In a remarkable triumph, Baldur’s Gate 3 has risen to claim the title of the highest-rated video game in history, unseating renowned classics like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Elden Ring.
The crowning glory comes as a result of its stellar performance on OpenCritic, a review aggregation site that amalgamates diverse critics’ assessments, including our own in-depth Baldur’s Gate 3 review.
The game’s ascension to the pinnacle of the all-time chart coincides with its meteoric ascent as the most esteemed PC game on Metacritic. What’s more, fans of Baldur’s Gate 3 have not only acclaimed its brilliance but also shattered Steam’s player records, elevating its standing even higher.
Baldur’s Gate 3: A Triumph Beyond Compare
At this moment, Baldur’s Gate 3 basks in the limelight with an impressive critic score of 97, sharing the pedestal with the illustrious Super Mario Odyssey from 2017. Tailing closely are Zelda Breath of the Wild, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, and Red Dead Redemption 2, all boasting a score of 96.
However, it’s the resounding 100% ‘critics recommend’ score that propels Baldur’s Gate 3 to the zenith, slightly surpassing Super Mario Odyssey’s 98%. Another notable contender, the role-playing epic Elden Ring, claims an overall score of 95 and a commendable 98% recommended score on OpenCritic.
Guided by the finest Baldur’s Gate 3 builds, the Larian Studios masterpiece invites players to traverse the sprawling and immersive landscape of the legendary Forgotten Realms.
Beyond its triumph on OpenCritic, Baldur’s Gate 3 now holds the prestigious distinction of being the highest-rated PC game on Metacritic, a feat achieved by a hair’s breadth over the acclaimed title Disco Elysium. With a user score of 9.1, Baldur’s Gate 3 triumphs over Disco Elysium’s 8.3.
Baldur’s Gate 3: A Phenomenon in Player Engagement
Naturally, the exuberance surrounding Baldur’s Gate 3 is mirrored in the surging player count on Steam, reaching a new zenith over the past weekend. On a remarkable Sunday, August 13th, Baldur’s Gate 3 witnessed a remarkable surge with a record-breaking peak of 875,343 concurrent players exploring its open-world marvels in unison.
Notably, this milestone places Baldur’s Gate 3 just shy of Hogwarts Legacy, which secured a player count of 379,308, positioning it as one of the most played games in 2023. It is undeniable that Larian Studios has accomplished an extraordinary feat.
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