AVForums Game Ratings Discussion

durera

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I remember a while back there was a review/rate the game thread for games, in addition to the general discussion threads. This seems to have died off recently so I'm going to resurrect it as I think it was a great idea, the review threads were a lot more interesting than one off "which is your favourite" type threads", and it helped keep the play & help threads more useful for helping one-another.

With a bit of effort these can actually tell us which is AVF's favourite game too.

Only polls taking the same format count towards this (there were various rating polls for other games, but as the scales were not exactly the same I haven't counted them)


The latest ratings/review summary can always be found here
 

Trist

Well-known Member
Good idea there durera!

Should be really interesting in the coming months too with all of the games coming out. There's plenty to look forward too. I'm going to struggle to find time to play the games though, let along write some decent reviews of them :)
 

durera

Well-known Member
If anyone else thinks of any top games that they'd like to see on the list just throw up a review thread. Be sure to use the same format for the poll though:

The options should be:
10 (Genre defining)
9 (Outstanding)
8 (Excellent)
7(Good)
6 (Above average)
5 (Average)
4 (Below average)
3 (Bad)
2 (Very poor)
1 (Appalling)

And the opening post must include the following:
A 10 should only be given for a landmark game that sets new rules, a 9 for a truly excellent game without flaw, and an average game that does things right but nothing special should get a 5 (not a 7 or 8 like some would have you believe).

A rating system without guidelines is completely pointless, afterall.
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
:rotfl: Well, I had one of these in the "READ ME FIRST" sticky for about 6 months, but I've deleted that now and stuck this instead as it's a much clearer format. Thanks for sorting it out Durera!
 

durera

Well-known Member
:rotfl: Well, I had one of these in the "READ ME FIRST" sticky for about 6 months, but I've deleted that now and stuck this instead as it's a much clearer format. Thanks for sorting it out Durera!

Hehe, I guess I should have read that first then -- I did read it first about a year ago, though. Honest :)
 

durera

Well-known Member
Added reviews/ratings threads for the following new releases:
  • Moto GP '07
  • Stuntman: Ignition.
 

durera

Well-known Member
Updated. Oblivion takes top spot.

Outstanding (8.50 - 9.49): Oblivion, Gears of War, Forza 2, Bioshock
Excellent (7.50 - 8.49): Rainbow Six Vegas, Viva Pinata, Blue Dragon
Good (6.50 - 7.49): Call of Duty 3, Tony Hawks: Project 8, Moto GP '07, Lost Planet
Above Average (5.50 - 6.59): Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Average (4.50-5.49): Stuntman: Ignition
 

durera

Well-known Member
Updated

If you've played any of the following games and haven't voted on the review threads follow the links and make your opinion count -- particularly the bolded titles, as these are older games that have less than 50 votes against them so far...

Average ratings as of Tuesday September 4th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes
  1. Oblivion 8.71 (28 reviews)
  2. Gears of War 8.61 (508 reviews)
  3. Forza 2 8.53 (190 reviews)
  4. Bioshock NEW RELEASE 8.53 (51 reviews)
  5. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.22 (120 reviews)
  6. Viva Pinata 7.89 (45 reviews)
  7. Blue Dragon NEW RELEASE 7.61 (18 reviews)
  8. The Darkness 7.50 (16 reviews)
  9. Call of Duty 3 7.45 (135 reviews)
  10. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.24 (17 reviews)
  11. Moto GP '07 NEW RELEASE 7.20 (5 reviews)
  12. Lost Planet 7.13 (86 reviews)
  13. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.39 (28 reviews)
  14. Stuntman: Ignition NEW RELEASE 5.00 (2 reviews)

If you want to affect these scores then follow the link and review/rate the game :)
 

durera

Well-known Member
Updated. 15 games, of which 10 have been rated Outstanding or Excellent on average! Crackdown enters the chart with a very healthy score of 7.79.

Outstanding (8.50 - 9.49): Oblivion, Gears of War, Forza 2, Bioshock
Excellent (7.50 - 8.49): Rainbow Six Vegas, Viva Pinata, Crackdown, Blue Dragon, The Darkness
Good (6.50 - 7.49): Call of Duty 3, Tony Hawks: Project 8, Moto GP '07, Lost Planet
Above Average (5.50 - 6.59): Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Average (4.50-5.49): Stuntman: Ignition
 

durera

Well-known Member
Updated; Oblivion sits at the top of the pile, but only with a fraction of the reviews of the other top titles ... a great game, but only appreciated by a fraction of the AVF community perhaps?

Average ratings as of Tuesday September 8th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes
  1. Oblivion 8.61 (31 reviews)
  2. Gears of War 8.60 (511 reviews)
  3. Bioshock 8.58 (97 reviews)
  4. Forza 2 8.47 (199 reviews)
  5. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.23 (121 reviews)
  6. Crackdown 7.87 (45 reviews)
  7. Viva Pinata 7.80 (51 reviews)
  8. Blue Dragon 7.61 (18 reviews)
  9. The Darkness 7.50 (16 reviews)
  10. Call of Duty 3 7.46 (136 reviews)
  11. Moto GP '07 NEW RELEASE 7.20 (10 reviews)
  12. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.14 (22 reviews)
  13. Lost Planet 7.13 (86 reviews)
  14. Medal of Honour: Airbourne NEW RELEASE 6.50 (56 reviews)
  15. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
  16. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.39 (28 reviews)
 

durera

Well-known Member
Updated.

Spoiler reviews (rated 1,2 or 3) for the big titles removed.

Halo 3 enters at 5th place, equalling the 8.30 of Rainbow Six: Vegas. With the removal of the spoiler votes Bioshock takes top spot, just ahead of Gears of War.

With all the hype around Halo 3 please don't forget to pop into the John Woo Presents: Stranglehold - Reviews thread and vote/review that game too :)

Outstanding (8.50 - 9.49): Bioshock, Gears of War, Oblivion
Excellent (7.50 - 8.49): Forza 2, Halo 3, Rainbow Six Vegas, Viva Pinata, Crackdown, Blue Dragon, The Darkness
Good (6.50 - 7.49): Call of Duty 3, Tony Hawks: Project 8, Moto GP '07, Lost Planet, Jon Woo presents: Stranglehold
Above Average (5.50 - 6.59): Medal of Honour: Airborne, Pro Evolution Soccer 6, Stuntman: Ignition
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Average ratings as of Friday November 2nd 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. Oblivion 8.76 (38 reviews)
  2. Gears of War 8.65 (512 reviews)
  3. Bioshock 8.62 (124 reviews)
  4. Forza 2 8.43 (219 reviews)
  5. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (126 reviews)
  6. FIFA 2008 8.26 (47 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  7. Halo 3 8.04 (344 reviews)
  8. Crackdown 7.90 (52 reviews)
  9. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  10. Call of Duty 3 7.46 (138 reviews)
  11. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  12. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  13. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  14. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.14 (22 reviews)
  15. Lost Planet 7.13 (86 reviews)
  16. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  17. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.58 (31 reviews)
  18. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.44 (75 reviews)
  19. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
New review threads now available:
The Orange Box
PGR4
Guitar Hero III
 

kav

Distinguished Member
Just did a quick check of The Orange Box, and the average seems to be coming out as 9.22 after 41 votes...a clear winner! :eek::eek::eek:

PGR4 = 7.94 after 34 votes.
GH3 = 8.8 after 5 votes.
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Average ratings as of Wednesday November 14th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. The Orange Box 9.22 (41 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  2. Oblivion 8.75 (40 reviews)
  3. Gears of War 8.65 (514 reviews)
  4. Bioshock 8.62 (125 reviews)
  5. Forza 2 8.43 (219 reviews)
  6. FIFA 2008 8.29 (49 reviews)
  7. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (128 reviews)
  8. Halo 3 8.00 (384 reviews)
  9. PGR4 7.94 (34 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  10. Crackdown 7.92 (53 reviews)
  11. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  12. Call of Duty 3 7.47 (139 reviews)
  13. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  14. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  15. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  16. Lost Planet 7.13 (86 reviews)
  17. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.09 (23 reviews)
  18. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  19. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.55 (33 reviews)
  20. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.50 (80 reviews)
  21. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
New review threads now available:
Guitar Hero III
Call of Duty 4
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Average ratings as of Tuesday November 20th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. The Orange Box 9.22 (41 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  2. Call of Duty 4 9.17 (107 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  3. Oblivion 8.75 (40 reviews)
  4. Gears of War 8.65 (514 reviews)
  5. Bioshock 8.62 (125 reviews)
  6. Forza 2 8.43 (219 reviews)
  7. FIFA 2008 8.29 (49 reviews)
  8. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (128 reviews)
  9. Halo 3 8.00 (384 reviews)
  10. PGR4 7.94 (34 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  11. Crackdown 7.92 (53 reviews)
  12. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  13. Call of Duty 3 7.47 (139 reviews)
  14. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  15. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  16. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  17. Lost Planet 7.13 (86 reviews)
  18. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.09 (23 reviews)
  19. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  20. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.55 (33 reviews)
  21. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.50 (80 reviews)
  22. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
New review threads now available:
Guitar Hero III
 

durera

Well-known Member
Average ratings as of Monday November 26th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. The Orange Box 9.21 (42 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  2. Call of Duty 4 9.14 (122 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  3. Oblivion 8.75 (40 reviews)
  4. Gears of War 8.65 (519 reviews)
  5. Bioshock 8.62 (128 reviews)
  6. Guitar Hero III 8.45 (11 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  7. Forza 2 8.43 (223 reviews)
  8. FIFA 2008 8.33 (53 reviews)
  9. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (129 reviews)
  10. Halo 3 8.00 (500 reviews)
  11. PGR4 7.97 (35 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  12. Crackdown 7.92 (53 reviews)
  13. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  14. Call of Duty 3 7.47 (139 reviews)
  15. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  16. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  17. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  18. Lost Planet 7.13 (87 reviews)
  19. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.09 (23 reviews)
  20. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  21. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.55 (33 reviews)
  22. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.50 (80 reviews)
  23. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
  24. PES 2008 6.36 (14 reviews) NEW RELEASE

New review thread: Assassin's Creed

Review thread resurrected from the forgetten wastelands of the forum: Conan -- only 3 review votes (all 8's btw!), surely more of you have played it?
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Average ratings as of Friday December 28th 2007
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. The Orange Box 9.20 (44 reviews)
  2. Call of Duty 4 9.12 (138 reviews)
  3. Mass Effect 8.81 (69 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  4. Oblivion 8.75 (40 reviews)
  5. Gears of War 8.65 (519 reviews)
  6. Bioshock 8.63 (129 reviews)
  7. Forza 2 8.43 (223 reviews)
  8. FIFA 2008 8.33 (53 reviews)
  9. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (129 reviews)
  10. Guitar Hero III 8.00 (30 reviews)
  11. Halo 3 8.00 (402 reviews)
  12. PGR4 7.97 (35 reviews)
  13. Assassin's Creed 7.95 (39 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  14. Crackdown 7.92 (53 reviews)
  15. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  16. Call of Duty 3 7.47 (139 reviews)
  17. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  18. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  19. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  20. Lost Planet 7.13 (87 reviews)
  21. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.09 (23 reviews)
  22. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  23. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.55 (33 reviews)
  24. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.50 (80 reviews)
  25. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
  26. PES 2008 6.03 (31 reviews)

Review thread resurrected from the forgetten wastelands of the forum: Conan -- only 3 review votes (all 8's btw!), surely more of you have played it?
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
A few mini-facts for you:
  • The only game to receive no votes below a 6 is The Orange Box.
  • Of the 27 games with review threads, only 2 have an average vote above 9 (Outstanding) and 9 more scored between 8 and 9 (Excellent).
  • The game with the most 10 votes (Genre Defining) is Gears of War (96 votes 19%) then Halo 3 (49 votes 12%).
  • The highest percentage of 10 votes is The Orange Box (44 votes 45%) then Call of Duty 4 (42 votes 30%).
  • Of the top ten games, 5 are First Person Shooters, 2 are Role Playing Games; 1 is a driving game, 1 a sports game and the other a music rhythm action game.
  • 7 of the top ten games were released in the second half of 2007 (though to be fair we've only been doing these reviews this year consistently).
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
Average ratings as of Monday February 11th 2008
Average rating = sum(number of votes * rating)/total number of votes (spoiler votes removed for all games with an average rating over 8)
  1. The Orange Box 9.22 (46 reviews)
  2. Call of Duty 4 9.11 (149 reviews)
  3. Burnout: Paradise 8.76 (21 reviews) NEW RELEASE
  4. Oblivion 8.76 (41 reviews)
  5. Mass Effect 8.72 (110 reviews)
  6. Gears of War 8.65 (522 reviews)
  7. Bioshock 8.64 (131 reviews)
  8. Forza 2 8.43 (223 reviews)
  9. FIFA 2008 8.33 (53 reviews)
  10. Rainbow Six Vegas 8.27 (132 reviews)
  11. PGR4 8.03 (36 reviews)
  12. Halo 3 8.03 (406 reviews)
  13. Guitar Hero III 8.00 (30 reviews)
  14. Crackdown 7.92 (53 reviews)
  15. Assassin's Creed 7.89 (65 reviews)
  16. Viva Pinata 7.79 (53 reviews)
  17. Conan 7.57 (7 reviews)
  18. Call of Duty 3 7.47 (139 reviews)
  19. The Darkness 7.43 (23 reviews)
  20. Blue Dragon 7.37 (19 reviews)
  21. Moto GP '07 7.20 (10 reviews)
  22. Lost Planet 7.13 (87 reviews)
  23. Tony Hawks: Project 8 7.09 (23 reviews)
  24. John Woo Presents: Stranglehold 6.62 (26 reviews)
  25. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 6.55 (33 reviews)
  26. Medal of Honour: Airbourne 6.50 (80 reviews)
  27. Stuntman: Ignition 6.40 (10 reviews)
  28. PES 2008 6.09 (33 reviews)
Burnout: Paradise straight in at #3 with a very respectable 8.76, Mass Effect dropping a couple of places falling to a score of 8.72 putting it below Oblivion now. Keep voting please!
 

durera

Well-known Member
Average ratings as of Monday February 14th 2008
Title|Rating|Reviews|Genre-Defining %
The Orange Box | Outstanding (9.17) | 47 | 45%
Call of Duty 4 | Outstanding (9.11) | 151 | 30%
Oblivion | Outstanding (8.79) | 42 | 29%
Burnout: Paradise | Outstanding (8.76) | 21 | 19%
Mass Effect | Outstanding (8.71) | 111 | 19%
Bioshock | Outstanding (8.64) | 132 | 16%
Gears of War | Outstanding (8.64) | 523 | 18%
Forza 2 | Excellent (8.43) | 223 | 10%
FIFA 2008 | Excellent (8.33) | 53 | 8%
Rainbow Six: Vegas | Excellent (8.27) | 132 | 7%
Guitar Hero III | Excellent (8) | 29 | 3%
Crackdown | Excellent (7.92) | 53 | 6%
PGR4 | Excellent (7.92) | 37 | 3%
Assassin's Creed | Excellent (7.89) | 65 | 5%
Lego Star Wars: TCS | Excellent (7.83) | 12 | -
Viva Pinata | Excellent (7.82) | 55 | 9%
Halo 3 | Excellent (7.71) | 411 | 12%
Conan | Excellent (7.57) | 7 | -
The Darkness | Excellent (7.52) | 25 | 4%
Call of Duty 3 | Good (7.46) | 140 | 2%
Blue Dragon | Good (7.37) | 19 | 5%
Devil May Cry 4 | Good (7.25) | 8 | -
Moto GP '07 | Good (7.2) | 10 | -
Lost Planet | Good (7.11) | 88 | -
Tony Hawks: P8 | Good (7.09) | 23 | -
PES6 | Good (6.63) | 35 | 3%
Stranglehold | Good (6.62) | 26 | -
MOH Airborne | Good (6.52) | 90 | -
Stuntman: Ignition | Above Average (6.4) | 10 | -
Turok | Above Average (6.33) | 3 | -
PES2008 | Above Average (6.09) | 33 | 3%
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men | Above Average (5.8) | 5 | -


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durera

Well-known Member
Some "Interesting" Stats:

Votes Cast
Genre Defining | 326 | 12.45%
Outstanding | 915 | 34.94%
Excellent | 675 | 25.77%
Good | 381 | 14.55%
Above Average | 127 | 4.85%
Average | 103 | 3.93%
Below Average | 36 | 1.37%
Poor | 17 | 0.65%
Very Poor |7 | 0.27%
Appalling | 32 | 1.22%
Total | 2619
 

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