Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 451 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 3.9 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 451
451 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I would not recommend it as a single-player game. It simply doesn’t have enough flesh on the bones to be played that way for more than a few days. Fortunately, Crusader was never meant to be played alone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if it was an absolute perfect train sim title, none of the Train Simulator games are going to appeal to everyone. In fact, they probably still won’t appeal to the majority of gamers. That’s OK though, because these games are meant for the people that love the genre, and it wouldn’t be fair to judge them as something they’re not.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magicka: Wizard Wars definitely struggles a bit with its steep learning curve and some serious bugs that need to be addressed, but the quick, energetic games are largely worth the struggles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t be fooled by its obvious influences. Stealth Inc 2 is a great little game that stands out on its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some might say that Wolfenstein: The Old Blood doesn’t add enough new to the series given the amount of time between it and the base game, but it’s important to remember that this is an expansion, not a sequel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a solid adventure in a wonderfully creative game world which will not disappoint.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strategy games aren’t normally on the top of my to-play list, but I liked this game. Ultimate General: Gettysburg does a great job of being simple enough for anyone to learn in a short sitting, but deep enough to keep you learning and perfecting your tactics deep into subsequent playthroughs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action is engaging and challenging, largely due to massive mobs and a versatile list of enemy types. If you can live with its admittedly minor flaws, this run-and-gun game is worth your time and money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Outlast means embracing that horror and walking in it. Even with a handful of small issues, this is a game that will repeatedly make you jump from your seat and for that alone it is worth a recommendation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It’s tough to get into, as many games like this are, but if you are willing to put in the initial work, you are in for a long ride.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    In reality, Dead Space 3 could almost be regarded as a stand-alone expansion pack for Dead Space 2. The single player gameplay is largely identical to the previous instalment. But, since I found Dead Space 2 an enjoyable experience, I find no fault with that at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Tank Operations: European Campaign turned out to be a little difficult to get into, but once you ‘get it’, it gets you. It’s not fancy and it isn’t breaking any new grounds either, but it knows that and isn’t ashamed of it. All it needs to do is offer turn-by-turn strategic decisions that matter, and it does that very well indeed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    For the price, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition has a huge amount of content and variety, and is certainly worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws, The Bridge is a very good puzzle game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Platforming fans will find this game difficult to resist, as Harold draws you in with gorgeous visuals and accessible gameplay. But be warned – once you're in, it turns up the heat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    With the old style platform gameplay, 2D pixellated graphics and some cool retro 8-bit style music (thrown in with some other cool looping tunes), Platformines feels like it should have been released decades ago. But the game is definitely a huge amount of fun to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings II is definitely the deepest, and hardest to understand of all the games of its type, but there’s nothing else out there quite like it. The additions brought to the game by Sons of Abraham are plentiful, and probably stretch further than I encountered. It’s a good reason to jump back into the game if you enjoyed the original or any of the prior expansions. For new players though, it’s just as daunting as ever.
    • 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 77 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.