Hob (video game)

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Hob pre-release Steam header.jpg
Developer(s)Runic Games
Publisher(s)Runic Games
Composer(s)Matt Uelmen
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Windows, Nintendo Switch
ReleaseWindows, PlayStation 4
September 26, 2017
Nintendo Switch
April 17, 2019

Hob is an action-adventure game developed by Runic Games.


Hob is an action-adventure game

The darkness rumbles to life. Massive gears turn their teeth, shifting ancient monoliths into place. A door opens. Dappled forest light beckons you from your chamber, entering an unknown world both beautiful and dangerous, buzzing with life above and whirring with mysterious machinery below. Hob is a vibrant, suspenseful adventure game. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos? .[2]

Development and release[edit]

Hob was developed by Runic Games. The game was announced in August 2015 at PAX Prime.[3] Matt Uelmen composed the soundtrack for the game.[4] The game was released on PlayStation 4 and Windows in 2017.[5]

An enhanced version titled Hob: The Definitive Edition, published by Perfect World Entertainment and ported by Panic Button, was released for the Nintendo Switch on April 17, 2019.[6]


Aggregate score
Metacritic77/100 (PC)[7]
79/100 (PS4)[8]

Hob received "generally favorable" reviews from critics according to review aggregator Metacritic.[7][8]


  1. ^ Sinha, Ravi (April 1, 2016). "Hob Interview: Out of the Torchlight, Into Mystery". Gaming Bolt. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  2. ^ Dyer, Mitch (August 31, 2015). "PAX 2015: Hob Is the Next Best Thing to a New Zelda Game". IGN. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Martin, Michael (August 17, 2015). "PAX Prime 2015: Runic Games Announces Hob for PC and Consoles". IGN. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Music with Matt Uelmen – Hob". YouTube. January 27, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Leendertsen, Jordan (March 9, 2017). "Going Hands On With Runic Games' Weird And Wonderful World - Hob". Game Informer. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (March 28, 2019). "Torchlight 2 is coming to consoles this fall, Hob will release on Switch April 17". VG247. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Hob for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Hob for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 22, 2017.

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