What is GameRankings?
What does it take to get a site included in the composite score?
- Sites must have at least 300 archived reviews for a multi-system/multi-genre sites, or 100 reviews for single-system or genre sites.
- Sites must publish a minimum of 15 reviews a month.
- Sites must be visually appealing and looks professional.
- Sites must review a variety of titles.
- Sites must have a dedicated domain name with professional hosting.
- Site reviews must be well written.
- Sites must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Why don't you just use every review you can find in the composite score?
Why are some sites that meet your criteria not in the composite score?
Why do you only use the Fun Factor Score from GamePro instead of the composite score?
How are letter grades translated?
- A+ = 20/20 = 100%
- A = 19/20 = 95%
- A- = 18/20 = 90%
- B+ = 17/20 = 85%
- B = 16/20 = 80%
- B- = 15/20 = 75%
- C+ = 14/20 = 70%
- C = 13/20 = 65%
- C- = 12/20 = 60%
- D+ = 11/20 = 55%
- D = 10/20 = 50%
- D- = 9/20 = 45%
- F = 1/20 = 5%
Shouldn't sites that score on a scale of 1-100 have more influence than those that use 5 stars?
What happened to GameRankings in February 2009?
GameRankings originated on Windows back in 1999, and its basic architecture had hardly changed since. Since GameRankings was purchased by CNET in 2003, and then since the merger with CBS in 2008, fewer and fewer people with the company were able to maintain and update the site.
After a server failure in February 2009, the decision was made to quickly move the site onto the standard CBS Interactive server setup, re-using existing code and templates from other game sites.