After the alarm of the legal battle between Take-Two and Remedy has subsided , we retrace the history of Rockstar Games by drawing up the ranking of the video games produced and developed by Big R starting from the opinions expressed by international newspapers, with the votes collected by review aggregators such as Metacritic .

The ranking in question, it should be noted, refers exclusively to the reviews of journalists and specialized sites, without taking into account the sales generated by the individual video games (and therefore the commercial success and popularity) or the possible discrepancies in the judging criteria depending of the large time window examined.

Having made this clarification, there is no doubt that from the end of the 90s to today the company founded by brothers Dan and Sam Houser under the aegis of Take-Two has managed to give shape to some of the most important interactive experiences in history : many titles developed by Rockstar have marked an era, while others have limited themselves to passing fleetingly on the videogame stage and then disappearing into thin air.

Curiously, both at the top and at the bottom of the special ranking that lists all the video games published or developed under the Rockstar Games label based on the so-called ‘metascore’ we find the series which, more than any other, has been able to determine the very fate of the Big R : we are obviously referring to Grand Theft Auto .

Rockstar games – ranking from best to worst (Metascore)

  • 98 out of 100 – Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 97 – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • 97 – Grand Theft Auto V
  • 97 – GTA 3
  • 95 – Red Dead Redemption
  • 95 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • 95 – GTA Vice City
  • 93 – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • 89 – Max Payne
  • 89 – LA Noire
  • 88 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • 88 – Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • 87 – Bully
  • 86 – Max Payne 3
  • 86 – Max Payne 2
  • 85 – Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix
  • 85 – The Warriors
  • 85 – Midnight Club II
  • 82 – LA Noire: The VR Case Files
  • 81 – Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • 81 – Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • 76 – Manhunt
  • 75 – Monster Truck Madness 64
  • 74 – Red Dead Revolver
  • 73 – The Italian Job
  • 71 – State of Emergency
  • 70 – Grand Theft Auto 2
  • 68 – Grand Theft Auto
  • 62 – Manhunt 2
  • 54 – Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

The resounding 98 out of 100 of the average overall rating of the reviews of GTA 4 contrasts with the resounding rejection with which the industry critics welcomed the commercial operation created with the nostalgic but poorly edited Definitive Edition of GTA The Trilogy , proof of which is the 54 out of 100 expressed by international reviews on this remaster. No less interesting are the scores above 90 out of 100 for the other GTA chapters and the Read Dead series , as well as the opinions on the most representative episodes of the Max Payne, Midnight Club and Manhunt IPs