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Which review sites do you trust?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Pete.Dakota, 7 Mar 2010.

  1. Pete.Dakota

    Wise Guy

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    I've always liked IGN, however recently I'm picking up some biased in their reviews. Why would they give a bad review to a game they're advertising to buy through their sister company Direct2Drive? The Total War review was up along with a plastering of ads for the game, telling me to buy it now on D2D. And they said GTA4 was 'perfect', 10/10.

    I've recently started reading Eurogamer's stuff - it's pretty good and seems quite independent.

    What review sites' the one for you?
     
  2. Duran

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    none. i trust feedback from users
     
  3. Marky

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    Gametrailers are pretty good because they are video reviews and so you can sort of judge for yourself as well as get their opinion :)
     
  4. jaysus

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    I tend to trust peoples comments on forums rather than reviews. That said, the eurogamer stuff is well written so I do tend to give them a read every now and then.
     
  5. Masterdog

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    Metacritic. I'll get a general consensus, read maybe a good review and a bad review, then make up my mind.
    My least trustworthy? Zero Punctuation. Of course I watch it mainly because it's funny, but Yahtzee emphasises the negatives so much that it makes it seem like no game (apart from Portal) is worth buying.
     
  6. dmcg

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    gametrailers are terrible
     
  7. solway

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    Location: Cornwall

    i trust user hype

    or demos, lol
     
  8. Mr-Xoc

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

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    Location: London

    The only review site I look at is Metacritic. You can usually gauge how good a game is once a good number of reviews are out to give it an average score :)
     
  9. Pigeon_Killer

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    Gamerankings
     
  10. Jsbeer

    Hitman

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    Gamerankings mainly. Also Metacritic sometimes.

    The good thing about both sites is that they have user reviews too. (for Gamerankings go via their Gamefaqs partner)
     
  11. anty1

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    Giantbomb all the way!
     
  12. manic111

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    Tend to go with Metacritic. What I will say about Yahtzee is that, while obviously you need to contrast his stuff with other reviews, he often brings out negatives or niggles which other reviews don't; things which are really annoying as a player, but other reviews may not see as "technical" enough to mention.
     
  13. Will Lucky

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    Usually user comments and my own opinions on the game beforehand.
     
  14. Souness

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    Gamespot...


    ... is the review site I trust the least
     
  15. Alex74

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    I dont really have a most reliable source..if anything i'll look on metacritic or forums, but ultimately the best review i'll get is after I've sat down and played it myself..

    I suppose I agree with MasterDog about Yahtzee, but while I wouldnt buy a game based on his yes/no (no), I appreciate that he makes interesting comments about what he reviews which others might not make. Plus it's a good laugh :p
     
  16. Digitalle

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    Location: London. Glasgow.

     
  17. kkbigal

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    I always read Eurogamer reviews as my first choice.
     
  18. z3r0

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    None.
     
  19. NeoReloaded

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    Gametrailers. Was Game Spot, but after the farce over them giving the first Assassins Creed a high score because they were paid i lost faith in them!
     
  20. Gideon Lorr

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    This. After Far Cry 2 and other games, I've learned my lesson.