Baldur’s Gate 3 is Now the Top-Rated PC Game of All Time

Baldur’s Gate 3 is Now the Top-Rated PC Game of All Time: Baldur’s Gate 3 has achieved an unprecedented milestone, establishing itself as the unparalleled highest-rated PC game of all time, surmounting even the most esteemed titles in terms of critical acclaim.

Baldur's Gate 3 is Now the Highest-Rated PC Game of All Time
Baldur’s Gate 3 is Now the Highest-Rated PC Game of All Time

The Remarkable Reception from Critics and Players

This masterpiece has not only garnered exceptional recognition from critics but has also left an indelible mark in the realm of user ratings, securing a position among the elite ranks of the top ten highest-rated PC games based on enthusiastic player reviews.

With a mere ten days into its market debut, Baldur’s Gate 3 confidently seized the coveted title of the highest-rated PC game of all time. This accomplishment should hardly be surprising, considering that it had already claimed the accolade of being the highest-rated new game of 2023 across all gaming platforms.

While the first two installments of this iconic franchise showcased BioWare’s prowess in crafting ambitious narrative-driven role-playing games, the third iteration was artfully orchestrated by the RPG veterans at Larian Studios. These experts acquired the license for the Dungeons and Dragons IP that underpins Baldur’s Gate from Wizards of the Coast. The seamless transition in development teams resulted in the release of a game that beautifully completes the astonishingly consistent Baldur’s Gate trilogy.

Elevated Critical Acclaim

In yet another testament to its universal acclaim, Baldur’s Gate 3 has now solidified its position as the highest-rated PC game of all time, boasting an impressive overall critic score of 97 on the esteemed review aggregator, Metacritic. Although Disco Elysium: The Final Cut also attained this score, Larian’s RPG reigns supreme over ZA/UM’s creation due to the sheer volume of reviews it has received, surpassing its competitor by 16 reviews as of August 14th. The anticipation surrounding this milestone was palpable within the gaming community, as Baldur’s Gate 3 rapidly approached and then claimed the title of the highest-rated PC game ever within days of its August 3rd release.

Best PC Games of All Time

Dethroning its rivals, Baldur’s Gate 3 stands atop the list of the best PC games of all time:

  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  3. Half-Life 2
  4. Grand Theft Auto 5
  5. The Orange Box
  6. Half-Life
  7. BioShock
  8. Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
  9. Persona 5 Royal
  10. Portal 2

Larian’s newest RPG has also ascended to the echelons of the top ten highest-user-rated PC games of all time, amassing nearly 5,900 player reviews with an impressive average score of 9.1. This achievement places it comfortably within the tenth spot in this prestigious category. Contextually, the nine games preceding it slightly outshine Baldur’s Gate 3 with a marginally superior average player score of 9.2. Additionally, Baldur’s Gate 3’s arrival has resulted in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim relinquishing its position in the top 10 highest-rated PC games of all time. Notably, this esteemed list now features two titles from the Baldur’s Gate franchise, with the second installment, Shadows of Amn, ranking eighth.

Metacritic’s all-time PC top 10 has undergone three transformative shifts within a span of just three years. The triumph of Baldur’s Gate 3 follows the successes of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut and Persona 5 Royal, released in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The last addition to the list before this triumvirate was the 2015 PC port of Grand Theft Auto 5, which currently secures the fourth position.

When considering multi-platform rankings, Baldur’s Gate 3 impressively claims the ninth spot among the highest-rated games ever produced. It shares an aggregate score of 97 with Red Dead Redemption 2 and the two Super Mario Galaxy games. The horizon holds the promise of even greater accomplishments as the game’s impending console ports might propel it further up these rankings. Notably, the versions of Baldur’s Gate 3 for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 will present unique gameplay experiences distinct from the PC edition.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC, with its release on PS5 scheduled for September 6th. Enthusiasts can also eagerly anticipate its arrival on the Xbox Series X/S, as a dedicated port for this console is also currently in development.

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