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Baldur’s Gate 3, the highly acclaimed RPG from Larian Studios, has taken The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s crown – and is currently the highest rated game of the year on Metacritic. It’s worth noting that reviews so far are only based on the PC version – it’s coming to the PS5 next month – and only 18 appraisals have been aggregated to achieve its impressive 97 rating thus far. Nintendo’s latest and greatest has 145 reviews attached to its similarly outstanding 96 score.

But even if the score for Baldur’s Gate 3 does eventually fall, it’s clearly going to be one of the best games of the year by far. Sony appears to have lucked out here, as issues with the Xbox Series S version of the game mean it’ll be an unintended PS5 console exclusive when it launches on 6th September. Pre-orders on the PS Store have shot up in the aftermath of the acclaimed PC release, and it looks poised to be an enormous hit on the new-gen console.

It all sets up a blockbuster end to the year, with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 due out in October as well. Will you be rolling with Baldur’s Gate 3 when it drops in a few weeks’ time? Play your way in the comments section below.

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