BioShock Infinite releases today as the highest rated game of 2013 to date.
The highly anticipated shooter sequel has received top review scores from numerous publications in the run-up to launch, and publisher 2K Games said today that it was the highest rated game of the year based on Metacritic average rankings across available platforms as of March 25, 2013.
The Xbox 360 version of the game currently boasts a 96 Metascore based on nine reviews, the PS3 edition a 95 Metascore following 13 reviews, and the PC release a 96 Metascore after 40 reviews.
We said the game is "sky-high with character, conspiracy, controversy and chaos" in our BioShock Infinite review.
See what other critics thought of the game in this BioShock Infinite review round-up.
Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine said today: "Today's the day we've been looking forward to. Our redefinition of BioShock is ready to be delivered from our hands to those of gamers around the world.
"We believe Infinite is very much a BioShock experience, but at the same time something very fresh that both fans of the original and newcomers to the series will be able to enjoy."