On a scale of ethereal from one to ten, [the Pictsie] was on some other scale, probably buried in deep ocean sludge.
—Terry Pratchett, from Lords and Ladies
"This game officially received the lowest score in the history of Gamespot: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can't go any lower. We don't hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Alex Navarro, Frightfully Bad Games
"If you learn only one thing from all we've written today, make sure it's that giving FATAL a 1/1 Style/Substance rating was an insult to almost every other product on RPG.net that ever got a 1/1."
Jason Sartin of RPG.net, on FATAL.
"When it comes to ramping it up, there's one location guaranteed to find the dial marked 'Awesome,' turn it to eleven, rip it off, and run away laughing."
"But in all my years of reviewing - from the beginning of the 20th century clear through to the end of the 21st - I never expected to come across an album with such a volative mixture of uncreative melody, embarrassing production and offensive, moronic lyricism that it would physically bust through the bottom of my scale and force my wife to design a graphic for 'ZERO'. After all, how would one go about getting a ZERO on a scale of 1 to 10? Genius that she is, Madonna has figured it out!"
Mark Prindle on American Life
So there you have it. Games so bad we can't review them because our rating scale doesn't have a zero.
Morgan Webb, XPlay