high score

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Noun[edit]

high score (plural high scores)

  1. (video games) A score that is the highest or among the highest for a particular game, often recorded in a high-score table.
    • 1986, Rachael Smith, Bomb Jack (review in Your Sinclair magazine)
      There's a fine bit of strategy involved in maximising your points — and if ever there was a high score freak's dream, this is it!
    • 2002, Jesse Jacobson, Flash and XML: A Developer's Guide
      To make the game more interesting, let's create a personal score display that matches the global high score display.