Surprise, surprise: it turns out “Elden Ring” is a pretty good game. In fact, according to these early reviews, it’s more than good — it’s fantastic. The PlayStation 5 version of “Elden Ring” is currently holding down a very impressive score of 97 on Metacritic with 44 reviews listed. While that score may fluctuate somewhat in the days to come as more reviews are published, a Metascore of 97 that counts 44 reviews is a big deal, to say the least.
“Elden Ring” isn’t faring much worse on other platforms either — at least not by Metacritic’s count. Both the PC and Xbox Series X versions of the game have scores of 95, though it’s worth noting that while the PC version counts 36 reviews, the Xbox Series X version only has 8 listed so far.
To put this in perspective, these scores are enough to make the PS5 version of “Elden Ring” the 15th-best-reviewed game on Metacritic. With a Metascore in the high 90s, “Elden Ring” is enjoying some rarified air that it shares with other titles like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Grand Theft Auto IV,” “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2,” and both “Super Mario Galaxy” titles.