Just to be clear, he’s talking about a “badass scale”. Not review scores.
“I’d give Gears of War 1 an eight. Gears of War 2… 11. We’re taking it to 11,” said Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda in an interview with Eurogamer.
The question he’s answering is, “So on the badass scale, if 10 is maximum badass and one is not very badass at all actually, where would you put Gears of War and its sequel?”
The quote’s at the end of the second page.