Last summer, not long after E3 2018, we decided at Screen Rant to lean even further into video game content - something of a passion of mine having launched a little site called Game Rant a decade ago (no relation currently to Screen Rant) and streaming games most evenings with some Screen Rant readers and podcast listeners on Twitch.
We've always covered major video game news and editorials, certain events here and there, and of course, the increasing crossover between game content and other media. From television and film adaptations, to comics, novels, and even board games, video games are everywhere and continue to grow. And so to do we at Screen Rant.
Adding to our signature editorial and analytical writing style and our expansive preview and event coverage, Screen Rant has been diving deep into long-form video game reviews, averaging nearly a review every single day since June 2018. As a result, we've also partnered with leading video game review aggregators Metacritic and OpenCritic to have Screen Rant's video game content officially listed.
If you've seen many video game commercials on TV lately, or ads during livestreamed game events, on the Xbox, PlayStation, or Steam storefronts, even during the Super Bowl, you my have seen us quoted. Now, readers can read much more directly from Metacritic and OpenCritic.
How Does Screen Rant Score Its Video Game Reviews?
When we started with video game reviews on Screen Rant, since we only covered certain games, we opted to not using the same star-rating system as seen on Screen Rant's movie reviews. That has since changed, to align our content for these platforms.
Below is an explanation of Screen Rant's star-rating system which is out of five (including half-stars):
- 5 out of 5 (Masterpiece)
- 4.5 out of 5 (Must-Play)
- 4 out of 5 (Excellent)
- 3.5 out of 5 (Very Good)
- 3 out of 5 (Good)
- 2.5 out of 5 (Fairly Good)
- 2 out of 5 (Okay)
- 1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)
- 1 out of 5 (Poor)
- 0.5 out of 5 (Incoherent)
- 0 out of 5 (Unplayable)
We've also been expanding our games team, from editors on news and features, to additional news writers and reviewers. And we're always looking for more. If you're a passionate, talented writer, and dig our style, feel free to apply here.
We'll keep playing and writing, if you keep reading. Thank you!