In 2020, Hades was officially released, coming out if its Early Access phase and unleashing itself upon the unsuspecting video game world. Since then it’s been heralded as one of the finest titles in recent memory, and becoming Supergiant’s darling in the process. We’re now almost a year into the game’s full release, and it’s making some more waves in the community. The game has achieved a new accolade, and a fairly unique one at that. Hades recently launched for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/Series S, and it was critically acclaimed once again. This gave Hades some more high ratings on Metacritic, a 93 and a 94, which means that it’s now the highest rated next-generation title on review site.
It tops the Metacritic score of other critically-acclaimed games like Ori and the Will of the Wisp and Demon’s Souls https://t.co/jKpnBZQtbg
— GamesRadar+ (@GamesRadar) August 23, 2021
It’s one thing to be atop the list for one platform, but the fact that Hades is number one for two different systems is an achievement in an of itself. On the PlayStation 5 list, Hades dethroned the beloved Demon Souls remake that launched alongside the console. For the Xbox Series X/Series S list, the title dethroned the indie classic Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This list also includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, which sits at the number three spot. It’s also worth noting that Hades is also in the top 5 rating list for Nintendo Switch. It currently occupies the number 5 spot.
As we already mentioned, Hades launched in Fall 2020 for the PC. It was universally acclaimed and was quickly nominated for multiple Game of the Year awards. This includes The Game Awards 2020, the D.I.C.E. Awards, and the BAFTA Awards. Hades won Game of the Year at the D.I.C.E. Awards and was awarded Best Game at the BAFTA’s. We’re not sure how long Hades will keep the highest rated crown, but this is just another testament to how much the game means to the community.