Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 721 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 33% 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 Fallout 4
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 721
721 game reviews
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Tower defence games are a dime a dozen, but I found myself playing OTTTD for hours on end as I moved through the levels. The difficulty is set about right, with the early levels simple, whilst the later levels being fiendish tough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    GRID Autosport is definitely a fun game to play. It is one that anyone can pick up and play without having a working knowledge of the intricacies of a motor vehicle.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Whether you are a fan of jazz or punk, Jazzpunk is certainly something you need in your life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In terms of sheer number of game modes, FIFA is unmatched, and The Journey alone is enough to warrant a badge of recommendation. Hopefully future iterations of the game won’t just be rehashing the same story told this year. The PC version of the game is having technical issues at the moment, but if these can be ironed out, then the online modes are a great deal of fun too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Beatbuddy’s soundtrack is simply fantastic, and the way it changes as you play is unique and interesting to play around with. The levels are long enough that you quickly become accustomed to each song and start humming along as you solve the simple puzzles. The overall length of the game is somewhat lacking, but the time I did spend playing was very enjoyable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Once you have figured out what the game expects of you, it is hugely addictive. Toki Tori 2+ is a brilliant, charming puzzle platformer that will keep you entertained (though frustrated) for hours. And without the hand-holding, solving those tough puzzles is all the more rewarding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The additions and tweaks to Total War: Attila definitely makes it a little simpler to navigate for Total War veterans. But newcomers may struggle with coming to terms with all the features of the game and it will take a fair investment of time to learn the ins and outs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite the camera angle and controller issues, Dark Souls II is a great game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If the team at EA Sports gets the balance right between attack and defence, this game would be near perfect. But as it stands, FIFA 15 feels like a slightly improved version of FIFA 14, a game that itself was near footballing perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you're planning on buying Battlefield 4 purely for the singleplayer campaign, then I'd strongly advise against it. Yes, the visuals are amazing, audio - especially the voice acting - is top notch and the game runs smoother than the previous instalment in the series. But the story was a little underwhelming, and frankly, a little on the short side. Luckily the multiplayer aspect of the game is superb, making up for any shortcomings of the campaign.
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    • 82 Critic Score
    It throws out pretty much everything you thought you knew about Real-Time Strategy and then proceeds to - successfully - reinvent the genre altogether.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game mechanics all work remarkably well, from hacking (despite it being a little repetitive after going through the same process dozens of times) to the cover system, to the various forms of combat, resulting in a game that has a poignant narrative whilst still being enjoyable to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Right now, Stellaris is a very good space-based strategy game, but a few months down the road, it could evolve into a fantastic one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    There is a lot to like about Anno 2205. I love the new global economy which, combined with the overall goal of colonizing the moon and achieving endless cheap energy to renew the planet, really drives things forward. The streamlining of the interface has paid off but the same cannot be said about the simplification of trade and the lack of competition on local maps.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There are a number of missed opportunities here, notably the absence of Steamworks features like trading cards or achievements, which are difficult to justify, but overall this is a solid port of an excellently eccentric game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indeed, if you are a gamer that doesn’t spend much time in a single sitting, then GRID 2 will suit because of the short, speedy events. I was personally disappointed by the short length of the Endurance races, but can overlook my disappointment somewhat. The rest of the game plays really well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you know what you’re signing up for - incredibly hard gameplay followed by a lot of repetition - then you will definitely enjoy it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the game’s strongest point is the writing. It is just superb and perfectly works with the other elements present in the game. It is so utterly unapologetic about what it’s doing that you can’t help but find it just a little bit enjoyable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve ever wanted to send a wide-eyed Disney princess and her siblings into battle against the forces of darkness, miles above the original home of man, you really should give it a spin.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a punishing but fun experience, you may yet consider booking your suite at Skyhill. If you can push on through all the frustrations, all the randomly generated 'F-You' moments you'll have to endure, and every inevitable death just to get a little further each time, then Skyhill is your game. If you can't, well, then you probably aren't a roguelike fan anyway.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts isn't perfect...but it's still pretty great. It may not be completely tear-jerking, but it's still touching. The story may not be one I'll remember in detail decades from now, but it's still strong. The message may occasionally get lost in the gameplay, but it still rings true in the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Shadow Warrior 2 was like hand-delivering a gift to 14-year-old self. Maybe I should think that’s a bad thing, but I don’t. Despite a few flaws with pacing and level design, there are few games that have made me feel as much of an unstoppable god of death as I did in my time here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re not afraid of a little experimentation, then it would be a crime to not check out The Escapists.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Headlander occupies a space of being a game which is a great deal of fun to play to completion over a weekend. While some of the game mechanics are fairly unique, it’s not trying to do anything complex. Anyone who’s played this type of game before will feel right at home from the early going, and although some sections are difficult, they shouldn’t have any trouble progressing through the game at a good pace. It’s a shame some of the story sections and dialogue aren’t funnier, but that doesn’t stop Headlander being a game well worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Retro/Grade is an experience rhythm fans should have. 24 Caret Games have masterfully embedded the rhythm genre into its most unlikely setting, and the result is a game that is both unique and proven fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game becomes much more of a survival-horror title with the new available options, and if you’re new you can try both styles and decide for yourself. Otherwise, there’s really no reason to prefer the original over this remastering.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like the zombies that the Resident Evil brand was built on, Revelations proves that there might be life after death (or at least severe downward spiral) after all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fun strategy game that can be played for a few hours at a time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics ooze style, and the tentative use of sound and music throughout the game is excellent. The story, while lacking in strong details, intrigued me to the point that I did not mind the lack of actual game to be found.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve played the original Metro title, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up. But, like me, if you hadn’t set foot in the Metro landscape before, then you might wish you had given the quality of the sequel.