Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,784 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 20 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
1784 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet 3 is a good game, but stops short of being a great one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its imperfections, Hitman: Absolution is a magnificent achievement that goes well beyond expectations and will lead future stealth action titles into a better tomorrow.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite having a few superfluous levels, Alien: Isolation ends up being a game Alien and survival horror fans can hold in high esteem.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s Angry Birds meets tower defense meets beat ‘em up meets crack cocaine levels of addictiveness in a hodgepodge amalgamation of stuff that absolutely should not work as well as it does.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s fitting that Stella Glow is ultimately developer imageepooch’s swan song; they came into the business making waves with their beloved SRPG series Luminous Arc and now they’re going out making waves with another excellent SRPG.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trials Fusion is basically what we’ve come to expect from the series, just with a shinier new coat of paint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a fantastic game, offering many great hours of game play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Where NBA 09: The Inside shines is in its library of mini-games, more than making up for the lackluster core gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adventures of Pip is a delightful little platformer full of charm, challenge and impeccable level design. While still a little rough around the edges, its mechanics are unquestionably solid, and it’s clearly been crafted with the love and talent of a team determined to realize their vision.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the mechanics are starting to feel a little dated at this point and the sound effects lack the quality the rest of the game shows, Resident Evil 4 is still one of the greats that needs to be experienced, and the Ultimate HD Edition is the perfect excuse to do so.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a splendid casual game for commuters or for people who simply wish to pass the day faster than a flip of a Mario coin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even so, Hominid's crazed charm shines through and makes it all worthwhile, and if it doesn't there are always several minigames to play with. [May 2007, p.68]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, there’s fun to be had shooting baddies in the face for 10-12 hours over the course of the 14 missions, but sadly F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin isn’t nearly as remarkable as the original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dependable as ever, Just Dance 2014 is another solid entry into the hit dance series that simply wants players to have a good time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone who loves runners will adore this since it’s got far more depth than most of that genre’s offerings and makes trick-chaining easy to learn. This is still a very challenging game, but it’s a fair one that is well worth its price tag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new content is undeniably great; the new units add depth and strategy and taking control of aliens gives you a fresh way to play the game militarily, which is quite interesting and fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Speedy, stylish combat mixes with incredibly detailed cinemas and movie-style storytelling to create a game that feels like an action movie and plays like a dream. [Oct 2007, p.50]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are stunning, the characters are interesting and the game is simply really fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a fantastic game, offering many great hours of game play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a fantastic game, offering many great hours of game play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The vast majority of this two hour episode is gleeful, silly and an overall reminder that video games are meant to bring joy. It’s borderline terrifying to think that the lowest point of Tales from the Borderlands is better than most of the games that have come out in 2015, but that’s exactly the case and gamers everywhere should be overjoyed at this news.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Race the Sun is very close to a perfect pick-up-and-play game, except for the bit where it’s very hard not to keep playing once you’ve started. A quick break easily turns into one more attempt, trying to plot a different course over the cluttered plains, maximizing Tri collection while minimizing the risk of turning into a cloud of debris.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a unique, funny, occasionally brilliant experience full of colorful characters and creative puzzles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this version is inexplicably and inexcusably broken, prone to game-ruining bugs and frequent crashes. If all you have is a PS4, then I’m sad to say you should give Hand of Fate a pass.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unless there’s a major update in the near future, you’d be better off waiting until it inevitably becomes part of an indie bundle so that you can briefly jump in and enjoy its first few hours. Until then, your money and time should be spent elsewhere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Assault Android Cactus is a big, bright, blast of twin-stick shooting action, filled with personality and clever design.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Escha & Logy is a lovely RPG that should easily succeed in its goal of pleasing both series and standard RPG fans, with pleasantly deep systems and an inviting world to explore them in.