Are review scores a necessary evil?

There is plenty of drama surrounding various scores bestowed upon games. Regardless of the content contained in the review, gamers like to complain about the scores at the end. Are review scores even necessary?

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rabidpancakeburglar2712d ago

Yes. Although people may too reliant on them. If there were no review scores then there would be a lot more bad games than there are and the quality of games wouldn't be as high as developers wouldn't have a basis of how good or bad their games are

bgrundman2712d ago

I don't think they are necessary at all. The bulk of the actual information about the game should be in the review anyway. Seeing how game appreciation is subjective as it is, the reader should read the review and come to their own conclusions.