Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers Love

Differences of opinion between game critics and other gamers often occur. There are games that gamers love but get different responses from critics. On the other hand, there are also games that have received praise from critics, but have been heavily criticized by gamers.

For example Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. In fact, the user score for this game is only 67 in Metacritic. This is also due to the amount of content that is not worth the price. In comparison, the score from critics stands at 88.

In this article, we’ll cover a number of games that critics don’t like, but that gamers love. Come on, look at the facts!

1. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers Loveillustration of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (doc. Valve/Counter-Strike: Condition Zero)

Player Counter-Strike definitely know Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Both are fun FPS games and can be played together.

However, did you know that Valve has also made campaign for this series? Yupthrough Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, you can enjoy the storyline and the series of missions that play alone.

Valve’s move to be more innovative was met with criticism from various game media. Data Metacritic shows that the critic’s score only reached 65. Not a few critics were disappointed because the quality of the game did not match the specified price. In stark contrast to the critics’ response, gamers scored 87.

2. Killing Floor

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers LoveKilling Floor illustration (Dock. Tripwire Interactive/Killing Floor)

A zombie game that was originally only limited mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 become a series that is still played by thousands of players every day. However, Killing Floor received various criticisms during its release.

There are critics who say that Killing Floor is a low-budget game that sparks compassion, not nostalgia. In addition, there are critics who feel that every aspect of Killing Floor not good. The critic’s score was only 72.

On the other hand, gamers really like Killing Floor because of its exciting and thrilling gameplay. Gamer score reached 86 and there are many reviews comparing this game to the series Left 4 Dead.

3. Deadly Premonition

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers Loveillustration of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (doc. Rising Star Games/Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut)

One of the reviews Killing Floor explained that all aspects of the game were not good. View from context Deadly Premonitions, there are critics who think that every aspect of the game is terrible.

The graphics are considered old fashioned, the controls are considered poor. However, it can be said that gamers fall in love with the characters and the plot which revolves around a detective in his quest to unravel a murder mystery in a small American suburb.

Therefore, it is not surprising that this game got a score of 83 from gamers even though the critics’ score only touched 68. Not a few gamers feel that this game deserves a score of 10/10.

Also Read: 8 Best Party Games to Face Boredom During a Pandemic

4. Nier

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers LoveNier illustrations (thegamer.com)

We know that NieR:Automata and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… get good response from critics and gamers. Even so, long before these two games were released on the market, there were Nier which elicited a different response.

With a score of 68, critics found the game boring, messy, followed by poor graphics. However, the gamer’s score of 87 is something impressive. Most gamer reviews praise the story and music in Nier.

5. Days Gone

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers LoveDays Gone illustration (doc. Bend Studio/Days Gone)

‘Waste of time. Generic. Full of potential but disappointing.’

That’s what a number of critic’s reviews sound like Days Gone. A zombie game that tells the story of the efforts of Deacon St. John in looking for a purpose in life only got a score of 71 only.

Unlike the critics, gamers tend to like it Days Gone. Although the story is not the best, Days Gone assisted by good character acting, beautiful graphics, and exciting gameplay. This positive response caused the game score by Bend Studio to reach 83.

6. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers Loveillustration of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (youtube.com/IGN)

From a score point of view, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is the most unique series. Of the eight games, seven of them received scores of around 50s to 60s from critics. However, the scores of gamers are always above 80. The similarity of opinion between critics and gamers is only for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

List this itself will discuss Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Because, critics give a score of 54 while gamers give a score that reaches 90. Very far, isn’t it?

In this game, you don’t play as trainers, but Pokémon. Adorable, you will take the quiz at the beginning of the game that decides Pokémon which can be played. In addition, every Pokémon can communicate with your character.

Some critical reviews stated that this game is not worth playing, the story is not interesting, and the gameplay is far from enjoyable. Gamers’ views are different. They see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky as one game Pokémon best. The story that invites tears accompanied by good music is a point that often appears in gamer reviews.

7. God Hand

Hated by Critics, These 7 Games Even Gamers LoveGod Hand illustration (gamepressure.com)

Remember Resident Evil 4 and The Evil Within? Director both games is Shinji Mikami, who is also in charge of the game God Hand.

God Hand criticized by critics as an obnoxious game, not suitable for casual gamers, equipped with old graphics and controls. Therefore, the score from the critics was 73.

This is certainly different from the gamer’s score of 91. Many reviews tell how fun the game is, coupled with its funny humor.

From the seven games above, it can be concluded that a game does not always have to have good graphics according to the standards of critics. Most importantly, the game can make the gamer’s day better and more enjoyable. You agree?

Also Read: Used to be Console Exclusive, these 7 games are now available on PC