Four publications rate the player's games after they are finished. The higher the rating, the better the game will sell. To get good reviews the player must choose the optimal slider positions for the type of game being made, as well to get good Combinations of Game Genres and Topics, More advanced features (such as 3D Graphics V7 and Surround Sound) also help drive up a game's ratings, Depending what the level the Features are. The last one, All Games, has also faced some criticism from players as being "unfair".

The publications are Star Games, Informed Gamer (Game Informer), Game Hero (possibly GameRevolution), and All Games.