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Starfield’s Metacritic score continues to drop as it nearly slides out of 2023’s top 50 games

Kate Harrold

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Starfield’s Metacritic score continues to drop as it nearly slides out of 2023’s top 50 games

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Starfield is undeniably a colossal success and yet, it’s almost dropped out of 2023’s top 50 games on Metacritic.

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Already, many are saying that 2023 has been a historic year for gaming. Starfield, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Alan Wake 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, Baldur’s Gate 3, Resident Evil 4, and Sea of Stars all in the same year? Phwoar. And there are plenty of exciting titles I haven’t even mentioned. In our 10 out of 10 review for Starfield, we deemed the game’s scale to be “revolutionary” but its impressive scope and storyline hasn’t stopped it from slipping down the charts.

Take a look at our video review of Starfield below.

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As reported by ComicBook, the game’s score has dipped to 83 on Metacritic as several late reviews trickle in. It should be noted that this score of 83 refers to the Xbox version of the game. The PC edition fares slightly better with a score of 87. With that in mind, Starfield is now the 49th highest-rated game of the year - nearly having fallen out of the top 50.

The user score for the game sits at 6.6 on Xbox and 5.6 on PC. I’d take both of those scores with a pinch of salt though. While there is valid criticism aimed at the game, it’s also clear that those scores have been affected by review-bombing.

In our review, we wrote, “Every now and then, a new game comes along that changes our perception of what the industry is capable of. Starfield is that game. This is beyond what we’ve come to know an open-world to be. Bethesda has created a universe that, despite its vast scale, maintains interest and an impressive attention to detail throughout.”

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, PC

Kate Harrold
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