Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 372 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 3.4 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: 41 out of 372
372 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defiance lacks the humor of Borderlands but retains all of the gun-hunting and combat that made that game great but the bugs and interface issues are a problem. Patches will surely address these but that does not take away from the fact that the game suffers for its week-one presentation. Even with the solid core to pick it back up, it may be difficult to convince people to come back. If you can get through its shortcomings, Defiance is well worth a look.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Riptide features a New Game Plus mode, I find myself calling it a day. I enjoyed the game, just as I enjoyed the original, but that's the thing: I enjoyed it -just- as I enjoyed Dead Island. Riptide offers very little to keep the franchise fresh and instead focuses on giving us more of the same. For series newcomers, Riptide is undoubtedly the better game. As a fan, I was happy to receive it, but until a numbered sequel comes along, my time in the tropics is through.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a little less linearity, some easing of the hand-holding, and more focus to what works in the story, a follow-up could be fantastic. For now, Remember Me is simply a 'Good' way to spend ten hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With over twenty hours of content and a paltry $8 price tag, Unepic is worth experiencing, even if to re-explore a childhood fantasy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deadpool is a game that suffers in ways that should probably bother me a lot more than they do, but there’s no doubting that I had a good time while playing it. I was entertained. I laughed out loud on more than a few occasions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Dusty Revenge is a fun game to play, it is rather short, has an uncompelling storyline and lacks that touch of polish that would make it more memorable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall Deadfall Adventures is a mixed bag that does some things really well, some things so well, and a lot of things pretty average.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oozi: Earth Adventure looks like it is a simple casual game, and it is, particularly on the easier levels. It is one of those games that you waltz though, with little frustration.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Little Racers: Street is a game I could see myself coming back to. I have taken issue with a lot of its quibbles but here is the fact of it: Little Racers: Street is a faithful recreation of the classic top-down racer with a lot of modern twists.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I was also impressed to see a game made on RPG Maker VX Ace that was so enjoyable - often the products of the RPG Maker series serve as a way for a creative mind to explore ideas, rather than making it to a level where it can actually capture an audience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of pleasure to be found here, if you can forgive the glowing neon warts.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In closure, Daylight as a whole does not reach the pinnacle of fear factors it strives for.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Contagion is a game that with continued patch support and new maps, has a true potential to be a contender against more popular zombie games out there. However, with the current state of the game I would have to tell the curious buyer to enter into it at their own risk.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, War of the Vikings does an admirable job on all fronts. Although the combat is fun, battles can often end up as swing fests particularly when the servers are full and the battle is being played out on one of the smaller maps.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lifeless Planet is a really fun experience, but not a very good game. I’d still recommend it based on the entertainment I got from exploring the mysteries of the game’s world, but I wish I didn’t have to deal with questionable puzzles and mechanics to do so.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For veterans of the franchise, I imagine that Assault Squad 2 is another trip down into the deep, engaging pit that is the Men of War franchise. For everyone else, prepare to suffer a good, long time before you begin to master this complex game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Road Not Taken is a good little title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Schrodinger’s Cat is a cute game with some unique and interesting mechanics. Not everyone will understand the humour, but you don’t have to in order to enjoy playing. There are frustrations and annoyances here and there, but the good outweighs the bad for the most part.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most of the options available to you in Starpoint Gemini 2 will relate back in some way to the market and the economy. If there is an escape from its all-encompassing dullness, it can be found in restlessly wandering.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a cute little time killer which starts off as an innocent little game for kids but gets more complex pretty fast, demanding a level of tactical thinking I have yet to experience in a simplistic mobile game such as this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Lilly Looking Through is a charming little adventure with some unique and interesting mechanics that doesn’t quite do enough to become great. It’s short and sweet, but it’s hard to know who to market the game to.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There are definitely some areas that could use a little polish - inventory and shop system, the save/load points, but those things aside, the game is fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    As a puzzle game, it has a lot of potential, but the level of difficulty and lack of any sort of help means I can only recommend it to fans of truly devious spacial puzzling; anyone after a lighter brain-teaser should look elsewhere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Flockers is a great idea for a puzzle game, but it suffers from a lack of polish and some poor design choices.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Sadly, more seasoned adventure fans looking for a new challenge will not find it here, and are instead likely to be frustrated by the patchy attempts at diversifying the gameplay.