Here at TheGamersHub we realise that the review and final score we give to each game will affect your opinion on each title we cover. Therefore, it’s crucial to us that you know exactly what you’re getting from each game and if it’s worth parting with your hard-earned cash.
While we always ensure that each title we cover is reviewed by a member of our talented team that fully understands its origins and platform, we also make sure they judge it based on its own merits – instead of throwing their own personal love for the series over a game. We also make sure that every reviewer gets at least a week to fully cover a title before writing up their reviews.
While we’ll always stick a point onto the end of our reviews, you’ll always find more information about whether or not it’s worth your time by reading the words. The score’s only there to give you an idea of what where it might sit compared to other games, ultimately though, it’s our writers opinion so you might find you love it despite of what score it got – this is where reading the review fully comes into play.
Our scores are broken down into four individual sections and then given a final score, all of our scores are awarded out of five. Final scores aren’t averages but are based on overall aspects, they can also be increments of .5.
Audio/Visual - Does it sound good? Does it look good? Essentially here’s where we sum up if it has the right polish for a title of its calibre.
Gameplay - How does it feel to play? We’ll assess if it stands up in prolonged play and still feels fresh, or if things tire quickly.
Innovation - Does it bring something new to the table? Or, more importantly, does it add to what has come before it?
Value - For the amount of money you’ll spend on picking it up, does it really have enough content to make it worth your while?
1. Poor – This doesn’t push any boundaries and is really nothing you’ve not already seen before. It’s probably only worth it if you’re hitting the depths of a bargain bin, and even then we’d question your sanity.
2. Nothing Special – A score of two is nothing bad at all, it’s just rather sub-par. It’s a reasonably solid title in some aspects, but it really doesn’t have the care and attention you’d want to see. It’s missing that wow factor entirely.
4. Great – If you see this number, you know it’s worth your time. It brings something new to the table, it’s fun and engaging and – to all intents and purposes – it’s an excellent experience from start to finish. The trouble is, it’s missing out on just a few things that keep it from being that absolutely ideal title you want it to be.
5. Perfect – The creme de la creme; this has literally no faults. It’s rare you’ll see a perfect 5/5 being thrown around TGH towers, but sometimes – just like when the planets align – it can happen. Everything is right and you won’t regret spending a single penny of your hard earned coin.
The Editors: – Or the folks who decide if the writers know what they’re on about.
- Vaughn H: Content Editor
- Josh B: Features Editor
- Anthony D: US Editor
- Ryan.P: Tech Editor