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Why is it a highscore and not highestscore?
I mean how can a low score be a highscore, while a high score does not have to be a highscore...

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  • 1
    Because a highscore list does not only contain the highest score.
  • 1
    It should be topscore.
    Fits both single highest score and list of sorted high scores
  • 1
    @ViRaS and also golf situations where lower scores are better.
  • 0
  • 0
    @Olverine They are better, but still lower. So you win by having a lowscore, not a highscore
  • 0
    @WIPocket Yes but a 'topscore' could also be the lowest score.
  • 0
    Are you high?
  • 0
    @ViRaS What if it was a game where you win if you sink to the bottom and lose if you float on the top. Would topscore mean the best or worst score?
  • 0
    @electrineer Topscore means the best score. It can either be a low score or a high score depending on the game.
    So for a game where high scores are better, the list will show something like: 100, 80, 90, ...
    And for a game which prefers low scores, it will be like: 10, 20, 30, ...
  • 2
    To be honest it should simply be the best score.
  • 0
    @Santaclauze That'll work too
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