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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.0
Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is for games that use text or voice as input. -
Overall User Score (32 votes) 3.0


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The Retro Spirit (Dec 03, 2009)
Vi konkluderer med at dette gamle eventyret fortsatt får godkjent karakter, og at vi derfor snart får et nytt gjensyn med Hugo - følg med videre i julekalenderen!
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What is it that makes Hugo's House of Horrors prevail in today's collective mindset, then? It was there in the right place at the right time to engrave itself in people's impressionable, young minds. The level of challenge was right for kids who could feel smart when entering the “secret” code (openly readable on the mirror) into the one combination lock in the game. The haunted house theme was somewhat thrilling, but the humour took enough edge off it. It was “good enough” and “available”. Though in all honesty, I strongly recommend to keep those treasured memories the way they are and not put them to a test.
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Adventure Gamers (Apr 23, 2010)
In my childhood, it was difficult to find a PC magazine without this game being mentioned in the shareware section of the demo disc. Now twenty years after release, for those who have never tried a Hugo game before, there is little reason to do so unless strictly for curiosity or to relive fond memories of older times. Still, whilst Hugo’s House of Horrors was never groundbreaking and can’t be considered an enduring classic by any means, it does hold a nostalgic charm of adventure games past, from an era in which anyone could contribute with moderate success.
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Adventure Corner (Jan 26, 2018)
Eine schon damals veraltete Grafik, keine spielerfreundliche Texterkennung und - wenn man ehrlich ist - keine zusammenhängende Geschichte. Dennoch legte das Spiel den Grundstein für eine Adventure-Trilogie und sogar einen vierten Teil, der die Reihe ins Ego-Shooter-Genre trägt. Noch heute erinnern sich Spieler (mehr oder weniger) gern an ihre Zeit mit 'Hugo' und auch ich wollte dem bislang unbeendeten Shareware-Titel eine neue Chance geben. Und natürlich wollen wir Euch diese kleine Adventure-Reihe nicht vorenthalten. Doch auch mit einer gehörigen Portion Nostalgie kann man 'Hugo's House of Horrors' keine bessere Wertung geben.
 
Das Haus, in dem das Abenteuer spielt, ist ziemlich groß und der Schwierigkeitsgrad der Rätsel reicht von äußerst simpel bis ganz schön knifflig. Um „Hugo's House of Horror“ zu spielen, sollte man allerdings gut Englisch können oder ein ausreichend dickes Wörterbuch zur Hand haben. Die Grafik ist erstaunlich gut gelungen, und die Texte versprühen teilweise recht bissigen Humor.


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