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  • Summary: Dante's Inferno tells an adapted story that focuses on delivering a blockbuster 3rd person action game experience while bringing Alighieri's depiction of Hell to the medium. Players assume the role of Dante, who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered,Dante's Inferno tells an adapted story that focuses on delivering a blockbuster 3rd person action game experience while bringing Alighieri's depiction of Hell to the medium. Players assume the role of Dante, who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered, with Lucifer seducing her soul into the underworld. Dante sets out on a rescue mission to save Beatrice, but he soon realizes he is also in Hell to face his own demons and ultimately to redeem himself. Players take Dante through nine unique circles of Hell as mapped out and described by Alighieri: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Each circle showcases its own distinct look, with demons, monsters, damned and geography that are crafted straight from the poem's vivid descriptions. To take down the demons of Hell, Dante is outfitted with two primary weapons: the Scythe he takes from Death and the Holy Cross given to him by Beatrice, which has spiritual powers that will help Dante collect souls and spells from the creatures he defeats on his journey. The game also features a deep upgrade system so gamers can customize their abilities to their specific gameplay style, something they'll need as Dante comes face to face with Hell's fiercest beasts and bosses. If successful, Dante will be able to tame certain beasts, exacting their will and turning Hell’s punishments back on itself. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 45 out of 69
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  1. It's about eight to ten hours of pure, fast-paced action no one should look down on, unless you're just not a fan of the genre. With such an appealing story and addictive gameplay, Dante's Inferno's only sin seems to be its shameless similarity to Sony's celebrated franchise.
  2. Playstation gamers will probably turn their noses up at this whilst Xbox followers finally get a chance to play a game like God of War.
  3. Dante's Inferno is a decent action game packed with 60 frames per second and a lot of fun. Some problems related to the gameplay, the story and balance of difficulty prevents it from being on par with the best action games around.
  4. While the level designs deserve plenty of praise for creatively exhibiting the Nine Circles of Hell, Dante’s Inferno really has nothing else to offer itself other than its obvious comparison to God of War.
  5. Dante's Inferno offers little new to a genre dominated by franchises like God of War, yet it's graphical depiction of Hell helps create an interesting, and entertaining experience. As a game that took an awful lot of liberties with the original story, more liberties should have been taken with the gameplay to set it apart from its competitors.
  6. Dante’s Inferno features some interesting aspects (like its combat), but early innovation loses out to repetition. The game’s biggest strength – Visceral’s recreation of hell – wanes during the second half. Some entertaining unlockable content adds to the replayability, but for most gamers, Inferno doesn’t have enough new ideas to warrant a return trip through hell.
  7. For once gamers can honestly believe the hype. Dante's Inferno lives down to expectations in spectacular fashion

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 78
  2. Negative: 6 out of 78
  1. Apr 20, 2011
    10
    yes it is similar to god of war, and yes it is using one of the greatest poems of all time as its story. THATS WHAT MAKES IT F-ING AWSOME. itsyes it is similar to god of war, and yes it is using one of the greatest poems of all time as its story. THATS WHAT MAKES IT F-ING AWSOME. its not like getting more god of war stlye games is bad, and this one stays close to the inferno's descriptions and story. that and how many people have READ THE POEM?
    it a brilliant way to bring people into the story. that and I DIDNT KNOW THAT GOD OF WAR TRADEMARKED THE IDEA OF LIGHT AND HEAVY ATTACKS, OR THE IDEA OF A RECHARGEABLE MAGIC METER.
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  2. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    Dante's Inferno is one of the best god of war like games in 2009 it has lots of level that are great to play a look at. On the ps3 it is muchDante's Inferno is one of the best god of war like games in 2009 it has lots of level that are great to play a look at. On the ps3 it is much better then the Xbox. Also it worth much more then what you pay for with custom attack selection for killing hell spawn. Finally the end of the story is very satisfying. Go pick up when you have the chance Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2020
    9
    Es uno de los mejores hack and slash basado en la Divina Comedia , está al nivel de God Of War, si tu eres fan de God Of War tienes que jugarEs uno de los mejores hack and slash basado en la Divina Comedia , está al nivel de God Of War, si tu eres fan de God Of War tienes que jugar este juego, buenas peleas de boses, buenos coleccionables,la banda sonora es muy buena y un montón de cosas más incluido el protagonista. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    8
    Dante's Inferno

    Game-Play:The game in a well executed hack n slash game and it use some magic as well.the game is full of combos ranged and
    Dante's Inferno

    Game-Play:The game in a well executed hack n slash game and it use some magic as well.the game is full of combos ranged and melee and some good boss fights.

    Story:This is the strong point of the game.The original story is based on a novel nad is very well executed as well.It will keep you about 8 to 9 hours.

    Graphics:The game have nice graphics.

    Notes:I would like more weapon than just two and also some more magic.Also there are some items in the game you can equip but the item are useless.
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  5. Apr 27, 2018
    7
    ``Decente Adaptación´´
    En el 2010, Electronic Arts decidió traer al mundo a Dantes Inferno, una adaptación del libro *La Divina Comedia* uno
    ``Decente Adaptación´´
    En el 2010, Electronic Arts decidió traer al mundo a Dantes Inferno, una adaptación del libro *La Divina Comedia* uno de los libros con mas adaptaciones de todos los tiempos, ha incursionado en medios como obras de teatro, canciones, películas, series, y ahora este título. Y bueno...¿Que tal está? Esta es mi opinión al respecto.

    La historia es cruda, convincente y a ratos llevada de una forma muy extrema, pero como adaptación mejor ni hablar, ya que esta ``vagamente inspirado´´ en la historia original y solo se le asemeja un 40%.
    Los personajes resultan ser planos, pero con sus momentos de gloria, encuentro mas rescatable el arco argumental del protagonista Dante, y la transformación personal de este a lo largo del juego, el cual estuvo muy bien llevado.
    El punto mas criticado de este juego, es su Jugabilidad, que por mas descente, comoda y acertada que sea, es una copia de God Of War, y esto resta enormemente el factor de ``Originalidad´´ , es mas, el mecanismo y narrativa se siente como algo que ya se hubiera experimentado muchas veces antes.

    Sin embargo, el Gran punto a favor que tiene este juego, es su espectacular, visceral, hermoso y perturbador Diseño de Arte, el cual debo acatar, es de los mas creativos y memorables que he visto en cualquier juego. Los detalles, los villanos, la diversidad de capa de colores y todo lo que se proyecta en imagen es simplemente fascinante.
    En resumen: Es una diversión épica y brutal, llena de fallos, pero que se adapta a ser muy disfrutable.

    Jugabilidad: 7/10
    Personajes: 5/10
    Historia: 7/10
    Diseño: 10/10
    Entretenimiento: 9/10
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  6. Luigi
    Mar 17, 2010
    6
    There are only two things you need to know about this game: 1. It's a total & almost complete clone of God Of War. Gameplay is There are only two things you need to know about this game: 1. It's a total & almost complete clone of God Of War. Gameplay is shockingly similar with only very few basic mechanics offering anything original. 2. The story isn't actually a telling of Dante's inferno - it's a story the developers made up and simply set in a version of 'hell' that is inspired by the original story. This would be fine but for the fact that the devs decided to put a 'save your girlfriend' storyline from the 80's. Isn't deserving of anyones money IMO - unless you can pick it up for about a tenner. EA deserve a big slap for this one! Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2012
    1
    If you like games that take a day to beat this is your game. The action is just a god of war rip off with hints towards the fight for good andIf you like games that take a day to beat this is your game. The action is just a god of war rip off with hints towards the fight for good and evil while Dante is looking for his wife's soul in hell. Just a terrible story line because it is uninteresting and at times just bland. The ending is funny to say the least about big black things. I was excited for this game and bought it brand new and it traded back in 2 days later in disappointment. For people who only could play this hack and slash game instead of God of War: I feel bad for you and say maybe it is time to switch over to ps3 with not paying for internet access it pays for itself. I could not imagine paying monthly to play online 10 times a month what a ploy to bleed money out the gamer. Expand

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