Best Platformer

Hollow Knight

Best Platformer of 2017

Hollow Knight


In Hollow Knight, you are an adventurer travelling alone through the ruins of an insect world, battling bosses, conversing with a cast of oddball characters and seeking insight into what came before. What starts off as a relatively simple action-platformer quickly evolves into a more complex, strategic experience, satisfyingly balancing combat, exploration, and customization. In addition to its fantastic gameplay, Hollow Knight also boasts a fantastic world to explore and become engrossed in. The amount of detail is staggering in each of the numerous, distinct wards of the map, brought to life by beautiful hand-drawn graphics brimming with a sense of mystery and intrigue. Metroidvanias may not be rare in indie gaming, but ones of this quality don't come around very often. Hollow Knight is a must-play.

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