Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,317 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 The Red Star
Lowest review score: 20 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
1,317 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s an audience for Strike Vector, but that audience needs a lot of patience and a high tolerance for failure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Always Sometimes Monsters is a unique and distinctly powerful experience, but it is also deeply and undeniably flawed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, Futuridium EP Deluxe does not stand on par with some of these gems, instead fading into the background, never to be heard from again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clan Wars is a worthy entry in the series, but even then, it’s good to hear that Team 17 is leaving the series alone for a while to work on something new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F isn’t a game for most people. It’s earnestly dedicated towards its existing fanbase and doesn’t try to expand past that, making it even more astonishing that it made its way across the ocean
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a string of rehashes, Team17 has done a fantastic job updating the series while keeping the core gameplay the same. With a polished presentation, attractive visuals and improved level design, we finally have a Worms game that doesn't feel like it emerged from a '90s time-capsule. The series remains as polarizing as ever, but those who enjoy the zany antics of the series will dig Worms Revolution.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Soul Nomad is a surprisingly radical departure from type for NIS, and it's largely successful. It's just more frustrating than it needs to be. [Oct 2007, p.57]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fist Puncher‘s name fits it well. It’s a game where you punch a great many things and will have a lot of fun doing so. While that fun is hampered a bit with navigation problems, when those don’t crop up, it’s impossible to not enjoy yourself.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its minor disappointments, I enjoyed White Wolf a lot, and it's clear that the developers at Her Interactive really know how to integrate story and gameplay and create a smooth production. [Sept 2007, p.63]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much like how Saints Row is a damn good GTA clone, Dante’s Inferno is the best God of War clone yet that should be enjoyed be all.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With its budget price and most of its bizarre humor intact, you could most certainly do worse than pickking up a copy of Beautiful Katamari. [Dec 2007, p.65]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yeah, both games are a bit too talky, and somewhat short as well, but they deliver high octane giant robot action with grace and skill. Both games hit the ground running, give the player a ton of power, and don't let up on the energy until done.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole the team at Red Thread Games has done an incredible job updating The Longest Journey for the modern era.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a result of all the hard work, this is a rewarding game to play and one that everyone should experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What could have been the definitive entry in the Assassin’s Creed series is actually the definitive example as to why releasing an unfinished product is always a bad call.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These two ports prove that HD re-releases still have the potential to feel like more than cheap money-grabs; the seamless God of War Collection seems like it was meant for a handheld all along.
    • 73 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The PC version won a number of awards and the PS3 version holds up quite well. [June 2007, p.60]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like its title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate plays with multiple concepts attempting to garner widespread appeal, but would be better suited focusing on just one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it is, though, it's merely a very fun game for those willing to overlook its problems. [Oct 2007, p.55]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    RACE Pro has compelling racing mechanics when it is just you versus the track, but it has more than a few rough patches elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the game modes may not be innovative, innovation doesn’t always spell fun, and that’s something Loadout has by the explosive crate-full.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all its faults: the agonizing familiarity, the workable plot, the insipid characters and, perhaps worst of all, the intrinsic absence of novelty common in most of the series’ open worlds, Assassin’s Creed Rogue — Unity’s last-gen partner in crime — is astoundingly stable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite being only one level long, Cocoreccho! is packed to the brim with excellence and fun, and that one level is worth ten from any other game. [Nov 2007, p.66]
    • Hardcore Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Van Helsing is an excellent game that deserves to be played by those looking for an extremely well written experience and for fans of old school RPGs everywhere. With a game length that puts many AAA developers to shame, NeoCore Games punched well above their weight and succeeded where so many indie games have failed in the past.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone: Shadow Fall – Intercept is a fun add-on to the base game and serves as a competent standalone product.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a back and forth battle, as it's an enjoyable experience, but one that falls short of the adventure game and technological standards many have come to expect. If there was only a little bit more polish, A New Beginning – Final Cut could have been a unforgettable adventure.