Our review policy here at Play Some Video Games is very simple. If one of our authors wants to review a game he or she can do so. We want the review to be reflective of the author and reflect their opinion without constraints to some site-wide policy. PSVG does feature a rating scale of 0-100, however it is not mandatory that our authors assign a score for each review. Additionally, the staff may at times collaborate on a single review, but it is possible that our staff may publish more than one review for an individual game should they disagree with one another.
Please note that a majority of the games reviewed by the Play Some Video Games team on our site are purchased by their respective reviewers for non-commercial purposes. However, sometimes games reviewed on this site are obtained by using a download code from the publisher. This does not constitute any agreement between the publishers of said games and our site to publish or promote any specific information; rather, the purpose of these reviews is to provide an unbiased, honest opinion of the products, should we see fit. Some publishers choose to provide games to members of the press (including members of our team) before their commercial release dates; therefore, our reviewers may agree to an embargo with regard to the timing of information published.
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The crew at Play Some Video Games has a diverse taste in gaming platforms, genres and preferences. One gamer’s favorite game might be another’s least favorite. Still, we strive to provide clear reviews and evaluations of games so that our readers can make informed purchasing decisions.
Even though our opinions may vary, we do strive to follow a rough guide when scoring our games on a 100 point scale. Below is a brief guide to that scale:
100: Games that score 100 are examples of the best gaming has to offer, whether that means in gameplay mechanics, story or a combination of many elements. These games aren’t necessarily flawless, but we consider them must-plays.
90-99: Awesome games that deserve gamers’ attention. These are also considered by the reviewer to be must-plays, but may have something slightly holding them back from the absolute best.
80-89: Great games that are fun to play and may have a few relatively minor issues. The reviewer thinks you should play these games if you’re at all interested in the genre.
70-79: Good games that fall just short of being great, for the reasons outlined in the review. The reviewer generally enjoyed playing the game, but outlines flaws, including potentially large ones.
60-69: Average games. Here are the games that, if you’re interested in them, you might like them, but they are far from must-plays for everyone. There could be major issues, such as story points, gameplay flaws, or just a missing fun factor.
50-59: Below Average game. The game isn’t particularly fun to play for some reason, but isn’t inherently unplayable.
40-49: Flawed. These games are flawed in some way. They could be buggy, missing major story elements or are just not fun to play.
0-39: Worst of the worst. These games are boring, possibly buggy, might be sluggish or have some other major problem.
This is meant to be a general outline of the PSVG crew’s scored reviews. We believe that the content of the review is the most important part of the review — much more important than a score. These are merely snapshots to our reviewers’ opinions.