Forza Horizon 5 is currently the highest rated new game of 2021 for the various review aggregators, in particular Metacritic and OpenCritic that deal more extensively, which obviously could change in the coming days, even though the trend now seems to have set.
As we saw in the international review notes, the game is a total success, and so much success is so much that it made the Playground Games title at this moment to have the highest critical approval in 2021, regarding to new games.
No OpenCritic, at the moment, he has an average rating of “92”, which places it at the top of the list of games released in 2021, above the Japanese visual novel Bustafellows, Psychonauts 2 and It Takes Two at 89 and a host of other Titles rated 88, including Deathloop and several others.
No Metacritic has a metascore of 91 for the version that got the most ratings, which is the Xbox Series X, after 71 reviews collected.
In this aggregator, in the section “Best Games of 2021”, Forza Horizon 5 is second only to Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, The House in Fata Morgana, Tetris Effect and Hades, but in all these cases they are editions of games that were released last year, so for all intents and purposes, Forza Horizon 5 is currently the new game – that is, released this year – with the highest grades of 2021, not moment.
It should also be noted that, among the games with the highest ratings of the year, there are also several other productions that are now associated with Xbox Game Studios, such as Psychonauts 2, Deathloop, console version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Quake Remastered, indicating a decidedly positive trend for first party from Microsoft.