from that moment on Epic Games StoreSince its inception, Epic Games has taken a special stance on user reviews and game-specific forums. These are some of the most used and often useful features on Steam, so it doesn’t make much sense for Epic to decide not to implement them in its store.
The company has always said that EGS will not provide forums because they are only toxic and unpopular with developers. It also doesn’t include user reviews, which have the potential to spark comment bombing.
This week, years after the Epic Games Store first launched, two new features were introduced aimed at replicating the version of user reviews and tags.
Game ratings are a bit like reviews, except that users can’t actually write anything – just a five-point star rating. Those who have played the game for more than two hours can leave a rating, but there is an additional problem: only random players will be asked to leave a rating.
These surveys will pop up after you finish playing the game. As more players leave their own ratings, the game’s store page will display the overall rating. Epic says it doesn’t “spam our players,” and you shouldn’t expect to be asked to rate every game you play.
“This approach protects the game from comment bombardment and ensures that whoever assigns the score is the actual player of the game,” Epic said.
However, Game Polls are actually the Epic Games Store’s version of the label. As with ratings, players will be randomly asked to answer polls about the games they’ve played. Multiple-choice questions are designed to populate the game tab and will cover things like difficulty, multiplayer requirements, and more.
As with ratings, once enough votes have been answered, the votes will also be reflected on the game store page. Tags will also be used to create custom categories and allow players to use them to sort.