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What site do you trust for game reviews?


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#1 of 13 Dave Poehlman

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Posted February 10 2005 - 04:05 AM

I've got a $50 Best Buy certificate burning a hole in my pocket.

I was thinking of blowing it on a new game. However, I want to make sure I get a good one.

What's the best site for ranking games... more specifically PS2 games?

#2 of 13 Elinor

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Posted February 10 2005 - 04:11 AM

My favorite:

http://www.gamespot....tag=gs_head_ps2

#3 of 13 Al.Anderson

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Posted February 10 2005 - 04:23 AM

I trust both Gamespot and ps2.ign.com. But you may want to give www.gamerankings.com a look. They post the ratings from multiple sources so you'll see any trends and abnormal high/lows.

#4 of 13 Dave Poehlman

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Posted February 10 2005 - 06:14 AM

Thanks! Those are great. Just what I was looking for: a site that'll let you sort by user ranking and genre.

#5 of 13 Joe Szott

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Posted February 10 2005 - 09:34 AM

Why get one review when you can have them all at once?

www.metacritic.com

#6 of 13 Nick Sievers

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Posted February 10 2005 - 11:23 AM

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a site that'll let you sort by user ranking and genre.

I hardly ever trust user rankings. Like most sites on the net a lot of people vote to the extremes just to bring the average score up or down.
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#7 of 13 Jon W H

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Posted February 10 2005 - 11:29 AM

I prefer Gamerankings.com to gauge the general buzz. I don't trust any one review site in particular. Usually friends with similar tastes or renting is the best review.
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#8 of 13 Chris Bardon

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Posted February 11 2005 - 12:49 AM

Gamerankings is great for getting the general buzz about something, but I usually trust gamespot to give the most honest review of a game. I find that IGN tends to score a little higher on average, and not be near as critical of a game. If I want to know how something is, I'll usually check out gamespot's review, and then see how it stacks up on gamerankings.
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#9 of 13 Jay Mitchosky

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Posted February 11 2005 - 01:11 AM

I'll usually check out Gamespot. And of course here. Posted Image
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#10 of 13 Dave Poehlman

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Posted February 11 2005 - 05:46 AM

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I hardly ever trust user rankings. Like most sites on the net a lot of people vote to the extremes just to bring the average score up or down.


I do take that into consideration. If I see something has "Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image" but only has one review... I'm usually a little skeptical. But, most of the "hot" games will have multiple reviews.

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#11 of 13 Elinor

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Posted February 11 2005 - 07:34 AM

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#12 of 13 DaveGTP

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Posted February 28 2005 - 07:15 AM

Another vote for www.metacritic.com here.
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#13 of 13 James T

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Posted February 28 2005 - 07:30 PM

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I hardly ever trust user rankings. Like most sites on the net a lot of people vote to the extremes just to bring the average score up or down.

I used to read PC Gamer, but the last iss I bought was about 2-3 years ago. Then I started using IGN and gamespot, but if you look at IGN and gamespot and compare reviews, some are a bit off.

IGN gave MVP a high rating, but I'm not feeling it. It doesn't feel like a high rated game.





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