Hardcore Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,541 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Super Time Force Ultra
Lowest review score: 20 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
1,541 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those looking for a true challenge will want to inquire here, as Fantasy Zone, if nothing else, has a devilish propensity to shatter players’ spirits with its steep challenge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those looking for a narrative video game with distinctly slick presentation will no doubt look at Knee Deep, Act 1: Wonderland with excitement. It does not quite live up to expectations, but then again, this is just the start of a larger series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t seem fair to say Culdcept SAGA is bad, because it’s not. Still, it’s missing too many obvious features to really pass muster as well-designed software.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Subdued visuals, a mysterious storyline with strange characters and nearly ten endings make Train of Afterlife a commendable visual novel effort.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood doesn’t break any new ground, and should have had the option of using the Kinect for the drawing mechanic, but still delivers. It has rough edges, but overcomes most of them because the platforming is done well.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great title for kids. Many of the plain jokes and goblin humor is not lost on the younger crowd.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s fun and challenging enough to keep Pokémon and puzzle fans entertained.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game invokes memories with those who grew up playing the Neversoft games, the content is a bit skimpy and the gameplay behind its time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Bladestorm may not be Omega Force’s finest hour, but it’s a good one just the same.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless, if you’re a fan of old school RPGs and have a couple bucks (and hours) to spare, Rainbow Moon is still an investment that should be sought out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Paradox Interactive have managed to release a grand strategy game that actually feels not so overwhelmingly complex as to scare off newcomers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The strict linearity of the game’s thirteen cases means that you’ll have little reason to replay the game, but the clever logic puzzles and mini games give you plenty of reason to play through it at least once.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Score-chasers, 16-bit enthusiasts, arcade-game aficionados and Sega addicts all need apply for this one; anyone outside of those groups may not get as much from it, but even still there’s fun to be had.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Awesome Games Studios wanted to create a fun, casual, goofy game and that's what Oozi: Earth Adventure is. Despite issues with the controls and musical selection, there isn't much wrong with it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Army of Two is definitely one of those "love it or hate it" games. If you manage to "get" the game mechanics, there’s definitely quite a bit to enjoy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marvel Heroes is a good game that would probably get more praise if it worked out some of its most fundamental issues out the gate. Lean character selection in a game as huge as this is to be expected this early in its life, but it isn’t something that had to be such a standout issue either.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Metroidvania formula will forever remain one of gaming’s best, so whenever a modern 2D (or 2.5D in this case) version is announced, it’s cause for excitement. Blackgate doesn’t exactly do anything new and is derivative of practically every predecessor in its “genre,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not a whole lot of fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Turtle Rock’s unique title has enough novelty to capture player interest for the next few weeks, but it is not a Left 4 Dead level game that will keep everyone engaged for years on end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wasteland 2 Kickstarter backers will get what they paid for plus a few glitches they didn’t.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is a more than competent SRPG.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sportsball is a local multiplayer-only title, and should be purchased with that firmly in mind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Freedom Wars is a decidedly solid action-RPG.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Diehard fans of the series won’t be swayed one way or another by this review, because those folks already know if this game is for them. For fans of the genre looking for an interesting take on the tried and true strategy roleplaying formula with that very distinct Japanese flare, though, Pandora’s Reflection is worth checking out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can approach the game with a forgiving nature, however, there’s sights to see that will stay with you long after the small piece of willpower necessary to push on has been forgotten.
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Marvelous Miss Take has a good deal going for it – fast-paced stealth gameplay, eminently charming visuals and a fantastic pun for a title. There’s a decent variety to the level design and new game elements are introduced at a good clip to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, it’s hamstrung by its ambitious but flawed control scheme, and while it can provide a decent diversion, it won’t do much for hardcore stealth gamers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a puzzler with a gentle difficulty curve then Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a good choice.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Master Reboot is a game with an outstanding premise that is backed up by solid execution.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crimson Dragon is an impressive game that falls short of Panzer Dragoon‘s lofty heights.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who want the best Runner 2 experience, however, should seek it out elsewhere. If you only have a Vita to play with, though, then this is still a mighty fine way to get your dose of Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.