Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 48 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 48
  2. Negative: 27 out of 48
  1. Jun 8, 2015
    Leaving the controversy at the door, Hatred is a solid 90's isometric action game, with 80's horror cheese, and cringe inducing parodying of what is considered edgy.
  2. Jun 2, 2015
    Hatred is a decent twin-stick shooter that stands out from the clutter more for its controversial 18+ theme rather than its overall quality.
  3. Jun 1, 2015
    Surprisingly good for a game mainly sold on controversy, Hatred has solid gameplay and presentation, but also a severe lack of depth and its own exaggerations often fall into the realm of parody.
  4. Jun 1, 2015
    Hatred is a good twin-stick shooter that manages to offer an interesting experience only through the actual theme. Besides that, however, it's not something outstanding. Developer Destructive Creations could have transformed its targets into zombies or civilians and escape the controversy, but it stuck to its initial idea, and while it's not executed all that well in terms of story, it deserves recognition.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 21, 2015
    Hatred isn’t half as provocative as moralists claim: it doesn’t emphasize the act of aggression; it cares only about the number of victims. Executions are carried out with about as much emotion as stomping on a Goomba in Mario game. [Sept 2015, p.71]
  6. Jun 4, 2015
    Hatred is an average Isometric Twin Stick shooter that will seduce gamers with it's destruction engine and the dynamic gameplay it offers, before disgusting them with very repetitive actions, its awful camera and a difficulty we thought was too exponential.
  7. May 29, 2015
    Hatred is a very playable game for fans of adrenaline and bloody thrills, although the content of the game is a bit controversial. The game could be longer, more diverse and better optimized (Unreal Engine 4 is hungry for power). And given the overall quality Hatred did not deserve all the media buzz surrounding its development and most likely it won't be remembered in a few years' time.
  8. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hatred is better internet scandal than game. [Aug 2015]
  9. Jun 9, 2015
    Repetitive, short-lived, without a real plot and full of senseless massacres. Hatred is not a great game, but in its simple twin-stick shooter mechanics, it’s not too bad and it provides some cute ideas.
  10. Jun 4, 2015
    A useless game, more than a bad game. Give it a chance if you find it on sale only.
  11. Jun 2, 2015
    Hatred relies on being controversial, but as a game it's just an average action experience that will give you a few hours of moderate fun.
  12. Jun 30, 2015
    We don't know what to highlight in Hatred beyond the controversy for its extreme violence, It gets boring quickly. If you want senseless ultraviolence and fun gameplay, you are going to find only the second. At least, the visual style and the destructible environments are remarkable.
  13. Jun 2, 2015
    For all of the shock and hullaballoo following its path toward release, Hatred is nothing special or particularly egregious in the world of video game violence, except for the fact that it relies on that violence alone. The game takes itself extremely seriously and has plenty of extremely violent content and murder, but it ends up feeling more like camp.
  14. May 28, 2015
    There's nothing really special about Hatred. It's a twin-stick shooter. It has guns in it. It has objectives. Most of the time those objectives involve acting like a menace to society or blowing stuff up. It doesn't have anything new to bring to the table, or anything interesting to say about the genre. You can go back to yelling at it now if you want.
  15. Jul 3, 2015
    All the violence and shock value can’t hide the mediocre game behind it.
  16. Jun 9, 2015
    If you’re looking for a certain thrill to accompany random acts of mass slaughter, you’ll find it in plenty of other games on the market today. Controversy can only carry a game so far, before it trips itself up.
  17. Jun 5, 2015
    The only interesting aspects of Hatred are its graphics, impressing indeed, and its ability to shock the player (although in a very cheap way). Beneath that, there's only a dull and repetitive gameplay.
  18. Jun 4, 2015
    Hatred is nothing more than a bad video game. Destructive Creations has done everything in order to get as much hype as possible, in order to sell a mediocre twin stick shooter. The lack of an interesting point of view about hate and violence is enough to ignore this product, even during the Steam sales.
  19. Destructive Creations is done well from the visual aspect, but when we look at the big picture, Hatred is a boring game.
  20. Jun 2, 2015
    The main issue with Hatred is not the fact that it's about killing innocent civilians, instead we have very serious problems with its boring gameplay and repetitive action.
  21. Jun 1, 2015
    Destructive Creations' debut project is not a very interesting one. Visuals can impress, but gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
  22. Jun 4, 2015
    For those hoping for a game in which killing innocent people provides you with some sort of entertainment—be it humor, revulsion, guilt, a vicarious and morbid thrill—you can find it done better, in one way or another, in every other game I've mentioned in this review.
  23. Jun 3, 2015
    Hatred is a trite twin stick shooter. Fortunately it ends in a few hours.
  24. 44
    It’s just unremarkable, which is disappointing after all the remarks we all made about it. It’s just a game. It’s mediocre. It’s run of the mill. It’s another indie game that uses another established formula to give us a few hours of repetitive gameplay that may or may not be to your liking. It doesn’t do anything grand and innovative, but it also doesn’t do anything wrong or heinous outside of its own overhyped controversy.
  25. Jul 28, 2015
    It is without a point. It fires its Uzi rounds aimlessly and manages to hit nothing. It’s not bad, it’s not horrific, it’s not reprehensible and it’s not memorable either.
  26. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    When the first shock of butchering helpless people passes it turns out that this forbidden fruit is nothing but a seed. I could point out that it’s a good thing that Hatred depicts murdering innocents as a boring, laborious, frustrating chore but after having played it I’m in no mood for jokes. [08/2015, p.70]
  27. Jun 24, 2015
    The greatest controversy of this game lies in its boring gameplay, unbearable stereotypes and recurring errors that will soon start killing you. Fortunately Hatred will take three hours on hard difficulty so your suffering won´t last long.
  28. Jun 22, 2015
    Ultimately, I believe that the Hatred team simply tried to make something controversial in the hopes that nobody would notice how forgettable their title is. Even calling itself ‘ultra-violent’ is a stretch.
  29. 40
    With an unimaginative outset, a try-too-hard look and controls that are almost unbearable, not even the most hardened tabloid newspaper should get offended by Hatred.
  30. Jun 8, 2015
    If you can overlook the horror of it all – something that’s surprisingly easy, given that Hatred is far more toothless than it thinks it is – there’s several hours of mindless if mechanically competent gaming here, artificially lengthened by a punishing degree of difficulty.
  31. Jun 8, 2015
    Hatred delivers some fleeting sadistic satisfaction and a gorgeous art style, but quickly becomes a tedious chore. After all the controversy, it's disappointing that the finished product is mechanically flawed and otherwise completely forgettable.
  32. Jun 4, 2015
    Hatred isn't a bad game for its violence. Is a bad game for its mediocre gameplay, control issues, poor enemy AI and simple and repetitive mechanics.
  33. Jun 4, 2015
    Hatred is quite simply a less than mediocre game that has received way too much attention.
  34. Jun 2, 2015
    A grim part of me actually looked forward to this. Good or bad, I thought we’d get something provocative or remarkable in some way, shape, or form. Instead, we got a prosaic and outmoded little pile of cynicism. Perhaps worse than that – we got a damn boring game.
  35. Jun 8, 2015
    If you strip away the totally overrated and needless controversy sparked by the first trailers, you’re left with what? A mediocre twin stick shooter with nice art design and totally redundant mechanics that is not worth a second look.
  36. Jun 9, 2015
    Hatred is a mediocre twin stick shooter, a miserable attempt to shock the audience with violence that turns out to be a major failure.
  37. Jun 2, 2015
    I have to kill everbody. It works, but it's a primitive piece of garbage. It's so bad, it's almost funny.
  38. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 9, 2015
    Not offensive enough to cause outcry, not good enough to warrant paying attention to. [Aug 2015, p.60]
  39. Jul 16, 2015
    Why do we need Hatred anyway when we have GTA?
  40. Jun 4, 2015
    The game is boring, repetitive, and simply not fun.
  41. Jun 3, 2015
    When the context and controversy of Hatred is stripped away, players are left with an off-putting and boring shooter, offering little but a sense of unease and repetitive gameplay.
  42. Jun 2, 2015
    Hatred is a game that basks in controversy for the sake of controversy, while doing nothing to keep the curious interested in seeing it through.
  43. 30
    Ultra violent and desperate to shock, but this is far too boring and repetitive a game to either love or hate.
  44. Jun 1, 2015
    Hatred is too repetitive to be exciting, too dumb to be frightening, too basic for you to feel accomplished at its end, too dour to be violently cathartic, too self-serious to engender ironic amusement, and yet still too childish to matter...essentially, it's a nothing of a game.
  45. Jun 4, 2015
    Hatred fails to both be a properly working game and to thoroughly shock. While it does its best to hammer its 'no philosophy'-philosophy home, it doesn't make much of a statement at all.
  46. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 21, 2015
    This game has received undeserved attention only because of its controversy, that is even used the wrong way. Gameplay? Lousy.
  47. Jun 4, 2015
    At its worst, it’s the gaming equivalent of a drunkard shouting abuse from a park bench. At its best … well, the drunkard has leapt up and now he’s wielding a plastic knife. Rage against political correctness if you like, but don’t support this tired game as part of your ideology – there are so many better uses of your spare time.
  48. Jun 22, 2015
    Hatred, as a piece of transgressive art, is a failure. It's dull, its violence crass and unconvincing, and its understanding of humanity shallow at best. But it's worth looking at, if only to understand why, and if only to interrogate what, if anything, could be gained from peering closely at something so horrible.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 718 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jun 1, 2015
    In our days game like this is very rarely
    But game could be longer, more diverse. You shoot and move around big environments, using a
    In our days game like this is very rarely
    But game could be longer, more diverse. You shoot and move around big environments, using a variety of weapons, throwing explosives, and causing a lot of havoc.
    After hard day best to relax.
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  2. Jun 1, 2015
    So what is Hatred? Its a remake of original "Postal" game of 1997s
    1)Looking good on UE4.
    2)Looks atmospheric (Kill all humans) 3)Lil
    So what is Hatred? Its a remake of original "Postal" game of 1997s
    1)Looking good on UE4.
    2)Looks atmospheric (Kill all humans)
    3)Lil boring on gameplay part
    But still it's a freaking good game to satisfy inner monster and one of its kind.
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  3. Jun 1, 2015
    I wouldn't listen to the major reviewers here, mainly from those websites, they only hate hatred cause of its content because you killI wouldn't listen to the major reviewers here, mainly from those websites, they only hate hatred cause of its content because you kill Innocent virtual people, apparently they cant tell the difference from what is real and what isn't, but hatred is quite a solid game, rather enjoyable and With the forth coming of mod support Hatred will only get better :D. Full Review »