PlayStation 5 now comes equipped with several important and requested console features
At PlayStation 5, many feel it should have come more quickly: A rating system for games. Without guidance to guide them in making their choice of title or taking a risk on something that recently appeared for sale, it can often be daunting knowing whether to give something new a go or risk missing out altogether.
Users will now have the power to rate games out of five stars, giving others an idea of its popularity before investing their hard-earned dollars into it.
“Five star ratings provide a straightforward way of quickly ascertaining if something might suit your tastes, making them popular with consumers for decades. These handy indicators of popularity make judging what product/game might interest us easy – now PlayStation gives gamers access to these ratings from across the world!
Once again, ratings appear under game titles on PlayStation Store, providing an indication of how many people have reviewed that title. I just launched up my PS5, went to store, selected Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and saw its rating was 4.08 out of 5, reached after over 216,000 players voting; Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 boasts 4.91 rating from 72k votes!
Clicking the rating itself takes you to a page displaying how the star ratings were distributed among voters. For Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, for instance, 95% voted five stars while another 3% gave four, one three and another gave just one star.
Your rating on this page may only apply if you own or have played the game; otherwise you will receive an error message informing you that this rating cannot be submitted at this time. I tried selecting an unplayed game but was informed I couldn’t rate it until later.
Hopefully, this system will assist players in discovering some exciting new titles they enjoy playing.