Hollow Knight

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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Recommended
Jun 28, 2018

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

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

9.4 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2018

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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92 / 100
Jul 10, 2017

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 21, 2017

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

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9.3 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

Hollow Knight has some frustrations, but the urge to see what's in the next room is a constantly compelling imperative moving you forward

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9 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Hollow Knight's sprawling world, precise combat, and wealth of content make its trip through Hollownest engrossing and rewarding.

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Unscored
Jul 5, 2018

It does not reinvent; it refines. It does not rebuild; it polishes. It contains few ideas that I haven't seen in other games, yet it feels fresh all the same due to how much care has been put into every character, every battle, every frame of animation, and every square inch of its massively minuscule subterranean civilization.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

If it isn't clear, Hollow Knight is not only what I'd say is the best game so far this year, it also very well may be the best metroidvania title out there right now, and it is easily one of my favorite games of all-time.

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9 / 10
Mar 13, 2017

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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95 / 100
Jun 27, 2018

Hollow Knight won't leave you hollow; quite the opposite. This incredible 'metroidvania', most likely the best example the genre has met in over 20 years, will leave you full with a feeling only a few games have achieved: the feeling of having played a masterpiece.

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