Correlation Analysis: Game Professional Score and User Score on Steam

Hyemin Park, Haewon Byun
2016 International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering  
Game ratings have been one of the most important factors in the online game purchase. The game ratings are numerical scores and its two types are professional score and user score. This paper presents the experiments focusing on the relationship between professional score and user score across 2,069 games distributed by the Steam platform. We also investigated a various game genres for the analysis of the relationship between two rating scores. A better understanding of the relationships of the
more » ... elationships of the two scores would be of great value when game users want to choose their favorite games. Our experiments found that indie game and casual game has no differences between two scores. Notably, most major games which are developed by some big game companies have differences between professional scores and user scores. Another more factors can affect the game ratings for the big major games, such as advertising and promotion.
doi:10.14257/ijmue.2016.11.12.22 fatcat:ra4voopq3zejzeevk7af66k7my