Surprise, surprise – the game we've all been waiting for, Elden Ring, is a hit in the eyes of critics, and very soon gamers everywhere will be able to get their hands on it.
While it takes a few days to gauge general public perception, review scores on sites like Opencritic e Metacritic are remarkably high – there are dozens more being played than in the final week of Strictly Come Dancing…
On next-gen consoles, game scores Elden Ring are so impressive that it is currently the highest rated game on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S., and there are only a few games that have achieved highest scores in console gaming history.
Depending on which review aggregator you see, the numbers are a little different, so let's break them down a bit here. In addition, it is worth noting that, due to its size, there are still many analyzes of Elden Ring in progress out there that have yet to score a score (ourselves included), but that's the way things are at the time of writing.
Let's start with Metacritic, where Elden Ring currently has an average score of 97. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, that makes pretty clear the top-rated previous game on both platforms, Hades, which achieved a score of 93. It also sees you go through essential current-gen experiences such as Forza Horizon 5.
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When looking at Metacritic scores for previous generations of PlayStation and Xbox consoles, there are only two that managed to achieve higher averages than Elden Ring's 97 - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on the original PlayStation and Grand Theft Auto 4 on the Xbox 360. . Both games sit at 98.
Elden Ring also joins a number of classic console games at Club 97, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not bad company, huh?
While Elden Ring tops the charts for current-gen consoles, its PC score of 95 is slightly lower. That's still enough to place it in the top ten PC games of all time. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut remains the highest rated title on PC at 97.
It's a similar story on OpenCritic, where Elden Ring currently has a score of 96. Only one game on all platforms in Open Critic's review records (which only date back to 2013) has a score of 97 to beat Elden Ring, and that's is Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch.
Elden Ring shares its average score of 96 reviews with just the three previously mentioned games: Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 5, and Breath of the Wild.
So this is pretty conclusive evidence that Elden Ring is one of the greatest console games ever made. Even if its rating drops a point or two as more critics complete their reviews in the coming days, it will still be considered a classic and essential title.