Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,353 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 flower
Lowest review score: 20 The Letter
Score distribution:
1,353 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, the tongue-in-cheek humor, combined with the rather engaging puzzle system and multiplayer capabilities, make this a rather infectious title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’14 offers up a satisfying golf experience that will certainly please fans of the sport. Serious fans will get a lot of use out of the online modes, and the ability to relive key moments in the careers of legendary players should keep die-hards happy for a long time. The game is very accessible for newcomers as well, although they may want to either pick up an older game in the series or try out the demo before paying full price for the latest incarnation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 feels less like a true game of the series and more of the spin-off that it is, trading the methodical and tactical pacing of the franchise mainstays for a more fast-paced and action oriented shooter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, despite being overly-casual, Trauma Team is an incredibly enjoyable game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evoland is a unique game in that it’s impressive to see the scale of references and care to detail that is present within it. Despite several surprising flaws, it’s not often in a game where one can relive some of the greatest game-playing experiences from Final Fantasy and Zelda in a couple of hours and the combination of the two games is almost seamless in their execution.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those yet to try out the PC version should pick it up here, as it should be enjoyed by anyone with an affinity for logic puzzle-filled games, or platformers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full Bore is a very entertaining puzzle game worth your time if you don’t mind a more cerebral experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leo’s Fortune is conceptually, stylistically and mechanically one of the best iOS games on the market.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those simply looking for a solid game of collegiate football should ignore all that, however, as NCAA Football 14 offers the same quality the series has been known for this generation with some great tweaks and implementations added. Madden 25 will likely take the crown for the best game of football this year, but those who make NCAA Football a yearly tradition have no reason not to add this solid addition to their collection.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t let the letter tiles and cute characters fool you: Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey is an addictive experience that will steal hours of your gaming time without you even noticing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xillia takes the familiar and blends it with exciting newness, and that’s what it does best. It’s the first must-play JRPG to release in a while, and the second couldn’t arrive soon enough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is one problem with how simple this game is, though: it gets old quick. Usually these are the kind of games that players say “just one more” for several hours, but I didn’t catch myself saying that with Tomena Sanner. After a handful of stages it started to wear thin and I ended up doing multiple ten-minute sessions instead of a one-sitting playthrough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a world that is as intriguing as it is creepy, it becomes hard to put the game down. Getting wrapped up in the visuals, audio and puzzles is something that just happens as you play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who want a puzzle game with simple mechanics, tons of replayability and is just plain fun should download Sparkle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strider hits all the right notes and winds up being an experience not soon forgotten.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Luftrausers is like jumping back to a time when the only requirement for a good game was to be fun. Thanks to varied battles, customizable planes, and challenges, it manages to improve on the classic formula of simple and addictive entertainment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a solid debut for the franchise in North America and, at $19.99, an easy recommendation for RPG and soccer fans alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivering a near-endless supply of side-content and addictive combat, Saints Row IV is ridiculously easy to recommend, but Re-Elected’s limited enhancements and unwelcome technical issues keep this version from being the definitive version that it should be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dynasty Warriors 8 is a shockingly great game that offers an incredible amount of value in bringing a dramatized piece of history to the masses in very creative ways.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone who owned or played the first MotorStorm and dug it will love MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. It’s as every bit as good as the first, and surpasses it in many areas, such as the tracks and music.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors is certainly not for challenge junkies, but anyone looking for a downright pleasant experience full of charm and whimsy will not be disappointed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite minor technical issues, though, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is for the most part a polished and enjoyable golf sim.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo and Camelot have created an extremely accessible game that pulls you in early and doesn’t let go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking to get wrapped up in an entertaining storyline for a weekend should give this a read.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A host of unlockable content, including graphic filters, extra lives, and single-level score runs rounds out the package, providing plenty of replay for your trippy musical abstract gaming dollar. [Dec 2007, p.69]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    God of War: Ascension is another great entry into the beloved series that fans will eat-up, but it’s just that — another entry. While other hack ‘n’ slash series like DmC have been reinvented and boast fresh mechanics and tone, Ascension is content with simply being another God of War.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may be a few spots where combat feels repetitive and the stealth elements are half-baked, but the sheer audacity on display here deserves commendation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Particulars combines an interesting and highly progressive style of narration with an old school arcade experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 doesn’t try to make any drastic changes, it’s still a worthy entry in the series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a ton of excellent shooting arcade action in Under Defeat HD, and it's absolutely worth seeing what Dreamcast importers got to play 6 years ago.

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