Scoring System

Adventure Gamers uses a simple rating scale of 1 to 5 stars, including half stars, in its reviews. Each half star represents a specific quality tier, which breaks down as follows:

5 stars
An instant, hall of fame classic. Although not "perfect", we award our top score only to those games that set the highest standard for quality.

4.5 stars
A superb game that excels in just about every area, held back only by one or two notable flaws or a collection of smaller ones that prevent the game from earning full marks.

4 stars
A game of very high quality. Although some aspects might have been executed better, we would recommend this game without hesitation.

3.5 stars
A solid adventure that is generally enjoyable, though it lacks enough polish or ambition to recommend without caution.

3 stars
A qualified success; the positive aspects still outnumber the negative, but the weaknesses noticeably hinder the experience.

2.5 stars
A near-equal balance of good and bad that can make a game either fall disappointingly short of its evident potential or be mildly entertaining despite its many failings. 

2 stars
There are some good elements that shine through occasionally, but generally the game is not a positive experience.

1.5 stars
Shows just enough promise to hold your attention, but is buried under too many problems to be enjoyable.

1 star
Offers a tiny glimpse of what might have been, but manages to execute just about everything wrong.

0.5 stars
A complete waste of time with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. We would not recommend this game to anyone, at any price. Avoid.