More Reviews
REVIEWS Dokuro (PC) Review
Dokuro makes the jump from handheld to PC, but does it help or hinder this unusual platformer?

About Love, Hate, and the other Review
Simple feelings. Complex puzzles.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Magicka 2 Preview
How does that sing-along song go? "Magicka 2, Magicka 2, for the Playstation 4, and the PC, too..."
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk
Release date: 01/14/15

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Release date: 01/20/15


LATEST FEATURES Sony, The Interview, and Why Gamers Should Be Paying Attention
The fallout from the movie's cancellation reaches far wider than just Hollywood.

Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals Buyer's Guide
Looking to score the most bang for your buck the day after Thanksgiving? Well look no further! Our Black Friday guide is just the tool you need.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP ryanbates
Gamer Love
By ryanbates
Posted on 12/19/14
When a player one meets his or her player two, it's a beautiful thing. Check out this cake my friend and GameRevolution reader Lindsey L. gave her sweetums on their two-year anniversary!   ...

GRADE SYSTEM

Game Revolution regularly receives questions and complaints about our grading policy. Much of them now are about our recent change from our longstanding letter grades to a five-star system, which has advantages we can't ignore for the sake of tradition: It's easily interpreted on an international scale and on aggregate sites, which gives the control back to us, and it's more professionally accepted as a rating scale in all forms of art. We figure that video games deserve to be in the same company. And really, it can't be that surprising - there is a star in our logo, after all.

We take a tough stance on grading. This isn't a site where every score goes from 7-10. Remember, 2.5 stars is meant to be average.

Games are graded based on when they are brand-new, in context to the state of gaming of its time. A retro game released now is given a score based on current standards. We assume that most aspects of gameplay, sound, graphics, and design will improve over time, and we grade accordingly. A sequel must be better than the original in order to receive the same grade.

What The Grades Mean

starstarstarstarstar
5 stars
A true Game Revolution. A new threshold. Phenomenal in nearly every regard, pushes the boundaries, and shakes the very definition of video gaming to its core.
starstarstarstar0.5 star
4.5 stars
Not only incredible for both design and presentation, but also memorable and revolutionary for its genre.
starstarstarstarstar
4 stars
A strong representation of its genre. Slightly unpolished in spots, but all-around solid.
starstarstar0.5 star0 star
3.5 stars
Good overall gameplay and graphics. More bright spots than dark ones.
starstarstar0 star0 star
3 stars
Above average. Has many problems but does enough right.
starstar0.5 star0 star0 star
2.5 stars
Plain and average. Has an equal amount of flaws and disappointments.
starstar0 star0 star0 star
2 stars
Needs improvement. May have a spark of creativity but far too mired in issues.
star0.5 star0 star0 star0 star
1.5 stars
Unfortunate. Hard to grasp any positives to speak of.
star0 star0 star0 star0 star
1 star
Lousy. Fails at being even mediocre.
0.5 star0 star0 star0 star0 star
0.5 stars
An unacceptable, unconsolable piece of work. Hardly worth the data. Painemptyy awful.
0 star0 star0 star0 star0 star
0 stars
A nightmare that scars our existence. The mere mention of its name invokes anger, despair, and years of therapy.