Famitsu Gives 'GTA IV' Higher Score Than 'LittleBigPlanet'


Posted October 22, 2008 - By Brian Leahy

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has given a review score of 39/40 to Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PS3, PC), which received a 10,10,9,10 from their four reviewers. This is notable for two reasons:

  1. Famitsu generally rates most Western games lower than Western reviewers.
  2. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) got a 38/40 with scores of 10,10,9,9.

Now, before you get all outraged that LittleBigPlanet got a lower score, remember that a 38/40 from Famitsu is a great score for any game.

Does this mean that one game is better than the other? Not at all as they are completely different games. It just comes as a surprise to us as LittleBigPlanet seems much more suited to Japanese audiences than Grand Theft Auto IV, but hey, they like those Yakuza games, right?


Famitsu Gives 'GTA IV' Higher Score Than 'LittleBigPlanet'


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