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  • Summary: Defy the god of death as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion and Transistor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Feb 17, 2021
    100
    Hades is a roguelike action RPG developed and published by Supergiant Games. It set a new bar for roguelike games with amazing visuals, character development, and storyline. Hades does have a few minor issues that plague most roguelikes. But these don’t impact the overall experience of an amazingly great game.
  2. Sep 17, 2020
    100
    Hades is, to put it plainly, a masterpiece. It has a refreshingly unique trajectory, tells a compelling story with an alluring cast, and has such a good handle on moment-to-moment play that it is never anything less than genuinely excellent. It’s a game that grows the more you play it, as opposed to being something that suffers from a slow descent into tedium. And for that reason, it is a genuine forever game.
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    100
    Hades is everything great about the roguelite genre all but perfected. Few games aim as high, and fewer still reach their goals. Hades does, exceeding even the loftiest expectations.
  4. Sep 19, 2020
    90
    Hades is an absolute must-have if you like the genre, but even if you’re not a big fan of roguelikes, Superiant Games’ latest work deserves an opportunity.
  5. Nov 4, 2020
    90
    Supergiant Games has done it again. They have managed to perfectly mix amazing storytelling and great action to create another compelling title. Even if you are not a fan of roguelikes you should definitely try Hades out - it’s a challenge, it has a great story, and it’s a hell of a ride.
  6. Sep 30, 2020
    90
    Hades takes the hated cycle of retrying the same checkpoint over and over again, flips it on its head with rewarding progression, and makes the player genuinely look forward to starting over with new abilities and upgrades.
  7. Sep 25, 2020
    80
    There’s around eight different forms of in-game currency alone, and enough upgrades and modifiers to give even Euclid a headache trying to track all the variables. However once you fall under Hades’ spell after a couple of runs the near limitless combinations of character builds becomes bewitching.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 289
  1. Sep 18, 2020
    10
    A "revolution" in the roguelite genre, thanks to an always progressing character driven narrative that deepens as you loop (die) over andA "revolution" in the roguelite genre, thanks to an always progressing character driven narrative that deepens as you loop (die) over and over. Familiarizing yourself with the symbols attached to the paths made available as you go, means you don't feel like your runs are being dictated by RNG alone, and that means you can slightly guide yourself to some amazing builds within the gameplay loop. Boons (power ups) come by way of the many Olympic deities you call family, and that personal touch will likely result in you playing favorites... which can come with it's own surprises.

    Probably Supergiant's best, and most accessible, game to-date. (Though Pyre remains my favorite.)
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  2. Jul 11, 2021
    10
    Truly an outstanding game. The visuals are beautiful and the gameplay is challenging and addicting. Would definitely recommend it to anyoneTruly an outstanding game. The visuals are beautiful and the gameplay is challenging and addicting. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Rogue-likes! Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2020
    10
    Most successful this year in music, atmosphere and story. Enjoyable to play and engrossing.Having known gods draws you further in the game
  4. Nov 4, 2020
    10
    Truly an outstanding achivment on every level, this may be one of my all time favourites games and it's presented in both and style and genreTruly an outstanding achivment on every level, this may be one of my all time favourites games and it's presented in both and style and genre i don't really care for. If you're a certain age like me, then it truly captures the feeling of how you remember playing a fantastic 16bit game in your teens. Rather then the reality that they wern't that great when playing those games now. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2020
    9
    This game has one of the best battle mechanics, really enjoyable to slash trought Hades...
  6. Aug 25, 2021
    9
    Hades is one of the best games I've played in the past few years. The artists who created the world and it's characters did an amazing jobHades is one of the best games I've played in the past few years. The artists who created the world and it's characters did an amazing job with the presentation. Visually, the game is stunning with it's unique art style that looks somewhat like a cross between a comic-book Diablo with a hint of anime influence. Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2021
    0
    I basically don't understand why so many people love this terrible game! This game is so repeating and so exhausting to play! Every upgradingI basically don't understand why so many people love this terrible game! This game is so repeating and so exhausting to play! Every upgrading in this game seems so boring, as well as the story, the enemies, and the level design.
    So why do so many people love this game? Ah, I got it, because they are the ones who like repetitive works, and they want to live a boring life!
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