Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 349 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Swapper
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 349
349 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This game is a welcome addition to the combat racing genre and although it adds nothing new to it, it holds up well against games like Twisted Metal. This genre is severely under-served on the PC and I encourage anyone who enjoyed the likes of Interstate ‘76 to pick this game up. It doesn’t have the story of that classic piece of gaming history, but the action and mayhem are definitely there.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Might & Magic X Legacy is not only a faithful tribute to one of gaming’s most lauded RPG series but also a solid, time devouring RPG.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Stronghold Kingdoms does deserve the honour of being the world’s first castle building MMO and it does -despite its presentation- do it well. The game’s depth and scope go beyond that of the regular Stronghold games and is guaranteed to keep your mind firmly lodged into medieval times for a long, long time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Thunder Wolves is exactly what it promises to be and nothing more, nothing less. If you are in for some action, by all means give this game a try. But if you want more from your games than single-minded shooting and explosions, then look elsewhere.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes 2 is a wonderful game. The gameplay elements work remarkably well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    When you die – and you will, a lot – the frustration is not because you weren’t expecting it, but because you know you can do better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves is a brilliant game, peppered with original ideas, a unique setting, and an interesting premise. It is a clever amalgamation of asynchronous tower defense and synchronous brawling. It teems with pride and gusto, and should be lauded for attempting something bold, fresh and inimitable. It just needed a little more love, a little more time, and much better visuals.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The foundations are there and the premise is one of the most original we have seen in recent times, but it’s just not quite fleshed out enough.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There are plenty of missing features that may or may not be coming at a later date, but take it for what it is for the time being – a flawed experience, but one that's hugely rewarding when everything goes just right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For all the moments of greatness that Brutal Legend has, it is brought down by a lack of unified gameplay structure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Were it not for the fact that SimCity’s servers have been so broken, the above criticisms would have been all there was to complain about. Unfortunately, the decision to design SimCity to only work with an online connection is adding a truckload of other things.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Showdown Effect is a good game, and if you're a fan of platform-based competitive online, it's one of the best offerings available today.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, the combat and gameplay is unchanged, and I’m OK with that. Even in a world of beautiful advanced RTS titles like Starcraft II the game holds up remarkably well.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Papo & Yo is a unique game. It handles its themes extremely well, and the world is simply amazing to behold. Though the game is not without its faults, chief among them a lack of difficulty and challenge, Papo & Yo should be played at least once. Trust me, the journey will be quite worth it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Stadium presents the best Trackmania 2 experience. It offers every feature found in last year’s Canyon and for half the price. More importantly, Stadium has adopted the bulk of the community, so new players would be advised to choose this better, cheaper option.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, PayDay 2 is an easy experience to recommend. The controls are familiar and, more importantly, tight. Make no mistake, Payday 2 is a tough game and demands that its players work together, but when coordinating with a good team, it provides one of the best cooperative experiences this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Regardless of how you prefer to play Worms, the potential of this drive for e-sports recognition is sure to add months, if not years, to the longevity of the game's popularity. I, for one, will definitely be adding my roster of worms to the virtual soup of manic mayhem that is Worms: Clan Wars.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is without a doubt the best Elemental game to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Shadow Warrior is the reboot nobody seemed to ask for but are lucky to have gotten anyway. The game is good, bloody fun and a bloody good time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In an industry with dozens of titles vying for the top spot in their genre, stagnation is a death sentence, and I fear that without a change on par with the Modern Warfare revolution that rose the series to where it is, the spirit of Call of Duty is destined to soon become no more than a ghost.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You get more than a simple head-basher. Instead, you have action, stealth, roleplaying, and even some light strategy that brings out the simulation in survival-sim. Your choices have weight. Zombies are deadly. The good guys don’t always win.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    However, I still wholeheartedly believe that Teslagrad is worth playing: Rain Games has made a fun twitch-puzzle platformer that both hits the right nostalgic notes while also carving out its own unique identity. There aren't enough games like this these days and despite its moments of extreme frustration, the game's beauty and charm were always enough to keep me playing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As it is, the game still comes recommended...but only for non-epileptic players who have a high tolerance for frustration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the developers may have missed their overall mark of mixing retro style with a story and a crafting system, what they did manage to pull off was the core game itself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Cloudbuilt is a fine game. It’s not a great game. It’s not a really good game. It’s fine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sir, You Are Being Hunted is stock-full of superb dark humour that ties the game firmly to the country of its origin.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, it's a rather depressing entry into the series. The storytelling is as good as ever, and players are sure to feel as much regret as they do with any other episode. But the lack of interactivity takes a heavy toll on the experience as a whole.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The gameplay Whispering Willows delivers serves its purpose, but it’s clear the developer’s aspirations were to immerse the player and draw them in. On that point, this freshman effort is a success.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, King’s Bounty is starting to feel a little old. You explore the campaign map’s islands, fight chess-like battles with stacks of fantastical armies, cast spells to buff your units or hurl pain at those of the enemies and that’s pretty much it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Alien: Isolation is several steps in the right direction for both the Alien franchise, and horror games in general.