Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,540 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Lowest review score: 20 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
1,540 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Splatoon is all about staying fresh, and despite its lack of content somehow manages to remain just as appealing after twenty hours as it was in its first.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Massive Chalice is the best turn-based strategy title of 2015 so far, and its unique simulation aspects make it especially intriguing.
    • 81 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How to Take Off Your Mask provides a mostly sweet storytelling experience with its diverse, engaging cast.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game wrapped in a great remastered package. Capcom could have just slapped together something with a higher resolution and called it an HD remaster like many are doing, but they elected to actually build upon their seven year old game by adding meaningful content. Granted, they didn’t reinvent the wheel with these extras, but playing as Trish, Lady and especially Vergil are more than welcome additions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the best entry in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series, offering far improved gameplay systems while giving players access to a highly diverse soundtrack and various timelines to explore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it has a larger scope and a more intriguing storyline, but there are some questionable design choices mixed in with the thought of déjà vu. Regardless, Dead Space 3 retains its horror brilliance in offering a moody, atmospheric adventure full of exciting events.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pixeljunk Monsters is a constant struggle to properly allocate gold, gems, firepower, and time as the horde advances single file, with each level being more addictive than the last. [Spring 2008, p.61]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    99 Levels to Hell is all about action, jumping gaps and gunning down hordes of enemies in the finest arcade traditions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire aren’t just great RPGs, they’re a great example as to why Pokémon might be the surest thing in gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The PC version is also an excellent port, offering a steady framerate, crisp visuals and well-established controls. If you missed out on this grand adventure when it was on the Xbox 360, here’s the perfect opportunity to fix that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire aren’t just great RPGs, they’re a great example as to why Pokémon might be the surest thing in gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle expects you to be smart and knows you’ve got the brain to figure it out, and the reward for it being right is the a sense of satisfaction at solving something properly tricky.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to a solid understanding of core fighting game mechanics, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the installment fans have been waiting for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages is the sort of project Kickstarter was built for: two brothers, nary a lick of development experience between them, making a game inspired by the favorites of their youth. It’s got all the rough edges and more that you’d expect from such a team, but it’s also brimming with ambition and heart.