It's felt like Baldur's Gate 3 would be a hit for quite some time, but we didn't quite expect it to have such a colossal impact. The highly anticipated RPG isn't out on PS5 until next month, but PC reviews, impressions, and reviews-in-progress are painting a frankly ridiculous picture. Indeed, on its current trajectory, Baldur's Gate 3 is going to be counted among the greatest RPGs ever made.
So, just to make our wait for the game even harder here in the PlayStation Nation, we've gathered together a bunch of quotes from those who are already done with what is a seemingly epic adventure. For additional context, Baldur's Gate 3 has a staggering 97 on Metacritic at the time of writing, based on 37 critic reviews. It's currently the highest rated game of 2023 so far.
Here's hoping that the game lives up to the hype when it arrives on PS5 in early September. We will, of course, have our own PlayStation-focused review of Baldur's Gate 3 around that time.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a fine contender for one of the best video game RPGs ever made. It’s the most ambitious RPG out there, and the painstakingly accurate rendition of Dungeons & Dragons will delight fans. A must-play, even if some frustrations with D&D’s format might grate.
Baldur's Gate 3 is the most successful and authentic take on D&D in the tabletop franchise's 50-year history. Its complexity and size might be daunting for novices, but the breadth and depth of Baldur's Gate 3's world make this a once-in-a-generation achievement.
RPG Site - 10/10
Baldur’s Gate 3 carries forward the sort of gargantuan scope that only comes around in role-playing games a couple of times a generation, the scope that seems impossible to imagine a company successfully crafting in this age of ever-ballooning budgets and ever-increasing consumer demands.
Gamereactor UK - 10/10
If you like role-playing games, Baldur's Gate 3 is the highlight of the year and one of the best games in its genre in recent years.
Baldur’s Gate 3, like its titular city, is a towering landmark of an RPG. Bustling with life, brimming with scope, and bursting with imagination.
PC Gamer - 97/100
Baldur's Gate 3 is an unrivalled RPG that will swallow your life whole.
Wccftech - 9.5/10
After years in development, Baldur's Gate 3 definitely exceeded all expectations, and in the best possible way.
IGN - Review-in-Progress
On the whole, I really am loving Baldur's Gate 3 so far. It definitely has some blemishes, from minor bugs to a combat system that I don't exactly adore at lower levels. But I’ve been waiting 14 years for another alignment of the planets like Dragon Age: Origins, when an old-school CRPG got a big enough budget to look like a high quality animated movie – but the design hadn't been completely steered in the wrong direction in a misguided attempt to reach a different market like the later two Dragon Ages. This is the closest anyone has ever come to recapturing that magic.
CohhCarnage - Mid-Playthrough Thoughts
Baldur's Gate 3 is one of the best games I have ever played [...] this game, so far, has done almost everything right for me.