Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,452 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 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Lowest review score: 20 The Letter
Score distribution:
1,452 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Rorona Plus is a charming, lighthearted JRPG that’s more open-ended than most of its brethren. It can be a little on the repetitive side, but there’s just enough variety to make it a delight in short bursts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Memoria is a breathtaking visual showcase that tells one of the most compelling stories in recent memory. The puzzle complexity is the right mixture of not too easy and not too difficult, but I wish there was a deeper variety considering most of the solutions can be found within a limited number of areas, if not a single one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inability to roast anything on two legs from an overpowering distance away aside, Divinity 2 is a solid RPG if you are looking for a nice real-time romp though a fleshed out fantasy world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a few submissive years, Konami has put forth a game that caters to soccer fans with superb flexibility for creative expression, fluid gameplay and astoundingly intelligent AI.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packed with solid gameplay and a small learning curve, Blue Estate breathes new life into the dying rail shooter genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved Germinator, you’ll enjoy this, but it’s difficult to recommend a purchase for anybody who still has a lot of levels left to play that game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short, Pac-Man Museum is the best representation of what has been a truly illustrious video game career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Affordable Space Adventures is a journey well worth embarking on, especially with a few friends.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After three commendable HD ports, Sanzaru Games has done a perfect job capturing the essence of Sucker Punch’s original trilogy. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time features not only the addictive gameplay the series is known for, but the humorous and charming tone it’s loved for.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2+ is an excellent game that makes the transition to the Vita quite well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of this should prove without a doubt that Journal is a video game that will work for some people, while others simply won’t see the point.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DuckTales Remastered manages to give a classic game a new coat of paint but still bring back all those warm happy nostalgic feelings from the original classic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The visuals, interface, framerate and online matchmaking, combined with one of the best original soundtracks ever to grace a video game, make for impeccable production values. This is an experience that could have benefited from being open world, however, as well as having more varied combat and map design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Ubisoft has shown that it can deliver outstanding blockbuster AAA titles, its growing library of creative downloadable games should put EA and Activision on notice: this is how to be creative.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II continues the trend of a Michael Bay action film packed into a video game format. There's spectacle, voice talent, zombies, and finally a story with a good set up and player agency to boot. It may lack significant innovation, and the missions set in the 20th century are far from compelling story pieces, but with a robust multiplayer experience and a half-decent story, Black Ops II does the series proud.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mechanically it’s more of the same – which is to say that it’s a unique and deftly-constructed second-person stealth title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awesomenauts was an easy recommendation before, and with the addition of new characters and other improvements, Assemble! is a must-have both for those who haven’t experienced the game and veterans who want to play the best possible console version. Anyone who enjoys run and gun shooters or action platformers will enjoy this, and it’s a perfect gateway game to the MOBA genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there’s a strange absence of online multiplayer in Kirby Fighters and the Hypernova feature feels somewhat underutilized, Triple Deluxe still ends up being an experience overflowing with delicious content to be gobbled up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 30 dollar eShop purchase will net you some 50-60 hours of gameplay, which is nothing to sneeze at, and the full Japanese versions of all three games are included as well — perfect for a gamer looking to practice the language and start importing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game engine is silky smooth and, for the PSP, quite detailed and amazing. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-looking game on the PSP. Combat is neither easy nor shallow, and you’ll soon find that with multiple heads in your inventory, Fred can pull off a wide variety of moves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Disney Infinity might be a precisely coordinated marketing strategy, it’s also a imaginative multimedia experience that will appeal to gamers of all ages. Kids will adore everything about it and adults will enjoy collecting their favorite expertly-crafted figures and seeing them in action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resogun Defenders is adrenaline in its most concentrated form and a fitting send-off to one of the best arcade experiences to ever hit a console, current-gen or otherwise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charlie Murder is a much more complex game than fans of Ska Studios’ previous works will be expecting. It’s still a rebel, but this time there’s a cause to be found. RPG-lite elements, inviting co-op play, and zaniness combine to create a likeable, refreshing take on the brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Escapists on the Xbox One may not be the most definitive version of the title, it’s still a soundly optimized and immensely original gaming experience that stands out from the crowd in the One’s digital library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match is a steal for its budget price.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, the cost isn’t that bad when you consider Nameless ~The one thing you must recall~ is in the top tier of English-released otome games out there today.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection isn’t the greatest remaster ever, nor is it the worst.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a museum piece, it’s a wonderful effort that ensures the game will remain relevant for a new generation of players. As a game, it’s the definitive edition of a superb title that has a lot to offer even in 2014.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The enhanced RPG-lite mechanics, sheer wealth of content and grade-A presentation values makes this a must-buy title for anyone who considers themselves a lover of Final Fantasy or music in general.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of leniency, this game is definitely worth losing your hair over. It’ll kick you in the ass several times, but that’s honestly the best part about it.