Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,782 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Into the Dark: Ultimate Trash Edition
Score distribution:
1782 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Total Extreme Wrestling 2013 is a beast of a simulator.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're up for the challenge, They Bleed Pixels is a fast and fun action-platformer that will put all your reflexes to the test. It's utterly unapologetic about killing you, and because the controls are so smooth and precise every single failure feels exactly like it should- as something that could have been avoided if only you'd played better. It's not a game to play when you're looking to wind down at day's end, but bring all your skill and a load of patience, and They Bleed Pixels will make you feel like a magician with a gamepad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone who loves runners will adore this since it’s got far more depth than most of that genre’s offerings and makes trick-chaining easy to learn. This is still a very challenging game, but it’s a fair one that is well worth its price tag.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not this brief glimpse into the future of Metal Gear Solid is worth 20 or 30 bucks is up to you, but I can say without any hesitance that Ground Zeroes displays the biggest evolution of the series seen since the original Metal Gear Solid on Playstation, even if that evolution only lasts for a short, fleeting instant. Bring on The Phantom Pain.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deadlight is a mix between storytelling, side-scrolling, puzzle solving, and good old fashion survival horror. It reinvents nothing, but it successfully integrates components from each genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite having a few superfluous levels, Alien: Isolation ends up being a game Alien and survival horror fans can hold in high esteem.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a pedigree of the original Chaos, plus chess, poker, X-Com and Hearthstone in its DNA, Chaos Reborn still feels like a refreshingly different type of strategy experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amnesia: Memories has a great many strengths which include its fantastic visuals, high quality voice acting and tremendous replay value.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The web swinging is better, and the combat system is much more effective (not to mention some awesome Signature Moves).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cosmophony blends the runner and shooter genres together just about perfectly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freedom Cry is simply a great addition to an excellent game, offering a story worth experiencing across a setting worth exploring.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, light-hearted dungeon crawler that anyone who likes the genre should buy. At a mere $10, there's a lot of game to play here and genre fans will easily get that much out of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thankfully, 3D Dot Game Heroes is a memorable game that winds up being more than just an homage to the past. It takes the top-down Zelda formula and expands upon it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some minor rough edges, the spot-on emulation of both games makes this an easy recommendation for fans of either game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd isn’t for everyone. It appeals to a very specific sect of gamers, but those who find themselves within its territory will quickly become spellbound by the polish, challenge and sheer volume of content offered.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s sad to see the series go but the satisfying revelations and conclusion makes Blackwell Epiphany a must play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more intimate affair rather than a blockbuster, it recalls terrific classic elements that have been sorely missed, easily besting the latest main-series entry.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By and large, though, this is a game that shouldn’t be missed by anyone who appreciates Sega and/or gaming experiences of the late 80s and early 90s.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rare Replay isn’t without its minor hiccups, understandable in such a vast collection, but it’s something that should be in every Xbox One owner’s collection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardline may not revolutionize the Battlefield brand, but it fixes many of its biggest problems.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clan Wars is a worthy entry in the series, but even then, it’s good to hear that Team 17 is leaving the series alone for a while to work on something new.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wasteland of the corpse of civilization is not a forgiving place, but with a little care and a huge amount of perseverance, the fungus’ journey may let it see what lies at the conclusion of the unforgettable journey of Mushroom 11.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PC port of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has its share of issues, but it still gets the nod over its console counterparts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minecraft: Story Mode strays from the more mature content that Telltale normally associates themselves with and manages to create a fun, family-friendly world for one with no real story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thunder Wolves is a game that knows what it wants to be, and cuts through any of the other filler to give an experience that is as pure as possible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rogue galaxy is one of the competitors for the title of the last great PS2 game, and while it is by no means flawless, it should still keep you entertained for a few dozen hours. [Mar 2007, p.52]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, MLB 09 walks a fine line, catering to both hardcore baseball fans and more casual players. There are a lot of deep game play elements and features to be explored, some complex and intricate.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s fitting that Stella Glow is ultimately developer imageepooch’s swan song; they came into the business making waves with their beloved SRPG series Luminous Arc and now they’re going out making waves with another excellent SRPG.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super House of Dead Ninjas is one of those rare games that is meant to serve as an homage to various gaming classics and yet manages to develop its own unique identity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The massive catalog of puzzles is incredibly enticing and the visuals give it a unique beauty.