Skyrim is Famitsu's first Western perfect score

Japan's biggest gamining magazine Famitsu has given its 17th perfect 40/40 score - and it's notably the first time the accolade has ever been given to a Western-made game.

The strange score out of 40 is because Famitsu has each game scored out of 10 by 4 different members of the magazine's staff - thus giving a greater overall view of what different types of gamers might think of a game.

We gave Skyrim a pretty high score ourselves, but to be the only Western game to recieve a perfect score in the magazine's 25-year history is quite the achievement. It joins the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (The first perfect score), Vagrant Story, Nintendogs, Final Fantasy XII, Bayonetta, Pokemon Black and White and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - quite impressive company to keep.