26 September 2023

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Surpasses Tears of the Kingdom as Highest Rated Game of 2023

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Surpasses Tears of the Kingdom as Highest Rated Game of 2023

In a surprising turn of events, Baldur’s Gate 3 has overtaken Tears of the Kingdom as the best reviewed game of 2023. Despite Tears of the Kingdom’s initial stronghold on the top spot since its release, Baldur’s Gate 3 has managed to secure a score of 97 on Metacritic, surpassing Tears of the Kingdom one point and solidifying its position as the highest rated game of the year.

However, it’s important to note that there is a substantial difference in the number of reviews for each game. Tears of the Kingdom currently boasts 145 critic reviews, while Baldur’s Gate 3 is based on only 21 reviews. This discrepancy suggests that Tears of the Kingdom may have had a higher chance of receiving lower scores. Additionally, Baldur’s Gate 3 is exclusively available on PC, which means that not every gaming site has had the opportunity to review it yet. Furthermore, given its vast scale and length, with 170 hours of cutscenes alone, some outlets may not have published their reviews at the time of writing.

Ultimately, the number of review scores should not be the sole determining factor in choosing which game to enjoy. Both Tears of the Kingdom and Baldur’s Gate 3 offer unique experiences and are worth exploring.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has exceeded expectations in other aspects as well. Not only has it claimed the title of the highest rated game of the year, but it has also become the ninth most played game on Steam of all time. This achievement is particularly remarkable for a single-player game and has come as a surprise to the developer, Larian Studios.

– Metacritic
– OpenCritic
– Steam

1. Metacritic: A website that aggregates review scores for films, TV shows, music albums, and video games from various publications.
2. OpenCritic: A review aggregator website for video games that compiles scores from gaming critics and provides an overall rating for each game.
3. Steam: A digital distribution platform for video games.