The Elusive Perfect 10: Does Any Game Deserve It?

There’s a lot of controversy swirling around the concept of the perfect review score. Some say no game can be flawless; others say “10″ doesn’t mean “perfect.”

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SpiralTear1167d ago

I really wish the 10-point scale wasn't so broken. It's worth noting that while being equal in number, the 10-point scale is completely askew, while 5-point scales (even ones moving at .5 increments) don't suffer nearly as much from being misinterpreted.

I don't think 10/10 should mean perfect, because, like the article said, nothing's perfect. It should just mean top-of-the-line in a more relative light.

DigitalRaptor1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )


This comparison goes to show how broken the modern 10-point review scale is, and how broken many of our perceptions of how good a game is based on its review scores are.

TheJacksonRGN1167d ago

10/10 doesn't mean perfect. Means it is Masterpiece, nothing is perfect because perfection can not be improved upon. Where's Masterpieces can be improved.

Eddie201011167d ago

They need to get rid of numeric scores all together because they rarely represent what the written reviews say about the game anyway. Numeric scores are for lazy people who can't be bothered to read the actual review.

JontheNerd1167d ago

I agree, really no one scores a game 5 and below. Or at least I do not see it very often. 10 is not a "perfect" game but a gaming masterpiece with its flaws.

LightDiego1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

It's a really good question, on IMDB site, the best rated movies ever have a score of 9,2 (The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption).
Sadly, we don't have a great site like IMDB for gaming.
Edit: Actually, The Shawshank Redemption is 9,3.

Ilovetheps41167d ago

IMDB scores are user scores I believe. So we kinda have our form of IMDB which is Metacritic. Sadly that site is basically worthless these days. Too many people poorly rate games on there just for the sake of giving it a bad score.

Vegamyster1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

Honestly i don't like the point system in general because people take it too seriously, i'd rather have a simple pros/cons overview at the end of a review instead.

V0lrat1167d ago

Amen. That is what everyone should be doing.

ricochetmg1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

A lot but its all opinion.

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