Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

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Hollow Knight Expands with Free Content Godmaster - Take your place amongst the Gods. New Characters and Quest. New Boss Fights. Available Now! Lifeblood - A Kingdom Upgraded! New Boss. Upgraded Bosses. Tweaks and Refinements across the whole game. The Grimm Troupe - Light the Nightmare Lantern. Summon the Troupe. New Major Quest. New Boss Fights. New Charms. New Enemies. New Friends. Hidden Dreams - Mighty new foes emerge! New Boss fights. New Upgrades. New Music.Brave the Dep...
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Hollow Knight Expands with Free Content



Godmaster - Take your place amongst the Gods. New Characters and Quest. New Boss Fights. Available Now!


Lifeblood - A Kingdom Upgraded! New Boss. Upgraded Bosses. Tweaks and Refinements across the whole game.


The Grimm Troupe - Light the Nightmare Lantern. Summon the Troupe. New Major Quest. New Boss Fights. New Charms. New Enemies. New Friends.


Hidden Dreams - Mighty new foes emerge! New Boss fights. New Upgrades. New Music.

Brave the Depths of a Forgotten Kingdom

Beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth sleeps an ancient, ruined kingdom. Many are drawn below the surface, searching for riches, or glory, or answers to old secrets.

Hollow Knight is a classically styled 2D action adventure across a vast interconnected world. Explore twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes; battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs; and solve ancient mysteries at the kingdom's heart.

Game Features

  • Classic side-scrolling action, with all the modern trimmings.
  • Tightly tuned 2D controls. Dodge, dash and slash your way through even the most deadly adversaries.
  • Explore a vast interconnected world of forgotten highways, overgrown wilds and ruined cities.
  • Forge your own path! The world of Hallownest is expansive and open. Choose which paths you take, which enemies you face and find your own way forward.
  • Evolve with powerful new skills and abilities! Gain spells, strength and speed. Leap to new heights on ethereal wings. Dash forward in a blazing flash. Blast foes with fiery Soul!
  • Equip Charms! Ancient relics that offer bizarre new powers and abilities. Choose your favourites and make your journey unique!
  • An enormous cast of cute and creepy characters all brought to life with traditional 2D frame-by-frame animation.
  • Over 130 enemies! 30 epic bosses! Face ferocious beasts and vanquish ancient knights on your quest through the kingdom. Track down every last twisted foe and add them to your Hunter's Journal!
  • Leap into minds with the Dream Nail. Uncover a whole other side to the characters you meet and the enemies you face.
  • Beautiful painted landscapes, with extravagant parallax, give a unique sense of depth to a side-on world.
  • Chart your journey with extensive mapping tools. Buy compasses, quills, maps and pins to enhance your understanding of Hollow Knight’s many twisting landscapes.
  • A haunting, intimate score accompanies the player on their journey, composed by Christopher Larkin. The score echoes the majesty and sadness of a civilisation brought to ruin.
  • Complete Hollow Knight to unlock Steel Soul Mode, the ultimate challenge!



An Evocative Hand-Crafted World

The world of Hollow Knight is brought to life in vivid, moody detail, its caverns alive with bizarre and terrifying creatures, each animated by hand in a traditional 2D style.

Every new area you’ll discover is beautifully unique and strange, teeming with new creatures and characters. Take in the sights and uncover new wonders hidden off of the beaten path.

If you like classic gameplay, cute but creepy characters, epic adventure and beautiful, gothic worlds, then Hollow Knight awaits!



Configurations

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  • OS *: Windows 7 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 9800GTX+ (1GB)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended

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Quickly became one of my favorite games of all time, absolute masterpiece.
The purchase of the product has been quite safe and fast. If you have any questions about the delivery of the key, let me tell you that there is no problem at all, the activation key is delivered immediately once the purchase has been completed
Such a great game love it. Can't wait for silksong gonna be a banger. Love how the npc's speak. Boss fights are so epic. And maybe best soundtrack of all games ever. Especially when you get to the city of tears.
Hollow Knight is a masterpiece of the indie gaming world, earning a solid 9.5 to 10 in my book. Developed by Team Cherry, this metroidvania-style game takes players on a hauntingly beautiful journey through the subterranean world of Hallownest.

First and foremost, the game's hand-drawn art style is a marvel to behold. The meticulously crafted environments are rich in detail, creating a world that's both eerie and enchanting. Every character and creature is uniquely designed, adding depth and personality to the game's world.

The gameplay in Hollow Knight is where it truly shines. The precise and responsive controls make exploring the labyrinthine underground world a joy. As the titular character, you'll uncover new abilities and weapons, gradually unlocking new areas and secrets. The sense of progression and discovery is deeply satisfying.

The combat in Hollow Knight is challenging yet rewarding. It requires skill and strategy as you face a diverse array of enemies and bosses. Each encounter feels unique and tests your abilities in different ways. The depth of combat mechanics keeps it engaging throughout the game.

The game's non-linear structure allows for exploration at your own pace, encouraging players to revisit areas with newfound skills and uncover hidden secrets. The interconnectedness of the world is brilliantly designed, making backtracking a delight rather than a chore.

Hollow Knight's story is subtle and cryptic, requiring players to piece together the lore through environmental clues and character interactions. The sense of mystery adds an extra layer of intrigue to the game.

The hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by Christopher Larkin enhances the atmosphere and emotional depth of the game. It's a masterclass in video game music that sticks with you long after you've finished playing.

While Hollow Knight is near perfection, some players might find its difficulty spikes a bit challenging, especially during boss battles. However, this is a minor issue in an otherwise outstanding experience.

In conclusion, Hollow Knight is a shining example of what indie game development can achieve. Its stunning visuals, intricate world-building, and challenging gameplay make it a must-play for fans of the metroidvania genre. It's a haunting and unforgettable journey that will keep you enthralled from start to finish. With its rich content, engaging story, and beautiful artistry, Hollow Knight deserves its place among the greatest modern classics of video gaming. If you haven't experienced this gem yet, do yourself a favor and dive into the world of Hallownest. You won't be disappointed.
  • Amazing Graphics
  • Amazing Story
  • Worth any money to buy this game
I love this game. Imoroved my quality of Life by 567%. Hopfefully they will Release the sequel hollow Knight sik Song soon. Became one of my Favorite Games. After finishing the Trial of the fool i can finally prove that im a real fool. Took me at least a week.
mmmmh yes.

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  • everything
  • See Above
  • Bugs
  • Git Gud
  • SHAW
  • zote.
One of the best games i ever played tbh, I like it so much cuz of it's story and gameplay. If anyone hasen't played it so far I recomendit, it might be challenging at 1st but u will get a hang of it and it will be so fun. Great game over all
My favortie Indie Game.
Team Cherry did an amazing job with this one, everything about it is perfect; Graphics; Original Soundtrack; Gameplay; Lore and so on.
Buy it right now you won't regret it and I can't wait for Silksong.
STORY & GAMEPLAY

You play as “the Knight”, which by the way, the game never actually tells you that, I just looked it up on the Wiki. Anyway. You play as the Knight, or “the Vessel”, as you are sometimes referred to as, and all you know is that you’ve travelled, or at least arrived in the now-derelict bug kingdom of Hallownest.

In terms of a story, the game is not linear, at all. As you go along and start progressing through the story and defeating some key bosses and finding some pieces of lore throughout the map, you’ll start to learn more and more about this world of Hallownest and its history and your purpose in it, but it’s not always obvious. I know I eventually looked up some stuff up on the wiki just because I was a bit confused as to what was going on.

I wouldn’t consider this to be a negative aspect of the game. Even without the wiki, it’s not too hard to eventually put the pieces of the story together and get a better understanding. Not every player will like this, so it’s important to keep this in mind when you’re going into this game.

As for me, I enjoyed the story, once I got it figured out. The world building that Team Cherry has done is honestly impressive, and I found it to be quite a sad story by the time I finished it. It’s worth noting that on top of all this, Team Cherry has released several DLC packs for free, which all offer something new, be it items, bosses, or even areas.

Now, while the game does have a tutorial of course and teaches you movement and combat basics, this game does everything BUT hold your hand. It doesn’t tell you where to go, what to do or how to do it. You just gotta walk around, explore and eventually do stuff. But it works, it really does.

Hollow Knight’s world, which consists of an impressive 15 areas, has a ton of things to offer, and a lot of secrets waiting to be discovered, and soon enough you’ll feel compelled to explore every nook and cranny that you can. While this may seem like an absurd amount of areas, I really didn’t get the feeling the map was too big or too overwhelming, I think it worked just fine here.

The game also offers fast travel points which you can unlock here and there, so travelling and exploring is really made fun here.

In terms of gameplay, you’re equipped with a small nail, essentially a small sword, and as you travel through this abandoned kingdom you’ll find various NPCs offering upgrades, items and such. On top of your trusty weapon, you’ll find charms, which are essentially perks you can equip. Each charm requires a certain number of charm notches, which you can also find and purchase throughout the world. I won’t go too too in depth here so as not to spoil the game.

As for bosses, the game has an impressive range of different ones, most of which will also have a unique score for their fight. Each fight is different and will be at least a bit challenging for any player. I’ve seen some people call this game almost souls-like, and that does have some truth in it. The bosses will each have different attack patterns and moves and, just like in Dark Souls, you’ll have to dodge and counter them as best you can.

Likewise for enemies, by the way. Each area has it’s own unique set of enemies, each with different attacks. The game rarely felt repetitive for me, there was always something new to do.

Lastly, the controls. Hollow Knight’s controls are honestly some of the best in any platformer game I’ve experienced. They’re very tight controls, and once you’re comfortable with them, you can pull of some really sick platforming stuff. Most importantly, too, they feel smooth and easy to pick up. I mean, when you think about it, the game doesn’t have that many controls, but it offers a ton of different mechanics.

Overall, gameplay is fantastic, truly. Tight controls, diverse areas, enemies and bosses make for a very fun but challenging experience. I never experienced any bugs, game crashes and the game ran very smoothly on my PC.

As for the story, it won’t be for everyone. You will eventually figure it out, but some might not be interested or might find it hard to follow.

VISUALS & WORLDBUILDING

For this part of the game, I really have no complaints whatsoever.

This is without a doubt one of the prettiest games I’ve played, really, in terms of its artstyle. The art is just so damn pretty, I don’t know how else to put it, it’s just beautiful. Each area looks different, except maybe one exception, and each one offers different colours and environments.

You can take a stroll in an empty City where rain endlessly falls, or step into lush forest like areas, or perhaps even venture to the depths of the kingdom, where the atmosphere is quiet and tense, and the colour changes to a sad grey.

Look I know I’m not great at describing these, but the point is that the artstyle is truly impressive. Each area is crafted with so much detail, and even if they’re non-habited, they each have their own soul, their own atmosphere and feel, if that makes sense. Travelling the world never feels repetitive, except maybe when you’ve explored literally everything, but y’know what I mean. You’ve got 15 areas to explore and discover here, and they’ve each got something new to offer.

As for worldbuilding, I know I talked a bit about this in the video’s previous segment, but I’ll say the same thing: it’s impressive. It might not always be easy to understand or to follow in terms of what’s going on in it, but once you do get a better understanding of it, be it through the wiki or through deduction, it’s hard not to admit that Team Cherry has worked hard on this and done a pretty good job at creating a convincing and immersive world.

To sum it up, Hollow Knight’s visuals are pretty damn good. It features a great, detailed, art style and has a range of different colours spread out on the map, which you’ll get to experience through the diverse set of areas the game has to offer. Repetitiveness is something you’ll rarely see when it comes to visuals.

All this alongside a carefully constructed, convincing and immersive world for the player to learn about and explore.

MUSIC & SCORE

And now, I can finally talk about one of my favourite parts of this game: its music.

Hollow Knight’s score is, without a doubt, one of the best I’ve heard. Christopher Larkin, the man in charge of the soundtrack, did a truly amazing job here. I highly recommend you listen to the soundtrack album.

Each area has its own soundtrack that kicks off once you step into it, and each one is as pleasant as the other. I’m not great at describing music, it’s more a sense of feel for me, but the mix of piano and viola softly playing in the background is just so nice to listen it.

On top of that, a lot of the bosses have their own soundtrack too, some of which are just amazing. One of my personal favourites is the Mantis Lords soundtrack, it’s just such a tense piece, kinda, and feels like it would fit a fencing duel, honestly.
Again, I really recommend you guys listen to some of the music, it’s just wonderful.

PROS/CONS & FINAL OPINION/TL;DR

Overall, this game is a must play for any platformer lover. Tight and smooth controls, an impressive range of visually pleasing and different areas to explore, tons of bosses and enemies to challenge, an intriguing story, and an honestly amazing score. On top of that, the game runs very well on PC, I never experienced any bugs, except maybe some enemies stuck in a wall, for instance, but even those were rare. No bugs or game crashes for my part, but keep in mind I only played this on PC, with a controller, if that’s relevant.

As for cons, there aren’t many, but if I had to pick out some things I disliked, I’d say it’s mainly the storytelling aspect of it.

While I do like the story and, now that I’ve got a better understanding and knowledge of it all, the world it takes place in, I do think they maybe should’ve improved a bit on that, and maybe just made the story a bit more understandable to players.

The storytelling is somewhat similar to Dark Souls, very non linear and sort of figure-it-out-yourself type thing. But then again, and I’ve said this before, I think most people will manage to understand the story as they go along, so in all honesty this isn’t even an entirely negative aspect of it.

Other than that, I really, honestly, have nothing else that I disliked about this game. It was a very fun and challenging experience, and it always felt satisfying to achieve something in the game, especially the boss battles.

It’s worth noting that this game’s full price was around 15 euros, which is cheap as hell, for a game that has this much this offer.

And that’s about it, really. Now, I don’t think I’ll be giving scores, not sure I’m into that much, but I can definitely recommend this game. Both lovers of the genre and players new to the genre can enjoy this game easily, imo, and I really do recommend you give Hollow Knight a try. It’s a beautifully crafted game by a small team, and considering its price right now, I would highly recommend it.
  • Great Artstyle
  • Beautiful Music
  • Fantastic & Fluid Gameplay
  • Vague Storytelling
  • Difficulty can feel extremely tough
This game is a waste of money. Buy Ori if you do not want to get frustrated with endless repetitions with no avail. You die all the time in this game, which is understandable, however, the majority of the time you try to kill a boss (for instance 2 hours) were just going back up to face them (loooong walk indeed).
  • makes you fantasize that this game is good
  • scarce saving options
  • if you die and are not near your ghost (shade) after you hit it (if you fall), you lose ALL your money forever (no warning before)
  • slow rewarding
Fantastic game! I raged a lot at it, but its just because it is very punishing and overall, a hard game.
Lovely story, very good graphics! The game pulls you in with its story idea and really leaves you wanting to know more aboutthe universe your immersed into. Amazing ending!
Can't wait for the sequel!!!
  • Gorgeous Graphics
  • Mechanically Demanding
  • Very Good and Unique Story
  • Very Fun to Master
  • A Must-Play for Metroidvania fans
  • None
I love this game a lot! The graphics are beautiful and I had a bless playing this. The music and sound effects are amazing done. And this game has one of the best tutorials I had ever encountered in a game.
  • good music
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This game caught me by complete surprise and captured my heart like nearly everyone else.

I recommend you pay attention to everyone you "listen" to because nearly everything said reveals something or is funny (Zote the Mighty - I love this guy he is hilarious)

Exploring the world they created within this game is a wonderful escape. You could easily sink many many hours into the game and still not run out fo things to do or areas to explore. It's a wonderful escape.
The story is slow revealing. I got the main bit but from the game itself but had to have a conversation with other players to reveal more details and oh my gosh, this story is pretty deep and legendary.
I believe this game is a must-play is you like getting into the story of games and enjoy platformers & boss fights.
  • Escapism
  • Boss Fights
  • New Ability game changers
  • Amazing Story
  • Amazing details
  • Can take a very long time to complete if you limited on time
I love this game a lot! The graphics are beautiful and I had a bless playing this. The music and sound effects are amazing done. And this game has one of the best tutorials I had ever encountered in a game.
  • Chaleging
  • Beautiful game
  • Freedom/openworld
  • Good music
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Great game! Hard, but fun~ In my humble opinion, everyone should have this little gem in his / her library. It's rare to find such a lovely game for such a fair price. Hours of fun await you and not to forget, all the gameplay DLCs were free ^^

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