High Score: Miniseries Reviews

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October 3, 2020
A really sweet video game documentary.
September 28, 2020
High Score gets top marks for bringing these tales to the front, they could have done six episodes on Atari alone.
September 9, 2020
There's an artistry to coding, too, and by yadda-yadda-ing the crucial step of converting a vision into a functioning game that feels fun to play, High Score constructs a somewhat myopic portrayal of the development process.
September 9, 2020
Video games are supposed to be fun, and High Score does everything it can to make sure the viewer is also having a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2020
The greatest complement we can heap on High Score also reflects its biggest flaw - we wish it was longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2020
High Score sets a new standard because it provides the most comprehensive look at the history and evolution of the video gaming industry.
August 25, 2020
High Score presents video games as a great equalizer... It does not have any interest in exploring the gatekeepers, inside and out of the industry, who have made this vision as simplistic as it is wrong.
August 22, 2020
'High Score' isn't the complete tome of knowledge of the gaming industry, but it's the greatest hits distilled into six episodes that are easily digestible and fun to watch.
August 21, 2020
High Score might not tell hardcore gamers anything they don't know. But they, along with those of us who might've stopped at Spy Hunter or the Sega Genesis - and are susceptible to this type of colorful nostalgia - will binge all six episodes compulsively
August 21, 2020
It has its snooze moments, but it also has many fun, nerdy discussions and impressive high-production visuals. While it might not be perfect, its buzzy personality is likely to keep you entertained.
August 21, 2020
Like the games it worships, High Score is an amusing way to pass the time, but one can't help but feel like it's set to easy mode.
August 21, 2020
High Score may not be the most in-depth or lengthy documentary series you'll ever see, but the curated interviews from folks with compelling stories and charismatic personalities bring a personal touch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 21, 2020
Instead of connecting the dots between the various stories it tells, and using them to craft a larger, fully fleshed out portrait of games history, it gets lost in the details of those smaller stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
August 21, 2020
The overriding smoothness of this history leaves it sapped of any dramatic tension. All of the successes are a foregone conclusion. The appearance of "doc series as branding initiative" isn't new, or even a stranger to Netflix menus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 20, 2020
An informative and fun nostalgia trip that everyone can enjoy. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 20, 2020
This series will show you the think tank behind Sonic and the grunts behind Nintendo's gameplay counseling hotline. It's a blast!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 20, 2020
An enlightening, entertaining and evocative look back at the period when video game arcades and home consoles first swept the globe.
August 19, 2020
Whatever reservations I have about High Score, I'm ready for the expansion pack.
August 19, 2020
A frustratingly unfocused and scattershot affair, based heavily on who could be contacted for an interview or who had the best anecdote.
August 18, 2020
If you've ever picked up a video game controller, you'll have some fun with this documentary series, and you'll almost certainly learn something.
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