Hollow Knight

Team Cherry

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
90
Top Critic Average
98%
Critics Recommend
Based on 57 critic reviews
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Hollow Knight

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 24, 2017
Nintendo SwitchJun 12, 2018
PlayStation 4Sep 25, 2018
Xbox OneSep 25, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Team Cherry

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platformer

Beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth sleeps an ancient, ruined kingdom. Many are drawn below the surface, searching for riches, or glory, or answers to old secrets. Hollow Knight is a classically styled 2D action adventure across a vast interconnected world. Explore twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes; battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs; and solve ancient mysteries at the kingdom's heart.

Hollow Knight Critic Reviews

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Hollow Knight is a new classic, with a dense and detailed world full of secrets to discover.

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
Tom Marks

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.

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A stern yet scintillating 2D adventure that makes a point of not holding your hand.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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Audience Reviews

Hollow Knight is one of those games that takes inspiration from other games and produces something amazing. The game is tough and only gets slightly easier through a player’s continued exploration of the areas within the game. This becomes apparent when trying to get any ending that isn't the base one. Like with any other Metroidvania, just keep exploring if you get lost or

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Hollow Knight: Ferocious Foes Trailer

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