VGChartz Review Methodology
Titles attaining a score of 10 are the absolute pinnacle of gaming. While not literally perfect, these games are the best of the best the highest echelon of video game art and design. As such, we anticipate that only one or two games each generation will ever achieve this score.
Games in this category are stellar examples of the medium. Each is brilliantly-designed, executed, and presented. These are among the very best a system has to offer.
Each a viable candidate for game-of-the-year, games earning an 8 come highly recommended. Superior across the board.
Well above the statistical average, 7s are worth the price of admission. Games in this camp are solid, valuable experiences. Only a few minor flaws keep them from greatness.
These workmanlike titles probably wont take home any awards, but theyre entertaining enough, particularly for fans of the genre.
Neither good nor bad, category 5 games are the definition of middling. Each has a kernel of potential that never translated into a complete or satisfying product.
Buy or rent these games at your peril. Noticeable gameplay and technical faults make these below average titles difficult to recommend.
Riddled with crippling design choices and cut corners, games under this banner never had a chance to be good.
Unforgivably bad. Uninteresting, unfun, and unfinished, these clunkers are the stuff of nightmares.
Each a contender for the worst of all time, titles that earn a 1 are virtually unplayable. Technically, aesthetically, and mechanically rotten to the core.