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The Callisto Protocol’s Metacritic Score is Out – How Does it Compare to Dead Space?

Which game is better, The Callisto Protocol or Dead Space?

by Grant Testa

The Callisto Protocol is here at last. The long-awaited sci-fi survival horror debut from Striking Distance Studios and published by Krafton, has officially launched on December 2, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. With its arrival comes the first critic reviews for the game, which many gamers use to make purchasing decisions. Fans have waited with bated breath, wondering how the new IP from Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield would stack up against the title that The Callisto Protocol’s director is synonymous with. Here is The Callisto Protocol’s Metacritic Score for each platform and how it compares to the three entries in the Dead Space franchise.

The Callisto Protocol Metacritic Score

While there is still some potential for increasing or decreasing since the game just launched, as of this writing, The Callisto Protocol holds the following Metascores: 80 on PC, 76 on PS5, and 73 on Xbox Series X|S. Currently, there are no Metacritic reviews for the last-gen PS4 or Xbox One versions.

It may come as a surprise that the PC version of The Callisto Protocol is currently the most well-received, as many reviewers and gamers giving their first impressions of Striking Distance’s debut have noted a litany of performance issues and bugs that have hindered their enjoyment on PC. Also, others have argued that the PlayStation 5 has the best hardware to experience the game. It appears (for the time being) that Metacritic has dispelled this notion.

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How does The Callisto Protocol’s Metacritic Score Compare to the Dead Space Franchise?

As of this writing, it appears that The Callisto Protocol has not quite crawled out from under the shadow of Dead Space. The first Dead Space game, released in 2008, holds an 86 Metascore for PC, an 88 for PS3, and an 89 for Xbox 360. Dead Space 2, the acclaimed sequel, attained an 87 Metascore for PC, an 89 for PS3, and a 90 with a “Metacritic Must Play” designation on Xbox 360. The Callisto Protocol is more in-line with Dead Space 3’s reviews, which mustered a 76 Metascore on PS3, and a 78 on PC and Xbox 360.

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However, while the critic scores remain relatively mixed for what was supposed to be one of the year’s greatest games, there are still no user scores available yet, which will help to clarify how fans have received The Callisto Protocol.

For more news, reviews, guides, and features on The Callisto Protocol and the videogame industry in general, Prima Games is your go-to source.

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Grant Testa

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