Game ‘n’ Match wants to help you decide what to play next


There’s a new kid in town. He’s got some pretty crazy ideas, and he’s still a bit green around the gills; but dagnabit, it seems like maybe he’s on to something. The kid in question goes by the name of, and he’s gonna do his best to tell you about the games you never knew you wanted to play.

We’re not big fans of ‘top x’ lists here at Critical Gamer, but we certainly are big fans of trying new things (and, preferably, finding that we enjoy them). Game ‘n’ Match seeks to somehow bring these two ideas together. First of all, you beef up five sections in your profile. The first two are used to squish together your favourite 25 games of all time, then the last three are more general ‘really good’, ‘good to average’, and ‘disliked’ categories. With this done, you’re presented with suggestions of other games you might like based on your stated preferences. The more games you rank the more accurate the suggestions (in theory). In our experience at least, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the suggestions are more often hit than miss; though inevitably, many of these games we’d already played.

This being 2013 and all, there are of course social features such as having ‘friends’ and being able to compare your suggestions and ranked games. It’s a fairly new site, so there are a few teething problems. At the moment, mostly only games from the current generation are included in the database, and even that is an incomplete list. Also, there’s already an active community, but it needs to grow bigger still to further improve the accuracy of the database’s suggestions. It’s completely free to register and use however, so you’ve nothing to lose in giving it a try. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

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