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  • Summary: High Hell is a neon-soaked, arcade-action first-person shooter from Terri Vellmann (Heavy Bullets) and Doseone (Enter the Gungeon, Gang Beasts).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 1, 2017
    90
    You'll laugh, you'll die, you'll hurl yourself back into this satanic enterprise again and again. [Issue#268, p.70]
  2. Oct 25, 2017
    87
    If you decide to pull the trigger on it, I can guarantee that you’ll have an absolute blast. It’s 2016’s DOOM on acid.
  3. Oct 25, 2017
    81
    High Hell's refreshing honesty and unfamiliar naivete have kept me entertained for at least a few hours...A minimalist, very entertaining and action-packed low budget shooter with the right dose of chaos, humor and madness.
  4. Oct 23, 2017
    80
    While its longevity may be tied into just how willing players are to shoot for the highest score and go after as many achievements as possible, High Hell is a wicked little shooter that you won’t soon be forgetting. Its eye-popping visual style will draw you in, but the rapid, skill-testing and just plain fun gameplay is what will hook you. Whether you blaze through things as if you were powered by inferno-style hot sauce or take your time to poke around every corner to find new areas full of demonic oddities to ogle, there’s still a lot here for you to enjoy, so make sure to give this sinful delight a shot.
  5. 80
    High Hell is, above all else, a confident game. There isn't anything standing in the way of blasting baddies off rooftops and crashing breakneck through every door in sight, all in acid-soaked neon pink style.
  6. Oct 29, 2017
    80
    High Hell is a hellish shooter, full of non-sense and speed, a pure manifesto of what Devolver Digital is.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2018
    35
    It’s hard for me to view High Hell as anything more than an awkward experiment. [01/2018, p.54]

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  1. Dec 25, 2017
    7
    A fun, madly fast game. It's a mix between Jazzpunk and Doom 4 (sped up 3x). I can see this being a perfect game for speedruns.

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    A fun, madly fast game. It's a mix between Jazzpunk and Doom 4 (sped up 3x). I can see this being a perfect game for speedruns.

    It would be slightly better if it would be polished - there are relatively frequent clipping problems, and Beelzebot's difficulty is a sudden spike (it could be made clear how to beat it, and it would still be challenging). The game also suffers from mild stuttering.
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  2. Jul 4, 2018
    7
    If Quake and Hotline Miami they would have a child, it would be like High Hell. Hilarous, frenetical and perfect for fast and short gameIf Quake and Hotline Miami they would have a child, it would be like High Hell. Hilarous, frenetical and perfect for fast and short game sessions. It's not perfect, but it's a tiny divertimento. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    7
    This game would be amazing, if it wasn't for how short it is and the awful Beelzebot battle, which does not rely on skill, but pure luck andThis game would be amazing, if it wasn't for how short it is and the awful Beelzebot battle, which does not rely on skill, but pure luck and it's frustrating. Other levels were good, but man that boss killed all fun from the game. Still it's a nice game, if you'll get it for free. Pickens approves! Expand

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