With only two months remaining in the year, we examine the 10 highest-rated Xbox games of 2023, according to the popular review aggregator Metacritic.

Top 10 Highest-Rated Xbox Games of 2023 Unveiled

The year 2023 has been packed with thrilling Xbox releases that have kept gamers glued to their consoles. Most days of the year have seen controllers picked up for hours of immersive gameplay. With just two months left on the calendar, it's the perfect time to take a glance at the top-rated Xbox games of the year so far, based on the opinions of gaming critics worldwide aggregated on Metacritic.

The listed games are the 10 highest-reviewed on Metacritic, each having received at least seven professional reviews on the platform. At the top of the list, "Resident Evil 4" and "Diablo 4" both scored a solid 91. Other beloved games right behind them include "Street Fighter 6" and "Quake 2", which both scored a commendable 90. Not far behind are "Dead Space", "Sea of Stars", and "Persona 4 Golden", each with an 89 rating, followed by "Cocoon" with a score of 88 and "Persona 3 Portable" and "Hi-Fi RUSH", both scoring 87.

Although "The Witcher 3's" physical version stands as the highest-rated game on Metacritic, we've omitted it as the digital version launched a year earlier. In addition to this, the top 10 list could have accommodated some expansions, like the ever-popular “Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC” which boasts a score of 90, and the "Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways DLC" which has a score of 89.

Without the seven professional reviews limitation, the list could have also featured games like "Everhood: Eternity Edition" and "Marble It Up! Ultra". Moving further down the list, games with an average score of 87 but fewer reviews include "Monster Hunter Rise", "Persona 3 Portable", and "Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew”.

While Metacritic provides an insightful overview of the gaming industry's reception to these titles, it’s crucial to remember that it doesn't fully paint how these games resonate with the individual gamer. What one person loves, another might dislike.

Looking forward, there are games set to be released in the remaining months of 2023 that could still climb this list and dethrone the top spot. One title that gamers are speculating about and looking forward to is "Baldur's Gate 3". Only time will tell if it or any other latecomers can make a drastic impact on this settling leaderboard.

As the gaming year draws closer to its conclusion, we can compare notes again and see how the landscape has shifted, if at all. Whether you're a fan of spooky encounters in "Resident Evil 4", tactical demon combat in "Diablo 4", or the high-speed action of "Hi-Fi RUSH", 2023 has offered a game for everyone, and we are excitingly anticipating what the last two months will bring.

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