Science can now tell you whether or not a game is any good

Science can now tell you whether or not a game is any good

I bet you love some terrible games. I do. Just Cause 2's plot-by-numbers and awful voice acting, for example, couldn't put me off it's intoxicating blend of grappling-hook action and big explosions. Dwarf Fortress looks like a spreadsheet circa 1987 and is about as comprehensible, but I can't help but get swept up in the lives of my little miners.

That's why I'm a little sceptical of the GameXplain , and Kotaku don't do scores. Ars Technica summed up the problems with review scores pretty well in this great article. Oh, and it's worth noting that games can get a positive review on Steam for $5.

So maybe it's best to stop looking at numbers and use your gut instead. If it's fun for you, it's fun for you, whatever an arbitrary number tells you.

  • Duncan Geere is TechRadar's science writer. Every day he finds the most interesting science news and explains why you should care. You can read more of his stories here, and you can find him on Twitter under the handle @duncangeere.
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