After years of waiting, one of the biggest games of 2023 arrives. Starfield, Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years, officially launches today as Early Access and will launch globally on September 6. The title is an ambitious and anticipated galactic exploration that hopes to become a “must have” game for PC and Xbox Series X| S.
Most of Starfield’s reviews are positive, commenting that the game is a galactic experience and there is no shortage of content to explore. Some reviewers praised Bethesda for creating an engaging new world, while others noted that the vast space of Starfield was still not as captivating as the lands of Skyrim or Fallout. Bethesda worked hard to deliver a more polished game and encountered fewer technical issues than the studio’s previous games.
Starfield is impressive in scale, from the sheer number of star systems and planets players can travel to to the multitude of gameplay mechanics that tie the experience together. But once players understand how big ideas connect from a narrative and technical perspective, dreams of a great space journey will be shattered.
On Metacritic, Starfield currently has a score of 87/100 from 40 critics for the Xbox Series X|S version, with the PC version receiving 88 from 42 critics. This puts Bethesda’s newest RPG title on the list of the best games of 2023, though for now Starfield has yet to catch games with 90+ review scores like Baldur’s Gate 3, Resident Evil 4, and more Street Fighter 6.
Here’s a summary of Starfield’s rating points: