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Starfield

Critics Consensus (Play It)

With a thrilling story, well-developed lore, and a massive amount of fleshed out content, Bethesda has raised the bar again for open-world RPGs. Starfield might not deliver in all its areas – inventory management is a big problem, and many of the planets are barren and lifeless – but it’s a universe well worth exploring and investing in.

Game Info

Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

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Total Reviews: 119

Editors' Choice

Silver TIER

31% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

119

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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What did you think of Starfield?
Player Reviews2 Votes
7.9
Steven Mills (Destructoid)
August 31, 2023
10/10

I wasn’t sure if it could be done, but Bethesda has managed to raise the bar for sandbox games even higher. In the end, Starfield is an epic sandbox open-world RPG with a beautifully immersive universe, a captivating story, and fun and compelling gameplay the whole way. I’m so happy to have experienced Starfield organically, and I really hope you get to as well.

Eric Hauter (Gaming Nexus)
August 31, 2023
9.5/10

When they are firing on all cylinders, Bethesda games deliver pure video game magic, and Starfield is no exception. Offering an enormous galaxy to explore, a ludicrous wealth of interesting content, well-written characters, and innovative mechanics that push the genre in new directions, Starfield is a (mostly) clean experience at launch that should be experienced by all action/RPG fans. This is a new classic.

Nicole Carpenter (Polygon)
August 31, 2023
Not Recommended

Starfield exists in the push and pull between a carefully crafted world and the vastness of procedurally generated planets. Bethesda embraced the idea of more, and in turn, watered down the parts of space exploration and discovery that are most compelling to me: how humans relate to it. The expanse of Starfield’s world leaves gaps unfilled, and Bethesda has opted instead to simply spread further, rather than flesh out what’s already there. With Starfield, Bethesda has put all of its efforts into exploring the dark, vast corners of outer space. In the process, it has drained a lot of the humanity I was hoping to find in its wake. In trying to do everything, Starfield obfuscates its most compelling mysteries.

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Awards & Recognition

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Starfield Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Todd Howard

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DESIGNER(S):

Emil Pagliarulo

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ARTIST(S):

Istvan Pely, Matt Carofano

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COMPOSER(S):

Inon Zur

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