Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 359 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metro: 2033 Redux
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 359
359 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are a casual racing fan or someone who has not played a racing simulation with any regularity, NASCAR 2013 is not the game for you. The lack of a comprehensive tutorial pretty much prevents you from gaining any sort of entertainment out of it past the first hour or two. But, if you are a fan of NASCAR and its simulations, or if you have plenty of experience with racing simulations, I think you will be able to look past the obstacles and find a relatively enjoyable game within.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Glare is a solid game. It does what it sets out to do, it just doesn’t really do anything more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Democracy 3 is a game for the politically-minded. It favors substance over flair.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With just a little more variety thrown in, Mutant Mudds would have been an easy recommend, but as it stands it just doesn’t do enough to differentiate itself in an increasingly saturated indie platformer market.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a game for people who want to climb leaderboards, a game for hardcore gamers who relish a challenge and don't mind taking time to get skilled at a unique control scheme.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a joke, Goat Simulator excels in every single way. As a game, it lacks the content that would have turned it into something more. The games own developers even encourage players to wait for the game to go on sale and trust me, that is a recommendation that I wholeheartedly agree with.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you have already played all the other strategy games out there, then checking it out may be worth your time and money. But, if you're looking for the strategy game to hold your heart and mind for years to come, you're looking in the wrong place.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ionball 2: Ionstorm contains about 60 levels to bust your way through, with leaderboards for the more competitive minded folks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're a gamer who likes action, then you'll probably want to skip the game, but if you want a game with a story that explores the human psyche, then Always Sometimes Monsters may be right up your alley.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Infinity Runner is a game that has a lot of really strong things going for it, while at the same time being held back by some pretty damaging issues.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Vertical Drop Heroes places a new spin on a tried and true genre that has spanned decades. The spin may be simplistic, but it is appreciated nonetheless. The repetitiveness may not be for everyone, but for those who don’t mind falling down again and again, you could do worse than this bright, slightly charming game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a quick time killer, or as a gentle distraction while you’re doing something else, it’s about as good as you can get for a pool game. Lack of variety and a few annoying technical things prevent it from being great though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    To sum it up, The Evil Within is fantastic; or rather it would be if the PC version didn’t feel so sloppy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Measured against Jagged Alliance 2 – a game with a budget many times that of Flashback – Jagged Alliance: Flashback does a solid face plant. It lacks the depth and personality that made its older sibling the cult hit still played by thousands of gamers to this day.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are good games, there are bad games, and there are games that just kind of sit somewhere in the middle, and the latter are perhaps the most forgettable. I don’t regret the time I spent playing Fists of Jesus, but I don’t think it’s an experience that I’m going to remember a few months from now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Detail isn’t bad, it’s just not as good as the games it’s trying to emulate.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies isn't what I was expecting. It did not have the depth I expected from a Sid Meier game, or the charm of Wings! for that matter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There is talk of a future patch that will allow players to slow the game down, but it’s the game that is on offer today that I’m being tasked to judge. As it stands, there is enough here to keep it afloat, but it is only a token victory.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Superfrog HD isn’t a game which pushes the boundaries of what the genre is capable of. In fact I doubt it ever intended to. What you do get is a cute little platformer which I believe would be a great introduction to the genre for kids.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Despite its unique Western setting, 1849 is a run of the mill city builder that might have been made 10 years ago and probably wouldn’t have had much longevity back then either.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There is so little variation in gameplay that Train Fever feels shallow and unfinished.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Drox Operative is an absolutely unique game. There is nothing quite like it out there and if you are looking for that new experience, you are guaranteed to find it here.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Bad Bots may be going for a retro feel but it doesn’t bring anything new to the genre. I had fun for a while, but it was short lived, much like the campaign itself. This is a game you could play through over a lazy weekend but there’s nothing compelling enough to bring you back to it once it’s over. Buy this if you’re looking for a quick burst of action, otherwise it’s probably not worth the money.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Legend of Dungeon has plenty of charm, and some good ideas, but lacks in execution. There is plenty of variety in the equipment that you find and the enemies you will face, but it is never enough to engage you for any great length of time. Some online multiplayer and a greater sense of progression would work wonders, because the framework is there for a great little indie beat-em-up. As it is, it’s not really a legend but perhaps more of a fascinating tale.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Montague’s Mount draws you in by creating an eerie atmosphere and a degree of mystery. Some puzzles leave you feeling satisfied, while some have you wishing for a hint system. It looks pretty good, despite some graphical hitches, and it’s backed up by some excellent audio design. There is definitely room for improvement, but it’s a decent debut title from this new indie developer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nazi Zombie Army is obviously meant to be played socially. The single-player experience gets boring and frustrating rather quickly.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Agarest: Generations of War has an interesting central concept that never manages to create anything special with the tools it has available. While the dating sim portions of the game do succeed, even if they are overly awkward, the slow pace of the storyline combined with a lack of clear innovation does more harm than good. But, if you want to play an RPG that will last you an extremely long time, and are unconcerned with its pace, then you could do far worse than this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    KickBeat isn’t a bad game. KickBeat also isn’t a great game. It’s just okay.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll want to escape from Alcatraz all right, but not in the way that's intended.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yet I’m not a developer, I’m merely a humble reviewer who happens to prefer the hands-on approach that Horizon promises but doesn’t deliver. If you are like me, then the game is a tough sell.