A newly released indie has the highest average rating on Xbox Series X and PS5 , according to reviews collected by the Metacritic aggregator.
The game in question is Hades , the roguelike made by Supergiant Games and originally released only on PC and shortly after on Nintendo Switch.
The Xbox and PlayStation versions have only arrived in stores a few days ago, but the reception from the press has been exceptional.
This reception is anything but surprising, if we consider that in 2020 the title gave a hard time as GOTY to a giant of the level of The Last of Us Part II .
And the results recorded on Xbox Series X and PS5 are in line with those very high expectations set by Hades so far.
As reported by Twisted Voxel , the PlayStation 5 version has an average (metascore) score on Metacritic of 93/100.
This result allows him to type:
- Demon’s Souls (92)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (90)
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (89)
On the Xbox Series X | S, the average score is even higher, reaching a round 94/100 which allows it to pass:
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (90)
- It Takes Two (89)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (89)
On the Nintendo Switch, a long-established platform, the competition is really fierce; nevertheless, Hades still finished fourth with a score of 93.
With this result it settles just behind:
- The House in Fata Morgana (98)
- Super Mario Odyssey (97)
- The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (97)
Of course, as we get deeper into the generation, it’s easy to assume that competitors are starting to flock soon on both Xbox Series X and PS5.
For the moment, however, waiting for games of the caliber of Horizon Forbidden West – in the odor of postponement to 2022 – Hades is relatively free.
From the point of view of the average score, 2021 was not particularly prosperous for PS5: let’s think for example of Returnal , a title that is appreciated and also in the same vein as Hades, but very distant in terms of votes.
The same goes for Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart which, despite cross-acceptance, failed to get on the podium.
If you liked Hades , give Returnal a chance: the PS5 exclusive is now on offer on Amazon