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Hob

An arcade adventure game developed by Runic Games, an American studio behind the Torchlight series. In Hob, we assume the role of a hero who wakes up in a beautiful but dangerous world on the verge of annihilation.

Arcade | TPP | fantasy | logical elements | action adventure

Hob Release Date

26Sep2017

PC PS4

04Apr2019

Switch

developer: Runic Games publisher: Runic Games Official website

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Hob is an arcade adventure game for PC and PS4 developed by Runic Games. The studio is known primarily for the critically acclaimed Torchlight hack ‘n’ slash game series.

Plot

In the game, we assume the role of a hero who wakes up in a beautiful but dangerous world, which stands on the verge of annihilation. The protagonist does not remember how he came to be in that place and will learn the answers for his questions only as the story will unfold. What’s interesting, the production does not feature any text or dialogues which gives the players’ imagination a lot of room to do its magic.

Mechanics

The gameplay takes place in an open world that can be freely traversed. At the same time, the mechanics somewhat resemble solutions from typical platformer games. The core of the gameplay is exploration and interaction with the encountered lifeforms and the planet itself. There is no shortage of traps that wait for the protagonist as well as quite numerous logic puzzles to solve. The key to success in the game is to discover how to survive in an alien and hostile environment that constantly changes. The items we find and the protagonist’s skills we discover will prove useful and let us access previously inaccessible places as well as to take control over nature to shape it to our liking.

Technical aspects

Hob for PC and PS4 is characterized by original and slightly artistic graphics, partially done in the cel-shading technique that simultaneously amazes with the beauty of the game world and intimidates with the amount of the danger that await the hero.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 9 / 10 based on 474 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8 / 10 based on 19 votes.

PEGI rating Hob

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Hob System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3 3.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti/Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10
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