Platinum Games: Their 10 Best Titles

When we talk about studios that never fail to deliver amazing games, Platinum Games is definitely the one that comes to mind. The company manages to develop extremely creative games that not only look good but also perform the way they should on different devices. Over the years, the studio created numerous incredible titles, such as Bayonetta, Astral Chain, and so much more. In this article, we focus on the 10 best games created by the famous studio according to the ranking provided at Metacritic.

10. Infinite Space – 8.2 User Score, 74 Rating

Infinite Space game screenshot

Infinite Space is a 2010 game in the role-playing genre designed for Nintendo DS. In the game, a player needs to assemble a fleet of starships and use them to explore space. The variety of starships in the game is huge and they include everything from impressive battleships to small carriers. It’s not surprising that the game is often considered a must-play by the critics.

9. Transformers: Devastation – 7.5 User Score, 77 Rating

Transformers: Devastation game screenshot

Transformers: Devastation is a 3D game with excellent graphics and even voiced by actors who appeared in the original Transformers cartoon. As opposed to some other Transformers games, this installment delivered great quality when it comes to the appearance of transformers as they look just like the ones in the cartoon. You can choose from all the popular characters from Optimus Prime to Bumblebee, and none of them disappoint.

8. The Wonderful 101 – 8.6 User Score, 78 Rating

The Wonderful 101 game screenshot

The Wonderful 101 is an interesting game that became available only for Wii U in 2013. In this game, a player has control over a group of characters who fight aliens. The heroes controlled by a player move in a group and it’s possible to give them various tasks to perform, such as attacking and even making different formations, such as a ladder to get somewhere.

7. Madworld – 8.6 User Score, 81 Rating

Madworld game screenshot

Madworld is a game released for Wii in 2009, and the most prominent aspect of this game is that it’s mostly in black and white and still looks great in combination with great HD graphics. The only colored detailed you get in the game include yellow pop-ups with messages and red blood. Madworld is a game in the brawler genre and it has excellent soundtracks and a thorough plot. Admittedly, some users and critics consider it slightly too intense and violent. 

6. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – 8.0 User Score, 83 Rating

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game screenshot

This game is a product of collaborative work between Platinum Games and Kojima Studios, which was released for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Mac in 2013. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings you the main character who is a cyborg ninja Raiden. When compared to the previous installment of Metal Gear, the Revengeance version departs from the stealth genre and is more about combat action. Both players and critics noted excellent physics when it comes to the attacks in the game.  

5. Vanquish – 9.2 User Score, 84 Rating

Vanquish game screenshot

Vanquish is an exciting shooter game released by Platinum Games in 2010. Upon its release, the game wasn’t extremely popular but there are a lot of people who consider it an excellent game. This becomes obvious when you look up the Metacritic rating of the game. In this game, you get to control a soldier wearing a special battle costume that increases reaction and slows down time for a player. The game is fun and offers a lot of action.

4. Astral Chain – 8.9 User Score, 87 Rating

Astral Chain game screenshot

You won’t find negative reviews from critics when it comes to Astral Chain. This game developed by Platinum games belongs to the beat ‘em up genre and was released exclusively for Switch in 2019. In this game, a player acts as a police task force member and needs to solve various crimes happening in the world. What is more, there exists an astral plane with different Legions that can be connected to through the astral chain. The game received numerous positive reviews because of its creativity.

3. Nier: Automata – 8.9 User Score, 88 Rating

Nier: Automata game screenshot

A sequel to Nier known as Nier: Automata is a successful installment developed by Platinum games. It is a game in the role-playing genre that also has a lot of combat action that is traditional for games from this developer. The action takes in an open world of the Drakengard universe and includes both side-scrolling viewpoint and an overhead one to bring more variety. Numerous players and critics consider Nier: Automata a well-crafted game that is worthy of attention.

2. Bayonetta – 8.1 User Score, 90 Rating

Bayonetta game screenshot

Bayonette is the most popular game from the developer and there are many reasons for its success. The game belongs to the so-called hack‘n‘slash genre and is widely considered the best game in this category. In the game, you get to play as a member of the secret witch society that is called Bayonetta. Your character has to destroy numerous enemies and severe bosses on her way. The game is certainly not for the faint of heart – it is intense, has a fast pace, and fighting action is incredible.

1. Bayonetta 2 – 8.9 User Score, 91 Rating

Bayonetta 2 game screenshot

Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to the incredibly successful game from Platinum Games. It often happens that the sequel fails to deliver the best quality but definitely not in this case. The developers improved everything about the game, from its graphics and environments to the action physics and design of levels. There is so much to explore in the game that it makes you glued to the screen. For all the mentioned reasons, Bayonetta 2 is rightly considered the best game from Platinum Games according to the Metacritic rating.

Incredible Titles From a Prolific Studio

Platinum Games is a successful studio that created many amazing games throughout the years. While this list is made based on the opinions of critics and many players, it’s still quite a subjective choice and you won’t know if you like a game or not unless you test it. All the mentioned games have their unique twists and turns and are certainly a joy to play.

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