Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 215 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 34% 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Swapper
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 215
215 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Swapper is a game that perfectly blends gameplay, story, aesthetics, and mood to shine as a perfect experience of the type of experience only video games can deliver.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    In Gone Home, there are moments of fear, moments of joy, moments of sadness, and moments of peace. In the end, there is acceptance, the kind which comes from a tale naturally concluded and a chapter neatly closed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Gunpoint is fun, innovative, simple, engaging and a whole host of adjectives that would take far too much time to write out. So I will say this instead: Play this game because you won’t regret it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The variety and attention to detail in a game about repetition is quite incredible. At times decisions you make will even influence future gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is always a concern when developers attempt a reboot or remake of a classic game, and whether or not it will live up to the high expectations that gamers of the original have. Tomb Raider is one of the few that have lived up to the expectations.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the wonderful storyline and the memorable characters help to make the unbelievable believable. Despite the change in scenery, Columbia still exhibits the BioShock feel that was evident in Rapture.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Dyad is nothing short of mesmerizing. The rapid blend of color and sound draw you into the experience like no other and refuse to let go. While it may seem overwhelming, the smart build up ensures it remains manageable, even for players unfamiliar with this style of game. While the achievement system is a bit of a let down, the gameplay and replayability more than make up for it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is very well done and interesting to play and with the option of four player co-op, which means four Van Helsings and four Lady Katarinas, I cannot but give the game my highest recommendation for any Action RPG fan looking for a thrilling experience. Get this game, dear reader. You will not be disappointed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez is a marvel of a game. Rotating its 2D world on the third axis transforms what would otherwise be a forgettable platformer into an instant classic. Paired with smart and satisfying puzzles, Fez provides hours of entertainment at a budget price. It is disappointing that PC controls and additional content come up short but the quality is unquestionable. Fez is a must buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Element4l is founded on solid mechanics, fresh gameplay, and a undeniable sense of style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the patient gamer willing to spend time with a game and learn its quirks, Expeditions: Conquistador is a definite boon. The branching storyline, seeing the long-term consequences of your actions and the already-mentioned people and equipment management will assuredly entertain those who used to play Sid Meier’s Pirates! and new fans alike. For me personally, this is one of the best and most unique games that I’ve played this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Raven: Legacy of the Master Thief is an easy experience to recommend. The mystery is well-written and expertly delivered. At times, it feels as if gameplay is a support to narrative instead of the other way around, but it remains cleverly crafted and fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a first entry in a five episode series, The Wolf Among Us: Faith is an exciting game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Complete Pack really is the ultimate Van Helsing experience. It offers all the attractions of the original game, adding enough new flavor to keep you coming back for more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are refinements still to be made but Black Flag is a stunning return to form worthy of any gamer’s time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But I digress, for those bugs do not take away from my overall impression of King Arthur’s Gold, which is a great multiplayer game that stands out from the crowd by being something that embraces lunacy and remains grounded with simple mechanics that allow for a variety of strategies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game could have come out ten years ago, and it would have been great then, but it's great now too. That's the very definition of timeless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insurgency is a breath of fresh air and I can easily see myself playing it every chance I get.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A House Divided ends with one hell of a cliffhanger—arguably one of the worst cliffhangers in the series. The wait for Episode 3 will be very difficult... but if Episode 2's quality is any indication, it will also be very much worth it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you wanted TESO to be a Skyrim sequel, you're going to be disappointed. If you wanted it to be another World of Warcraft clone, then stick to Lord of the Rings Online. If you are looking for something fresh in a familiar setting then you are in for a feast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Once I got going, I found it hard to stop running, jumping, sliding and smashing my way through the hundred and twenty levels Runner 2 had to offer. The gorgeous visuals combined with the fantastic soundtrack and addictive gameplay make this an excellent game, and it is great value for money.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I’m not sure there is enough extra content to warrant a purchase from FIFA 13 unless you’re a diehard fan and want the up to date player lists, but if it’s been a couple of years since you’ve looked at a FIFA title, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be getting FIFA 14.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga’s mature and gripping story, sublime visuals and soundtrack, and engaging gameplay make for a game that’s worth raising the banner for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A few things hold it back from being a complete success, but these can largely be overlooked in favor of all the things the game does right. Never before has a game made four words fill me with such excitement and anticipation. "Pilot, prepare for Titanfall."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Once you have maybe 10 hours of gameplay under your belt, you will start to appreciate the subtle changes that the upgradable heroes and combat mechanics bring, and thus the equally subtle innovations that Triumph Studios has made throughout the game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is elegant gameplay combined with a nice social commentary on the side which makes it unique, and I can’t recall the number of times I smiled as I performed a perfect combo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Although frustratingly hard in places, most of the time Monaco is a delight to play. It looks great, has a wonderfully fitting soundtrack, and has simple gameplay while maintaining a high level of precision required to be really successful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall Saints Row IV is a marvellously enjoyable game, while still suffering from a few of the complaints that the series has always had. The main quests are great, and although the side missions are not painful to play, they don’t pack the same punch. If you played and enjoyed Saints Row The Third, then picking up this sequel is a must. Equally if you’re looking for a game that lets you act like a badass with special powers, this might be a better superhero game than many others that are actually billed as such.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the Scale User Interface is the true hero of this release, it would not exist if it weren’t in the service of Baldur’s Gate II and its expansion. If there was ever a good time to replay Shadows of Amn or to sink your teeth into its considerable flesh for the very first time, then it is now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    So if you are looking for a thrilling Pacific theatre WWII shooter and don’t mind having to master it to gain the respect of your fellow players, you should definitely be playing Rising Storm right now.