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Game Rankings
URL GameRankings.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Gaming
Registration Disabled
Owner CNET Networks
Created by Scott Bedard
Launched current status =

Game Rankings is a website which keeps track of video game reviews from other sites, and combines them to present an average rating for each game. Similar services include Metacritic (also owned by CNET) and GameStats. Image File history File links Grlogov2. ... // Uniform Resource Locator (URL) formerly known as Universal Resource Locator, is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: In popular usage and many technical documents, it is a synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI); Strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for global identifiers of network-retrievable... CNET Networks, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... GameStats, much like GameRankings, is a website which keeps track of video game reviews from other web sites. ...

Contents

Rankings

Game Rankings collects and links to (but does not host) reviews from other websites and magazines and averages specific ones. While hundreds of reviews may get listed, only the ones that Game Rankings deems notable are used for the average. Scores are culled from numerous American and European sources. The site uses a percentage grade for all reviews in order to be able to calculate an average, however, because not all sites use the same scoring system (some rate out of 5 or 10, while others use a letter grade), Game Rankings changes all other types of scores into percentages using a relatively straightforward conversion process. At this time Gamerankings is going through some system adjustments and have been for 12 months. Their interactivity options as message boards, sign-ins and user reviews have been disabled. No notification on when it will be enabled.


Top 10 ranked games

The following games have the highest average score of main sites as of April 29, 2008: is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox360 (98.826%)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Nintendo 64 (97.688%)
  3. Super Mario Galaxy - Wii (97.274%)
  4. The Orange Box - PC (96.306%)
  5. Metroid Prime - Nintendo GameCube (96.264%)
  6. The Orange Box - Xbox 360 (96.260%)
  7. Soulcalibur - Dreamcast (96.259%)
  8. Super Mario 64 - Nintendo 64 (95.905%)
  9. Tekken 3 - PlayStation (95.804%)
  10. Resident Evil 4 - Nintendo GameCube (95.783%)


The following games have the highest voting average as of April 15, 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV (also known as GTA IV and GTA 4) is an upcoming sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Super Mario Galaxy ) is a 3D platform game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Orange Box redirects here. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... This article is about the game. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Orange Box redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... For the live-action developing project based on the video game series, see Soul series#Film. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... For the Nintendo DS enhanced remake, see Super Mario 64 DS. Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Tekken 3 is the third installment in the Tekken fighting game series. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as biohazard 4 ), is a third-person shooter, published and developed by Capcom. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

  1. BioShock - Xbox 360 (9.3)
  2. Resident Evil 4 - Nintendo GameCube (9.2)
  3. Super Mario World - SNES (9.2)
  4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox 360 (9.2)
  5. GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo 64 (9.2)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Wii (9.2)
  7. Super Mario 64 - Nintendo 64 (9.2)
  8. Chrono Trigger - SNES (9.2)
  9. Mass Effect - Xbox 360 (9.2)
  10. Inhabited Island: Battlefield - PC (9.2)

[1] BioShock is a first-person shooter[10] video game by 2K Boston/2K Australia (previously Irrational Games),[11] designed by Ken Levine. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as biohazard 4 ), is a third-person shooter, published and developed by Capcom. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Super Mario World , commonly abbreviated SMW) is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo Co. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... For the film, see GoldenEye. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... For the Nintendo DS enhanced remake, see Super Mario 64 DS. Super Mario 64 ) is a top-selling platform game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Chrono Trigger ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... This article is about the video game. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ...


Other features

  • Along with averaging reviews for individual games, Game Rankings compares games (once a game has at least a certain number of reviews it is added to the listings) (see the page legend). The description for games lists its position in the rankings for the specific console (multi-platform games have multiple records) as well as its ranking among all games in the database.[2]
  • As of August 5, 2007, the database contained 22,497 titles.[3] Each game page also contains links to external sites for news, downloads, and other gaming sites.
  • While not included in the rankings, the site also accepts user ratings. The site claims to have over 96,000 "active users".[3] There are also message boards for each game, as well as more general discussions.[4]
  • The site also includes a searchable database, allowing parameters such as name, system, scores, etc. While registration is not required, users can create accounts to get custom rankings, submit scores, reviews, and post to the message board.

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Notes and references

  • Note: This article cites information posted on the homepage which is not archived.
  1. ^ Game Rankings - Rankings - Video Game Reviews, Release Dates, Cheat Codes
  2. ^ Game Rankings - Rankings - Video Game Reviews, Release Dates, Cheat Codes
  3. ^ a b Game Rankings home page. Game Rankings. Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  4. ^ Game Rankings - Message Board - Video Game Reviews, Release Dates, Cheat Codes

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External links

  • Game Rankings website
  • High Scores Matter To Game Makers, Too - Wall Street Journal (9/20/07)
CNET Networks, Inc. ... Consumating is a social networking website founded in 2002 by Ben Brown and Adam Mathes. ... Download. ... GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Movie Tome was the sister site for TV Tome, now the CNET website TV.com. ... MP3. ... MySimon is a comparison shopping website owned by Cnet since 2000. ... TechRepublic is a technology news site run by CNET Networks, and is led by Stephen Howard-Sarin, vice-president of CNET.[1] TechRepublics news articles are targeted towards professionals in the IT sector. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... VersionTracker. ... Webshots is a free online photo sharing site, and is the largest and most popular photo sharing community. ... In 1989 Ziff Davis Inc. ... Ina Fried (previously Ian Fried) is a senior staff writer for CNET Networks News. ... Jeff Gerstmann (born August 1, 1975) is the former editorial director of the gaming website GameSpot. ... For the Korean guitar player, see Kim Se Hwang. ... Declan McCullagh is a journalist and columnist for CNets news. ... Tom Merritts CNET Photo Tom Merritt (born June 28, 1970) in Greenville, Illinois is an Executive Editor for CNET and the developer and co-host of CNET networks daily podcast Buzz Out Loud along with Molly Wood. ... Halsey Minor (born 1965 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is a technology entrepreneur who founded CNET in 1992. ... Rafe Needleman is a magazine and website editor and published author. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Molly Kristin[1] Wood (born May 23, 1975)) is an executive editor at CNET.com and previously a writer for Associated Press, MacHome Journal magazine, and OReilly Media. ... Buzz Out Loud is a daily podcast about tech related subjects, produced by CNET. Affectionately abbreviated BOL by fans, and known by their tagline as CNETs podcast of indeterminate length (or CNET.coms podcast of indeterminate length), the show stars CNET editors Tom Merritt, the segue king, Molly... Gina St. ... CNET Networks, Inc. ...

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