John Wick Hex
Top Critic Average
John Wick Hex is a simple, smart tactics game but its distracting lack of polish often thwarts its attempt to distill the fast action of the movies into deliberate gameplay.
An elegant tactical puzzler that captures the pace and action of the movies.
Stylish cinematic super-violence is transformed into smart temporal puzzles.
One of the best movie adaptations of all time and an impressively original strategy game that manages to rival even the best action titles in terms of tension and adrenaline rush.
At its best, John Wick Hex makes you feel like a trained assassin, but those moments are interrupted by strings of repetitive action
John Wick Hex successfully adapts the action from the film trilogy with a satisfyingly clever and fast-paced spin on turn-based combat.
John Wick Hex delivers a strategy game that explains how characters in action movies “work,” and it does that brilliantly.
John Wick Hex has a solid enough foundation, but it largely fails to build on its core concept. It's a one-dimensional tactics game that moves at a glacially slow pace and features few unique wrinkles. It offers a slightly deeper look at the lore, but otherwise it adds little to the burgeoning John Wick-verse.
It's not a perfect game, but John Wick Hex still lives up to its premise and creates a new blueprint for how to adapt a film property. Hopefully, it does well enough for a sequel because I'm dying to step back into the shoes of John Wick.
John Wick Hex is the last form you might expect a John Wick game to take, but this unique, inventive puzzler kept my mind racing from beginning to end. While the gameplay and interesting story shed light on some important aspects of the film franchise, the sometimes punishing difficulty and surprising lack of focus on John Wick himself left me a little disappointed. This isn't a perfect video game adaptation of a film, but it's certainly the most original one I've ever played.