Lethal Company Edges Out Baldur’s Gate 3 as Steam’s Top-Rated Game of 2023

Lethal Company Edges Out Baldur’s Gate 3 as Steam’s Top-Rated Game of 2023

2. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

2023 has been an exhilarating year for gamers, with Lethal Company emerging as Steam’s highest-rated game based on user reviews, surpassing even the critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate 3.

Steam’s Ratings Overview

  • Steam 250 Rankings: Lethal Company tops the list with an average user score of 8.76, while Baldur’s Gate 3 closely follows at 8.7.
  • Third and Fourth Place: The Resident Evil 4 remake and indie platformer Pizza Tower both scored 8.69.

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The Rise of Lethal Company

  • Surprise Success: This co-op survival horror game gained rapid popularity, despite a lower total of user reviews compared to Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Review Dynamics: Lethal Company’s smaller review count (238,000+) contributed to its higher rating, compared to Baldur’s Gate 3’s 521,000+ reviews.

SteamDB’s Alternative Rankings

  • Different Algorithm: SteamDB, using a different rating algorithm, ranks HoloCure – Save the Fans! first, with Lethal Company at second.
  • Shift in Positions: Baldur’s Gate 3 drops to ninth, while Pizza Tower and Resident Evil 4 exchange their third and fourth spots.


Financial Success on Steam

  • Top Sellers: Both Lethal Company and Baldur’s Gate 3 are reaping considerable financial success, being the top two sellers on Steam.
  • Steam Deck Sales: The only item outperforming these games in sales is the Steam Deck console.

Big Surprise for Steam

While user ratings and algorithmic rankings can vary, the financial success of these titles is a testament to their quality and popularity. Gamers looking for top-tier experiences in 2023 should consider exploring both Lethal Company and Baldur’s Gate 3.