Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 432 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metro: 2033 Redux
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 432
432 game reviews
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    • 88 Critic Score
    In many ways, The Japanese Incentive makes Omerta feel like a more complete game. The turf war mechanic could certainly have been fleshed out a little more but it is easily the primary reason for picking up this expansion as it has a tremendous effect on how dynamic the strategic maps feel.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It doesn't live up to the admittedly high expectations, lacks in presentation and feels more like an expansion than a standalone game. Yet what it does do, is deliver fun by the bucketload.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Regardless of its length, Guacamelee is a fine platformer that is lighthearted and entertaining, with plenty of things to fight and laugh about along the way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional control annoyance and underdeveloped trait system, this is a fantastic game that I am going to spend many more hours with to continue building my legacy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you are a seasoned turn-based strategy gamer, you can really sink your teeth into this one and get a run for your money. If you are not, you will still get both that run for your money and a crash course in applied survivor tactics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The blood curdling story which has you twisting between empathy and loathing is truly fantastic, and it’s one of the best reasons to put aside any fears you may have and play this great game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    StarDrive 2 does not dethrone Master of Orion 2 as the best 4X game in space ever made, but damn it gets close. It is almost as deep, it almost has the same rich atmosphere and almost that same inspired gameplay. That may not sound uplifting, but considering the bar we’re looking at, “almost” is a staggering achievement. No one has ever got - this - close.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pinball FX2 is just good fun if you fancy a quick game of pinball. The ball physics are great, the visuals are top notch and, barring some dodgy voice acting here and there, the audio adds to the experience too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is essentially a shooter, but it is a good shooter for any fan of the Wild West. The story is enjoyable and the little twists and turns along the way keep it interesting and even funny even though you are basically doing the same thing over and over again: shooting at minions until you get to the final encounter of each scene.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Beyond the jumping mechanics and some technical slowdown that occurs every so often while playing, Crystal Catacombs is a difficult and engaging roguelike that is a must play for fans of the genre and for those who want something different in their gaming library.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV won’t be for everyone, but those who like grand scale strategies that Paradox has been renowned for will find this an enjoyable experience. The game had me playing well into the nights and if that is any indication of a great game, then Europa Universalis IV passes the test.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When they've sorted everything out, Total War: Rome 2 could well be regarded as the best of the series, as when the game plays as intended, the grand scale campaigns and the battles within, are a joy to experience. The simple interface belies the depth of the game as you control your chosen nation in both a civic capacity and as a general on the battlefield.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game draws you in deeper with every new area that you explore. Even when you don’t take the time to read its extensive dialogue, the struggle to survive on the barren wasteland and the sometimes nail biting battles in which each bullet counts will make you want to devour this game from start to end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Telltale's episodic adventure game series The Walking Dead is nearing the end of its second season, with the penultimate episode, Amid the Ruins, paving the way for what's sure to be a brutal season finale.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A perfect mix of humour and intrigue is what separates Broken Sword from other games out there. It's not as foreign and “silly” as Deponia, not as serious as Gabriel Knight and Agatha Christie, not as incredible (in the literal meaning of the word), as The Next Big Thing. Broken Sword is just Broken Sword. There is no comparison.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    With an interesting premise, challenging gameplay and some amazing atmosphere, See No Evil manages to stand out from the competition.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from that one small complaint, Knights of Pen & Paper is a tribute to games from the 8 bit era as well as to pen & paper role-playing. There is an unmistakable charm in the simplistic 8 bit looks and musical score and the game hits a level of immersion that rivals many a triple-A title. Simply put, they don’t make ‘m like this anymore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Styx: Master of Shadows may not come out swinging, it may not become a household name, but it doesn't have to be. Treasure always teases the eyes of those who want it, and Styx has all the makings of a potential sleeper hit.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Unless you want to complete both endings and complete your collection of cogs, the game is a little on the short side. But with such a wonderfully presented story and artwork, there is no reason why you wouldn’t run through Freedom Fall again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you want complex, tactical combat, and a fascinating story told in a unique style, you’ll get a lot from Valkyria Chronicles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Looking at Dungeons, it’s clear as day that we don’t need EA for a true Dungeon Keeper experience. This is it, and then some.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    CastleStorm isn't a perfect game but it's definitely a good one. It may not have been the successor to Zen Pinball 2 that we expected, but it is definitely one worth our time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Banished challenges you to give your best and if you provide, it will reward. Perhaps you need to be a bit of a masochist to enjoy the game, but it is easily the most fun I have had in a sandbox city builder in a long time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors is appropriate for kids but oodles of fun for adults as well. It's both a love letter to its inspirations, and a true successor to them. If you're at all interested in this game, be assured that it is more than worthy of your time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taken on its own, “All That Remains” is somewhat problematic, but its flaws are easy to look past if you remember that it is only the first of five episodes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Taking the good and weighing it against the few negatives or things I would've changed or added, The Crew carves a name for itself amongst the ranks of long standing racing series with one quick motion.