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Metacritic's 10 best-rated 2023 games are all remakes/remasters - except one

Metacritic's 10 best-rated 2023 games are all remakes/remasters - except one

All but one of Metacritics 10 best rated games of the year are remakes or remasters

According to Metacritics ‘Top 10 Best Videogames of 2023’, nine out of the ten highest-rated games on the platform at the moment are remakes or remasters, with only one game being a 100% original creation.

At the top of the list in the number one spot is the critically-acclaimed Metroid Prime Remastered, followed very closely by The Witcher 3: Complete Edition and the Resident Evil 4 remake which actually owns three spots on the list for its PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ports respectively.

Moving down the list there’s also Tetris Effect: Connected, Persona 4: Golden (which secured two spots for its Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X ports) the Dead Space remake, and finally, the only game not a remake or remaster, Hi-Fi Rush.

Obviously remakes and remasters are dominating the space when it comes to new releases, and there’s even more on the way with games like Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth and the Silent Hill 2 remake, so they’re definitely not going away anytime soon.

While some may argue that there’s a lack of originality in new releases nowadays, with many studios retreading familiar ground or bringing a beloved game or series back to life, you can’t argue a lack of quality. Resident Evil 4 alone is already one of the highest-rated games of the year and it hasn’t even officially released yet!

However, with big new releases on the horizon like Legend of Zelda:Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor and Starfield, the balance could well and truly shift in favour of original releases…

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Topics: Resident Evil 4