Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 776 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 4
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 776
776 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Endless Legend is not a fast game, but if you prefer your games deep and thoughtful, then it is this game that will put your brain to task.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Survival games seem to be a dime dozen recently, but The Solus Project is doing enough differently to earn its place in gamers’ libraries.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Homeworld: Deserts Kharak not only sets a new standard for RTS games, it proves that there is a lot more the genre has to offer yet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is ridiculous amount of fun, maintaining the core of what’s made the franchise successful while evolving enough to stay relevant.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Symphony of the Machine does what I'd like to see more VR games do. It doesn't try to shoot above its developers ability or resources and promise a life-changing experience. It doesn't rely on gimmicks that quickly lose their luster. It doesn't toss VR in for the heck of it just because it can. It's a title built from the ground up for room-scale that delivers a game not possible with a mouse and keyboard that accomplishes what it sets out to do efficiently. Symphony of the Machine is an easy recommendation for anyone with a VR device.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga 2 is a slight improvement on an already excellent game and the wait for the third game in the series is going to be even more painful than it was for the second.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, the best thing about Audioshield is the ability to add any song from your personal music library to interact with in an all-encompassing environment, making every other rhythm game obsolete.
    • 71 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Poly Bridge is a game beautiful in its simplicity, doing everything a good physics-based puzzle game should do.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Van Helsing II eclipses its predecessor in almost every way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe I’m just a softy, but Pinstripe is a game that I can tell is going to echo in my head for awhile. There aren’t any giant plot twists that catch you off guard and blow you away. There aren’t any new incredibly game mechanics that add a twist to the genre. There’s just good old fashioned quality storytelling put together by a guy that’s clearly got a lot of talent, passion, and love for the project, and it shines through from start to end. In a time of buggy, rushed releases and half-baked indie cash-grabs, it’s nice to play something memorable, well-made, and complete, and, for those reasons and more, Pinstripe is an easy game to recommend.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I may have failed beautifully in managing my city, but Cities: Skylines allows me to create a vast, complex ecosystem of a city that I can call my own, and it does so with style and grace.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It all blends into a winning mix that sees Tropico going from strength to strength delivering a fresh take on a concept that has captivated city-builder fans since the turn of the century. More than a decade after its inception, Tropico is still getting better and has me hooked all over again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pool Nation VR is a polished, fun game that does what every good early entry for a new device should do- showcases what it does that those coming before it couldn’t and does it well. Here’s to hoping that there are more like it to come. [Tested with Vive]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While not everything has panned out as brilliantly as I had hoped, I have to say this is the most fun I’ve had with a Civilization game since III (I know - heresy).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Fall is a great story, well told, and it's thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a deep sim, this game isn’t going to be quite deep enough to satiate your hunger. If you’re looking for constant guided goals and challenges, you’ll run out soon enough. Where Planet Coaster’s long-term legs are going to reside is with the people like me that simply enjoy the thrill of the build. It’s easy to sink hours into, even if you’re just trying to design a building or tweak some scenery. Quite simply, it’s the sequel that RollerCoaster Tycoon games of yore really deserve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the story never reaches the level of Bioshock or Portal 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great experience both narratively and gameplay-wise, and has way more heart than it has any right to.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing the remastered Homeworlds is a trip through memory lane. Carried by the original’s fantastic story, the series has been restored to the point that it feels and plays like a brand new game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Total War: Warhammer seems like what the Total War franchise should have been all along, and after playing it I’m not sure I want to go back to the real-world Europe or Asia again anytime soon. Above all else, I don’t think I can stand losing the personality the battles have adopted. While it’s cool to see real historical figures and eras, games here just seem so much more alive. Total War: Warhammer has become the best of both of its worlds.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In my time with World of Warcraft, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Warlords of Draenor is the best expansion yet to the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expeditions: Viking spins an absolutely wonderful tale of exploration and conquest. The setting, the story, the ambiance –my imagination ran wild in ways you’d expect to experience reading a good fantasy novel. Betrayal angered me, new friendships elated me, and changing the balance of power in Britain made me feel equal parts devious and mischievous. Reconstructing my home, making it safe, strong and prosperous made me feel proud of my achievements. Every battle, every camp site and map scrubbed clean of its hidden treasures felt like it played a part in the grand scheme of things. There aren’t a lot of games that can pull something like this off even adequately. Expeditions: Vikings does it masterfully.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DOOM is a must own for veterans of the series, and any FPS fans in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Element4l is founded on solid mechanics, fresh gameplay, and a undeniable sense of style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking everything into consideration, it's safe to say that Xenonauts is a must play for any fan of turn based strategy games, as it is one that I'll be playing for some time to come.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The overarching story itself is fairly generic - the world is in peril and only you can fix it - but the bits and pieces that it is made up of are all colourful and entertaining.
    • 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.

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