Welcome to the Gurhm’s Garage webpage! I am Gurhm and I create kick ass, in depth PC game reviews and related content. I rate games with a clear and simple scoring system that empowers you to know if it is worth your time and money. Learn more about me, my passion for gaming and my scoring system below! Be sure to visit my Youtube channel and Patreon page as well to learn more about how you can connect, contribute and participate in my community!
Immersion is the driving force behind what makes a game great in my experience, regardless of genre or whether the game is single player or multiplayer. If the gameplay, graphics, audio, story and settings allow you to feel and experience the game in a way that grips you and draws you in, then you have a great game on your hands. I created my scoring system using these five categories to rate every game I review.
Each of the 5 categories make up a weighted percentage of every games total score
I use a five star rating system alongside the categories to keep it simple. Each category is made up of different elements that I score individually. The 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. Clear and simple everytime.
Was a game amazing? Did I love it but it was no masterpiece? Was it only decent, full of great things that were held back by shitty things? Did it straight up piss me off? OR was it utter trash that I hated?
Scoring systems serve a purpose but my real goal is to share my passion with you and connect with you on my experience in each game so you know why I gave it a particular score.
Click HERE to see a detailed description of the scoring system
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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 and other gaming content. So here we are! Let’s fuckin do this shit! GG!
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CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.0ghz
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Mobo: MSI Z97-Gaming 7
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Cooling: Corsair Hydro H60
PSU: 1000 Watt - Corsair RM1000
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