As of August 2014, Metacritic indicates that "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit" is the game with the highest aggregate rating for the PS3, X360 and the PC in the "Need for Speed: game series. For the Nintendo WII, "Need for Speed: Most Wanted U" holds the highest aggregate rating.
Due to variations in game play on different systems, no one game is rated the best on all platforms. To provide a rating for any given game, Metacritic collects reviews from professional critics and gaming publications and weighs the average of the results. The resulting number provides a reasonable overview of the critical response to a game.