What exactly is a below average metacritic score?

A question that is often discussed in the gaming community, particular when a game seems to be over or underrated, is that of the average review score. Some will argue that because metacritic is on a scale of 0-100 then the average review score is 50. Others will argue that the average is much higher, perhaps 60, or 70, or 80. What we're left with is people arguing over whether a game is above average or below average without actually knowing what the average is.

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Neonridr3197d ago

I always likened it to grade school growing up. A kid who scores 50-55% in a class is not considered average, that is barely passable. Average to me has always fallen in the 60-70% range.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen3196d ago (Edited 3196d ago )

I'm beginning to believe that people write reviews and post comments on Metacritic for the sole purpose of artificially inflating or deflating scores of certain games. It's an incredibly flawed system that is completely open to manipulation, just like the bubble system here on N4G.

MysticStrummer3195d ago

It's meaningless, because depending on where an individual review came from it might get less weight in the average's equation or none at all. User reviews are even more of a joke.


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