As its name implies, eareview.net was originally a review site for MT4 expert advisors. Most of these reviews are still available but no longer maintained.
Founded in 2008 as a resource that was meant to point a finger at products and vendors that were looking to cheat the customer, it evolved into a website that attempted to test and review noteworthy expert advisors with a good profit potential using an affiliate business model.
Ever since its inception, eareview.net has offered in-depth accurate backtests using tick data, tests that were meant to expose the real behavior of an EA when traded on a live account. This resulted in the creation of a tick data backtesting toolchain that would assist with the reviews.
The toolset was eventually published for free in 2009 and it quickly gained popularity, but it was cumbersome to use and offering support for it turned out to be almost a full-time job. Eventually it became apparent that this was not an activity that could be offered as a free service perpetually, which lead to the birth of the Tick Data Suite in 2011, a commercial product that would be more user friendly and would include premium-quality support.
Forex product reviews were gradually discontinued during 2014-2015 and in 2017 the website was relaunched, centered around the software products instead of the reviews.