The Nerd Stash

Review Policy

We, at, offer a variety of reviews on video games, hardware, movies, TV Shows, and more. It is our goal to bring you an honest and transparent view of our experience when writing a review. We simply want to give you our opinion for you to reference when making a purchasing decision.

General Review Guidelines And Policies

  • Companies may provide us with game codes, products, or other items to review on our website.  We do not allow the fact they were provided to sway us to give them a positive review.  Our reviews are 100% based on the writer’s true experience, and the final evaluation will reflect their unbiased opinion.  You can trust that we will write what we truly think! 
  • Companies see our final score at the same time it is published on the website. We do not discuss our opinions with them before it is published. 
  • Once in a while, we will write a review based on something that we purchased ourselves or watched on our own without special access.  The review will be written in the same unbiased opinion as all others.

Video Game Reviews

Most of our game reviews are written using a game copy that was provided to us before the release date by the publisher or their PR firm. 

When we receive a game to review, our staff will play the game before they can form a true opinion. Sometimes it requires playing the game to the end, and other times it does not require finishing to the end to know what they think. 

Once the review is submitted for publishing, the editors will look to make sure it has all the elements needed in a good review, including the pros and cons.   

We know everyone has different views when it comes to video games, and our reviewer’s opinion may be different from the experience you had while playing the game. Overall, we want our readers to have a detailed description that provides all the game’s features and any other important information that someone looking to purchase a new game might want to know.

Product Reviews

Products and samples are sent to us for our writers to review. We do not promise a positive review based on the fact the items were provided. We strive to offer a true and honest opinion of these products to let you know whether we would buy them. 

If the product is provided to use before it is available to the public, we will not publish the review before the embargo that we agree upon with the company.  

Review Scoring System

The Nerd Stash uses a 10-point scale when writing a review.  The scores range from 1 – 10 with half points used with needed. 

10 – Remarkable! 

This is as close to perfect as you can get! It embodies the best characteristics of one of the best games ever! People will be playing this game for years to come! 

9 – 9.5 – Superb! 

Almost perfect but not quite there. 

8 – 8.5 – Great!

A great game-playing experience, and possibly some might think this is one of the best.  It may not be an all-time classic for everyone, but if you are a fan of the genre, you will enjoy playing this game. 

7 – 7.5 – Very Good

These games are still fan favorites and possibly only fit a certain niche which keeps them from getting overall high ratings. 

6 – 6.5 – Good

Product of someone with great ideas and a valiant effort, but its deficiencies are too noticeable, not to mention. 

5 – 5.5 – Average

These games are for those who are on the fence.  It’s not terrible, but it’s not the best.   

4 – 4.5 – Mediocre 

Just a run-of-the-mill game.  Most people will lose interest because it has a not-so-great design, technical issues, and is simply boring. 

3 – 3.5 – Bad

There are still some people who will play this game as bad as it is. 

2 – 2.5 – Awful

If you are into a painful gameplaying experience, this is the game for you. It is not fun, not pretty, and a waste of time. 

1 – 1.5 – Horrible

Play at your own risk! Don’t spend money on this game!