Skyrim the first western game to get 40/40 Famitsu score

Pin another achievement to Bethesda’s chest: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become the first western title to receive full marks from Japanese games magazine Famitsu.

Some other western titles have come close though: Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gears of War 3, and FIFA 12 all received 39/40 scores.

Famous for being brutally critical, the publication has awarded only 16 others the top honors in its 25-year history. It’s softened up a bit in recent years though, with ten of the perfect 40s having been awarded in the last three years.