Wargamer Ltd. owns and operates two websites with their own specific reviews policy. Wargamer Ltd. shares common ownership with the Slitherine Group of companies, namely Slitherine Software UK Ltd., We will sometimes offer coverage on/critique of products developed and/or published by Slitherine Group companies.
The Group guarantees the editorial independence and control of Wargamer Ltd. over all content on its websites, and staff will always strive to protect the integrity of content from unnecessary third-party influence.
Please consult the specific website sections below for more information.
While Wargamer.com does review various games, software and physical products, it does not attribute any scoring or other kinds of metric for quality. Individual writers will however offer a recommendation or evaluation through the course of their review.
Where possible, reviews on Wargamer.com that cover Slitherine (or associated company) products will come with extra information show-casing third party consensus on said product – this will typically take the form of either the Steam rating average or the Meta-critic average in order to bring in an outside view. At the moment, we are waiting for the site-wide update to fully implement this feature.
Pocket Tactics is a metacritic-listed website that offers apps & games a rating out of five stars. The ratings can be summarised as follows:
1 Star = Definitely Not Recommended – App is either poorly made, poorly presented or otherwise fails to represent a decent investment in either time or money.
2 Star = Generally Not Recommended – While not the worst game of all time, this app generally still has a fair amount of problems with it. You'd have to be incredibly committed to either the theme, premise or mechanics to want to invest in this app.
3 Star = Russian Roulette – We liked it, but maybe you won't. Maybe it will shoot you in the face. Middle-of-the-road game which has its various strengths and weaknesses but neither excels nor especially fails at anything.
4 Star = Generally Recommended – Apps that are given this rating present themselves well and have some smart ideas. A worthy candidate for your time and/or money.
5 Star = Highly Recommended – Apps is a paragon of justice and virtue, and probably saves old ladies and cats in its spare time. Incredibly well presented and/or made, and generally your life will lack any meaning if you don't try this out.
Where possible, reviews of games created, published, or otherwise associated with Slitherine Software UK Ltd. will include scores from other sources, typically the aggregate user review scores from the iOS and/or Google Play Store. This is to provide a contrasting & neutral third-party opinion. At the moment, we are waiting for the site-wide update to fully implement this feature.
If you have any further queries or concerns regarding Wargamer Ltd.'s review policy, please contact the editor-in-chief:
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