Hyper Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 498 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 10 Rambo: The Video Game
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 498
498 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It'll keep you going for a while. [Sept 2012, p.31]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in creative larceny that improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way that matters. A pity about the lacklustre endgame though. [Oct 2012, p.49]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunningly beautiful, ridiculously run, and incredibly well-designed. This has been a strong year for XBLA, but Dust is still a standout. [Oct 2012, p.60]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Because you've always wanted to play a game in which a pack of beagles fight a gorilla. And then get eaten by a cheetah. [Nov 2012, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Manages to nail the sense of dread inherent in all good zombie fiction. [Nov 2012, p.29]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Succinct, smart, tight, fresh, mature and beautiful. One of the year's standout titles. [Dec 2012]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Precise and elegant systemic design engenders an absurd degree of player agency, but is marred somewhat by a sloppy, unconvincing narrative and soulless characters. [Dec 2012]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing tactical complexity, satisfying strategic depth; slightly dodgy ending, but your own stories are more important anyway. A modern classic.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if it a lot of it comes down to dice rolling or coin flips, FTL leaves the player more than enough control to create a compelling, addictive experience.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Torchlight 2 is a distilled Diablo, a pure addictive flow of loot, gibs and skill trees. All for a third of the price. [Dec 2012]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fluidity and speed of FIFA makes it pure joy to play, an area where it reigns supreme over its rival Pro Evo.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo 4 eschews esoteric delivery for a sledgehammer story with a blockbuster aesthetic. Epic, engaging and sensorially awesome. [Jan 2013, p.60]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A drug-induced coma of violence, strategy, death and rebirth. [Jan 2013, p.67]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A meticulous, engaging game and accomplished sequel that improves upon its predecessors in an organic way series fans will appreciate. [Jan 2013, p.55]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great multiplayer and a huge sandbox to play in make this a wild and crazy ride. [Jan 2013, p.64]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no need for another basketball game series if the NBA 2K franchise keeps releasing games like this. [Jan 2013, p.74]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still creepy, still fun eight years later. Not quite enough new content to win back old fans, but first-timers will delight. [Jan 2013, p.74]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Certainly the best kind of F2P game. [Jan 2013, p.31]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tighter and more accessible than Far Cry 2, the third outing is a master class in open world shooting. [Feb 2013, p.59]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you strip away the fluff of the career mode it's one of the deepest, most addictive games around. [Feb 2013, p.67]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An astonishing technological and gameplay accomplishment, Planetside 2 leverages every ounce of today's broadband and processing power to deliver war on a truly epic scale. [Feb 2013, p.70]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Check it out if you like brief frustration and big smiles. [Feb 2013, p.31]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A test of your moral fortitude in a world that's gone to the dogs. [March 2013, p.76]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    True, it can be exasperating and tedious, but it can also be touching and insightful and supremely gratifying. [March 2013, p.78]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thematic appropriateness aside, a fantastic, mind-blowing narrative that will wreck havoc with your brain. [March 2013, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Extremely well executed and addictive. [March 2013, p.27]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite occasional dissonance between narrative and game mechanics, Tomb Raider is a highly polished, highly accomplished reboot. Kudos, Crystal Dynamics. [Issue#235]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heart of the Swarm is ScarCraft made better. Welcoming to newcomers, but never dumbed-down, the franchise at its best. [June 2013, p.66]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simple idea executed almost flawlessly. One of the most enjoyable stealth/action games in years. [June 2013, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant proof that it's possible to craft amazing, substantial games around simple tap controls. [June 2013, p.83]
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