Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic 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 26, 2018
    40
    It’s hard to deny the ambition that Hollow brings to the table, and it’s certainly carving out its own niche on the Switch too. Despite this, Hollow feels like an exercise in tedium. Some players may be able to suffer through the slow moving yet brief story, but ultimately it’s an average experience that even genre fans will struggle to enjoy.
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    30
    I have to say, a game like Hollow has so much potential and it could have been one the best horror games on the Nintendo Switch had some basic aspects had been right, such as the movement and combat. But what it ends up being is a game that doesn’t have many redeeming features or qualities. It’s too slow and lethargic, the display is a little off-putting after a while and it doesn’t run well playing in Handheld mode, which is a major feature of the Switch.
  6. Mar 14, 2018
    30
    As far as space-set survival horror games go, Hollow sets the standard for a new low.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jul 9, 2018
    16
    Hollow could have the most terrifying monsters ever chasing you through its dimly-lit hallways, and it would still suck on account of the fact that said chase would take place at the slowest speed imaginable, and give you ample opportunity to be reminded of what an eyesore it is. As I said up top, credit to the game for having such a clear vision of what it wanted to be, but the gulf between idea and execution couldn’t be any wider than it is here.
  10. 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.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 16 out of 39
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    0
    It's suspicious that the 10/10 reviews are from the same day, anyway, this game is awful, it has so much film grain that it's hard to seeIt's suspicious that the 10/10 reviews are from the same day, anyway, this game is awful, it has so much film grain that it's hard to see whats interactive and whats part of the decoration, the puzzles are bad and frustrating, movement is uber slow, ammo is extremely scarse, if you combine that with the fact that you can barely see stuff on the ground to pick up and that the melee attack doesn't kill enemies and you can't outrun them.
    Worst part of this game: there are no refunds on the nintendo eshop.
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  2. 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. Full Review »
  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!