Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 448 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 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 448
448 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you're planning on buying Battlefield 4 purely for the singleplayer campaign, then I'd strongly advise against it. Yes, the visuals are amazing, audio - especially the voice acting - is top notch and the game runs smoother than the previous instalment in the series. But the story was a little underwhelming, and frankly, a little on the short side. Luckily the multiplayer aspect of the game is superb, making up for any shortcomings of the campaign.
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    • 82 Critic Score
    It throws out pretty much everything you thought you knew about Real-Time Strategy and then proceeds to - successfully - reinvent the genre altogether.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There are a number of missed opportunities here, notably the absence of Steamworks features like trading cards or achievements, which are difficult to justify, but overall this is a solid port of an excellently eccentric game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indeed, if you are a gamer that doesn’t spend much time in a single sitting, then GRID 2 will suit because of the short, speedy events. I was personally disappointed by the short length of the Endurance races, but can overlook my disappointment somewhat. The rest of the game plays really well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know what you’re signing up for - incredibly hard gameplay followed by a lot of repetition - then you will definitely enjoy it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve ever wanted to send a wide-eyed Disney princess and her siblings into battle against the forces of darkness, miles above the original home of man, you really should give it a spin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts isn't perfect...but it's still pretty great. It may not be completely tear-jerking, but it's still touching. The story may not be one I'll remember in detail decades from now, but it's still strong. The message may occasionally get lost in the gameplay, but it still rings true in the end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re not afraid of a little experimentation, then it would be a crime to not check out The Escapists.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Retro/Grade is an experience rhythm fans should have. 24 Caret Games have masterfully embedded the rhythm genre into its most unlikely setting, and the result is a game that is both unique and proven fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game becomes much more of a survival-horror title with the new available options, and if you’re new you can try both styles and decide for yourself. Otherwise, there’s really no reason to prefer the original over this remastering.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the zombies that the Resident Evil brand was built on, Revelations proves that there might be life after death (or at least severe downward spiral) after all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics ooze style, and the tentative use of sound and music throughout the game is excellent. The story, while lacking in strong details, intrigued me to the point that I did not mind the lack of actual game to be found.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve played the original Metro title, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up. But, like me, if you hadn’t set foot in the Metro landscape before, then you might wish you had given the quality of the sequel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for some politically charged, bloody action, then Not A Hero will get your vote.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Escape Goat 2 is joyfully old-school, feeling very much like a lost NES title. Its soundtrack is even reminiscent of Castlevania’s. It’s also comparable to the recent puzzler Teslagrad, but it’s not quite as frustrating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Memoria is a very well designed adventure game that is neither too challenging nor too easy, and features a surprisingly well crafted story to supplement its many puzzles. And despite some technical hiccups, it manages to remain a memorable experience to the very end. If you want to enjoy a good old fashioned fantasy adventure, you could certainly do worse than Memoria.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes what the last game did, and makes it better, but at the same time it's because of this that it doesn't break new ground.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But that aside, NBA 2K14 continues to do the main things right when it comes to a basketball game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of mysteries, Murdered: Soul Suspect would be a worthy purchase.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something different from your run-of the mill shooters, Evolve is probably just what you are looking for.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Toy Cars is not a game aimed towards adults, and yet it was still a rather enjoyable experience even for me.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the dismal showing of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare shows that it’s not quite time to write off this series yet, and I just may be back next year to see if the improvements continue or if this game turned out to be just a fluke.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 isn’t a substitute for the real game, but it’s clear that it’s not trying to be. Its narrower scope of cards and options work well to introduce new players to the game, as well as give veterans a quick fix.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exploration is its defining quality, even as the puzzle solving elevates above other exploratory games. For this reason, Mind: Path to Thalamus is an easy recommendation, even if its story falls a little short. This is a game that should be experienced.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anodyne is a game that, despite one very problematic gameplay element, manages to play with a tried and true genre and create something new and exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Never Alone began life as a learning tool for the Inupiat youth, the game is definitely entertaining
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aarklash: Legacy can take these criticisms holding its head up high. Its combat is among the most fun I have had in a party-based Action RPG in a long while and its art direction and visual fidelity are way, way up there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a rich experience with an abundance of soul and a unique vision; there’s no need to wait ten years for that glitzy triple-A game to ape its conventions and follow its narrative ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arkham Origins is a very good but very familiar game. It lacks the spice of originality that made the previous two games great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for a hard-as-nails, grind-it-out RPG should look elsewhere. Those willing to sit back and be taken on a ride sure to bring relaxation and smiles should jump right in.