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Average Player Score Based on 604 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 604 ratings
  1. 10 (87)
  2. 9 (240)
  3. 8 (166)
  4. 7 (44)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (21)

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  • User Rating 9

    Brimming with neon, pumpin' 80s beats, tight gameplay, and mysterious characters, Hotline Miami exceeds expectations.

    Rated on October 28, 2012 by Draylorn

    From looking at screenshots, Hotline Miami might appear to be a normal top-down shooter, controlled with the WASD keys for movement, and the mouse for aiming. This is all true except for the "normal" ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Because deep down we all want to kill people while wearing a chicken mask.

    Rated on November 04, 2012 by nathanael69

    This game is a prime example of how a game doesn't need gigs of graphical element files or all-star voice acting to be great. Much of the genius of this game is in the simplicity, short fast paced lev...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    What you apparently thought to be a old-fashioned 90's game it's actually a hole new level and a pleasurable experience

    Rated on November 14, 2012 by VeigaMaster

    Ok, it's this game that you wouldn't play if did not see the score here on gamespot, and at first it seems a little too old, but if you give it a chance you might just be positively surprised. So in m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    An indie delight that unleashes your inner badass

    Rated on November 28, 2012 by antipunt1

    Hotline Miami is one of those interesting games that ends up being better than you anticipated, but worse than you hoped. Every once in a while, an indie game will shine with potential. This was one o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    An instant classic in the mold of the original Grand Theft Auto.

    Rated on November 29, 2012 by mr_brown82

    Hotline Miami (along with the praise it is receiving) will help prove to the mainstream gamers that modern day graphics and animations are not always necessary in a popular genre. This game will help...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Fun, brutal, but a little annoying

    Rated on December 12, 2012 by tlknazn

    I'll start off by saying this: I'm not a huge fan of top-down shooters, so if you're a fan of one, then this could easily be an 8 or above for you. I saw Hotline Miami at Steam's weekend deal for 5...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Hotline Miami is a perfect mix of old-school strategy and violence.

    Rated on December 13, 2012 by ivory_soul

    The Good: Awesome art style, solid and fast paced game mechanics, genius level design, great scoring system, AlienFX support The Bad: Too many bugs and glitches, poor gamepad support, music grates ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Brutal and violent, Hotline Miami is a game that offers one of the greatest studies of violence ever presented in games.

    Rated on December 18, 2012 by NeonNinja

    Hotline Miami is the greatest study of violence presented in videogame form, ever. At its core, it is a beat-em-up where your nameless character checks his answering machine for instructions on who t...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Highly Addictive. I really mean it.

    Rated on December 19, 2012 by FireWalkerMD

    As far as indie games go , Hotline Miami managed to quench my thirst of a very fast paced old school top down shooter and then some. The game has a surprisingly good story , an awesome and very fittin...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    An engrossing story, addicting and satisfying gameplay is just an addition to Hotline Miami's visuals and soundtrack.

    Rated on December 21, 2012 by DrRabbi

    I... Can't describe Hotline Miami in a good way in under 10 words other then, "The 80's In A Nutshell On Some Heavy Acid Trip". And that's what Hotline Miami is. An acid trip. But damn. It's a good...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.