Review Guidelines

Below are our review guidelines. These are a detailed outline of how all of our writers create game and product reviews.

What is a Review?

Reviews are a medium that informs an audience of a product or service’s merits and faults. A good review should be critical and have a mixture of both subjective and objective reasoning.

Game Review Score System:

Story (if applicable):

Is the story well-made and executed, or are there plot holes? Are the characters fleshed out well? Does the setting for the game add to the experience?

Gameplay:

Do the gameplay elements in this game work as intended?

Audio/Visual:

Do the graphics, animations, sound effects, and voice acting add to this game or take away?

Multiplayer (if applicable):

How well does the online functionality work?

Value:

Is enough value being delivered based on the price paid for this game?

Hardware Review Score System:

Functionality:

How well does the product complete its intended task(s)?

Innovation: 

Does the product improve from previous iterations and/or its competitor’s new products?

Value:

Is enough value being delivered based on the price paid for this product?

*Each metric in all scoring systems can earn 0-10 points. The overall score will be calculated using all the points from each metric.

Example:  

Game ReviewHardware Review
Story: 6Functionality: 7
Gameplay: 7Innovation: 8
Audio/Visual: 3Value: 6
Value: 6Total: 7
Total: 5.5 

What Each Score Means

Constant Gamer puts pride in being open and honest with our readers. Below you will find what each review score means. On a typical scale, a 5/10 would mean average, and most games should fall into this area. However, with most consumers considering anything under a 7 as a bad game, we have decided to adopt this shifted scale to meet our readers’ current expectations better.

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