Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Sep 20, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a raunchy fest that combines frenetic demon slaying with heavy metal of the highest caliber. It is an extremely fun adventure that promises to stimulate all the cognitive skills of the modern gamer. It's a game your parents would never let you play.
  2. Sep 12, 2022
    I'm in love with Metal: Hellsinger. First and foremost, the mechanics feel precise, which is critical in a shooter and doubly so in a rhythm game. The music is its heart, and it is good to the point that the OST would be worth picking up on its own. The part that makes Metal: Hellsinger special is in how well it weaves the music, the themes, the action, and the unrelenting rhythm together. It's a non-stop barrage of, "you get to perform awesome things done to the beat of a fantastic metal soundtrack." I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game until the credits rolled, and it left me immediately wanting more.
  3. Sep 28, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a pleasant blend of action and rhythm, allowing players to get lost in the mayhem of Hell. While a relatively short campaign might leave players wanting more, what’s already there is an excellent package that fans of rhythm and action will immediately agree is a classic. Metal: Hellsinger will be singing for years to come, and hopefully, there will be some new songs on the horizon.
  4. Sep 22, 2022
    Some scattered FPS drops and behind-the-veil repetitiveness may hamper Metal: Hellsinger at times, but those infrequent hang-ups do little to detract from the overall experience The Outsiders have created. It's easy to say this game should inspire others to pursue this genre mashup, too, to create similar experiences, but The Outsiders got it so very right with Metal: Hellsinger that perhaps it's better to let this one marinate for a while before a truly creative iteration of this comes along.
  5. In a way, it’s the FPS genre that grants players a kind of agency that rhythm games haven’t — the freedom and exhilaration of performance. You can execute kills to the beat of your internal pulse, with the act of shooting bodies and popping heads forming a pleasing rhythm. That’s why playing “Metal: Hellsinger” can almost feel like you’re holding the drumsticks yourself, as you blaze through demon hordes with a percussive flow of your own.
  6. Sep 12, 2022
    I’m so glad Metal: Hellsinger ends with the promise of more to come because I already want more from this series.
  7. Sep 12, 2022
    If you like Metal and fast paced shooter-games like Doom, Quake or Unreal Tournament, but without Multiplayer components, then this is your game. The movement is great, the rhythm based shooter gameplay feels fresh and the soundtrack is a blast! You can forget about the story, and if you search for secrets or special areas in the levels, you won´t find any. It´s all about the action and the music which is awesome. We can´t get enough of it.
  8. Sep 12, 2022
    Tear down Hell itself to some of the best heavy metal in all of gaming with Metal: Hellsinger, one of the best experiences of the year.
  9. Sep 12, 2022
    When you hit a streak on the beat, enemies melt before you and you race across the map, racking up eight- or nine-figure scores with ease. Sometimes you fall off a little, though, and start missing every shot as you struggle to find the rhythm. This is frustrating, but it’s meant to be. Once you stop, take a breath, and start shooting again – to the rhythm, this time – you soon find your groove again and everything makes sense. The shooting feels great again, the game flows perfectly again, the toughest enemies are felled again. In these moments, Metal: Hellsinger feels really special.
  10. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is an easy game to recommend—the music’s great, it feels really good to play, and it looks great. The only real caveat to all of this is that, if you’re not a fan of metal music, Metal: Hellsinger might not have much for you. While its combat is great, the music is what truly elevates it from being just another boomer shooter.
  11. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger features a perfect blend of frantic FPS action and rhythm, utilising different skillsets to make your way through hell. The music is excellent, the range of weapons are fun to use, and the gorgeous level design and visuals make this a must to play.
  12. Sep 14, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is an interesting hybrid between FPS and rhythm game that sounds like a real Love Letter to the great classics like Doom. Its gameplay and music come together in a combination of violence and adrenaline in which it is easy to get lost.
  13. Sep 29, 2022
    If you enjoyed BPM: Bullets Per Minute, you must know that Metal: Hellsinger is better in every aspect. It’s stellar soundtrack alone is worth checking out, but it’s not the game’s only advantage, because it’s also got great pace, well-designed mechanics and hellishly satisfying gunplay. But why is the campaign so short?!
  14. Sep 15, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a great combination of genres, fun, addictive and with a fantastic soundtrack.
  15. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a shooter diabolically fun that focuses on a high speed action where rhythm and music are the core of the experience, and power it up with lots of mechanics that make it even deeper. The problem is that it has few levels and everything revolves around getting the highest score in the ranking, and not shooter fans love that.
  16. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger aims to be a full-featured first-person shooter as well as an engaging rhythm game, and I am so glad it delivers on its ambition rather than falling flat. Fun, frantic combat paired with a crushingly heavy, star-studded soundtrack makes Metal: Hellsinger one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable games I have played this year, and I urge anyone with a passing interest in metal or shooters to give this a spin.
  17. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger has absolutely kickstarted the boomer-shooter, rhythm FPS genre. Of the handful of issues the game possesses, they're all overshadowed by its insane amount of entertainment value. There's no doubt that The Outsiders have created something extraordinary, something that absolutely needs a sequel. Although very challenging and not without its critiques, its an extremely satisfying experience through and through.
  18. Sep 28, 2022
    Fun, original and well executed. A powerful rift for the ages.
  19. Sep 20, 2022
    Doom comparisons aside in style and tone, Metal: Hellsinger is one of the most unique, refreshing video game offerings I’ve seen in a while thanks to how it caters to fans of metal music, and its approach to rhythm mechanics.
  20. Sep 19, 2022
    Overall, Metal: Hellsinger is a game with tons of potential which never really manages to fully capitalise on it. What is there is phenomenal but there just simply isn’t enough of it. Some more variety would have made this a truly great experience. With that said, there is still a fantastic game to be enjoyed here. The music is great, the gameplay is satisfying and the aesthetic is cool even if it isn’t the most original. I hope that this game either gets a sequel or some sort of DLC down the line as I really want to experience more of the high energy, musically charged demon killing that Metal: Hellsinger provides.
  21. Sep 16, 2022
    The speedy and intuitive FPS design does not get behind the metal all-stars lineup in the late 90s and early 2000s. The pleasure of avoiding enemy attacks using the beat and destroying demons is surely something that can be comparable with Doom. However, you can easily get tired from the short playtime, monotonous patterns and lack of details if you are not a metal fan.
  22. Sep 16, 2022
    Somewhere out there is a bigger, more vivid version of Metal: Hellsinger that could truly rock it with the FPS greats. Yet while Hellsinger’s art isn’t good enough to grace the black cotton T-shirts of an avid metal fan, its music certainly wouldn’t feel out of place in their record collection – and the way Hellsinger weaves this soundtrack into an infernal action experience makes it a thoroughly enjoyable twist on shooter convention.
  23. Sep 15, 2022
    Though a lacklustre story and uninspired enemy variation may bring it down somewhat, Metal: Hellsinger is the best a rhythm FPS has ever felt.
  24. Sep 14, 2022
    The game’s reign in blood is short, but unique and brutal enough to make it one of the most refreshing FPS titles in recent memory.
  25. Sep 12, 2022
    You know that rare moment in video games where your actions unintentionally line up with the music you're listening to, whether it's the game's soundtrack or your own? Metal: Hellsinger bottles up that magic feeling and repeats it over and over again without the satisfaction ever fading. The interplay between its chuggy metal soundtrack and high-octane gameplay is phenomenal and quite unlike anything else I've ever played. It stumbles at times, and these issues hold it back from reaching Rob Halford-esque highs, but its execution of an idea, and the way this transforms the moment-to-moment action of a shooter into a rhythmic slaughter, props up any of its faults. If Metal: Hellsinger is a metal album come to life, then I can't wait for this band's sophomore effort.
  26. Sep 12, 2022
    Quotation forthcoming.
  27. Sep 12, 2022
    The interwoven relationship between gameplay and music in Metal: Hellsinger really is a masterclass in intuitive game design. You can feel the passion that has been poured into the project and I’m happy to conclude by saying that The Outsiders have made a bonafide banger.
  28. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is an incredibly well-realised concept, packed to bursting with excellent music, unique weapons and a gameplay loop that’s instantly addictive.
  29. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger merges rhythm, violence, and the fury-laden chugs of metal to create a unique kind of carnage that's a pleasure to conduct despite, at times, feeling repetitive.
  30. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal Hellsinger is a fantastic blend of metal music and first-person shooting, with a headbanging gothic vibe that’s hard not to love. It’s a perfect duet of virtuoso vocals and furious action. Like the best metal band, it shreds. Over an extended play session, Metal Hellisinger’s lack of variety hits a slightly disappointing note, but overall it’s a potent and immersive mixture of hard rock and heavy-metal action.
  31. Sep 12, 2022
    It’s a bespoke marriage of concepts that work together perfectly, and all core elements are finely crafted to create an experience that’s difficult to put down once you really get going.
  32. Sep 12, 2022
    Like 2009's Brütal Legend, Metal: Hellsinger is a love letter to heavy metal gamers rather than a game being made to pander to a demographic. Hellsinger is a lot of fun for any casual FPS player with even a vague interest in metal music. Even though the game feels on the short side, The Outsiders have achieved a beautiful hybrid of sound design and fun FPS gameplay that will hopefully inspire more combat rhythm games in the future. The music will get stuck in the player's head, and the levels are more than fun enough to warrant replaying.
  33. Sep 12, 2022
    In a quiet year for shooters, Metal: Hellsinger takes centre stage. Though its story is a bit too quick in calling for an encore, an original and thrilling rhythm mechanic cements The Outsiders’ debut as a must-play for FPS fans. A joint celebration of metal and arcade shooters, Metal: Hellsinger – to put it simply – shreds.
  34. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a good time, if not a short time. Hard as nails, rewarding as they come, and fuelled by some of the best names in heavy music, The Outsider and Funcom have made a game that’s worth every second of your time it takes up – even if that’s only about the length of one of the more epic prog albums out there.
  35. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger delivers engrossing rhythm-based shooting fun alongside a genuinely fantastic metal soundtrack. The game is short and lacks environmental variety, but the allure of a bigger high score should keep players returning for more.
  36. Sep 12, 2022
    A great mix of two genres. The Outsiders has delivered great shooting and great music in a game that is as much a rythm game as a shooter.
  37. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal Hellsinger is a rhythmic FPS that has its roots in the typical imagery of heavy metal to offer players an adrenaline-pumping, fun and exciting experience. The soundtrack, composed by internationally renowned metal artists is the spearhead of the package and will remain stuck under your skin for weeks after playing the game.
  38. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger’s infectious blend of rhythm game and first-person shooter elements gripped me all the way through its story mode and beyond, despite its mostly disappointing boss battles. Its roaring metal soundtrack ebbs and flows around how well you deal death to Hell’s denizens, constantly pushing you to do better...It’s some of the most intense action that I’ve experienced this year and a game you should definitely put on your radar, especially if you love both first-person shooters and metal music.
  39. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal Hellsinger offers gripping, adrenaline-inducing combat that rewards precision and mastery, and it's set to a fantastic soundtrack. However, a poor final level sours what is otherwise one of the best shooters you will play this year.
  40. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger offers a great variety of metal songs that will make your journey through hell a very pleasant one. Combined with the relentless enemies and dynamic gameplay, this game is sure to give you hours of entertainment so long as you know how to stay on the beat.
  41. Sep 12, 2022
    Killing demons has never been this epic! Metalheads will surely enjoy the amazing original music composed for Metal: Hellsinger and will surely forgive some uninspired boss fights and a gameplay that mixes in a surprising and yet improvable way the shooting and rhythm game mechanics.
  42. Sep 22, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger manages to remain entertaining despite its lackluster story due to its great soundtrack and well-integrated rhythmic combat.
  43. Sep 15, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is a raw and old-style FPS with a frantic rhythm mechanics that make the rhythmic-musical element a valid support for an otherwise derivative gameplay.
  44. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal Hellsinger is a very fun shooter to play and with a remarkable soundtrack but the quality of the title The Outsider does not go hand in hand with the quantity and it takes very little to see everything that the adventure starring the Unknown has to offer . In short, this is an unmissable hellish journey for FPS and heavy metal fans, but it is difficult for you to want to extend your stop among the demons after reaching the credits. In any case, the game will also be included in the Xbox Game Pass catalog at launch and is a perfect product for those who decide to experience this heavy metal-based adventure through the Microsoft service.
  45. Sep 12, 2022
    In its way of transforming the fast FPS into a raging rhythm game, thanks to the support of an impeccable soundtrack, Metal: Hellsinger gave us a few hours of pure adrenaline. The gameplay loop is mastered, the instinctive handling and the multiple levels of difficulty allow you to create an à la carte experience. The fact remains that the content is a little too light, since we will complete the main campaign in 5 to 6 hours depending on the desired challenge. The challenges, however, allow you to extend the lifespan, but it is above all the interest in scoring and the desire to climb the world rankings that will allow you, or not, to play Metal: Hellsinger for more than 10 hours. As it is, it's still an experience to try if you like "Doom Like" and big guitar riffs.
  46. Sep 23, 2022
    The more focus a player can give to Metal: Hellsinger, the more it shines. When it all clicks, a flow builds that can only be achieved by this style of rhythmic combat. It takes some powerful music and grafts it onto the iconic Doom formula. The result is that the player feels like they are in the middle of a perfectly choreographed movie or trailer. It's certainly challenging, especially on higher difficulties, but if players can think of it as less a shooter and more a rhythm game, it really opens up. Lack of enemy variety and short gameplay aside, what's on offer here is a hugely fun rip through Hell that feels great to play and sounds like something torn straight out of a nightmare - in a good way.
  47. Sep 15, 2022
    The elements are there to create something truly special, but right now Metal: Hellsinger feels more like a Doom Eternal mod than it does a standalone title.
  48. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger is an exciting genre fusion with a great soundtrack. Scope, arsenal, boss design and enemy variety leave a lot to be desired.
  49. Sep 12, 2022
    More than just a Doom clone and despite faltering during what should be the game’s highlights this is an enjoyable romp for both metal and shooter fans alike.
  50. Sep 12, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger might not be the greatest demon-slaying shoot 'em up in the world, but it's certainly a stirring tribute.
  51. Sep 21, 2022
    Metal: Hellsinger delivers a rhythm FPS with a killer soundtrack that does justice to the music genre; no more, no less. It sets the stage nicely for a stronger sophomore effort, but for now it's just an opening act.
  52. 65
    Metal Hellsinger’s rhythm-driven gameplay is something special, though it's marred by an uninteresting story and repetitive design.
  53. Sep 12, 2022
    Rather modest in the end, Metal Hellsinger is a nice game with a great concept and music that accompanies it perfectly. You can spend a handful of intense hours playing it without regret, in order to experience its innovative gameplay. However, you have to be interested in the scoring based on the rhythmic aspect to linger on it, since it doesn't have much else to offer afterwards.
  54. Sep 14, 2022
    And yet that monomaniacal approach is both a blessing and a curse. Devotees will doubtless spend enjoyable hours perfecting their runs but those not so enamoured with Metal: Hellsinger’s central conceit might find the whole thing a little… one note.
  55. Sep 12, 2022
    If Doom is a jam session that gives players space to improvise, Metal: Hellsinger is a high school recital. There’s only so far you can stray from the sheet music.
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  1. Sep 29, 2022
    Its premise of linking shooting to the rhythm of its heavy metal tunes is an idea that works even better than on paper, but it's also a fast-paced, precise and well-constructed shooter. [Recommended]
  2. Sep 12, 2022
    A lean and tightly-restrained mashup of more than just Rock Band and Doom, Metal: Hellsinger captures the earnest spirit of an underloved genre. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  3. Sep 12, 2022
    It’s hard to picture Metal: Hellsinger being as memorable as it is without its lineup of popular artists. After all, the soundtrack can’t be divorced from the game’s main appeal. But even though I would have liked to see more risks being taken with its core pillars (similar to BPM: Bullets Per Minute’s experiments with roguelike elements and more varied weapons), Metal: Hellsinger achieves a pulsating, vibrant synergy, and it knows how to pull your strings.
  4. If you love Doom and you're the kind of Guitar Hero player who wants to 100% Through The Fire And Flames, then I think Metal: Hellsinger might have you obsessed. For me - who only played Guitar Hero on Normal mode at parties, and whose only understanding of heavy metal comes from Wayne's World - it remained an excellent five hours. Party on.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 5 out of 48
  1. Sep 19, 2022
    Muito repetitivo com tenpo acaba ficando chato não recomendo ,é não tem nada invador
  2. Sep 17, 2022
    You have to play this game if you like FPS and Metal music

    Game play is kinda amazing. Doom but you have to follow the rhythm. And the best
    You have to play this game if you like FPS and Metal music

    Game play is kinda amazing. Doom but you have to follow the rhythm. And the best thing about that mechanic they make you feel better when you follow rhythm correctly if you make mistake also you feel it immediately. Level designs are not perfect but good.

    Each weapons is really different and it nicely effect gameplay.


    The only thing that I didn't like bosses. Most of their attacks you couldn't understand. It's like "random **** go" You got hit but you cannot solve or see
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  3. Sep 17, 2022
    Прошел на одном дыхании, музыка, звуки выстрелов, графика... как же все это сочно и приятно. если сравнивать с BPM, то тут разницаПрошел на одном дыхании, музыка, звуки выстрелов, графика... как же все это сочно и приятно. если сравнивать с BPM, то тут разница колоссальная. BPM эот жопоразрывной рогалик, игра по жанру другая, hellsinger мне зашел в 1000 раз больше. за удар не в ритм или получение урона тебя не наказывают так сильно, как в BPM и ты можешь наслаждаться игрой и музыкой, в отличии от BPM. Сюжет, в этой игре весьма себе годный сюжет, красивые катсцены. из минусов могу отметить лишь то, что уровни могут показаться однообразными. Всем любителям СОЧНОГО МЕЛОДИЧНОГО МЕТАЛА крайне рекомендую бежать оформлять game pass, в котором она есть, спасибо дядя Фил Full Review »