VGChartz Review Methodology


10 - Incomparable
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.

9 - Outstanding
Games in this category are stellar, brilliant examples of the medium. They are among the very best a system has to offer.

8 - Great
Each a viable candidate for game-of-the-year, games earning an 8 come highly recommended. Superior across the board.

7 - Good
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.

6 - Decent
These workmanlike titles probably won't take home any awards, but they're entertaining enough, particularly for fans of the genre.

5 - Acceptable
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.

4 - Poor
Buy or rent these below average titles at your own risk. They get a few things right, but too many obvious problems make them difficult to recommend.

3 - Bad
Unworthy of even a bargain-bin purchase, these off-putting games show only the slightest glimpse of hope. They never had a chance to be good.

2 - Awful
Irredeemably bad. Clunkers in this category are among the worst and most infuriating on the market.

1 - Atrocious
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.