclaimed and eight million-selling open world Wild West game Red Dead Redemption currently sits on a 95 Metascore.

The top 10 in full:

  1. Take-Two Interactive
  2. Nintendo
  3. Capcom
  4. Microsoft
  5. Electronic Arts
  6. Activision Blizzard
  7. Sony
  8. Square Enix
  9. Sega
  10. Namco Bandai

The ranking is based on how well their games were reviewed last year. The formula employed is based on the average "Metascore" for all products released in 2010.

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