Hardcore Gamer Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,078 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 flower
Lowest review score: 20 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
1,078 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo and Camelot have created an extremely accessible game that pulls you in early and doesn’t let go.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Daylight’s shortcomings will scare away genre detractors. The gameplay is repetitive, the level design annoying and backtracking quickly becomes a chore. It falls short because because of these things, yet remains an amazing experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes Within is a fantastic table pack for Star Wars Pinball fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pick it up if you’re looking for a fighting game that’s a little different and packed with personality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sportsfriends is the most-fun party game I’ve played since the days of the original Mario Party.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Life Goes On is a clever and fun puzzle/platformer with a surprising amount of replayability, and if that results in a few thousand dead minions, at least they left a helpful corpse behind.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MLB 14: The Show was a great game a month ago when it came out on PlayStation 3, and it remains so on PlayStation 4.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are still some qualms here and there, such as the returning frame-rate slowdown and repetitiveness, but in general this is a solid action-RPG that should be played by anyone who adores the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 3 – In Harm’s Way is another strong addition into an already compelling universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The New Order is also easily the most enjoyable shooter in years, boasting a tongue-in-cheek dose of ’80s B-movie action that easily topples the previous entry in the series. There’s a lengthy campaign, some genuinely impressive set pieces and, most importantly, incredibly fun gameplay. And that’s something I did Nazi coming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be confusing and an outright crazy adventure, but it’s one that will have gamers readily engaged.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When compared to GTAV, the game falls short in most places — notably in driving and side-missions. Falling short to one of the games of the generation, however, is still a huge accomplishment and Watch Dogs blazes its own trail by offering the ingenious addition of hacking. With tons of content and a surprising amount of humor, Ubisoft has laid an incredibly solid base with Watch Dogs. It might not be at the top of its class, but it’s a damn fine salutatorian.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The crux of the problem with In Sheep’s Clothing is that we’re still not getting much in the way of payoff. A lot of questions are answered, sure, but the episode presents itself as one final buildup to the confrontation with The Crooked Man.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over the Moon have begun something very special with The Fall and you’ll be looking out for ARID again even months after you finish this intriguing opening act.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game without any kind of established lineage, this is a very welcome addition to the Vita’s growing JRPG library.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anybody interested in games with a narrative focus simply must give Richard & Alice a shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a price point of only $15, A Story About My Uncle is a must-own for anyone who loves games that make them think and can appreciate a good platforming challenge as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s fast, full of enemies, and has a sweet soundtrack to boot. It’s hard to ignore how powerful Crimsonland makes the player feel as they mow down copious enemies as blood splatters cover the entire field.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grid Autosport is far from a pick-up and play racing game, but franchise veterans and those willing to spend the time mastering its intricacies will find it all the more rewarding for it.
    • 78 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve been looking to get in on Company of Heroes, then this is the place to do it.
    • 82 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Packed with solid gameplay and a small learning curve, Blue Estate breathes new life into the dying rail shooter genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone: Shadow Fall – Intercept is a fun add-on to the base game and serves as a competent standalone product.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering up a new experience every time the mice finish their well-deserved cheese, Mousecraft is a refreshing experience for those in need of a complex puzzle game.