Hob: The Definitive Edition

Runic Games, Perfect World

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
73%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Hob: The Definitive Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 4, 2019

Developer: Runic Games

Publisher: Perfect World

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

From the creators of Torchlight™ and Torchlight II™! Traverse and transform the mysterious world of Hob. This vibrant, atmospheric adventure game is set in a stunning and brutal world in disarray. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos? Now with enhanced performance and features, only available on Nintendo Switch in this definitive edition. - UNCOVER THE MYSTERY: The world of Hob is full of mystery and wonder. Unravel the planet’s mysteries as you explore and interact with the strange lifeforms that inhabit it. - TRANSFORM THE WORLD by solving puzzles and repairing the planet. The landscape will change before your eyes, opening new areas to uncover and explore. - UNLOCK NEW POWERS: Upgrade your mechanical glove-arm to reveal new abilities and grapple, punch, and warp your way through the world - ADVENTURE in an open world, explore ruins, befriend sprites, and battle the rogue creatures that threaten their extinction. - THE ULTIMATE HOB EXPERIENCE: This all-new version includes Nintendo Switch console-exclusive features like HD Rumble and touch screen support, and refines the original game with increased camera control options, streamlined menus, and a reworked campaign that make discovering the world of Hob better than ever!
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Hob: The Definitive Edition on Switch doesn't fully get it to the peak of where it could have been, but it's much closer than before. An overall better experience awaits new or returning players, with just some minor visual downgrades as the tradeoff. If you've been looking for a unique and atmospheric puzzle platformer, then you won't be disappointed with Hob: The Definitive Edition.

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Hob: The Definitive Edition is a 3D adventure game that combines fluid combat, landscape altering puzzles, and engaging platforming. The varying area designs and atmospheres are a treat to experience and entice you into pushing forward. The enhancements since the original improve the experience as well.

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Overall, the new port is solid in execution and the indie title is perfectly suited for the Switch.

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We've been stung before with ports of console and PC games - especially those lauded for the size and intricacy of their worlds - but Panic Button has proved, once again, that it really does know how to do the right games justice within the constraints of Switch's hardware design.

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You could win* an exclusive, custom painted Hob-themed Nintendo Switch console!

You could win* an exclusive, custom painted Hob-themed Nintendo Switch console!

Two lucky winners will take home a Nintendo Switch console and a digital code to download Hob: The Definitive Edition.

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