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01st Mar 2022

Elden Ring has the third-highest review score in the history of video games

Rory Cashin

It now ranks alongside GTAV and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Released last week on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC, Elden Ring quickly took over pretty much every conversation around gaming online this week, as critics began throwing more stars at it than a well-armed ninja, and players showed off how they managed to “git gud” as quickly as they did.

With a story provided by Game Of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin, and gameplay developed by the folks behind the infamously difficult Dark Souls/Bloodborne/Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice folks, Elden Ring will absolutely not be a game for everyone, with a difficulty curve that will be far-from-approachable for casual gamers.

However, for those who are willing to dash themselves against a wall over and over again with the hopes of slowly eroding away at that ferocious difficulty, then Elden Ring holds a vast, beautiful and staggeringly deep world to get lost in.

Practically every single critic is in agreement on Elden Ring’s brilliance, as the game currently holds the joint third-highest score in the history of the review aggregate website Metacritic.

As per that site, here is the breakdown of the highest scoring games of all time:

99% – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

98% – Grand Theft Auto IV, SoulCaliber, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

97% – Elden Ring, Super Mario Galaxy, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Perfect Dark, Metroid Prime, Grand Theft Auto III, Super Mario Odyssey, Halo: Combat Evolved, NFL 2k1.

Again, this game absolutely will not be for everyone, but if you want try out what is essentially one of the greatest games of all time, Elden Ring is available to buy right now.

Clip via Bandi Namco