Three Xbox Games We've Given 'Outstanding' 10/10 Scores To In 2023

Here at Pure Xbox, it's very rare that we dish out "Outstanding" 10/10 scores for any game, but it happens on rare occasions - including a few times in 2023! For our reviewers, these were the cream of the crop over the past 12 months.

So, what were they?! Below, you'll find snippets from each review:

Resident Evil 4 Remake (March 24th, 2023)

"Resident Evil 4 Remake is a resounding success, taking the 2005 survival horror classic and revamping, reworking and retooling it into a most modern and thrilling action extravaganza."

Sea of Stars (August 28th, 2023)

"Sea of Stars is an exhilarating and absorbing indie gem that serves up delightfully clever turn-based RPG action in a world that's packed full of great characters, fun puzzles and genuine emotional heft."

Quake 2 (August 11th, 2023)

"Quake II's remastered release arrives on Xbox consoles in a fantastic package that's been put together masterfully by Nightdive Studios."

In addition to these, Baldur's Gate 3 has received a provisional 10/10 rating - we're just holding off displaying it until the troublesome issue with deleted saves has been fixed by Xbox. That technically makes it four 10/10s though!

Obviously we saw many other incredible games on Xbox this year that didn't quite achieve a 10/10 here at Pure Xbox, but nevertheless we gave out a lot of "Excellent" 9/10s for the likes of Hi-Fi RUSH, Hogwarts Legacy, Diablo 4, Starfield, Alan Wake 2, Mortal Kombat 1, Street Fighter 6, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and more!

Looking at the highest-rated Xbox games overall according to Metacritic in 2023, Resident Evil 4 and Sea of Stars both managed to crack the top ten, probably with a little help from us! Alan Wake 2 actually ended up proving the overall victor (at least until BG3 gets a proper Xbox rating), finishing with an incredible average score of 94.

What games would you award an "Outstanding" 10/10 score to in 2023? Let us know down below.