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  • Summary: In Hollow, you are one of the pilots that transports precious resource cargo from the mining ship Shakhter-One down to Earth. One day you wake up in an emergency capsule drifting near the facility. You don't remember who you are, or how you got out there… All you can remember is an autopilotIn Hollow, you are one of the pilots that transports precious resource cargo from the mining ship Shakhter-One down to Earth. One day you wake up in an emergency capsule drifting near the facility. You don't remember who you are, or how you got out there… All you can remember is an autopilot docking code for capsule dock NR 6. When you dock with Shakhter-One, it is clear that something has gone horribly wrong. The crew is missing and the entire facility is dealing with catastrophic power issues. As you start to uncover the ship's terrifying secrets, Shakhter-One threatens to take your identity, your sanity, and – ultimately – your life. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. Mar 5, 2018
    72
    Hollow is a good horror game inspired by great games like Alien: Isolation and Resident Evil Revelations. However, the game sins by executing mechanics like melee combat, for example. Although the graphics are excellent and it has an excellent atmosphere, the weird movement of the enemies makes the game look odd at times. The game is frightening at times when you walk alone on the ship listening to voices succumbing to the dark, you do get some scares, but it is not frequent. The gameplay is within the standards of the current horror games. Despite its problems, Hollow is a highly recommended game for horror fans and games like Resident Evil Revelations and Alien: Isolation.
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    68
    A horror game with good ideas that comes up short in many aspects: while its history is addictive and progressively improves, its short duration brings us back to reality, and while its setting and sound put us in a tense mood with some jump scares mixed in, its technical side takes us out of that mood with a significant range of defects to be cleaned up.
  3. May 15, 2018
    40
    Hollow could have gone further and cemented itself as a good proposal in the growing horror genre within the Nintendo Switch and it gets the ambiance right, including the good use of sound effects. It does not succeed at all it could, unfortunately, as its heavy and cumbersome gameplay, losses of fluidity and several technical issues end up plaguing the experience, whose plot is also too generic and unremarkable to make this a memorable horror game.
  4. Feb 28, 2018
    30
    Hollow is an incredibly ugly game with the kind of plentiful technical issues that make it actively difficult to play. Those with a masochistic streak might derive some pleasure from its abrasiveness and its downbeat tone, but most Switch-owning horror fans would be much better served playing through Resident Evil Revelations and its sequel for the umpteenth time.
  5. Mar 14, 2018
    30
    As far as space-set survival horror games go, Hollow sets the standard for a new low.
  6. 30
    Hollow, as a game, is an effective horror experience plagued by some poor goal communication with the player. It has clear issues but at its core, Hollow is a technically impressive game built on generally good gameplay. As a port to Switch, this game is unfortunately an abysmal mess.
  7. 10
    It's a B-grade Dead Space clone that follows the "rules" of horror without actually understanding any of them. Sure, it's a good thing that developers want to continue that "horror in space" tradition of Dead Space, but this team simply wasn't up to the task. On any level.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Feb 23, 2018
    10
    Great atmosphere in this scifi/horror adventure game set in space for the Switch. I love the graphical effects, the sound and music whichGreat atmosphere in this scifi/horror adventure game set in space for the Switch. I love the graphical effects, the sound and music which reminds me a lot of Alien. The story, up till now, is flowing really well and buiding tension. Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2018
    10
    Space facility, monsters, no crew. Sound familiar? Then try Hollow - really great Dead Space-like horror game!
  3. Mar 4, 2018
    8
    The game is pretty nice. If you like sci-fi environments and creepy mutants then this game's for you!
  4. Jan 12, 2019
    7
    overall a pretty good horror game on the switch. there are some issues like the lighting but an ok game
  5. Nov 22, 2018
    4
    What a disappointment of game... maybe I was waiting too much of this game... the price is too high for a very short game and the gameplay isWhat a disappointment of game... maybe I was waiting too much of this game... the price is too high for a very short game and the gameplay is akward... not recommendable Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    1
    The reivews here are kind of suspect. The game seems rushed, half baked and unfinished. Graphics are tough to look at. If Doom could be doneThe reivews here are kind of suspect. The game seems rushed, half baked and unfinished. Graphics are tough to look at. If Doom could be done properly on Switch there is no excuse. The story is hard to follow. It is hard to see anything in the dark enviorments and when the flashlight is on it makes it impossible to see sometimes. Also your character moves at only 2 speeds slow and extremely slow. Half the time your shots will miss at point blank range against enemies. I was very excited for this game as it looked interesting so i bought it first day. Save your money. Don't make the same mistake I did. Do not buy!!! Unless the developer releases an update to fix alot of these issues. There are a ton of better games on Switch for $20 or under. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2019
    0
    Hollow is a game that had the potential to become a fantastic horror videogame, but it's sad graphics, poor design, and inconvenient movementHollow is a game that had the potential to become a fantastic horror videogame, but it's sad graphics, poor design, and inconvenient movement was possibly the most agonizing and traumatizing playing this game for the unfortunate 6 hours that it took me. The only redeeming quality of this game, and sadly the driving method for my playtime, were the 5 images that I collected over the course of the game that was the result of a half-assed idea of an easter egg hunt that ended up more interesting than the actual game. These images, on the other hand, were more full-ass (in the sense of naked women) and I can say their quality was better than the entire game altogether. Thank you for putting this game on sale for the $0.99 that it cost me, I would not have thought of purchasing this otherwise. You provided a game that I could only play with my friends who would similarly only wait for the next moment I found **** left behind on an abandoned spaceship full of creepy "Toy Story 2"-esque naked women who wanted to eat me. Expand

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