Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 464 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 464
464 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For all of the meddling with time Perils of Man focuses on, it feels like time is the one thing it needed more of to really develop itself into another classic adventure game.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though it may not hold your attention for long, whenever it does hold it you'll be enjoying yourself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China doesn’t have the same feel to it as recent Assassin’s Creed titles, it does perform well as a platformer.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Showdown Effect is a good game, and if you're a fan of platform-based competitive online, it's one of the best offerings available today.
    • 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III is a little too complex for its own good. It’s always nice to have variety, but when you have to trawl through everything and the kitchen sink to find your ideal build, it takes some of the fun out of it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have much of a story or a big sprawling singleplayer campaign with characters, but then neither does Chess or Draughts, and they’re still fairly solid strategy games!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You get more than a simple head-basher. Instead, you have action, stealth, roleplaying, and even some light strategy that brings out the simulation in survival-sim. Your choices have weight. Zombies are deadly. The good guys don’t always win.