- Publisher: THQ
- Release Date: Oct 24, 2011
- Developer: ValuSoft
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Adventure, General, General, Survival
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Positive: 0 out of 8
Mixed: 7 out of 8
Negative: 1 out of 8
Nov 10, 2011For a young studio it's definitely hard to compete with AAA titles, especially in November. You need to optimize resources, focusing on concrete ideas, and that's what The Haunted: Hells Reach tries to do. It's not a masterpiece in the third person shooter genre, but if you like co-op modes and have 10 bucks to spend on Steam, give it a try.
Dec 16, 2011KTX Software has to draw people's attention to Haunted's original multiplayer modes, otherwise the game's already humble potential will be lost in brainless monster-bashing matches.
Oct 31, 2011If you are seeking a new, unique team-based game to play with some friends on Halloween, The Haunted is a worthy choice. Just know that you may not want to play it in November, when you are still facing the same server, waiting, and technical issues that plagued its release.
Nov 1, 2011If a game's multiplayer mechanics are strong enough to support it, story isn't necessarily a must-have. Here however, awkward mechanics and skewed difficulty ultimately hamstring The Haunted: Hells Reach, and make you wish there was something more to hold it up.
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Jun 18, 2012Hordes of dumb, brain-eating zombies couldn't help this promising cooperative shooter to rise above grey averageness. [June 2012]
Nov 14, 2011If you have three friends who don't mind rustling through some awkward mechanics and just want to kill massive quantities of demons with no consequences then pick it up. Otherwise, if you're into deeper multiplayer experiences, there are countless other games that will be more suitable to your cravings.
Nov 8, 2011Sure, it's a bargain-priced gore fest and I guess that means we're not supposed to expect a lot -- but Hell's Reach will underwhelm even the most jaded gamers. It just isn't very much fun.
Positive: 19 out of 24
Mixed: 4 out of 24
Negative: 1 out of 24
Feb 5, 2012I'm very surprised why the score for this game is so low.
It's a third-person shooter and a very good one too! The game does not hold yourI'm very surprised why the score for this game is so low.
It's a third-person shooter and a very good one too! The game does not hold your hand, it is difficult but it's a lot of fun too.
The maps are very big and the horde are a constant stream that will attack you mostly non-stop until you complete you complete each section, you also have environmental disasters (fog, thunder and lightning, etc.) which can be avoided if you can find and destroy the chronostone which will spawn in a random area several times during each phase, you'll then face the end of game boss, Abaddon, very tough but a nice challenge too.
The weapons are also very nice to use, from the single handgun to the akimbo shotguns, RPG, mini-gun, akimbo uzi's and the deadly arsonator, etc.
You can choose 1 of 4 characters to play as, each with their own characteristics and dialogue, you also have melee attacks for close-range battles and can pick up different types of grenades/dynamite during each phase which are scattered throughout the level.
The levels are well designed and one of the things I like about this game.
A low score that is undeserved in my opinion!… Expand
Dec 23, 2011An incredibly fun game. After reading many bad reviews I did not expect much of this game but after recieving it i'm glad I did. Sure thisAn incredibly fun game. After reading many bad reviews I did not expect much of this game but after recieving it i'm glad I did. Sure this game doesn't offer an immersive story but why do I need one when I can run around drop kicking demons into walls and blasting flying demons with a shotgun. Just like the good old days of DOOM.… Expand
Oct 27, 2011Don't expect a long drawn out story with loads of dialogue and character development. If that's what you want look elsewhere. Do you like aDon't expect a long drawn out story with loads of dialogue and character development. If that's what you want look elsewhere. Do you like a challenging shooter/survival game that has you frantically shooting and dodging demons? This game was created for people like you! Not to mention it's decently priced, and I just haven't gotten sick of decapitating demons after the tens of hours I've spent in the game so far. Some highlights are:
Visuals are great.
Levels are very different and fun. Controls are good (love queuing up combos between shooting).
No story (plus or minus depending on your taste). Free DLC later (yes please). Challenging difficulty (you will have to work up to normal or hard).… Expand
Oct 29, 2011This game is incredible, the sounds are great, the visuals are pretty decent on high settings, the motion is excellent. All of theseThis game is incredible, the sounds are great, the visuals are pretty decent on high settings, the motion is excellent. All of these attributes really make the game so addictive and thrilling. The multiplayer is very fun as well. Playing as one of the many demons in battle mode 4v4, is very satisfying, you can either deploy your demons to do the work for you, or posses one of them so you can reek havoc on your own. I find both Human gameplay and Demon gameplay just to be so satisfying it was well worth the buy. The only thing bad about the game is that THERE ISNT ENOUGH PLAYERS, so if your on the fence about the game, just buy it!… Expand
Oct 28, 2011The Haunted: Hells Reach is a wonderful game, full of action, replayability, and lots of fun. At this stage, there are still some things theThe Haunted: Hells Reach is a wonderful game, full of action, replayability, and lots of fun. At this stage, there are still some things the developers should work on, like an improved Lobby, a Stats/Leaderboard system, more achievements, dedicated servers, etc. But they promised us that in the next patch(es) :) I wouldn't say this is a casual game tho, even on "easy" difficulty and with 4 human players, this game is really challenging and it's hard to finish a map, killing Abaddon in the last encounter. Might also be something to work on, or maybe it's simply a matter of time and practice. I was skeptical about the 3rd person view before the game was released, but I have not been dissapointed. KTX did a great job making this game, and with the next patches this game surely deserves a 9 :)… Expand
Dec 10, 2022High paced action and a lot of fun!
The Haunted: Hells Reach is a ton of fun. It follows the same format as other wave shooters likeHigh paced action and a lot of fun!
The Haunted: Hells Reach is a ton of fun. It follows the same format as other wave shooters like Killing Floor in which you complete waves in a level which increase in difficulty and if you make it to the end, the boss awaits. This game is themed in a demonic style and the goal is simply to shoot every last demon back to the pits of hell.
There are four characters you can choose from to play as and each of them is just as sinister in words and reactions as the demons you are fighting. Famous quotes in the game like “God knows mercy, but I don’t”, make my day and despite that that is all the characters actively do in the game, react to the kills, or hits they take, it adds something to the experience.
There is no story of some kind, no intro but with games like this, I do not mind, after all, the goal is just surviving and killing enemies, just like Killing Floor 1. There is some lore online, but I would not bother. There is a multiplayer mode in which you can play as the various demon times the game has to offer but back then, and right now, it is dead and sucked anyways.
And that it also my only complaint: The Haunted: Hells Reach has not much content. You can always come back for some rounds of demon hunting, but other than that, there is nothing, no leveling system, no special items, customization etc. But I do not think this was intended for this game.
The graphics in The Haunted: Hells Reach are quite good actually. Especially for the time it came out. The animations are smooth and accurate, the fires in levels look nice and it has some sort of film grain mode which enhances the experience. The music in the game is a wild west themed and offer a nice calm melody in the background while you are murdering hundreds of demons. The sound effects are particularly good in this game, something I value quite a lot in video games. You can hear and feel your shots hit on impact and the explosion sounds are Michael Bay style.
The controls are very fluent to. Double tapping W, A, S, D lets you roll over to that direction, avoiding a critical hit, the bindings are responsive, and the hit detection is excellent.
The Haunted: Hells Reach is a game that is hard because of fair challenge, not broken mechanics or unresponsive controls. On harder difficulties it can be impossible, but with some friends or other players (providing there are still people playing) it can be done. Mainly because you can resurrect your allies any time by destroying their grave/soul stone. So, the game offers mercy instead of just waiting until the round is over.
The fun part is that the developers where quiet for at least 7 years, abandoning the game, but as of now in 2022, they are back and are updating this game with new content.
I had a lot of fun playing this game with friends and for the low price, I sure recommend it.… Expand
Oct 25, 2011Really poor. I mean it's an Unreal engine shooter, so it kind of technically works, but it's just really lacking in character or originalityReally poor. I mean it's an Unreal engine shooter, so it kind of technically works, but it's just really lacking in character or originality and without any sense of place or context. I was expecting a kind of more modern build of Killing Floor or something of that type, but while Killing Floor has loads of rough edges it at least has charm. The experience of The Haunted just feels empty and perfunctory. Shooting stuff that makes no sense, that comes out of nowhere, for no reason.… Expand
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