Here’s the thing about Sony: it owns a bunch of developers. The company controls over a dozen PlayStation-exclusive studios around the world, with several more having been closed in recent years.
There’s a lot of talk about which of these developers is the best. Everyone has an opinion. But what if you looked at each studio only through the lens of the reviews they receive? We did just that, ranking each Sony-owned studio – both present and defunct – by nothing more than the average of the Metacritic scores their games earned.
Here’s what we came up with. (Please note: defunct Sony-owned studio 989 and current Sony-owned studio Sony London are not included in this list. 989’s offerings are too old for Metacritic scores [and its spirit is alive and well at Sony San Diego]; Sony London’s numbers are skewed due to its focus on the mainstream, casual gamer.)
- Founded: 1993 (as Polys Entertainment)
- Status: Active
- Current Project(s): Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
- Games Released: 11 (9 with scores)
- Average Metacritic Score: 85.2
- Ranking: 4th
FULL LIST HERE