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Hob - Steam Game

4.4 out of 5
192 User Ratings
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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From the team that brought you Torchlight and Torchlight II comes Hob: a vibrant, suspenseful action-adventure game set on a stunning and brutal world in disarray.
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About Hob

About this game

From the team that brought you Torchlight and Torchlight II comes Hob: a vibrant, suspenseful action-adventure game set on 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?

Features

WORDLESS NARRATIVE: Presented without text or dialogue, Hob’s story is revealed as you explore the planet 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.

GRAPPLE, PUNCH, and WARP through the world! Use your mechanical glove-arm abilities for traversal as well as combat.

ADVENTURE in an open world, explore ruins, befriend sprites, and battle the rogue creatures that threaten their extinction.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 26, 2017
Developer:
Runic Games
Publisher:
Gearbox Publishing
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: i3 Sandy Bridge Dual Core or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.

Critic Reviews

76

PC Gamer

77 / 100
"A gorgeous world eager to be explored with satisfying puzzles and fun, if occasionally clumsy, action."

PC Invasion

80 / 100
"Runic Games take you on a wondrous mysterious journey through fantastic environments making HOB well worth your time."

The Overpowered Noobs

70 / 100
"Hob is made for gamers who love to explore, tinker, and problem-solve. Combat is present, but not as a central element. Gameplay consists, by a considerable margin more, of...
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2.86% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 77.78%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Tried It
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Played It
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Completionist! 20%  of players have Conquered It

Hob User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 192 ratings
90% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 - 8 of 54 Reviews

A visually stunning platformer with a few small flaws but worth getting if on sale.

Aetherlock
Verified purchase
Great visuals but has some issues. It has nice little puzzles and exploration. Visuals are fantastic visuals and so is the lore. Overall game mechanics and progression are well balanced. Combat is simple and not too tiresome. Overall it's a great game. Now for the bad though. The camera is always fixed (not user controllable) and changes when transitioning to a new area reducing visibility during combat and sometimes making it difficult to see needed puzzle pieces. The game has no instructions, doesnt have a guide or tutorial to tell you what needs to be done next. Missing waypoints in some areas that make it difficult to see where to go on a huge map. NPCs speak in a made up language for the game making it difficult to know what to do. Obviously not the best game for its genre, but definitely worth checking out, Especially if its on sale.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
Hob is an highly enjoyable Darksiders-Zelda hybrid, albeit one far more forgiving than either (And for the better) Fun upgrade systems and a fascinating world really round out the package.
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Recommended

The Legend of Hob
Verified purchase
This game was great! I got so engrossed in the gorgeous world landscapes. The gameplay is quite similar to Zelda games. More of the map is revealed as you complete certain goals. It is original and I found it very engaging. If you are looking for a world to get engrossed in for hours this is it.
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A beautiful adventure well worth your time

Soldancer
Verified purchase
A word of warning: Acrophobes need not apply. Hob is a gorgeous (I've used F12 in this game more than any other on Steam) exploration puzzle platform game with some minor combat elements. It sets out to evoke a mood while telling a wordless story across a broken and corrupted floating landscape. It's generally a very serene experience, though some of the rare combat encounters are a little on the tougher side. There are a lot of items to explore and find, and figuring out how to get to that item you see just out of reach is a lot of fun. It reminds me a lot of the early Legend of Zelda games, especially the first one, where the story was sort of a framing device and it was more about exploring and uncovering more of the world. This was truly a unique experience, and one I feel I'll return to to find all of the secrets the world has to offer.
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Gorgeous, easy to drop in, tight controls!

Mowgli
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Adorable! Great controls, a beautiful, stylized successor to Zelda, with impactful skill trees and weapon/tool leveling. Excellent action adventure for anyone to sit and enjoy, with surprisingly lovely visuals.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Very good game.Wroth to try it.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Great games to play, nice way to kill time
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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its ok and cheap. i dont have nothing more to say
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 16% of GameFAQs users said Hob is Simple or Easy. 78% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ESRB, Hob is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
Yes, Hob is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: i3 Sandy Bridge Dual Core or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 15 hours. 94% of users played Hob for over 12 hours.
59% of critics on Metacritic recommend Hob. The Metascore is 76 out of 100.
90% of Fanatical users recommend Hob. The average review score is 4.4/5
Hob was released on September 26, 2017
Hob is published by Gearbox Publishing
Hob was developed by Runic Games
Fanatical users tagged Hob as Adventure, Action, Puzzle, and Platformer
Fanatical users tagged Hob as Colorful, Atmospheric, Great Soundtrack, and Fantasy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hob as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hob as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hob as Puzzle

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