Baldur’s Gate 3 has clinched the crown for the highest-rated game on Metacritic in 2023. Larian’s RPG has toppled even the heavyweight contender The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK).
As reported recently, Baldur’s Gate 3 has shattered records for concurrent player counts on Steam. And now, it has successfully claimed the prestigious top spot on Metacritic’s Best Video Games for 2023 with a Metascore of 97. Previously, said position was held by TotK. However, Nintendo’s masterpiece is now in second place with a score of 96.
The Japanese title continues to stand as one of the standout performers. All thanks to its innovative gameplay and mechanics, stunning visuals, and remarkable soundtracks. Nevertheless, its plot has emerged as a significant concern. Thus, leaving a foul aftertaste for many lore lovers who have reached the game’s conclusion. If you are interested in exploring the various shortcomings of TotK’s plot, check out this article:
As for Baldur’s Gate 3, the fervor surrounding it has translated into impressive sales figures. The PlayStation Network has seen a notable uptick in pre-orders. And the heat emanated from said title has only increased, all fueled by the praise from both players and critics alike.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has solidified its position as one of the 2023 leading games, at least for the time being. However, other sources of critics are still in the process of valuing Larian’s RPG. And so, we must remain patient to observe how things will unfold. After all, the initial reviews for Diablo IV were remarkably positive as well. But after approximately a month, its User Score plummeted drastically. This serves as a cautionary tale about the evolving nature of game reception.
One thing is for sure: the battle for this year’s GOTY title will reach unprecedented levels of intensity. Baldur’s Gate will have to face formidable contestants just like Tears of the Kingdom. Furthermore, the impending arrival of Starfield and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is looming on the horizon. While they are still in the wings and yet to make their grand entrance, the two undoubtedly possess the power to vie for the GOTY crown as well.