Every review written at That Gamer Hub is scored on a 5 star rating system. Many websites vary on what each rating means – some deem 50% to be average, whereas others may call 80% average.
To us, an average game is 2.5 stars. Having the average at 50% means that there is more scope to detail the finer, or lesser, points of the game. If the average was, say, 4 stars, there is very little room to express how good the game is. Sightly lesser games would then be given similar ratings to outstanding games, which just won’t do.
Below, we’ve detailed what each star rating means to us, from 0.5 stars to a perfect 5, to help you understand what each score equates to.
- 0.5 WORST GAME EVER MADE – Literally couldn’t get any worse.
- 1.0 Terrible. Playing it was infuriating. Poor design, terrible story, broken mechanics. Not worth it at all.
- 1.5 Bad game. Maybe 1 or 2 good things about the game, but brought down by everything else. Not really worth it.
- 2.0 Just plain old boring/ Nothing substantial brought to the table. Boring design, generic story, boring gameplay. Boring.
- 2.5 Meh. Didn’t regret playing it, but wouldn’t play it again.
- 3.0 AVERAGE – Enjoyable, passed the time, but may not return to it.
- 3.5 Good game. Very enjoyable, worth a play. May return to it in the future.
- 4.0 Great game. Great to own, plenty to do, probably will return to play a few times.
- 4.5 Extremely good. A few flaws, but otherwise outstanding. Will return to it frequently. One to hold on to.
- 5.0 PERFECT – Literally couldn’t get any better.