The long-awaited Starfield finally released on Xbox and PC back in early September, and the consensus around launch was largely positive - including here at Pure Xbox where we scored the game 9/10. However, despite a decent Steam reception on release (the game sat at a 'Mostly Positive' rating for a good while), the Bethesda RPG has now dropped into the 'Mixed' review category on the PC platform.

If you head over to Valve's storefront right now, Starfield has a Mixed overall rating based on just over 75K reviews. Of course, these are all user ratings where the reception is often a little more harsh, but it's still disappointing to see the game drop into a lower category here.

For comparisons' sake, Bethesda Game Studios' three previous releases — Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 — all have 'Positive' ratings in some fashion. Yes, even Fallout 76 now has a 'Mostly Positive' rating after multiple updates from the BGS team.

Now, there's every chance that Starfield's rating could improve - Fallout 76 hasn't always sat on that positive review spectrum on Steam. In this case, we'll be keeping an eye on things as time progresses and more Starfield updates land - we just thought this was an interesting development in the release of Xbox's first big Bethesda RPG.

What do you make of all this? Do you pay any sort of attention to Steam user ratings? Leave your thoughts down below.

What Rating Do YOU Think It Deserves? (510 votes)

  1. Overwhelmingly Positive4%
  2. Very Positive13%
  3. Positive16%
  4. Mostly Positive17%
  5. Mixed31%
  6. Mostly Negative10%
  7. Negative3%
  8. Very Negative1%
  9. Overwhelmingly Negative5%