Hollow Knight Image
Metascore
  1. First Review
  2. Second Review
  3. Third Review
  4. Fourth Review

No score yet - based on 0 Critics Awaiting 4 more reviews What's this?

until game release
  • Summary: Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruinedHollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruined cities, forests of fungus, temples of bone and other fantastic lands, all on their way to uncovering an ancient mystery. Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Hollow Knight - Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    10
    One of the best games available on any platform.

    Huge play area, tons of content (includes 3 DLCs) and tight and responsive combat.
    One of the best games available on any platform.

    Huge play area, tons of content (includes 3 DLCs) and tight and responsive combat.

    Works flawlessly on PS4 and is an absolute steal at the price.

    Couldn't recommend this game more
    Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Absolutely amazing game. This game is only 20 dollars CAD (15 dollars US) and it is worth every penny and more.

    Each enemy and area is
    Absolutely amazing game. This game is only 20 dollars CAD (15 dollars US) and it is worth every penny and more.

    Each enemy and area is unique in their own way, and the boss fights are really cool. It's 40+ hours of great content. The music and art were done very well.

    The combat isn't anything special (though it fits well with the game) and you do have to backtrack a lot, but those were very minor issues for me.

    Hollow Knight also has a very interesting story with characters that are very likable.

    The only thing I can't believe is that this game was made by three people. THREE. Bravo, Team Cherry. Great game
    Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2018
    8
    Hollow knight is a 2D indy game with brutal difficulty. It took me 25 hrs to finish the game. For Indy studio, they did very well, but stillHollow knight is a 2D indy game with brutal difficulty. It took me 25 hrs to finish the game. For Indy studio, they did very well, but still not deserve 9 or 10 in my opinion. The game is a bit overrated from many critics

    Pro
    - Precise control
    - Charming Art style.
    - Huge Map
    - Some parts of the map are good designed
    - Low price

    Con
    - Too complicated map design. Easy to get lost and miss many hidden items if don't use map guide.
    - Has only 1 weapon (repetitive gameplay)
    - Lacks of fast travel.
    - No exp system

    In sum, Hollow knight has solid score 8 out of 10 for me. The difficulty is merciless, so if you are casual, stay away from this game. If you like hard games like darksouls, and don't mind 2D action games, you should give it a try.
    Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    4
    I gave it a chance. Didn't like it. It has charm. There's a certain sense of satisfaction from progressing through the game, but overall II gave it a chance. Didn't like it. It has charm. There's a certain sense of satisfaction from progressing through the game, but overall I didn't feel it was rewarding enough past a certain point. Slogging through areas over and over gets really tedious. Combat gets old. I don't have to give high praise to a game just because it's indy and modest. Expand