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  • Summary: Descend into the world of Hollow Knight, the award-winning action adventure of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes. Battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 4, 2018
    92
    Hollow Knight is the metroidvania you are looking for: epic, challenging, clever and so wide. Some souls-like mechanics perfectly fit in this beautiful game.
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    90
    Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition shines bright, which is ironic considering its solemn presentation and challenging gameplay. Offering a plethora of collectibles and content to explore as well as unrelenting confrontations, the game delivers a sensational, mysterious journey which will undoubtedly test your platforming skills.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    90
    Visually stunning, mechanically rewarding – Hollow Knight is a game that works on just about every level. It presents challenge, but always fairly, with plentiful options to explore new pathways. [Issue#155, p.92]
  4. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    The question of how important originality is to any new game is largely a question of personal taste, but Hollow Knight offers some compelling mitigation for its lack of innovation: the gorgeous presentation and the insanely low asking price. There’s no question that Hollow Knight is hugely enjoyable and great value for money. But if its gameplay had been as imaginative as its visuals it could have been a genuine classic.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    80
    Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition shakes up the MetroidVania space with excellent worldbuilding and the challenge to match. Though the game does not hold your hand, those willing to face the world of Hallownest will find a game with a lot of “Soul.”
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    10
    Wonderful game that finally came to PS4. Must buy for everyone who are at least a bit interested in metrovania style games. Gem in EA filledWonderful game that finally came to PS4. Must buy for everyone who are at least a bit interested in metrovania style games. Gem in EA filled **** franchise-game industry. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    10
    Very nice game and nice gameplay

    Hollow knight is the amazing RPG or Adventure game
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    Finally got to play it and its good from start to end. I recomend the game, if you have a taste for little dungeon like adventures with simpleFinally got to play it and its good from start to end. I recomend the game, if you have a taste for little dungeon like adventures with simple but charming art styles. Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    Selten so ein wunderschönes Game gespielt. Sound, Grafik, Steuerung und Spannung perfekt. Ich mag schwierige Spiele (From Software Games alsSelten so ein wunderschönes Game gespielt. Sound, Grafik, Steuerung und Spannung perfekt. Ich mag schwierige Spiele (From Software Games als Vergleich), jedoch ist HK nie unfair und die Lernkurve ist enorm Expand
  5. May 24, 2019
    9
    Metroidvania, meet Soulsborne. Pork. Sh*t out a baby that inherits the standout qualities of each, but doesn't necessarily want to take overMetroidvania, meet Soulsborne. Pork. Sh*t out a baby that inherits the standout qualities of each, but doesn't necessarily want to take over the family business. The 2d platforming and the opening of new areas you have passed by before via newfound items come from Ma, while the risk/reward system of pushing on vs. having to retrieve xp on a dead corpse or lose forever combined with story/quest obtuseness and a darker asthetic come from Pa. I do like that there are no stats to level. It is all just equipment based, which can be upgraded and fiddled with. If you get stuck, you can go elsewhere for a while to get different fixin's, but eventually you will just have to git gud for the most part. Enemies and bosses have no life bars, which adds a layer of intensity I personally enjoyed. There is also a mapping system that makes you earn it instead of handing it to you, which also adds to the intensity. It does start and build slowly, but is a long game. Took me 60 hours, but minimum for a newbie is probably 40+ hours, depending on how much you want to complete. Very well done and fun game. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2019
    9
    Hollow knight is a super fun and addictive platformer that copies the soulsvannia type game and makes something new and refreshing for aHollow knight is a super fun and addictive platformer that copies the soulsvannia type game and makes something new and refreshing for a platformer. Traversing and exploring HK map is a treat, each district is distinct in their own ways and the 2d environments look hand crafted with such artistry. Searching every book and cranny for collectibles and upgrades is rewarding more then annoying. Not much direction on your journey and there will be lots of back tracking which can sometimes be tedious. Upgrading your knight and finding charms to make you stronger can be challenging but rewarding. Enemies are abundant and difficult. Bosses are each unique and challenging, just like in bloodborne you will die a lot and is advantageous to learn got enemies moves. Hollow Knight is a beautifully dreary game with lots of character. Took me around 30 hours to finish the game with 80% completion. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2018
    1
    My 1/10 rating isn't that it was bad, it just wasn't good. The graphics do not have enough variety, soundtrack forgettable, not much fun.My 1/10 rating isn't that it was bad, it just wasn't good. The graphics do not have enough variety, soundtrack forgettable, not much fun. Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams is way better than this and cheaper at the moment. Platform games have had some great entries over the years. Mario, Sonic and Rayman are all better by miles. I have to question the scores on these reviews. This game is just hugely out classed in its genre by old and new games. I just don't thiink there is a reason to buy this game unless you are really in to platformers and have exhausted your other options. It is just completely uninspiring and boring. I gave it 1 for the nice controls but responsive controls won't make me play a game that isn't fun. Expand

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