Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. 40
    Underneath the frustrating instability, behind the graceless chat window, and beyond the procession of NPC dialog boxes, you tickled that deep primordial need to gather more stuff and get stronger. Loot and leveling are the essence of any RPG, and you're equipped to satisfy that jones.
  2. 40
    Online, however, is a broken mess as of launch. In time, you’ll probably be able to add at least a point to our score, but as of right now, you’re better off waiting to jump into this demon-infested version of London.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 351 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 180
  2. Negative: 63 out of 180
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    8
    horrifically underrated game, Hellgate: London is a great game that will provide great fun while playing and provides replay value for the different class types. this game provides an immersive storyline, if sloppily presented. too many people think that visuals and super realistic gameplay mechanics are the most important things in a game nowadays. the game provides great atmosphere if not a bit repetitive, the game does borrow heavily from diablo in the item prefixes and suffixes and upgrade slots and having several randomized maps for each area, and of course always swapping items for better ones and upgrading your character, which is tedious for some, but diablo fans like myself will appreciate it. being able to switch between first and third person gameplay was a nice touch as well. i don't know why the guy below me is complaining about bad interface, i found it very intuitive and smooth. four stars. Full Review »
  2. MaxH.
    Nov 26, 2007
    4
    If you're in Australia don't even bother unless you like repetitive single player games. No local server, no LAN support. This game had so much hype and they jsut didnt provide... I was prepared to look past the 5-7 year old graphics and repetitive game play for some good multiplayer, but a ping of over 400 for a first person game because you can only conect to USA servers? Sorry, not even worth touching. Full Review »
  3. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    Simple addictive no brainer action game set against the backdrop of an apocalypse. Pick your class and kill a horde loads of evil creatures leveling up all the way and maybe save humanity or not. Full Review »