Which console does best and worst in each genre?

We've split the results into two kinds for each console. The first, in lighter colours, is the average score for all games in each genre. The bolder coloured bars represent the average scores from just the top 5 best-scoring games in each category.

The thinking here is that the average gamer is unlikely to buy more than 5 games in one genre on their machine, so this figure is a more accurate representation of how good each console is for each type of game to the average gamer. OK then,here we go:

If you then tot up these scores and find an average of those, you start to get a picture of which console has the best quality of games...

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.