Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,291 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle
Score distribution:
1,291 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Monochroma gets right, however, is tone and gameplay. The puzzle platforming is fun to solve once you get the feel for character movement, there’s a lot of variety in puzzle design, and some very clever level layout ties everything together.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Where is my Heart? is an enjoyable puzzle platformer romp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    1001 Spikes‘ challenge doesn’t hurt its cause by any means, but those who despise trying something hundreds of times in a row will find themselves quickly turned off.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, Nether is a great time. It’s a highly engaging and realized survival experience; something we need more of.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mutant Blobs Attack is a clever and stylish game, and while the its full potential is never entirely displayed, you’d be hard-pressed to find a game that makes mass destruction this adorable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When the layers of the experience are peeled back, what we’re left with at Arcadias‘ core is a sluggish brawling RPG that can sometimes lack the kind of gameplay merit needed for sustainability beyond a handful of hours.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it provides fun in small doses, the difficulty quickly ramps up in a way that requires patience to progress. Hardcore puzzle fans, however, should not pass it up for exactly that reason.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The difficulty curve is staggering, which may force you to find ways of completing a level beyond what they intended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be the most essential or comprehensive inclusion for the game, but it’s still great where it counts: pure, adrenaline-drenched, space-blasting fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s unfortunate that the Dynasty Warriors formula couldn’t have been better tailored to such rich source material, as there was tantalizing potential for Gundam Reborn to be the definitive interactive Gundam experience. But it succeeds at what it aims to be: an action game full of epic displays of power and an endless supply of enemies to destroy, despite little variation in gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unrest is a choice-driven RPG with little combat to speak of that touches on relevant social issues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it sticks to its best features, Metrico is a stupendous experience. When it pushes the envelope, it’s far too obtuse to enjoy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Hohokum often seems content with simply being strange rather than evolving into something transcendent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This magical recreation of Japan’s Akihabara District bolsters a magnitude of content and things to do, while the accessible yet rewarding combat makes traipsing through the cityscape pleasurable, feeling like a blend of a traditional beat’em up and something more like what the Yakuza series has to offer. Unfortunately, an unfathomable amount of fan-service and technical hiccups dampen the experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Garden Warfare remains a colorful and entertaining experience no matter the platform and one we hope will continue to grow.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Golf Club is a bit wobbly and unfinished.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King is a solid expansion to an already captivating game, but there are some questionable choices that have been made.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The way Telltale is able to manipulate your emotions so easily is astonishing, so it makes it all the more disappointing the rest of the episode doesn’t come together as well as it could have.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After everything is said and done, Infamous: First Light is a solid standalone expansion to a great game, but because there weren’t any risks taken, it ends up being an uninspired adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dance Central Spotlight will be a hard pill to swallow for the legions of rhythm fans burnt out on Rock Band DLC, but will suit those who’ve accepted DLC culture just fine. Cost-conscious gamers should proceed with caution because that $10 purchase price is just the beginning.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it’s engrossing in its own right, and it provides a hearty serving of gameplay, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney feels full of wasted potential.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its core, Surgeon Simulator: A&E Anniversary Edition on PS4 is still effectively the same game as it was on PC, just with a few more additions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the presentation could have been more robust and gameplay mechanics more refined, it remains a concentrated and entertaining dose of Naruto fanservice, like the developers dropped a hundred different Naruto action figures into your lap and told you to go nuts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While an excellent step in the right direction and a guaranteed hit among fans, the layperson may find too many faults to enjoy the experience extensively.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forgive its flaws, though, and there’s a lengthy — albeit dialogue heavy — adventure worth its weight in nuts and bolts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With period-authentic aesthetics and sharp writing, this point and click will keep you enthralled from beginning to end – and maybe teach you a thing or two about history along the way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a goofy little fighter for the Vita, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus provides a solid amount of content and substance behind its shameless fan service, and as a result, transcends it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some aesthetic issues keep it from being perfect and it lacks the consistent adrenaline-pumping action that thrill-seekers crave, but overall it is an immersive and engaging experience for space captains everywhere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wasteland 2 Kickstarter backers will get what they paid for plus a few glitches they didn’t.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is a more than competent SRPG.