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Metacritic scores implemented in Store

March 25th, 2006 :: Steam updates :: 7 Responses (Feed)

A simple upgrade to the Steam Store has added Metacritic ratings to all games that have them. Metacritic aggregates reviews for various entertainment mediums, creating a final, averaged score that is typically about as unbiased as it gets.

The scores will help give consumers an idea of the quality of the games available from the Store. But can they really a substitute for a good demo?

7 Responses to this post:

  1. DogGunn Says:

    I surprised that they were happy to publish a bad rating on CS: CZ.

  2. Andy Simpson Says:

    Kinda helps their credibility. I was very worried that Valve would have somewhat of a conflict of interest.

  3. Trigger- Says:

    At least we can read up in steam about the pro’s and con’s before we buy a game. I really love to see this program grow, Other developers will do good to follow suit.

  4. RP Says: