Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,449 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Super Time Force Ultra
Lowest review score: 20 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
1,449 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over the Moon have begun something very special with The Fall and you’ll be looking out for ARID again even months after you finish this intriguing opening act.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a price point of only $15, A Story About My Uncle is a must-own for anyone who loves games that make them think and can appreciate a good platforming challenge as well.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The increased emphasis on delivering a high quality game makes Rivals the definitive entry in the series to date, even though it lacks the plethora of modes in the second installment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game without any kind of established lineage, this is a very welcome addition to the Vita’s growing JRPG library.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an incredible shooter that feels like bullet hell with enemies replacing the bullets, but a little variation would have made it perfect. [Fall 2008, p.55]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone: Shadow Fall – Intercept is a fun add-on to the base game and serves as a competent standalone product.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not demo material or a novelty release, but an uncompromising adventure game that weaves an engrossing story while utilizing the full potential of motion control. It doesn't always work flawlessly, but the sheer ambition alone makes it a must-own for Fable and Kinect fans alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thus, if you haven’t had the pleasure of playing Muramasa before, and you have a Vita, Rebirth is wholeheartedly worth playing. It’s breathtakingly beautiful in all aspects — from its combat to graphics to soundtrack to the sword forging mechanic, this is just an immensely enjoyable game, even in spite of its repetitious combat and under-emphasized story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite these flaws, Alpha Protocol is still a fun and entertaining experience with a dynamic storyline and solid RPG mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few games in recent years offer the immeasurable amount of content offered in Disgaea D2. With a 35 hour campaign, multiple endings to complete, side-missions, an expansive and randomly generated item world, thousands of character customization options and endlessly replyable levels, the series didn’t really need to make many improvements or changes to remain a true value.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it is, it's merely very good on several different levels, and is more or less a must-play for RPG fans. It will drive shooter fans completely up the wall, though. [Dec 2007, p.56]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is not much to be said about Green Day Rock Band that isn't covered by the simple fact that if you enjoy Green Day as a band, you will likely enjoy what the game has to offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you are willing to pony up your five bucks a month, though, Dungeon Runners becomes a surprisingly addictive time-waster. [Sept 2007, p.68]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can take the heat of its difficulty, Isbarah is a unique twist on bullet hell shooters, one that turns repeated defeat into a captivating and surprisingly fun experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sorcery! is one of the best games that this reviewer has played on the iPhone and iPad, offering a plethora of options and an excellent story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon X and Y makes the classic series feel brand new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More visual improvements would have be nice, especially in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix, but the package as a whole is good enough to make the visuals seem like an afterthought.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon X and Y makes the classic series feel brand new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun and charming with some nice extras to boot, Kalimba kick-starts Xbox One’s indie wave with a bang.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are stunning, the characters are interesting and the game is simply really fun to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a fun, attractive and surprisingly deep experience, therefore unable to be regarded as anything less than an emphatic success.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a string of rehashes, Team17 has done a fantastic job updating the series while keeping the core gameplay the same. With a polished presentation, attractive visuals and improved level design, we finally have a Worms game that doesn't feel like it emerged from a '90s time-capsule. The series remains as polarizing as ever, but those who enjoy the zany antics of the series will dig Worms Revolution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give The Nightmare Cooperative a shot if you’re bored by the existing base of roguelikes and dungeon crawlers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This mixed with AI problems, some glitches and an over-reliance on played-out concepts makes Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch a great JRPG, but overall, only a good game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has some qualms, but on the whole it’s a success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In 2013, this sixteen-year-old game feels fresh, revitalizing and just downright good. That’s an accomplishment all of its own.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There really isn’t anything bad about the game, although the audio may not be to everyone’s liking, and the very nature of this being full of logic puzzles means it’s not going to be for everyone. If you’re prone to rage-quitting, this may not be the game for you, although perhaps its relaxed feel will put your mind at ease a bit and help you enjoy the experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In essence, Rotolla is the Tetris of this generation. It’s accessible, easy to understand and heinously challenging — all the ingredients a game needs to thrive in the mobile space.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not Atlas Mugged hits as hard as Zer0 Sum is irrelevant; the fact that this series is shaping up to be something brilliant is the more important point here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throughout the game, you'll find all sorts of signs that the developers knew what would ruin the experience, and so worked overtime to avoid those pitfalls. As a result, Call of Duty: Roads to Victory is a serious contender for the handheld FPS crown. [Apr 2007, p.51]
    • Hardcore Gamer