Review Policy

At High Ground Gaming, we take our responsibility to provide honest, thorough, and unbiased reviews very seriously. We are committed to offering our readers transparent and reliable evaluations of the games and products that shape our shared passion. Our reviews are crafted as a compass for navigating the vast gaming landscape.

Scoring System

Our reviews are scored on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest mark of quality. This scale reflects a broad spectrum of our experience with the game or product, considering a multitude of factors that include but are not limited to:


  • Gameplay Mechanics
  • Storyline, Worldbuilding, and Character Development
  • Visual and Audio Presentation
  • User Interface and Accessibility
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Balance and Polish


  • Technical Performance
  • Value for Price
  • Build and Durability
  • Sound and Video Quality
  • Extra Features and Innovation

1 – Needs Improvement: These titles or products have significant areas that require improvement. They may suffer from critical flaws that hinder the overall experience.

2 – Fair: Games and products that fall into this category might offer some enjoyable elements but are overshadowed by noticeable issues or shortcomings.

3 – Good: A score of 3 denotes a solid and enjoyable experience, though it may lack the polish or depth to elevate it further.

4 – Very Good: These are well-crafted offerings that stand out in their genre, showing a high standard of quality and execution.

5 – Exceptional: The pinnacle of what gaming has to offer. These titles or products set a benchmark in excellence, delivering a superior experience.

Review Process

Our reviewers are gamers and tech enthusiasts with a deep understanding and love for the industry. Each review is the result of extensive hands-on time with the game or product, ensuring that our assessments are grounded in actual user experience.

  • We play the games we review thoroughly, exploring various aspects and modes, to provide a comprehensive overview.
  • For hardware and gaming accessories, we test the products in real-world gaming scenarios over a period of time to assess durability, functionality, and performance.
  • Our reviews remain uninfluenced by external pressures. We maintain editorial independence to ensure that our readers can trust the High Ground Gaming seal of approval.
  • Reviewers are encouraged to provide constructive feedback, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the game or product, to offer a balanced perspective.


We believe in full disclosure of our review practices. If a game or product has been provided by a publisher, developer, or manufacturer for review purposes, this will be clearly stated in the review.

To support our team and maintain our website, we diversify our revenue streams. Our website includes affiliate marketing links. This means we might earn a commission if you purchase products or services through these links. However, our editorial content remains unbiased and is not affected by our affiliate relationships or advertising partners.

Your Trust, Our Ethos

At the core of our review policy is the trust you place in us. We endeavor to honor that trust by adhering to the highest standards of integrity in every review we publish. Your confidence in our recommendations is the foundation upon which High Ground Gaming stands.

For a complete look at our editorial standards, see our ethics statement page.


We welcome and value the feedback of our community. If you have any questions about our review policy or wish to discuss a particular review, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


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