'Assassin's Creed Origins' Bombarded With Fake Positive Reviews on Metacritic
People sometimes bomb websites like Amazon and Metacritic with negative reviews when they're displeased with a game company, but a barrage of fake positive user reviews appeared on Metacritic recently, Kotaku reports. The reviews in question are for Assassin's Creed Origins and repeatedly say things like, "Ways better than assassins creed unity and assassins creed syndicate" or "it is more mature and bayek is interseting character, and de historical characters are handeld well."
Metacritic boss Marc Doyle tells Kotaku this sort of thing happens sometimes. “It’s not a frequent occurrence – maybe 2-3 games a year," he says. "And yes, we’ve been aware of this case, and we’ve been moderating those reviews (and suspending those accounts – most off of which had one single review in their history). The people doing it appear to be changing it up with the chunk of text they keep replicating, but our moderators are working overtime to combat it."