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How We Score Games

Every item we review is extensively tested by a real gamer for at least twenty hours of gaming or until completion - whichever comes first. This may lead to our reviews being a little slower than others, but does hopefully mean each titles gets a fair crack of the whip. Wherever possible games are reviewed by a person who is at least a fan of the genre in which the game in question belongs.

We score everything we review on a sliding scale from 0 to 10 in increments of 0.5, the score explanations below do relate to games but are also relevant for the gaming hardware we cover from time to time.

ScoreWhat it means
0It runs and that's it's only positive trait.
1Absolutley dire.
2Terrible, avoid this one.
3Has very little merit, purchase at your own risk!
4Below average, think twice before buying.
5Distinctly Average.
6Worth a try if you're a fan of the genre.
7Pretty good.
8Very good.
9Excellent, recommended.
10Perfect! Which is not likely.