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A New Champion in Metacritic Rankings, as Baldur's Gate 3 Overtakes Tears of the Kingdom

By Xueyang
Aug. 10, 2023 updated 06:04

In a surprise development that underscores the incredible success of Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios' game has edged past The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to become the highest-rated game of 2023 on Metacritic. The game's Metascore of 97, a rare feat, surpasses Tears of the Kingdom's 96, signifying a new champion in the industry this year.

The triumph of Baldur's Gate 3 is even more notable given that it only launched on PC on August 3. The game's dense content and lengthy playthrough (around 55 hours in the first playthrough alone) have meant that many reviewers are yet to finish it. As more reviews come in, the overall score may adjust, but the initial response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Of the first 14 reviews, a handful have awarded Baldur's Gate 3 perfect scores, resulting in a weighted average that currently sits higher than any other game launched this year. This remarkable feat has garnered significant buzz and recognition for the title.

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Baldur's Gate 3's success is not merely about numbers. Its achievement lies in the perfection of the RPG genre, while staying true to its Dungeons & Dragons roots. The game's rich content, engaging storyline, and attention to detail have led to rave reviews and cemented its position at the top.

It is essential to note that the game's rating on Metacritic is a dynamic number, and it may ebb and flow as more outlets get reviews out. But for now, Baldur's Gate 3 sits atop the throne, showcasing its unparalleled quality and appeal.

Source: Metacritic