Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly books. As in game, you can find which games are best to play according to Metacritic’s scoring system. But even Metacritic can sometimes get it wrong. So, in this list we will find out the top 7 RPG that are better than their Metascore.
7. ELEX (Score: 62)
ELEX (Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial) is a science fantasy-themed acton RPG developed by Piranha Bytes and published by THQ Nordic. It was released worldwide on October 17, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The game has been described as an “edgy, dark, uncompromising, and complex” post-apocalytpic sci-fi RPG.
ELEX is the post-apocalyptic story of the planet Magalan, which was hit by a comet and brought not only mass destruction for its civilization, but also a mysterious and extremely powerful resource called Elex. Jax, the protagonist is an Alb Commander sent on a special mission until his aircraft is shot down by an unknown enemy and then crashes over a mountain.
6. Alpha Protocol (Score: 64)
Alpha Protocol is an action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Sega. The game was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in May 2010. The player assumes control of agent Michael Thorton, a new recruit at a clandestines US agency called Alpha Protocol. Thorton becomes a rogue agent and must unravel an international conspiracy to stop a war.
5. Mass Effect: Andromeda (Score: 71)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an action RPG developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game is the fourth major entry in the Mass Effect series, and was released in March 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set within the Andromeda Galaxy during the 29th century, where humanity is planning to populate new home worlds.
The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Andromeda Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda following a 634-years sleeper ship journey. Events transpire that result in Ryder becoming humanity’s Pathfinder, who is tasked with finding a new home world for humanity while also dealing with an antagonistic alien species.
4. Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (Score: 72)
Divinity II is an action RPG developed by Larian Studios. Its first release in 2009 was subtitled Ego Draconis and was published by dtp entertainment and in the United States by cdv Software Entertainment. The updated 2011 re-release The Dragon Knight Saga which included the expansion Flames of Vengeance, as well as the final 2012 release as Divinity II: Developer’s Cut.
3. GreedFall (Score: 72)
GreedFall is an action RPG developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game is set in an early 17th century-styled fantasy setting, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 10, 2019, and subsequently in a graphically uplifted version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on June 30, 2021.
An island paradise has been discovered by colonial forces from several distinct nations from fictional lands, but with magic and monsters. Players assume the role of De Sardet, a neutral human who recently arrived at the island, able to ally with either the natives who inhabit the land, or any of the foreign nations competing to conquer and colonize the “new” land, while also trying to find a cure to a mysterious illness.
2. Two Worlds II (Score: 75)
Two Worlds II is an action RPG developed by Polish video game developer Reality Pump and published by TopWare Interactive as a sequel to 2007’s Two Worlds. It was released on November 9, 2010, in Europe for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Two Worlds II is a real-time RPG that takes place in an open fantasy world where players take the role of a single character.
Gandohar has managed to name himself Emperor of Antaloor. The power of the hero is finally exhausted, and he and his sister Kyra are taken prisoner. Everything changes when he is saved by a group of orcs on orders of their prophet, and the prophet seems to know why the hero can get to Gandohar.
1. The Surge 2 (Score: 75)
The Surge 2 is an action RPG developed by Deck13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is the sequel to 2017’s The Surge.
The central plot of The Surge 2 takes place in Jericho City, an advanced metropolis surrounded by a giant wall aimed at stemming the advancement of the nanites. It follows an unnamed male or female character, dubbed the “Warrior”, who is searching for Athena Guttenberg, the granddaughter of CREO founder Jonah Guttenberg.
We can count on Metacritic to choose which games are the best to play. The top rated are surely to be the best around, but it doesn’t mean that the low rated games are not worth playing. The games above are the prove of it. My favorite goes to Mass Effect: Andromeda since this series is popular enough to convince me to play. The game’s rating wasn’t that bad either so it is really worth trying.
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