The Epic Games store has had an interesting conception, such as the previous Metro games get bombed with bad reviews on Steam in a retaliation to the new title Metro Exodus being exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC. This week people appear to be annoyed that they will not be able to bomb games with bad reviews on the Epic Games Store.
Review bombing is players purposely giving games low scores to games, for seemingly no reason. The argument is that taking away the option to review bomb, it is taking away the audiences voice, but frankly, it’s a rather weak argument.
We’re working on a review system for the Epic Games store based on the existing one in the Unreal Engine marketplace. It will be opt-in by developers. We think this is best because review bombing and other gaming-the-system is a real problem.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) December 26, 2018
Towards the end of December 2018, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney took to Twitter saying that the Store is developing a review system. It would be very similar to the Unreal Engine marketplace’s review system.That made fans angry was the mention that games could only be reviewed if the developers opt-in to the process.