Is Elden Ring the game with the best ratings?

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The test NDA for Elden Ring has fallen and the ratings of the press are overturning. Is 100 percent really realistic for the Souls-like game?

Shortly before the release of Elden Ring, the so-called test NDA fell – and the ratings for From Software’s latest game could hardly be higher. It is not uncommon for the 100 percent to be drawn – how does that work?

Elden Ring: The First Tests

Dark Souls and Bloodborne have their fan base, it’s safe to say that. And Elden Ring is the next title from From Software. Anyone who is interested in the ratings of the press can now look up how the journalists judged on Metacritic, among other things. On the PS5, for example, there is currently an average rating of 97 percent in the books, after at least 37 reviews. The 100 percent is pulled out several times. 

There is next to nothing to complain about – worth mentioning regular frame rate drops, some character clipping errors, or ugly camera positions. On the plus side, there is an impressive, open game world, a great scenario, a good progression system, exciting fights including the typical bosses, and much more.

Elden Ring has “achieved almost every goal it set itself”. It is “the culmination of years of refinement of the FromSoftware formula. Mechanically and thematically, this is a game that makes a statement: that you can buck the trends of the industry even while embracing its trends.”

The PC version seems to be doing very well so far. There are 33 reviews on Metacritic with an average of 95 percent

ELDEN RING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB)
  • DirectX: version 12
  • Storage: 60 GB of available space

The differences from the Ax are obvious, instead of the modest GTX 970, it now requires the GTX 1060 to play at 1080p. Although this is not clear, we would like to believe that these playback requirements are at 60 frames per second.

CPU requirements seem to be easily achievable. The i5-8400 is a 6-core, 6-threaded chip, while the Ryzen 3 3300X is a 4-core, 8-threaded processor.

The recommended requirements have not been revealed, but many gamers will be pleased to learn that the game will have support for Nvidia DLSSAMD FSR, and/or Intel Ness Technologies, which will help achieve more performance at the cost of certain image sharpness.

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