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The Escapist reviews games on a five-point scale. We award stars. It is always stars. Five stars is the highest score we can award a game. One star is the lowest.
Here's what each star rating means:
Five stars. This is as good as gaming currently gets, the crème de la crème. This doesn't imply perfection, merely that the experience you'll have will be exceptionally enjoyable.
Four stars. An outstanding gaming experience marred by just a few flaws.
Three stars. An average game. You'll play it and probably enjoy it. A month from now, you'll likely have forgotten all about it.
Two stars. Die-hard fans of the genre will find something to like, but anyone else will be hard-pressed to enjoy games of this quality.
One star. So broken as to be unplayable. Not even worth picking up in the bargain bin.
You can read more about our review system here.