Recent Starfield Reviews On Steam Are Now “Mostly Negative”

The game's overall rating on the site has also taken a turn for the worse.

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  • Starfield’s recent reviews on Steam are now “Mostly Negative.”
  • Only 34% of the recent scores are positive and the RPG now has a mixed reception on the site.

The reception of Starfield has diverged to the gloomy side as the game’s most recent reviews on Steam are “Mostly Negative.” Out of the 7,367 latest evaluations of the RPG, only 34% are positive scores leading to this unwanted reception. Furthermore, the Bethesda title’s overall rating on Steam has also fallen to “mixed,” with a meager 66% of the 86,491 reviews being positive scores.

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Starfield’s negative reception on Steam

Ever since the game came out this September, the debate around Starfield has been endless. The RPG got generally positive reviews early on, with an 86 Metacritic rating on PC. However, this reception has grown colder as time has passed, with many calling the Xbox exclusive underwhelming. 

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Considering how Todd Howard hyped up Starfield as “Skyrim in space” and filled it up with procedurally generated worlds, the criticism isn’t too invalid. Many players also stated that the absence of simple things like “Space radio” made the RPG’s world-building inferior to Skyrim and more akin to No Man’s Sky. Consequently, as time has gone by the reception has gotten mixed, slowly growing towards the negative side.


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On a side note, the first Starfield expansion, Shattered Space, is set to launch next year and Bethesda has also announced that it will update the game every six weeks. New features, additional content, and much more will be added to the RPG as per the game’s year-end update. That said, Starfield has been a commercial success so far with over 13 million players clocked, despite the mixed reception.  

The game came out for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC on September 6, 2023. Our review of the RPG rated it 3.5/5, with Asad Ahmed highlighting the expansive sci-fi universe and the striking visuals of Starfield. If you are a new player, our guide on the RPG’s skill tree will definitely help you get off on the right foot. 

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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