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Baldur’s Gate 3 Metacritic Score Revealed

How did critics and fans rate Baldur's Gate 3?

Following its August 3, 2023 launch for PC, Baldur’s Gate 3, the latest installment in the long running series of the same name has received its official Metacritic scores from critics and users. Let’s take a look at the review consensus surrounding the highly anticipated RPG, as we examine the aggregate critic and audience ratings for Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 PC Metacritic Score

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As of this writing Baldur’s Gate 3 has achieved the following Metacritic scores.

  • 95 Metascore (PC)
  • 9.2 User Score (PC)

These high ratings signify universal acclaim for Baldur’s Gate 3, placing it among 2023’s most hailed titles, even in one of the most competitive years in the history of gaming. Currently, Baldur’s Gate 3 finds itself squarely in the game of the year conversation, as based on its rating, the Dungeons & Dragons universe RPG is positioned second among the year’s new releases, only trailing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Furthermore, thanks to its 95 Metascore, Baldur’s Gate 3 ranks in a statistical tie for seventh place in Metacritic’s all-time PC rankings, cementing the newly released title as an all-time classic, merely days after its release.

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Baldur’s Gate III vs. the Baldur’s Gate Series

In a renowned series, Baldur’s Gate 3 has made history, as it is currently tied with 2000’s Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn for the top spot in the franchise’s history. While Baldur’s Gate 3’s score is still subject to change, based on its reviews, the latest series entry rates among Baldur’s Gate’s best.

Where are the Baldur’s Gate III Console Metascores?

Currently, there are no other Metacritic ratings for Baldur’s Gate 3, as it is only available on PC, but is set to release on consoles at a later date. Larian Studios’ acclaimed RPG will arrive for PS5 on September 6, 2023, while the Xbox Series X|S version’s release date remains unknown.

For more Metacritic score reveals, check out how critics and audiences rated the newly released Remnant II.

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