This is my rating scale:
10: Outstanding game - I could play this every day and often think about even when I'm not playing
9: Excellent game - one of my all time favorites
8: Very good game - a game I'll frequently request
7: Good game - a game I'd recommend to almost anyone
6: Above average game - fun and/or challenging. A game I'm always happy to play, but that I'm not likely to request.
5: Average game - a fine game but fails to inspire me
4: Below average game - a game that is mildly unpleasant but I would play if others really wanted to
3: Poor game - a game I'd be inclined to avoid at game day
2: Very poor game - I'd refuse to play this again
1: Dead game - a game that is so horrible it makes me want to give up gaming
Top 10: These are my ten favorite games in rough order.
Hot 10: Games that I'd like to try and play listed in no particular order.