Well, I guess all the contenders for Game of the Year 2015 are now available (unless you think Star Wars: Battlefront has an outside shot).
And of those contenders, many were thinking Fallout 4 would storm the critical charts and be a definite possibility for the year's most illustrious award. And for the most part, those people weren't wrong…but Bethesda's latest certainly doesn't have the lead, if we go by the average Metacritic ranking.
As of now, Fallout 4 holds an 87 rating (86 on PC and 88 on Xbox One), which is great but well below a few of the contenders: For instance, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain leads the way with a stellar 93 rating (95 on Xbox One and 91 on PC), while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt holds a 92 average rating (93 on PC and 91 on Xbox One), and the PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne also has a 92 .
As a frame of reference, Fallout 4 now has the same review average as Batman: Arkham Knight , and the recently released Halo 5: Guardians is lower at 85 . This all being said, do you still see Fallout 4 garnering plenty of GotY awards from various sources?
Related Game(s): Fallout 4