Heaven & Hell (2003) PC


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
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  1. While some unique gimmicks and solid gameplay have made other god games fun to play, these elements are curiously absent from Heaven & Hell, leaving it a short, and otherwise dull, experience.
  2. 43
    One of those games that tried to step in the follow in the footsteps of innovative god games like "Black & White" or the classic "Populous," but is woefully cursed with poorly executed gameplay.
  3. 40
    There are some good ideas in Heaven & Hell, but they rarely end up making for a fun game. Completing a mission feels more like work. Add a number of interface issues and plain old bugs, and you've got a pretty solid disappointment.
  4. A bland experience with nothing innovative to free your mind from concentrating on the annoying aspects of the gameplay.
  5. PC Gamer
    Even the combat is boring, since it's entirely automated and gives you no control whatsoever over your troops. [Dec 2003, p.132]
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    It's a cynical and soulless exercise that deliberately eschews any aspect of modern game design that might make it accessible - like complexity, stylish art direction, and mechanical variety. [Feb 2004, p.78]
  7. Computer Gaming World
    Witless, repetitive, and utterly devoid of interesting strategy elements. [Dec 2003, p.142]

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