Hades Soars Over Flight Simulator As Metacritic's Highest-Rated Series X Game Of 2021
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This year is proving to be an incredible year for Xbox owners. Just last month Microsoft Flight Simulator launched on Xbox Series X|S and instantly became the highest-rated game of the year for Xbox on Metacritic. However, that time in the top spot didn't last long, as Hades has quickly dethroned it and taken the crown across all Xbox platforms.

Not only has Hades become the highest-rated game of the year for Xbox, but it's now taken the pole position of the website's all-time greatest Xbox Series X|S title, with a whopping score of 94 on Metacritic. This puts Hades just above Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which was originally in the position of number one on the all-time Xbox Series chart.

Here's the full top ten for the year so far across all Xbox platforms:

  1. Hades - 94
  2. Microsoft Flight Simulator - 90
  3. Mass Effect Legendary Edition - 90
  4. It Takes Two - 89
  5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 - 89
  6. F1 2021 - 88
  7. Death's Door - 87
  8. Hitman 3 - 87
  9. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life - 87
  10. The Forgotten City - 86

It's still early days for the Xbox Series X|S, but it's a testament to just how great this year is going as two titles have battled it out for the top spot in such a short space of time. We're still yet to see games such as Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 launch as well, so there's still plenty of time for something to take Hades out.

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[source metacritic.com]