Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Celebrate greatness. Flush video feces. This is the mandate Xbox Nation game reviewers are given and the philosophy its critics operate under. XBN strives to be harsh but fair in its scoring; with games costing upward of $50, no one benefits from reviews with padded scores, least of all you.

Breaking down the review scores, you’ll find a game with a score of one is Satan’s bedchild. Two indicates raw sewage. Three is embarrassing. Four is flawed. Five equals average. Six is all right. Seven is good, eight great. Nine is excellent, and 10 out of 10 is brilliant, and as near to a perfect experience as it’s possible to get.

Copyright © 2005 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Originally appearing in Xbox Nation.