Percentile Rank

The Hong Kong Massacre is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 24, 2019

Overall, The Hong Kong Massacre is a treat. Yes, the game is one-note, focusing entirely on the gunplay. But it’s a really good note!

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 25, 2019
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Daily Star
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 9, 2019

While its trial and error approach to level design may discourage some, those looking to fill a Hotline Miami-shaped hole in their gaming diet could do a lot worse than Vreski’s beautiful, balletic, bullet buffet.

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Scored Reviews

Pure Playstation
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a treasure of a game. It’s basically John Woo’s Stranglehold, but as a top-down shooter, and as Stranglehold is one of my favourite game’s of the PS360 era, that’s the highest praise I can give it.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a game that will leave you with vivid memories. The awesome stunts you pulled off, the impossible feats you were able to achieve, and the crazy killing sprees will all stick in your mind. It is a game that perfectly executes on a vision and offers some of the most gratifying few hours you can find in gaming today.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is an intense and gratifying experience that Hotline Miami's fans and lovers will enjoy the most. It has its flaws (low-res videos, difficulty peaks at some points, gameplay repetition...) that draw it from being a must, but VRESKI's first game delivers with strong visuals, rhythm and challenge.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a very bloody and strategic shooter with very satisfying and addictive gunplay action. I personally found the game to be very hard at first but over time, after I played it for about eight hours, I still found it to be very hard! However, the combat is very addictive and you can respawn within seconds, so I found myself trying over and over again with a determination I usually don’t have for games which are hard for the sake of it. I believe the AI has been given unfair advantages in some places, with X-Ray vision and the ears of a bat. However, once you know where everyone is and you plan out your breach in your head before-hand, you can create some rather impressive <60 seconds in-and-out action scenes as you frantically kill anything that moves before that single stray bullet takes you out.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 27, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a great Hotline Miami clone, which offers a colorful and really exciting action.

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IGN
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is an action movie fan's dream played out in stylish slow-motion.

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New Game Network
77 / 100
77 / 100
Feb 12, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is obsessed with fist-pumping, high-octane action and is a great offering for action fans that enjoy the likes of Hotline Miami. The first two hours are largely spent finding the game's wavelength, but the pulsing energy of the design helps propel you along. Before long, you'll be swan diving through windows and lighting up rooms with gunfire in pure action bliss.

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Gamersky
7.5 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

You may enjoy the game if you like John Woo's action movies.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
BaziCenter
Armin Gholami

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre has nothing new to offer, the levels are linear and the boss fights are repetitive, and the story is not appealing either. All that said, it is still a very fun game that can even be addictive if you take it seriously.

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IGN Spain
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

Fun but plain action game in the vein ot Stranglehold x Hotline Miami. There's not enought variety to keep you interested for long, but at least is an intense action game.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 4, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a little janky, but it mostly replicates the wild Hong Kong action cinema that inspired it with aplomb.

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Flickering Myth
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre doesn’t offer much at all in terms of story and has a few rough edges, but as a to-the-point strategic gore-fest, it delivers the basic, addictive goods for the 4-5 hours it’ll probably last you.

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Geeks Under Grace
7 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Borck
7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

A fun top-down shooter, The Hong Kong Massacre is a mirror for the action films it's inspired by. Entertaining, bloody, and fun, but lacking in depth and story. If John Woo is your favorite director, this is an easy recommendation. Everyone else will still find a perfectly fun and serviceable shooter, but your mileage may vary.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2019

The fact that it was made by just two people does show in a lot of areas such as the visuals, story, and repetitive boss battles but none of those outweighed the good times I had with it.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 24, 2019

Those looking for a new way to scratch the itch left by Hotline: Miami or feel like an Eastern gunslinger would do well to give it a try.

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Cultured Vultures
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

Undeniably entertaining and often thrilling, The Hong Kong Massacre's chances of matching its inspirations are seriously undermined by a lack of care, variety, and an utterly lifeless story.

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WellPlayed
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Borrowing heavily from Hotline Miami, The Hong Kong Massacre has some of the style, but not enough of the substance

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

There is fun to be had with The Hong Kong Massacre, but I don't believe it lives up to the years of hype following it. With some finer tuning and better balance, this could be a real contender for the Hotline Miami clone crown. As it is, this is an okay time that wears out its welcome well before the end credits start rolling.

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Saving Content
Jan 28, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is just short of something great here. But many things that works against it, and things that it lacks. And VRESKI clearly have some work to do to get the game in better shape. When it works, the game really starts to flow like a stream of blood carrying spent shell casings. This feels especially good when you finally clear a level you’ve been stuck on, as it feels truly sublime, like you’re unstoppable. And that’s when The Hong Kong Massacre is at its, and your best.

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GameSpace
6 / 10.0
GameSpace
Brandedwolf

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Overall The Hong Kong Massacre is a fun game that definitely delivers in the feel of those Hong Kong action movies. But input lag with controls and repetitive levels take away from it. More weapons or weapon choices that actually seemed to matter would've helped the game as well. If you like this type of game, in this setting and don't mind a few issues it's worth the buy at its budget price.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 23, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is the kind of game you'd love to love. It's a very pleasant arcade twin stick shooter that makes us more than efficiently feel like we are in a John Woo movie. But it quickly show its limits, as new ideas or mechanics never show up to give us more than expected.

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Everyeye.it
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

Unfortunately, The Hong Kong Massacre bode well beyond anything that came into our hands. The game seems more the son of the attempt to emulate a great success than the birth of a concrete and coherent vision.

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Pardis Game
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is another example of how a game's flaws can hold it back, not allowing it to become what it could have been. The game is really fun at its core, but problems like limited gameplay and severe performance issues (on the PC version) have dragged down the overall experience.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 1, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre is a classic case of style over substance. The beauty of the title's slow-motion bullet ballet is just a fancy cover for its frustrating, un-evolving gameplay.

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Push Square
4 / 10
4 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

The Hong Kong Massacre's inspiration is clear, but unfortunately, it doesn't have the gameplay, the personality, or the energy to stand alongside it. The slow-mo shooting can be fun, but with tough enemies and a janky dodge manoeuvre, you'll more often than not be frustrated by death after death. With a little more polish, it could've been an entertaining romp, but as it stands, redeeming qualities are few and far between.

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