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Starfield is rated even lower on Steam than Fallout 76 now

Starfield Steam reviews place the Bethesda RPG at a lower score than Fallout 76, and also below Fallout 4, Skyrim, Fallout 3, and The Elder Scrolls Oblivion.

Starfield Steam reviews: A blond woman, Sarah Morgan from Bethesda RPG game Starfield, in front of a line graph

Starfield Steam reviews give a lower rating to the new Bethesda space adventure than almost any other game the studio has produced in the last 20 years, including the often-criticized Fallout 76, notorious for the bugs and performance issues that it experienced during launch. Fallout 4, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, Morrowind, and Fallout 3 all have higher ratings based on user feedback, according to aggregated scores on Steam DB. Nevertheless, Starfield continues to attract a large number of players on Steam, with Bethesda announcing it is the studio’s biggest launch ever in terms of users.

Starfield user reviews amount to an aggregated score of 71.72%, according to Steam DB. It places the RPG game just slightly below Fallout 76, at 71.76%. Our own Starfield review offers further analysis of the space sim’s strengths and weaknesses, and we’ve also collated all the greatest Starfield missions, so you know where to find the absolute best quests outside of the main story.

Starfield Steam reviews: An image comparing Starfield Steam review scores to those of Bethesda RPG game Fallout 76

Compared to other Bethesda games, Starfield has a lower score than many of the studio’s releases from the last two decades. Fallout 4 is rated at 81.88%, Skyrim at 93.88%, and Fallout 3 at 78.52%. The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, from 2007, has a higher rating than Starfield – 93.76% – as does 2002’s Morrowind, at 93.14%. One Bethesda release however is rated lower than Starfield. Fallout 4 VR’s rating on Steam DB is 60.92%.

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Regardless, as of this writing Starfield remains in Steam’s top ten most-played games, attracting more than 141,000 players in the past 24 hours. Bethesda recently announced that the game had reached 10 million players during its first three weeks on release, making it the biggest launch in the studio’s history.

If you’re still exploring the Settled Systems, or heading out for the first time, you need our complete guide to Starfield ships. You’ll also want to get the best Starfield mods, to customize and transform the game into whatever you like.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.