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HONEST GAME REVIEWS.

NO BULLSHIT.

Welcome to the Gurhm’s Garage webpage! I am Gurhm and I create entertaining, no bullshit, and completely subjective PC game reviews and related videos. My videos have zero strings attached. I buy all the games I play and review and always give my true, brutally honest opinion. I also rate games with a clear and simple scoring system that gives gamers the ability to understand what each rating means. In addition to reviews, you can catch my tweak guides and monthly gaming news videos. Thanks for stopping by, check out my shit below and please visit the GG Youtube channel and Patreon page to learn more about how you can connect, contribute and participate in the community!

SCORING SYSTEM

In my experience, immersion is the driving force behind what makes a game great, regardless of genre or whether the game is single or multiplayer. If the gameplay, graphics, audio, story and settings allow you to feel and experience the game in a way that draws you in, you have a great game on your hands. I created my scoring system using these categories with a comprehensive tool that allows me to rate games and share the scores easily and clearly. I will include this guide with all reviews to anyone interested.

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SCORING BREAKDOWN

There are 5 categories that make up a percentage of the total score

GAMEPLAY

30%

STORY

20%

GRAPHICS

20%

AUDIO

15%

SETTINGS

15%

I use a five star rating system where I score five different video game categories. These categories are made up of different elements that I score individually. Element scores get summed up, divided against a category weight I have designated and then all five category scores are averaged together creating a final game score represented in stars.

Stars
  • AMAZING
  • LOVED IT
  • DECENT
  • PISSED ME OFF
  • HATED IT

This allows me to do two things, first to create total category scores by scoring each element within them. Second, I get to factor in which elements and categories are most important to me by using different weights (i.e. the Gameplay category is weighted more than the Settings category and within the Gameplay category, the AI element is weighted more than the HUD element). Anything with more weight will have a bigger impact on the final score.

I keep saying this scoring system clearly and simply explains my game scores, so you might be asking "why the hell does it sound like one big ass math problem?" As a gamer, I have long wished for content creators that score games would use their rating systems in a way that was more digestible. I noticed that most of them simply take a stab at it based on their gut feeling and experience. I prefer to dig in and score all aspects of a game that evaluates them as a whole. The good news is that my videos do not go line by line through this tool. If you want to get granular with me and know what and why I scored everything, you can! If not, just sit back and enjoy the reviews!

Click HERE to see a detailed description of the scoring system

GAME REVIEWS

& MORE

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS & VIDEOS

APR

28

FAR CRY NEW DAWN - GAME REVIEW

Dive into a transformed vibrant post-apocalyptic Hope County Montana 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe Lead the fight against the Highwaymen as they seek to take over the last remaining resources

APR

14

METRO EXODUS - GAME REVIEW

Flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness

MAR

31

A WAY OUT - GAME REVIEW

A co-op adventure where you play the role of one of two prisoners making their daring escape from prison

MAR

06

MONSTER HUNTER WORLD - GAME REVIEW

Enjoy the ultimate hunting experience using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement

JAN

26

PATREON - SUPPORT VIDEO & 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate GGs one year, I will be launching my patreon page officially with tiers and perks in support of one day making this my full time gig! Stay tuned! G

Happy Gurhm

WHO IS

THE GURHM

Growing up, I lived in an environment that didn’t provide space or support to express myself or feel things in a constructive way. I found gaming was a safe place where I could do this. I didn’t understand it at the time, but games gave me the opportunity to become completely absorbed in worlds where experiencing, feeling and challenging myself was endless. I found places to be afraid, have fun, feel sadness and loss, struggle with decisions I had made, become enraged and celebrate the rewarding feelings of success after challenging myself and succeeding. It also helped me socialize, make friends and share experiences with others. Looking back now, I have the deepest appreciation and I make a significant effort to keep this alive in my life to this day. In fact, I review and score games based on how successful they are at pulling me in and immersing me in their worlds. Providing the opportunity to create new and different experiences and become immersed (alone or with others), really defines what I consider to be the difference between a great game and a shitty game.

I started playing when I was six years old, right around the birth of video gaming. Been around the block a few times, with what I now like to think is a unique perspective from the experiences I’ve had. I started out on Atari and the original NES. Over the years, I gamed on PC and various console platforms but settled exclusively on PC over the last decade. I love gaming straight up and I enjoy many genres and types, both single player and multiplayer. If I attempted to squeeze my favorite type and genre into a one-liner, it would most definitely be FPS, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, survival, open world games with great stories.

These days, there are so many games releasing every year I’ve had trouble finding the time to play all that look interesting…not to mention the cost is high. I started watching online content creators that were playing, reviewing and scoring games. Some fun and creative, others more informative and straightforward. I’ve saved dough at times and even picked up games I may not have purchased or known about after watching their reviews. All however never seemed to have a scoring system that made much sense to me. I started thinking; damn…I could do this and create my own reviews and scoring system that I think is clearer and do it with my own style. If people like it and have fun with me, maybe I can even build a community of donators and actually make a living by providing game reviews, tweak guides and news. So here we are! Let’s fuckin do this shit! GG!

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THE SETUP

GPU: MSI GTX 1080
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.0ghz
RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2133
Mobo: MSI Z97-Gaming 7
Case: Corsair Graphite 760T
Cooling: Corsair Hydro H60
PSU: 1000 Watt - Corsair RM1000
SSD: 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
HDD: 1 TB HARD DRIVE
Monitor: 27" Acer Predator XB271HU
OS: Win10

Microphone: Razer Seiren
Keyboard: Logitech G410
Mouse: Logitech G502
Headphones: Philips Fidelio X2
Capture: Shadowplay

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