The reviews for Fable II are in, and according to scores aggregator Metacritic, Peter Molyneux's masterpiece is doing pretty nicely.
The highly-anticipated title, which is released in the UK this Friday, has earned an average 89 per cent from the reviews, which cover both UK and US press.
Eurogamer is the only media to give the game full marks, acclaiming: Inclusive and often thought-provoking, this is a daring portrait of a game-world with all the failure cut out, and it's hard not to love a game that loves you so much in return. Fable II will charm you, thrill you, and leave you very, very happy.”
More praise comes from Variety and its 98 per cent score. The movie and entertainment magazine reports: No interactive world has ever felt quite so alive as Fable 2, where many paths are open, but all choices have consequences. Deep, accessible and endlessly adaptive, it's is a boundary-pushing experience that players will still be exploring long after the hype has faded.”
Elsewhere, IGN UK awards the game 95 per cent, whilst CVG offers 92 per cent and Edge, GameSpy and Kikizo rewards its with 90.
GameSpot gives the title 85 per cent, reporting: The world is so charming and your choices so profound, that it's easy to look past the game's shortcomings. The punishment for death is pointless and the story carries little weight, but the experience is still immensely rewarding.”