The score (correct at the time of posting) makes the game the second highest-ever scoring game on PS3, behind GTA IV. It beats lauded releases such as COD4 (9.4/10), MGS4 (9.4/10) and Rock Band (9.2/10).
Top scores come from IGN, EuroGamer and Kikizo – which all grant the game 9/10 – whilst the Official PlayStation Magazine awards it full marks.
See the full, updated Metacritic list here.
It's been a good week for new releases on the service, with EA's FIFA 09, NHL 09 and Dead Space all earning near the 9/10 mark.