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Hollow Knight

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Hollow Knight is an instant classic featuring a rich world and incredible depth of content. This impressive Metroidvania excels in every area.
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Hollow Knight is an instant classic featuring a rich world and incredible depth of content. This impressive Metroidvania excels in every area.

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Critic Reviews for Hollow Knight

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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9.4/10
Tom Marks (IGN)

Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania with a well of content to discover that’s as deep as its labyrinthine caves. The world of Hallownest is compelling and rich, full of story that’s left for you to discover on your own, and built with branching paths that offer an absurd amount of choice in how you go about discovering it. With such a high density of secrets to find and fun, challenging enemies to face, it’s worth spending every moment you can in Hollow Knight.

June 21, 2018 |

Gorgeously presented and cleverly designed, this impressively realised Metroidvania excels in every area except originality.

March 21, 2017 |
8/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
9/10
Dave Irwin (TheSixthAxis)

Hollow Knight is well-crafted and beautiful to look at, with an elegance that is found in few games. From exploring the world to interacting with characters and fighting the minions found within, it kept me on my toes throughout. It’s far from the most original though, perhaps taking too much inspiration from similar titles, but with a little tiny tweak in the controls, it could be a sleeper hit.

March 13, 2017 |

Tom Marks (IGN)

9.4/10 - (Read Review)

Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania with a well of content to discover that’s as deep as its labyrinthine caves. The world of Hallownest is compelling and rich, full of story that’s left for you to discover on your own, and built with branching paths that offer an absurd amount of choice in how you go about discovering it. With such a high density of secrets to find and fun, challenging enemies to face, it’s worth spending every moment you can in Hollow Knight.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Gorgeously presented and cleverly designed, this impressively realised Metroidvania excels in every area except originality.

Dave Irwin (TheSixthAxis)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Hollow Knight is well-crafted and beautiful to look at, with an elegance that is found in few games. From exploring the world to interacting with characters and fighting the minions found within, it kept me on my toes throughout. It’s far from the most original though, perhaps taking too much inspiration from similar titles, but with a little tiny tweak in the controls, it could be a sleeper hit.

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Hollow Knight is the first game by Team Cherry, an indie games team comprised of 3 people based in South Australia. Hollow Knight is a challenging, beautiful action adventure game set in the vast, inter-connected underground kingdom of Hallownest. A 2D action game with an emphasis on skill and exploration, Hollow Knight has you fighting a fearsome host of deadly creatures, avoiding intricate traps and solving ancient mysteries as you make your own way through fungal wastes, forests of bone, and ruined underground cities. The atmosphere is eerie and sometimes unnerving, but there is a good-hearted core of humour and levity in there too, especially when conversing with all of the weird and wonderful NPCs you’ll find along the way. Hollow Knight has beautiful traditional art, fluid and responsive action, challenging but fair gameplay, and an incredible, bizarre insect world begging to be explored and conquered.

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