The days pass like water and, without realizing it, we are already in the second half of the year. If we look back, we will discover that in the first 6 months they debuted great games that excited the players; some are even shaping up to succeed in the next awards season. That being said, which ones are the best? This week, the Metacritic site shared the list of the 20 best video games of the first half of 2023. Although there are obvious titles, there are also very interesting surprises. The list contemplates the titles that saw the light of day between January 1 and June 30 of this year. They are classified according to the average score by the specialized critic. For cross-platform proposals, only the version with the most reviews was taken into account. Lastly, compilations, DLC packs, and single re-releases were excluded.
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What are the best games of 2023 so far?
It is striking that 2 companies dominate the top of the top. That’s right, Nintendo and Capcom occupy the first 4 positions, while Electronic Arts conquered the number 5 position. Square Enix also occupied privileged places with 2 projects that gave much to talk about in their respective releases. To the surprise of perhaps few people, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom scored a solid 96 and became the best video game of the first half of 2023. Metroid Prime Remastered comes in second with 94. Resident Evil 4 Remake completes the podium with a rating of 93, while Street Fighter 6 sits in fourth place with 92 points. Below, you can see the list of the best games of the first half of 2023: 1.- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch) ― 96 2.- Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch) ― 94 3.- Resident Evil 4 remake (PS5) ― 93 4.- Street Fighter 6 (PS5) ― 92 5.- Dead Space (PS5) ― 89 6.- Final Fantasy XVI (PS5) ― 88 7.- Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (Switch) ― 87 8.- Hi-Fi Rush (Xbox Series X) ― 87 9.- Diablo IV (PC) ― 87 10.- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PS5) ― 85 11.- Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo ( Switch) ― 85 12.- Humanity (PS5) ― 85 13.- A Space For The Unbound (Switch) ― 85 14.- Octopath Traveler II (Switch) ― 84 15.- The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (PC) ― 84 16.- Hogwarts Legacy (PS5) ― 84 17.- Cassette Beasts (PC) ― 84 18.- Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society (Switch) ― 83 19.- Age of Wonders 4 (PC) ― 83 20. – Doomblade (PC) ― 83 Without a doubt, the titles that appear in the top 20 are very varied and appeal to all kinds of tastes. Likewise, there are proposals for established franchises and new IPs. Another interesting detail worth noting is that there are both AAA and smaller-scale indie games. But tell us, which titles from the list did you try? What is your favorite? Let us read you in the comments. Click here to read more news related to the video game industry.
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