Not at the very highest echelon, but this is a game that deserves recognition and special praise based on its ambition, innovation or other notable achievement.
10 INCREDIBLE The kind of phenomenal experience rarely seen in a console generation.
9 OUTSTANDING Unreservedly brilliant – this should be in every collection.
8 VERY GOOD A truly excellent game, mar red by just a few minor issues.
7 GOOD A great concept unfulfilled or the familiar done well, but still well worth playing.
6 DECENT Fun in parts, flawed in others, but more right than wrong.
5 AVERAGE What you expect and little more, this is for devotees only.
4 BELOW AVERAGE Any bright ideas are dr owning in a sea of bugs or mediocrity.
3 POOR A seriously flawed game with little merit on any level.
2 AWFUL Disgraceful: the disc would be more beneficial as a coaster.
1 HORRIFIC Own this and you’ll be swiftly, justifiably, exiled from society.