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Q. What do the overall game ratings mean?
  • 90 to 100: Superb - Some of the best games we have played, this category is reserved strictly for genre-defining titles and/or amazing experiences from start for finish, that everyone should have a look at.
  • 80 to 89: Great - Great games, though not without minor faults, but still very enjoyable and well worth obtaining for almost everyone.
  • 70 to 79: Fair - Good games, where ideas may not be novel but the majority of the elements are well executed overall.
  • 60 to 69: Mediocre - Average games, check these out only as a fan of the series or dedicated fan of the genre. Can be somewhat enjoyable.
  • 50 to 59: Poor - Borderline Ok titles, these games barely have enough to prevent them from being an outright waste of your time, and it's a close call.
  • 40 to 49: Bad - When the negatives outweigh the positives. Some decent ideas, but everything crashes down under its own weight. No fun to be had.
  • 30 to 39: Terrible - These games are a wreck, whether it's because of extreme bugs (including poor optimization) or simply terrible gameplay; these games do not possess basic modern features and need to be avoided.
  • 20 to 29: Awful - Being so close to the abyss means there is little here to even attract your interest. Best be moving along.
  • 0 to 19: Ineffable - Mind-boggling horrors. We are amazed games in this category interest anyone at all.

Q. What do the review categories mean?
  • Presentation - We describe the overall feel of the game, visuals and audio, the user interface, and anything else that is essential to the experience.
  • Gameplay - The basics of the game mechanics overviewed, including any innovations within the genre.
  • Single Player - The length and story of the campaign is mentioned, as well as any other modes that do not require a friend or an internet connection.
  • Multiplayer - The multi-user options are summarized (if any are available), along with our experiences.
  • Performance - The framerate as well as any technical bugs or glitches are overviewed. For PC reviews, we also cover performance testing on various grade of hardware.
  • Overall - We sum up the game in a few lines, along with our player recommendations.

Q. How is the overall score of a game determined?

We play the games to completion before writing the review, unless otherwise stated. We also try all the features available before making a conclusion on a game. Each category is then graded, and an overall score is determined by comparing the values from every category - note, we do not determine the overall score by mathematically averaging the category scores.
Please remember that all content on our website is subject to personal interpretation. Everything from editorial pieces to reviews are a representation of the author's opinion on the subject, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of our other contributors and members.
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