Elden Ring Reviews Among Highest-Rated Video Games Ever
Beginning with the announced collaboration of George R.R. Martin and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware, to teasing awaiting fans for what seems like a decade, and finally unleashing a flurry of stunning gameplay showcases, the release date for the long-hyped Elden Ring has very nearly arrived. Presenting a visually impressive open-world iteration of the action-heavy “SoulsBourne” genre, the latest from Hidetaka Miyazaki has looked to feature some of the most creative and unique spins on the series thus far, teasing new depths of lore, enemy design, and combat.
With a release date very nearly arrived, the first reviews have begun to roll in for Elden Ring, painting a very exciting picture for the FromSoftware release. According to emerging reviews, critics have showered Elden Ring with praise, hailing its top-notch design and stunning evolution of the Souls genre, with some even calling the title Miyazaki’s masterpiece. Reviews have proven so stellar that Elden Ring has topped the best-rated lists for PS5 and Xbox Series X on review aggregator Metacritic and has currently earned the #12 spot in the site’s all-time rankings.
— metacritic (@metacritic) February 23, 2022
Elden Ring Review Round-Up
- Eurogamer – “Glorious”
“Elden Ring remains a glorious game, one that established fans are going to savour for some time to come, and one that may just welcome new fans into the FromSoft fold. Sumptuous visual design, dark and detailed lore and a vast-but-intricate open world are reason enough to venture out into the Lands Between. Add to that FromSoftware’s unforgiving and unforgettable gameplay loop and this is something truly special.”
- Game Informer – 100/100
“Elden Ring challenged me, captivated me, and enchanted me, an unyielding deluge of discovery and artistic vision unbound. Elden Ring represents a truly amazing combination of various game elements that all come together to create something fascinating, special, and unforgettable. Elden Ring isn’t just the best game this year; it’s one of the best games ever made.”
- GameSpot – 100/100
“In a genre that has become wrought with bloated and over-designed games, Elden Ring is defiantly contrarian in almost every way. Its commitment to design by subtraction and to placing the responsibility of charting a path through its world entirely on the player makes it stand head and shoulders above other open-world titles. Elden Ring takes the shards of what came before and forges them into something that will go down in history as one of the all-time greats: a triumph in design and creativity, and an open-world game that distinguishes itself for what it doesn’t do as much as what it does.”
- IGN – 100/100
“Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
- Windows Central – 100/100
“Miyazaki and company have delivered a fantasy epic that viciously scrapes and claws its way into the pantheon of unforgettably important video games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s most remarkable work so far and stands confidently as one of the greatest RPGs of all time.”
Elden Ring releases for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X/S on February 25th.
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