Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 362 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metro: 2033 Redux
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 362
362 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s fun to write stories, and this game is a must for those who feel the desire to tell tales, in whatever forms they may be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    March of the Eagles is a great game, but it’s the same game you have played before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I don’t think Valley is the strongest of the three games which make up Trackmania 2 but you will still have fun if you play it. I certainly did, and will continue to do so. Now, if you’ll let me, I’m going to go and conquer that wall ride that’s been bugging me.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It has some faults, but for the most part you’ll have a good time fighting and thinking your way through this game’s many levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All in all, Nihilumbra is a short, but fun, puzzle platformer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, Thief is a quality game, particularly if you take the time to explore the side missions. If you go in expecting the game to be a solely stealth game or a remake of the original, you will probably be disappointed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    You can play Marvel Heroes through without spending any money on it, and it will be a decent experience for you. However, the inelegant handling of multiple characters, along with the lack of any real difficulty means that it doesn’t quite reach the heights of other games in the genre. But it is the only game of its type where you can play as your favourite Marvel characters and that is certainly something that will draw many people in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    OK, so The Bureau is different to what XCOM fans would be used to, but does that make it a bad game? As a squad based shooter, The Bureau is reasonably good.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite its issues, The Dark Eye: Demonicon remains a fun adventure that, while lacking polish, is an enjoyable journey through The Dark Eye setting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Let’s be clear here: Ancient Space is definitely not a new Homeworld, nor should it have to be. It has found its own niche, applying the excellent balance and approachable tactics of the traditional RTS, and taking it into space with panache.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    When it comes to the fundamental elements that make up a point-and-click adventure, Randal’s Monday gets a lot right, but also makes some disappointing mistakes. Fans of Kevin Smith or of comedy adventures will want to at least give this one a shot, but make sure to have a walkthrough on standby – I assure you, you will need it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid title, a Kickstarter success story. Unfortunately, owing to a forgettable story, uninspiring missions, some wonky combat mechanics and the infrequent crash, it will not win any GOTY awards.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The new features and the new game modes certainly make the Cubemen 2 an improvement on the original and for the small price tag it is certainly worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Arma III is the best representation of realistic warfare I've seen to date, and I for one can't wait to see what the community cooks up for it. For now, however, it is a bit too skinny for its breeches.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    My initially negative impression started to melt away when I reached the second island. I don’t blame myself too much for that, as the game’s presentation at that stage is kind of bland and uninviting and especially its God-awful music needed switching off immediately. But sticking around a little longer, I started to appreciate what the game was trying to achieve; combining the therapeutic fun of slaying zombies with requiring players to apply their brain and look for ways to survive tomorrow as well as today.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    All in all A Walk in the Dark is a great game for a rainy afternoon, or to play in short bursts between work, school or other responsibilities. The piano-filled soundtrack does much to soothe the irritations of dying constantly so you won’t feel like throwing your keyboard at your screen - too - often.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Primarily marketed as a multiplayer game, I was a little disappointed to see that there are very few people playing online. Granted, I’m more of a single-player gamer and I enjoyed my time with the single-player missions but these are not fleshed out enough for me to want to play them over and over. The real Leviathan: Warships experience is meant to be consumed online where you compete against human players that employ ever changing tactics and unlimited surprises.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Vivid descriptions of the setting and the people you are talking to help to liven up the game, but never enough to make you forget that there is no voice acting. It also lacks the depth you would expect from something set in so rich a universe and, as it stands, Shadowrun Returns does not surpass a classification that goes beyond “a fun little RPG”.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Sacred 3 doesn’t do a whole lot wrong other than having lackluster writing. However, as has always been the case with the series, the action is very standard. There’s not a great deal of depth, but if you want to spend a few hours hacking and slashing your way through hordes of enemies, you could do a lot worse.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Akaneiro could stand on its own as a $20 game and, in fact, does if you would prefer to skip region unlocking entirely. Being free, however, makes it a much more compelling option. Without a need to spend cash, the whole game is still open to you, without penalty, and it's worth trying out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Retrovirus is a functional shooter that suffers from difficulty spikes and a too-small online community. It’s like Tron with its wild conception of what the inside of a computer could be and breathes life into the lifeless. For a setting so well realized, and so much fun to explore, it is worth the cost of admission.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Shattered Haven is a decent game for its low price. It features a standard narrative with a few twists and turns to keep things interesting.