Baldur’s Gate 3 overtakes Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom as the highest-rated game of 2023 ‘so far’

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It looks like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally has some serious competition for the potential to win the Game of the Year title. As highlighted VGCthe latest PC release from Larian Studios Baldur’s Gate 3 It has already climbed to the top of Metacritic as the highest rated game of 2023.

Yes, he’s currently ahead of the Kingdom’s Tears critic score with ‘96– get a degree97‘, which also sees it enter the ‘Top 25 Highest Rated Games of All Time’ on the same site. Admittedly, it’s still early days – Baldur’s Gate 3’s score is based on just 18 reviews from critics right now, compared to Zelda which was reviewed by 145 outlets, so all of this could change.

In saying this, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already been hailed as one of the greatest role-playing experiences of all time and lauded for being a “complete” package upon release – so it doesn’t look like enthusiasm for it will slow down anytime soon.

As for user scores on Metacritic, Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently at 9.4 Based on over 3,500 reviews while Kingdom Tears is 8.4 Out of 10 based on 8300+ user reviews. Once again, Baldur’s Gate 3 has only been out for a week.

Some of the other games in Metacritic’s top 10 games so far this year include Metroid Prime Remastered at number three – with a critics’ score of 94a remake of Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 and Street Fighter 6, and Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Wave 4 DLC in eighth place. And there are still many other potentially amazing releases arriving later this year!

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Here at Nintendo Life, we awarded Tears of the Kingdom a score of “impressive” 10 out of 10, calling it “a glorious, triumphant sequel to one of the best video games of all time”. And while Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t be on Switch, you can still check out Larian’s RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2, which released on the hybrid system in 2019.

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