Hardcore Gamer Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 948 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Assassin's Creed III
Lowest review score: 20 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 948
948 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All-out warfare has come to the Vita, and the excellent Worms series continues. As long as we don’t have to deal with another Worms: Ultimate Mayhem. That was reprehensible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soundodger+ is a lovely and brutal exercise in pure arcade music gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    140
    Top notch platforming mechanics combined with a brilliantly captivating soundtrack that seamlessly meshes with the unique visuals and gameplay turn it into an experience that shouldn’t be missed. 140 is gaming minimalism done right — just don’t expect it to last you very long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Eldritch is brutally tough until you learn it, and then settles down to be pleasantly challenging, It’s a big random first-person dungeon crawl dripping with atmosphere, evil and fun in equal measure, and as a bonus you get to be a librarian reigning in the power of dark tomes of terrible knowledge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Guided Fate Paradox is a niche game, but that shouldn’t scare off anyone who has a taste for Japanese RPGs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, but it’s as close as it’s going to get for this Deus Ex, and that’s impressive in its own way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies is a success. Yes, it feels like more of the same, but for a series that has yet to put out a bad title, that shouldn’t be viewed negatively.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes may be rough around the edges with a shaky sandbox setting, screen tearing and generic music, but it does right by the Marvel universe and offers an experience that can be loved by both devoted fans and children alike.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a departure from previous titles, but Sonic Lost World is an enjoyable new take on the Speedster.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon X and Y makes the classic series feel brand new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon X and Y makes the classic series feel brand new.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forced is a gleeful return to form for cooperative play and a nuanced single-player adventure with trials you’ll be scratching your head over for days. It can become needlessly difficult and frustrating at times, but in the end you’ll feel all the better for sticking with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resogun is an incredibly fun game, but not much more than that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone: Shadow Fall is not a perfect game. It has design flaws and the story is lacking, but it’s a whole lot of fun and a great showcase for what the PS4 can do.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s a strong variety of unique puzzles, and with the gorgeous world that can be taken-in, Trine 2 ends up being a luscious adventure. If you haven’t had the chance to pick it up on the many platforms it has been released on, then now is the best time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match is a steal for its budget price.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is the much-needed complete version of Injustice. With all the DLC included and all the costumes unlocked, Ultimate Edition is without question the version to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zumba Fitness: World Party is the next best thing to attending an actual Zumba class. This is the most polished iteration yet, featuring well-choreographed routines, impressive looking backdrops and a great lineup of hit and world music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    BandFuse: Rock Legends is the most technically impressive rhythm-game ever released.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It plays smoother, looks better than anything out there, and has a kick-ass soundtrack with a goofball announcer to boot. If you absolutely must recreate your childhood, then pick up the $40 pack, but most will be satisfied spending half that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing it after experiencing Forza Motorsport 5 makes it feel like, well, going back a console generation. The mechanics and features are as impressive as ever, but now that we’ve seen what cars can look like on the current generation of consoles, it’s hard going back. Still, it’s hard to fault the game for being released too late and it remains another thoughtful, expertly crafted racing experience. - See more at: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2013/12/06/review-gran-turismo-6/64753/#sthash.bsOa86kF.dpuf
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the series shouldn’t hesitate – this is the Broken Sword you know and love – but I can understand other people being wary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine is a reminder that while games come in many forms nowadays, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a classic adventure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who loved the original Peggle will easily get their money’s wortht out of its sequel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Vita’s RPG library is gathering steam this year and Compile Heart’s latest is yet another wonderful installment in that collection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven’t been scared off by the concept it presents, then The Novelist shall likely prove a worthwhile experience.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With dozens of levels to try out and a lot of replay value thanks to the three-starred system, Furmins is an easy recommendation if you grew up loving Lemmings or the Incredible Machines (or if you just dig a good physics puzzler).
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can ignore the more tasteless elements, you’ll find yourself being sucked into the world of République.