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90

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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    100
    Hollow Knight isn’t just a Metroidvania game, it goes above and beyond that, taking the genre into the modern age. The visuals, sound design and level layouts are absolutely gorgeous, the variety of enemies and customisation is astounding and the difficulty level just makes you want to go back again and again.
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    90
    Hollow Knight will stick with me for a while. It blends a Metroidvania and Dark Souls in near-perfect fashion. Its tight gameplay as well as its fantastic look and music immersed me into caring about a mysterious civilization of bugs. If Soulsvainia is a new sub-genre, then count me in. Also, count me in for the next thing that Team Cherry releases.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 18, 2018
    90
    A beautiful, challenging and enchanting game that shouldn't be missed. [Christmas 2018, p.86]
  4. Oct 2, 2018
    88
    Hollow Knight brings us metroidvania genre back, with all of its best features: exploration, wide world, combat and platforms. Despite its lack of innovation and some gameplay issues, Hollow Knight is a must for all kind of gamers.
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    88
    Hollow Knight knows well how to blend it's main influences. On one side the classic 2D Metroid and Castlevania games, and the Souls franchise, with their over the top difficulty low key frustrating.
  6. Oct 7, 2018
    86
    Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition superbly covers all the bases for the perfect metroidvania game, adding a stellar artistic production to the package and delivering ten of hours of platforming pleasure. A must have for any lover of the genre.
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  1. Sep 28, 2018
    Metroidvania games can often fall short as far as gameplay balance is concerned, typically requiring the player to contently progress and backtrack like a non-stop yo-yo. What makes Hollow Knight particularly special is that it leans on this very design, yet does so without at all wearing thin, thanks largely to its fluid play and its wonderfully dark, intriguing world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. 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
  2. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is perfect it might be though getting through the first sections, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes one of the greatest experiences ever. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2019
    10
    El mejor metroidvania de los últimos años.
    Totalmente imprescindible para los amantes del género.
  4. Jul 28, 2019
    10
    This game is the most fun I have had in a game in 2 years. It is challenging but fair, and the upgrade system is fair. It is the perfectThis game is the most fun I have had in a game in 2 years. It is challenging but fair, and the upgrade system is fair. It is the perfect Perfect Metroid Vania. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    9
    Gran Metroidvania. El lote sombrío me encantó mucho. En su contra sólo que me hubiera gustado la historia fuera más visible y no sólo al verGran Metroidvania. El lote sombrío me encantó mucho. En su contra sólo que me hubiera gustado la historia fuera más visible y no sólo al ver descripciones, y el mapa, deberían hacerlo más similar a juegos como guacamelee, SOT, o blood stained, ya que en ovaciones había zonas que no había explorado, pero por el mapa pareciera ya las había visto Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2018
    9
    In terms of content the game has a huge amount for you to get to grips with and without a doubt the many secrets the content has will keep youIn terms of content the game has a huge amount for you to get to grips with and without a doubt the many secrets the content has will keep you coming back for more. The presentation side of the game is absolutely fantastic in all areas and both the visuals and sound design bring the game to life in every way possible. I really enjoyed the boss fights in the game because they actually felt like they mattered and they were thrilling from start to finish. Technically the game holds up really well throughout and I was very pleased to find that the controls remained tight and responsive at all times. Exploration is rewarded handsomly because there’s so much to find and finding something always gave me a great sense of achievement. Every mechanic in the game feels extremely polished and it makes the game an absolute joy to play. It can be a little too difficult at times which can cause you to be a bit frustrated every now and then. Hollow Knight is an absolute gem of a game and without a doubt one of my favourite game’s of all time because everything about it oozes class and charm and it takes you on an unforgettable journey that you won’t forget for a very long time. Everything about the game just seems to click from the fantastic boss fights to the excellent platforming elements and you’ll definitely be more than satisfied with what the game throws at you. You’ll be pleased to know then that the game throws a lot at you because in terms of content the game has a huge amount for you to sink your teeth into. This content also has a huge amount of variety present in it as well and exploring the various amount of content delivers a lot of secrets to you as well which means the game has a lot of replaybility and you’ll find it very difficult to put down. At the end of the day I can’t recommend Hollow Knight enough because it just gets so much right and it really doesn’t have any problems so I urge everybody to add this game to their game library. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2019
    0
    L'étron foireux en 2D 32 couleurs de la semaine (en étant large) con-siste en une sorte de "jeu" de plate-formes minable avec un petitL'étron foireux en 2D 32 couleurs de la semaine (en étant large) con-siste en une sorte de "jeu" de plate-formes minable avec un petit bonhomme cocu qui s'est perdu dans les égoûts (bleus et bleuâtres) qu'il doit nettoyer -on ne sait pourquoi- de fond en comble.

    Pourtant, il suffirait d'un coup de Destop pour déboucher ce merdier mais c'est vous "l'élu" (poil au cul) qui avez été élu (DTC) à l'insu de votre plein gré, très apparemment. Donc, il faut sauter et bourriner la même touche pour éradiquer la vermine et tenter de s'orienter via une pseudo-carte dessinée avec le fion (c'est pas facile).

    ça ne sauvegarde que sur des bancs pour mieux recommencer des morceaux entiers de ces sous-niveaux de crevards "programmés" (un bien grand mot) par des crevures qui doivent se prendre pour des génies après avoir pissé les quelques lignes de code en Basic de ce jeu-étron creux, très creux et extrêmement répétitif.

    C'est pas tout ça mais il faut vidanger cette chienlit numérique dans les chiottes. En espérant que les chiottes ne protestent pas.
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