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Kyle Hilliard


Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Portal 2
  • Mega Man X

129 games reviewed
76.8 average score
78 median score
48.1% of games recommended

Kyle Hilliard's Reviews

Kyle Hilliard has been writing for Game Informer magazine and its accompanying website since 2011. He has a daughter he won't shut up about and can beat Mega Man X in about 1.5 hours.

Breath of the Wild is a feat of design and polish. Hyrule feels like a real place, and the journey Link and Zelda undertake to defeat Ganon is compelling

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9.8 / 10.0 - INSIDE
Jun 28, 2016

Inside is the closest I have ever felt to experiencing a simulated nightmare. It’s the perfect showcase of the kind of emotion an interactive experience can inspire

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9.5 / 10.0 - Hyper Light Drifter
Apr 6, 2016

Hyper Light Drifter sticks with you long after the final boss, thanks to its impressive wealth of secrets, amazing soundtrack, and mysterious world

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Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarök feels a lot like God of War (2018), which is a compliment considering how fantastic that game is. Sony Santa Monica was right to not break what wasn’t broken and it has expertly continued the story threads that were left hanging from the previous game.

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May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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Nov 10, 2014

This is a dense, content-rich package that raises the bar for remakes and re-releases. Whether you want to relive the campaigns or revisit multiplayer, you can find something here to enjoy

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Even without being remade, Majora's Mask stands as one of the most interesting and thought-provoking entries. The experience has only been made better for the 3DS

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Sep 11, 2015

A literally endless supply of Mario levels is at your fingertips, as long as you don't mind if they aren't up to Nintendo's standard of quality. Getting creative with the tools is fun, and so is seeing what others have devised

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Jan 30, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a masterpiece, and developer Bluepoint has done a fantastic job bringing it to a new generation

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9 / 10.0 - Iconoclasts
Feb 1, 2018

Iconoclasts plays well, looks great, and has some strong level design, but the unexpected highlight is a narrative that examines topics like religion and environmentalism in a well-realized world with real consequences

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9 / 10.0 - Beat Saber
Dec 5, 2018

Beat Saber is a blast, and one of the best experiences you can have in virtual reality. You truly feel like a musical samurai (even if you look silly to everyone watching)

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Oct 5, 2018

Astro Bot is an excellent platformer with great motion controls, and its execution in virtual reality creates something fresh in a well-worn genre

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8.8 / 10.0 - Rare Replay
Aug 3, 2015

You'd be hard-pressed to not uncover something you enjoy in this nostalgia-laden package

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Jan 20, 2016

Mario & Luigi continues to have the best sense of humor of Nintendo's assorted franchises, and a quicker pace in the tutorial and storytelling departments make this one of the best entries yet

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Oct 16, 2017

The Fractured But Whole is a worthy follow-up to one of the best video game adaptations of a TV show ever made. It has consistent humor, a story with a satisfying pay-off, and a fun new combat system

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8.8 / 10.0 - Picross 3D Round 2
Sep 26, 2016

Breaking down a large cube into a recognizable object using your puzzle-solving smarts is hugely rewarding

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8.8 / 10.0 - Guacamelee! 2
Aug 21, 2018

Guacamelee 2 nails the Metroid formula while including its own style of combat and a great sense of humor

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8.8 / 10.0 - Super Mario Maker 2
Jun 26, 2019

Building your own Mario levels isn't as exciting as it was in 2015 on Wii U, but the story mode is a lot of fun and the new tools lead to some novel experiences

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