Newly released game is already third best reviewed game of all time
The game will be available for PS5 players very, very soon...
In the grand history of video games, no game has hit a perfect 100 on review aggregate website Metacritic, although some have come very close.
1998's The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time scored 99, while 1998's SoulCalibur, 2000's Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, and 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV all scored 98.
A number of releases currently have the joint-third highest score of 97, from 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved to 2018's Red Dead Redemption 2 all the way up to 2021's Disco Elysium: The Final Cut.
And a new addition to that 97 percentile is new release Baldur's Gate 3, which arrived on PC this week and due to be available for PS5 players in just a few weeks time.
Multiple outlets have scored Baldur's Gate 3 with perfect scores, and the game has already surpassed the critical review score of its biggest 2023 competition so far; The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom scored 96 when it launched back in May.
As for those glowing reviews, take a look see:
Guardian - "Baldur’s Gate 3, like its titular city, is a towering landmark of an RPG. Bustling with life, brimming with scope, and bursting with imagination."
IGN - "It's a must-play masterpiece that sets a new bar in the RPG universe. Even at over a hundred hours, it never fails to surprise and impress with a deep story, hypnotic villains, enticing companions, a world where you can get lost forever and a combat system that rewards creativity. But more than all this, Baldur's Gate 3 is the fruit of the passion and love of an entire team that has dedicated body and soul to capture the magic of video games."
Gaming Bolt - "Baldur's Gate 3 redefines what a role-playing game can offer in character-building, combat, and choice."
Game Rant - "It has heart, it has style, and it has the multi-year effort of a studio that obviously loves its source material. The mind-blowing size of the game itself and everything contained within is a testament to Larian Studios' dedication to its craft and commitment to bringing something incredible to the gaming public."
Baldur's Gate 3 is available on PC right now, set to arrive on PS5 and Mac on Wednesday 6 September, with a planned but unconfirmed release for Xbox Series X|S on the way.
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