Hooked Gamers' Scores

  • Games
For 667 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 12% 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 The Swapper
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 667
667 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It doesn’t look or sound particularly good, there are loads of issues, and there’s barely anything original about it. But when all is said and done, this is still a Tower Defense game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Flat Kingdom is a platformer with a neat premise, but the idea of a trinity of characters performing different abilities has been done before, and better. There are ideas here that work, but the issues outweigh the positives. Unfortunately, Flat Kingdom’s biggest sin is that it’s just a bit boring.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    From the paltry selection of playable classes, to the lifeless levels, to the uninspired enemies, this game only barely justifies its budget price point.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    I don’t know how much Gemini: Heroes Reborn ties into the television show, but it’s hard to recommend to anyone except the most die hard fan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It is a shame, then, that this is such a clunky, ugly mess of a game. It is rare enough that an English version of a Romance of the Three Kingdoms comes to Western shores by any other way than import and it makes me sad that – this – will be the first experience with the series for new players.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    All in all, Kingdom Tales is probably best suited as a way of introducing youngsters into full-blown real-time strategies than anything else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Aaru’s Awakening could have used a couple of more months in the oven to tweak and test the controls and pace of the game. Who knows, if it’s well supported, those tweaks might be coming and they might actually improve the experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you like shooters, you might just as well give it a spin. But if you like space sims, avoid it and wait for a better game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Evoland is a cheap, short adventure game and if you are looking for an afternoon trip down memory lane, the ten Euros it costs is not that big a price to pay. If however, you are looking for a good indie game to spend a few days with, you will be better off looking somewhere else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Different circumstances have made the overall product a story of what could have been, a rose-tinted glasses breaking reality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Instead of being mysterious and enigmatic, it’s more of a Rubik’s cube: spatial, memory-based, and unfortunately something I didn’t have the patience for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are plenty of good hack’n’slash games out there, many involving vampires, and this isn’t one of them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Technically, it’s not particularly well made either. Beyond the poor collision detection and weird invisible walls, I encountered multiple bugs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Worlds of Magic would have been passable had it not been so buggy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stretched out levels, punishing design, and imprecise controls make for an experience best avoided. It is a shame because there are some great ideas here, they just need a little more time and development to become consistently fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For now, Motorama needs to stay in the garage like the rusty jalopies it so closely resembles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I can see how doing “more” than competitor Farming Simulator would be a goal to attract players, but it’s destroying the game. Farm Expert needs to do less, and do what it does better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The crux of the issue is simply this: Gods Will Be Watching thinks it is smarter than it actually is. It tries to weave commentary into its story but only succeeds in imparting pessimism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, it all boils down to the pacing. The story moves at glacial pace, and the interactive moments are too few and far between. The unfortunate result is that playing Icebound feels like watching snow melt.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stealth games are meant to be challenging and should feel like a tense, punishing experience. But Alekhine’s Gun is stretch too far and instead punishes you because of its poor mechanics and terrible AI.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hexodius is the kind of game that you’re likely to forget a week after finishing it. That is, if you're not bored to tears by the time you do finish it. Trust me when I say that there are many more experiences that are better worth your time and money, because this is the kind of game that will make you ask yourself “Why did I buy this again?”
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Between the ugly presentation and the poor gameplay, there just isn’t anything here to make it worth a recommendation, even for fighting game and kung fu movie aficionados.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With effort, dedication, and a painstaking amount of man hours, it is plain to see that Nether could become a game to rival the likes of DayZ and Rust. As it stands, I cannot suggest this game to anyone looking for a unique survival experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kill the Bad Guy is a game that would feel right at home as a budget priced game on a tablet considering the basic mechanics on show. On a PC it looks boring, isn’t particularly fun to play, and there’s not enough content to merit the price tag.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this game were still in early access, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. But with the state it’s in now as a “finished” product, I can’t say it’s worth your time, or your money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This dark swordsman is one mysterious figure that needs to stride off back into the night.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spectra is hugely disappointing as a music based racing game. There are plenty of games that try to use music to create gameplay, that have soundtracks nowhere near as strong as Spectra’s but they do it better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    ROOT is one of those games that seems like it was made by a very passionate and energetic developer who was excited to get his project out there, but it never got refined.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All things considered, XXL is without question the best version of the game to date but it should have been offered to existing owners as a patch and never have come to Steam at 40 bucks a pop. It’s high time that Focus Home puts this game to rest so that it can start fresh.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything in the game has been done before, and done a lot better. To top it all off, the game is often buggy, spawning players in the middle of enemies, giving false score and player count readings, and saying there are new items unlocked when there aren’t (or visa versa).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The final gripe I have with the game is the biggest one. At a specific point in what I will assume to be the game's final act, it crashes. After loading several times and finally replaying the entire plot in order to see if it was the save file itself, I can safely conclude that the game itself is the issue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Plenty of games in this style come out all the time on Steam, but it’s quite rare we get a gem. Sadly, Red Goddess: Inner World has to be added to the pile along with all the other standard action platformers. Frustration occurs at regular intervals, whether it be to the platforming, the combat or the game just not working. Rage, indeed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Dungeon Crawlers HD is riddled with bugs, cursed with a lame narrative, and let down by lackluster combat. If you play long enough to get past the boredom, you'll only find frustration.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Majestic Nights is a classic case of a game promising far more than it can deliver.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It’s cute, but it’s useless. Let’s just call it what it is.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It is clear that a lot of hard labor went into Citadels, but it is difficult to ascertain whether it was a labor of love. If it was, it never shines through. Citadels feels empty of spirit, empty of passion and the crashes destroy what little fun there is to be had playing it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Rekoil is an uninspired first-person shooter that fails to deliver on any of its promise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The controls are bad and the whole thing just seems aimless. Even if you’re looking for a wacky few hours of randomness, you’re better off burying your head in the sand.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Bound by Flame could have been entertaining. It could have been a good action RPG with a promising combat system. Thanks to a bland plot, poor dialogue and a very frustrating combat system, Bound by Flame is just disappointing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Despite recently leaving early access, Clandestine is a game that isn't quite where it needs to be. As it stands, it isn't worth its asking price. The gameplay shows glimpses of what could be, before promptly shattering those glimpses with yet another death caused by glitches, another death caused by being stuck in cover and another death caused by poor gunplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Black Sand Drift clearly wants to stand out in the crowd. Its atypical visual, musical style, overly complex plot, and high level of difficulty makes it feel like the developers tried to squeeze too many ideas into one game. And while I admire their ambition, I feel that they stumbled in the execution.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Kraven Manor has made itself known as what a horror game shouldn't be; an unfulfilling experience.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Raven's Cry encompasses a great idea, and it certainly looks nice until things are in motion, when they immediately start falling apart.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A combination of simple gameplay options, a completely dead community days after release, and infuriatingly repetitive visuals and audio make this a game not worth your time or money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I know it may sound like I really hated I Am Weapon: Revival, but that’s not really accurate. The game isn’t so bad that it’ll make you throw down your controller in frustration, rather it's just bad enough that when you do stop playing, there’s little in the game to compel you to pick it back up again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    However, in the case of Zack Zero, rest assured, no such grace need be afforded. It is a convoluted mess, it is not fun to play most of the time, and its many sins overwhelm its scant virtues.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    It is, simply put, not a good game. In fact, the lack of polish to the game mechanics almost make the 30 euro price tag laughable. If you're still interested in buying the game after reading this, however, at least wait until the developers have released a few updates to address the control issues. It will it infinitely more playable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    With other, better platformers out there, it's hard to find a reason to recommend that you spend time with this one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The main thing lacking is the enjoyment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Awful hit detection, awful voice acting, awful comedy, and the multiplayer doesn't even work.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As a strategy game, Death by Game Show is incredibly simple and not very fun to play. Combined with the repetition of arcade games, it becomes a tiresome puzzle game. Add in the aesthetic, and you have a game that I would not recommend.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Following Duke Nuken: Forever, Gearbox needed a hit to show that they could do more than Borderlands well. If their next game doesn't deliver, Aliens: Colonial Marines may well be remembered as the game that began their downfall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    But in the end, the only scenario where I might recommend this game to others is one in which you and your friends are looking for a light, mindless game to complete in an hour or two and never play again. And even then I would be cautious, as there are plenty of other twin stick shooters out there that are far more enjoyable than Gunnheim.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It’s hard to see Mechs & Mercs: Black Talon as anything but a sloppily made game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Everytime I think about Fullblast, I come back to a lack of variety. Little change in enemy type, repetitive levels, repeating music and the bland gameplay all evoke this. The best games in this genre are the opposite of that, with changes in nearly every level that make the game worth playing. Nothing of that sort is found here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The 'quests' are quite simply surviving through waves of enemies on different levels, and then on occasion you fight a boss or protect an NPC as you work your way through. That's it. No really, that's all there is to this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Today I go on and adventure to find more body bag mang- Oh. I’m dead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As it is, The Dark Stone is a completely uncomplimentary mix of basic literary conventions and obnoxiously bleeping “level-up” screens.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    If you’re really on a budget and want to manage a football team, just buy an older version of Football Manager, it’ll still be better than this.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The mission structure is repetitive, the basic gameplay is far from engaging, and I might even have fallen asleep at some point while playing. Impire is monotonous, banal and boring, and I can’t wait to forget about it in the coming weeks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something to scare the pants off of you, look very far in the other direction. Because Overcast isn’t a bad horror game. It’s just not a very good game at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    StarForge may well be infinite, but it’s a rather small infinity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    On the whole, the game feels like it was designed in patches with no one overseeing the quality of the end product.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    The Last Dogma is rife with spelling and grammatical errors, you get caught on bits of scenery, the AI is terrible, and worst of all, it’s just not that fun to play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    As the first episode stands, however, The Descendant is a poor adventure game that fails to engage the player on every front. It is tedious, bland and bizarre. This may be the first part of the game, but it’s a game I wouldn’t recommend anyone to try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Overall, however, it’s uninspired. It lacks any kind of depth, particularly when fighting without Spellcasters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The game truly feels like a beta that’s still using placeholder animations and sounds until it can be polished and filled with content, but it’s not a beta, and because of this Starlight Inception needs to be put on the no-fly list.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If only Residue would dry up and disappear like the lake it’s concerned with.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Depths of Fear: Knossos holds very few redeeming qualities, however I will give it some credit for the premise. Playing as Theseus and fighting your way through dungeons filled with mythical creatures sounds great. It’s just not here. Also, Daedalus repeatedly made me laugh, which I’m sure wasn’t the intention, but we all need a good chuckle now and then.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    On paper, Chaos Domain has all of the elements needed to make a great run and gun platformer, but in practice it utterly disappoints with everyone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    National Zombie Park exists. My advice would be that you don’t buy it.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    Alone In The Dark: Illumination comes across as trying to be a Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6 hybrid while doing absolutely nothing right, and favoring to do everything wrong.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    With the current state of the game, this title shouldn't even be available through Early Access let alone considered a full release as it currently is. Do yourself a favor, avoid this title at all costs.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Cityconomy: Service for your City is a game that runs far worse than it should considering its looks.