Named the best gaming publisher of the year

The best publisher of computer games for the year 2018 was identified and named, which was determined by the Metacritic site aggregator.

In first place in 2018 was the company Capcom. According to, the publisher literally took off to the first line, since in 2017 it occupied only the fifth place. The website Metacritic relied on the following criteria when calculating: the average rating of all games released in 2018, the percentage of games with a good rating (not less than 7.5 out of 10), the percentage of games with a bad rating (4.9 or lower) and the number of games with a rating above 9. Good performance in these criteria just helped Capcom to take first place. Monster Hunter: World turned out to be the best release of the publisher, and on the contrary the game Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – the worst. The average rating of all games of the company is 79.3 out of 100.

In total, Capcom received positive reviews from critics and gamers for 5 of the 6 games released. However, the greatest result of the company brought the release of Monster Hunter: World, which became the best-selling game in the history of Capcom. The only comment the company received from the Metacritic website was that most of the game releases were remasters or collections of previously released projects. The second place in the ranking was taken by SEGA, which was the third one a year ago, and Electronic Arts publisher closes the top three.

Rating best game publishers in 2018 according to Metacritic:
Capcom – average rating 79.3 out of 100
SEGA – average rating 78.5 out of 100
Electronic Arts – average rating 77.5 out of 100
Nintendo – average rating 76.4 of 100
Ubisoft – average rating 73.7 out of 100
Sony – average rating 71.8 out of 100
Square Enix – average rating of 71 out of 100
Bandai Namco Entertainment – an average score of 71.8 out of 100
Digerati Distribution – an average rating of 69.9 out of 100
NIS America – average rating 69.5 out of 100
Plug In Digital – average rating 69.4 out of 100
Focus Home Interactive – an average rating of 69.8 out of 100

According to, recently, on January 25, Capcom released a remake of Resident Evil 2, which gathered rave reviews from both critics and gamers. In addition, another expected hit from the same publisher – Devil May Cry 5 expects in March. Thus, Capcom has good chances to take top places in the Metacritic rating this year.