After Hellblade 2, Here Are The 10 Highest-Rated Xbox Games Of 2024 So Far

Senua takes her place in the top ten..

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CrimsonWing6927d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I was gonna say… I thought this was like first-party stuff or exclusives. Seems kind of pointless when 90% is multi-platform.

1Victor27d ago

Insert ( “ wait they got 10 games? ) joke here plus a WARNING a lot of puffering including on the list like tekken 8 🤦🏿

anast27d ago

It's last place on a manicured list. This is not good. The user reviews are in the 7's and the "critic" reviews are low 8's. So, it's probably an average 7. Not bad, but not the banger Xbox was hoping for.

Sonic188127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

The user reviews are taking a hit right now. For example Stellar-blade user reviews is doing the opposite sitting at a 9.2 whereas Hellblade 2 user reviews feels like it's more a movie game with not enough gameplay and depth


Jingsing27d ago

Once again the biased gaming press get it wrong.

anast27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Pretty much. HB2 could have been a 2010s release. Stellar Blade is a solid all around game.

Sonic188127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

The game is shorter than the Order 1886 and I was complaining about that games length

VincentVanBro27d ago

Who woulda thought that playing a game where you have schizophrenia for 5 hours would be unenjoyable

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ThinkThink27d ago

What's the steam user rating now? We seem to be using that as the guage for success these days.

anast27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

87 on steam with a lower peak than HiFi at around 4k. Very few people have played the game, which means not many are into it.

78 console (recommend) This shows even the ones paid to give high scores did as much as they could.

meta 7.8 (user)

PhillyDonJawn26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

Yeah Steam is a better Guage, less bias and hate. Seem the game a solid 8 All things considered.

Abear2127d ago

Walking Sim is a top game on Xbox! Lol!

Proof that if you want must play exclusives buy Nintendo or Sony, if you want to play eye candy walking sims buy a PC. If you can afford PC buy Series X, if you can’t afford that buy Series S, Xbox consoles are the last option right now unless you just see green and that list proves it.

PrinceOfAnger27d ago

Walking sim like death stranding?
it's from sony so this is fine..

Aloymetal27d ago

Far from it, there's a HUGE world in DS, bunch of weapons, bunch of monsters, bunch of vehicles, camps, etc, etc...Oh, and definitely needs more than 5 hrs to complete it.
One is a monotonous and boring ''schizophrenic walking simulator'' and the other one not so much;)

Sonic188127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I agree with you about Death Stranding. But Death Stranding had way more depth than Hellblade 2 in gameplay mechanics and it didn't take 6 hours to beat either. Death Stranding world was way more open regardless if it was a walking simulator. The Hellblade 2 comparison doesn't make sense to me. I believe Ninja Theory wanted Hellblade to be more like God of War

dveio27d ago

The funny thing is though:

Death Stranding was intended and completely designed to be a delivering goods, re-connecting humans while 'walking through wasteland' game.

And, at least for me, I took joy out of this calming choice of game design, which actually was a pretty simple yet fascinating idea.

Terry_B27d ago

bad comparisons are bad.

anast27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I would compare it to the Order or others in the walking sim genre.

Sonic188127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Here's a better comparison with Hellblade 2 length. The Order 1886. Both movie games that's about 6 hours to complete. They're not worth the $50-$70 asking price. But since I played Hellblade 2 on gamepass i feel like I got my money worth and was satisfied that I didn't have to pay $50. You can't go wrong if you're subscribe to gamepass. What I didn't like was that the game was in development for 6-7 years just to play for 6 hours and the cave section felt like a filler

Barlos27d ago

Tell me you've never played Death Stranding without telling me.

shinoff218327d ago

Someday imma try it again but I didn't care much for death stranding tbf I only played up until you find out your delivering or some sht. I seen a little gameplay though and it looks to be much more then a walking simulator. Have you played it

Charal26d ago

You should play DS before to do such comment, you clearly don’t know what you speak about.

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purple10126d ago

when you have games such as 'botany manor' at number 4, you know, you fu**ed up

Chocoburger24d ago

1 first party game, 9 third party games. Says it all right there.


Digital Foundry: Unreal Engine 5 | What Can Game Developers Learn From Hellblade 2?

Hellblade 2 is the most visually accomplished game seen so far in 2024 and a true UE5 showcase - and there's plenty PC developers can learn from it.

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purple1015d ago (Edited 5d ago )

they learnt series S can only manage 900p!! 😳

, - sorry I had to

this post on twitter, shows even worse.


dRanzer5d ago

They can learn not to do boring games 🫢

jznrpg5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

If you go for a graphic type game you better have a great story like Heavy Rain or have some good gameplay. Can’t make a game with amazing graphics but nothing to make you want to continue playing it.

PrinceOfAnger5d ago

What good gameplay in Death stranding , Detroit , heavy rain, until dawn ? you call press X to continue " cutscenes" fun games? I am sorry these are movie games or "tech-demos" too!

But i know some like this type of games.
Maybe Hellblade is not for you?


Elda5d ago

Every game you mentioned with the exception of Until Dawn I played to the very end & enjoyed them. I can't say that about Hellblade 2. I only played 2 hours which I forced myself to & I haven't gone back to it since & that was 2 weeks ago.