How We RATE GAMES

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Why do you review games?

Whilst we aim to be the first with news, that is not always the case. Whether due to either our personal situations or simply because we do not have enough hands on deck, we are on occasion behind the times. However, we do take reviewing games seriously. Whilst our goal is to provide you with the most up to date information on discounted sales around at retail, it is also important to ensure that you have all the information available on those games before handing over your hard-earned money.

 

Our reviewers try to do two things: Give you the pros and cons of the game in question and secondly, tell you as much about the game as possible, to make sure you know enough about the game before buying it, thus ensuring value for money. This is something we pride ourselves upon and take extremely seriously. Whilst critiquing games is not exactly science, it is an incredibly difficult process to review a game fairly. Whilst other outlet's review scores may differ from our own, Games Enquirer's review team works tirelessly to ensure every review meets the same journalistic high standard, taking into account all aspects of the game, good and bad, before giving the game its final score. 

Why do you use 5 stars?

Similar to why we don't use a point structure (i.e. 7.6 out of 10), we also do not rate games out of 10, as we believe this would make reviewing games more difficult for reviewers when it comes to giving a fair score and in addition, for readers to understand. Our review scores are final and cannot be adjusted. We do not accept payment for higher scores and whilst we may have friends in the industry who make games, this does not sway our overall score, regardless of our personal or professional opinion on the people involved. As gamers ourselves, our main goal is to provide all the information we have available at the time of the review, and provide as much detail as possible regarding gameplay, features, technical aspects [bugs and glitches], artwork, dialogue, story, soundtrack, and controls, with the question in mind, "What information would we want before buying or pre-ordering a game?"

As such we have provided this easy to understand essential guide to give not just our readers, but developers as well, insight into this process, on how we rate the games we review, and by according to what factors we judge and determine scores.

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Whilst no game is perfect, an award of five stars is as close as it gets to the real thing. It is our way of saying we struggled to find a single fault and for us at least, this game is the best you'll find. Whilst this rarely happens, and is incredibly difficult to get, a five star review means that this game is the pinnacle of game design and what should be used as an example to others for years to come.

Example:

  • God of War

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Metroid Dread

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A 4.5 out of five is a game that every gamer should own, or at least play once. If we rate a game 4.5, it means the game was near perfection and will be fondly remembered for it's ingenuity and design or its creative re-imagining of a popular game feature or story, but had one small oversight or issue (such as a glitch) that could do with a second look.

Example:

  • Ghostrunner

  • Forza Horizon 5

  • Back 4 Blood

  • Gears 5

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A 4 Star game is a great game that is  but has one or two issues that prevents it from becoming a 4.5. Usually, this can be something like clunky controls, and technical issues that require a patch. 

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