VSG covers a lot of games and aggregates a lot of reviews, and in the process we collect a lot of data.
We also believe in radical transparency, which to us means sharing that data to the fullest extent possible, and explaining how that data is used in our analysis. Nothing is hidden behind a paywall or obscured from view.
We have a lot more data to share, and will expand this page over time.
This page is updated monthly.
The most common MetaMeter Score issued
Out of the
covered by VSG so far, the most common MetaMeter Score issued is
have received that score, or
of all covered games.
The # of games with MetaMeter Scores of 50% or less
While it’s true that a significant number of games receive favorable MetaMeter Scores, a lot of that is due to selection bias – VSG does not endeavor cover every game released. Even so, numerous games receive poor MetaMeter Scores, as reflected here.
The Average Critic Score of games rated 'Play It'
We don’t use the Average Critic Score for much around here, but this aggregate number of all games rated ‘Play It’ is still interesting. It shows that the MetaMeter is successful in achieving one of its primary objectives- filtering out games that are truly worth playing.
The Average Critic Score of games rated 'Skip It'