Baldur’s Gate 3 players convinced it “deserves” GOTY despite Starfield hype

Jessica Filby
Baldur's Gate and Starfield GOTY

The success of Baldur’s Gate 3 has fans convinced that the title will win Game of the Year, despite 2023 being one of the strongest years for popular releases.

From the moment Baldur’s Gate 3 entered early access, it was clear Larian Studios were onto a hit. Then, in August when it was fully released, that hit was released, with the game going from record to record and hitting an unprecedented amount of success.

Along with the high reviews and constant praise, many players are now comparing Baldur’s Gate 3 to the likes of previous and upcoming GOTY contenders. Some are waiting to see Starfield fully take off before making a decision but most players are convinced that “BG3 deserves GOTY.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans predict GOTY win despite Starfield & TOTK

Posting onto Reddit, one Baldur’s Gate fan shared their reasoning regarding Baldur’s Gate 3 deserving GOTY, stating how: “It is downright incredible to see a CRPG from Larian (which while a large and well-known company still don’t have the same degree of recognition and brand loyalty as Bethesda) compete and even surpass the first new IP that Bethesda has created in 25 years on its launch day.”

Naturally, being posted onto the Baldur’s Gate 3 Reddit page, plenty of comments were in support of this statement, explaining how the ratings can give a good indication about the popularity of its competitors: “BG3 is the highest rated game on Metacritic this year, and in the top 10 all time. Starfield isn’t even in the top 10 this year.”

Naturally, it’s worth noting that Starfield has only recently come out, while Baldur’s Gate 3 has had almost a month of release and even more in early access, so the Metacritic scores are still subject to change and we could see Starfield increase greatly after people have had the chance to experience it fully.

Others fully agreed with the original poster, exclaiming how “If [Baldur’s Gate 3] doesn’t win game of the year, game of the year means nothing.”

A screenshot from the game Baldur's Gate 3

However, despite the comments being filled with support, some took a more neutral perspective, wondering “Why do people compare BG3 to Starfield…I love both games.” Showing how tricky the GOTY completion will be.

Some fans even went as far as saying that they don’t think BG3 will even make the cut, highlighting how they “enjoyed Bf3 but act 3 kinda didn’t make an impact as act 1 and 2.” Rather than labeling Baldur’s Gate 3 or Starfield as the winners, they posted how they “feel totk will win unless spider man 2 is good.”

Ultimately, there’s no telling what title will make Game of the Year in a time as busy as 2023. There are still tons of exciting games to come out and plenty more hours to spend in Baldur’s Gate 3, Tears of the Kingdom, and Starfield – but it’s clear many already have their winner.

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Based in Cumbria, England, Jessica is a Senior Games Writer who joined Dexerto after stints at Game Rant and The Gamer. You can find her covering everything from Minecraft, CoD, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Pokemon Go and more. You can contact Jessica at