Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 407 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 32% 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: 49 out of 407
407 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It offers gameplay which manages to be both novel and infuriating simultaneously. Players who enjoy a more sedate, thoughtful style of play will probably find Miss Take an extremely frustrating experience, but if you can stick with it you'll find something very original indeed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It is the quirky puzzles, the fun mini-puzzles and the humorous dialogue and references that make The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Creature Chronicles so enjoyable to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Grey Goo might not be as complex or intricately balanced as “that other strategy game”, but it’s still enjoyable and imaginative where so few games within the genre are.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There’s nothing particularly new about the concept, but the realisation is very good. The controls could have used some extra work and the story might have been a bit more complex, but these are minor complaints in a game like this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    As with any good Roguelike, you're as likely to end up entertained as frustrated. Permadeath is, well, permanent, and if you've just invested an hour into a game when it kicks you out, it hurts. I hate losing progress like that, which is why I usually avoid playing Roguelikes.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes 2 is a wonderful game. The gameplay elements work remarkably well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you like tower defence, you'll enjoy this fresh take on it. If you're an ARPG fan, you might be disappointed by some of the design decisions, but you might also be pleasantly surprised by the novel gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    While fans of fantasy adventure will enjoy the beautiful telling of Lone Wolf's journey, it's hamstrung by an over-emphasis on unappealing combat and a reluctance to let the narrative do its job.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is without a doubt the best Elemental game to date.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Trying to make a game funny can be a big gamble, and a lot of games come off like they are trying too hard, but Three Dead Zed has genuinely good writing and a visual style pleasing to the eye. So, this is where I give the cliché answer and tell you to make your own decision, but for me it lands somewhere in between the two.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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