After delays and uncertainty, Redfall has finally launched on PC and Xbox Series X|S on May 1, 2023. The new first-person shooter developed by Arkane Studios Austin and published by Bethesda Softworks was one of 2023’s most highly anticipated console exclusives of the year. The game has also officially received its first critic scores from the review aggregator Metacritic. So, was Redfall’s open world, vampire-slaying combat able to live up to the hype? Let’s take a look, as we examine how critics received the new FPS, and examine how it compares to previous Arkane Studios games.
As of this writing Redfall has obtained the following critic Metascores:
- 62 on PC
- 64 on Xbox Series X|S
This score signals mixed reviews from critics and is clearly a disappointing result for the long-awaited title. Redfall does not currently rate in the top 100 games in the history of the Xbox Series X|S or PC, per Metacritic’s rankings.
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Redfall vs. Past Arkane Games
Arkane Studios is a name held in high regard based on many of the developer’s past acclaimed experiences. These include game of the year nominated works like Dishonored (2012), Dishonored 2 (2016), Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017) and Deathloop (2021), as well as positively received titles like Prey (2017), and many others. Here are Arkane’s all-time console and PC rankings according to Metacritic:
Past Arkane Console and PC Metacritic Rankings
- Dishonored: 91 (PC), 89 (PS3), 88 (Xbox 360)
- Deathloop: 87 (PC) 88 (PS5), 89 (Xbox Series X|S)
- Dishonored 2: 86 (PC), 88 (PS4), 88 (Xbox One)
- Prey: PC (82), 79 (PS4), 84 (Xbox One)
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider: 81 (PC), 82 (PS4), 84 (Xbox One)
- Arx Fatalis: 77 (PC), 71 (Xbox)
- Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: 72 (PC), 52 (Xbox 360)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood: 69 (PC), 63 (PS4), 66 (Switch) 68 (Xbox One)
- Redfall: 62 (PC), 64 (Xbox Series X|S)
- Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot: 54 (PC), 50 (PS4)
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