Hob for PlayStation 4


Sep 26, 2017
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Game Info


About this game

Developer: Runic Games
Content Rating: Teen


The darkness rumbles to life. Massive gears turn their teeth, shifting ancient monoliths into place. A door opens. Dappled forest light beckons you from your chamber, entering an unknown world both beautiful and dangerous, buzzing with life above and whirring with mysterious machinery below. Hob is a vibrant, suspenseful adventure game. 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? Hob is presented without text or dialogue. Narrative is revealed as players explore and interact with their unfamiliar surroundings and the strange life forms that inhabit it.

Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
Sean MeslerOct 11, 2017
It’s a shame that less than tight platforming controls and major framerate issues hinder Hob overall. There is a fantastic game here that will just have to settle for being a really good one.
Michael RuizOct 16, 2017
There is something about Hob that I really enjoy. I’m not quite sure if it’s the cartoonish art style, clever puzzles, or an amalgamation of the two, but my overall experience was quite pleasant. However, frequent frame rate drops, mindless combat, and its open-world facade hindered my amusement and often relinquished any feeling of consequence while exploring the game’s dangerously portrayed world.
Kyle HansonSep 29, 2017
Hob is a game that feels like it could be much more than it is. It’s a game that draws inspiration from the best in the business. It’s a game that looks and sounds great. And it’s a game that offers something unique for players. Yet it falls short of the heights that it could have reached due to a few key failings. Performance is poor, some bugs made it into the finished product, and if you don’t find purpose in silence then you’ll feel rather lost.


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