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BioShock Infinite on track to be one of the highest rated games of all time

2K Games’ BioShock Infinite, which goes sale worldwide tonight, is receiving a blistering reception from critics.

The review embargo lifted just one hour ago at the time of writing, and already the game has an almighty 96 per cent rating on Metacritic. Only 13 other games have ever scored so highly on the site, including Half-Life, Half-Life 2, BioShock, The Orange Box, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 2 and Resident Evil 4.

Only five games have scored higher, with Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and Grand Theft Auto III all scoring 97 per cent and Grand Theft Auto IV getting 98 per cent.

Amazingly, BioShock Infinite has so far grabbed ten 10/10 ratings from sites including Polygon, Destructoid and Eurogamer.

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