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  • Summary: Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

    Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including
    Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

    Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.

    BATTLE OUT OF HELL
    As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

    UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS
    The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go.

    BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS
    A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family.

    BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY
    New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home.

    NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
    Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test.

    SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE
    The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
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  1. Aug 20, 2021
    90
    Hades is a fantastic game and is really worth all the acclaim and praise its received thus far. The game's amazing ability to both engage and challenge you is worthy of applaud and the now that the game is available on all platforms many more players will be able to enjoy this spectacular title.
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  1. Dec 28, 2021
    10
    An amazing game that won me totally over. It is an action RPG / rouge-like game. You are playing Zagreus who is the son of Hades the Greek godAn amazing game that won me totally over. It is an action RPG / rouge-like game. You are playing Zagreus who is the son of Hades the Greek god of the underworld. Zagreus tries to escape his fathers realm. He is supported by his mother Nyx who even informed the other Greek gods that will help him. However there is far more to the story than it seems at first. You will discover secrets, reveals, twists and know your family, friends, acquaintances and other gods better. I must praise the characters and writing. The Greek legends are full of conflicts between the gods and those are all related to each other. This is transferred well into the game. They are like a family with a lot of problems. The game even won the literary Hugo Award to give you some perspective how good it is. For me this was amazing and I continued even after obtaining the platinum trophy to see the outcomes of some stories. It is well written, enjoyable and gives you always something to kept your interest. The gameplay is like I said a rouge-like RPG. You start each escape run with no abilities and advance through the rooms of the underworld. Each room has rewards like abilities, benefits, items or currencies. Sometimes you can chose between options. This was something I was worried about but it is not the weakness I thought. It is a true strength. In approx 100 runs I never encounter a truly weak set up. I discovered instead some amazing abilities, combinations and different options. Even some abilities I avoided first were good, some even worth reversing my opinion. For example: My least liked weapon became my favorite and the weapon I thought was best became my least used (The game has an interesting system in teasing you to chose different weapons). I admit that I use some abilities or better said set up more often but the different set ups keep it fresh. The next strength are the things you can unlock. There are so many helpful things. Be it new weapons, helpful rooms, appearing treasures, cosmetic set ups, abilities and bonuses. You always have new stuff to do or unlock. Rarely ever have I encounter a game that succeeds in keeping everything this fresh and enjoyable. Then there is the graphic. The art style is excellent and I like the hand draw graphics. For games like this I would always buy an artbook. The music is even better. You will encounter many awesome tracks and there are 2 characters who maybe give you some of the best songs in the game. To round up this experience I did not encounter a single serious bug or glitch. Overall this is my favorite game of the year and deserves my full praise. Never have I encountered a game that keeps being this refreshing from start to finish. Be it the story or gameplay everything is excellent and well thought out. Even the difficulty is correctly balanced as god mode gives you more resistance with each death until you don't die easily. A well thought out system. An easy 10/10 for me. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2021
    10
    Fantastic game just one more go will turn into hours of play so addictive and engaging
  3. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    A really well-rounded and polished game. The Fighting, the different builds, music, lore, even the jokes, all lineing up I would sayA really well-rounded and polished game. The Fighting, the different builds, music, lore, even the jokes, all lineing up I would say perfectly. The loop of dying and restarting feels fresh, and exciting most of the time. The challenge level is well set, with komplex yet simple to understand mechanics (this is really not a mindless boring hack-n-slash where you button-mash trhough everything without a sweat). I would highly recommend this game. Its truly one of a kind. Expand
  4. Aug 22, 2021
    9
    Beautiful art direction, amazing music and voice acting. Gameplay is so satisfying and balanced that it will make you come back for more. IBeautiful art direction, amazing music and voice acting. Gameplay is so satisfying and balanced that it will make you come back for more. I tend to get frustrated with rogue style games, with Hades is somehow different though. It is a short game but finishing it several times does unlock some cool stuff, gameplay modifiers and also lore info via different dialogs. One of the best rogue-like games I have played so far. Supergiant Games fourth game is simply brilliant. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2021
    9
    Hades is incredibly fun and immersive! Never a dull moment, the action is fast-paced yet the game play is surprisingly well balanced, notHades is incredibly fun and immersive! Never a dull moment, the action is fast-paced yet the game play is surprisingly well balanced, not frustratingly difficult but gives enough challenge to motivate the player to move forward. The graphics are colorful and well-drawn, plus the characters are all interesting and given life with decent voice-acting. Controls are intuitive and responsive, movements are fluid, and load times between areas are tolerable. There are also a variety of weapons and skills to suit the style of the player, the bow is really fun so far. The only negative is the repetitive nature of the game that forces the player to grind, but its not as bothersome due to the fast-paced action, variety of monsters, traps and rewards. There is also a "handicap" system, that allows the player to customize various difficulty options to earn important items to unlock weapon abilities, and gift to each character to advance their own story lines. Overall, Hades is a superb quality game from Supergiant, well worth the price and sets a benchmark for future games.

    Update: After 50+ "deaths", finally reached the ending, the story is well told that even the game credits will keep you watching. And will keep playing the game to unlock more story lines and weapon aspects.
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  6. Dec 27, 2021
    8
    Hades is a good game but a bit of a disappointment too. With all the raving reviews you would expect a masterful history, but sadly just isn’tHades is a good game but a bit of a disappointment too. With all the raving reviews you would expect a masterful history, but sadly just isn’t there. At the beginning the game promises you a very good history and that promise keeps you hooked at the start but it never fully delivers its promise, the history being too dragged over the course of the game and never that deep of meaningful.

    I found fun the jokes and humor for the most part but they felt directed too much for angsty teenagers and a weird mix with the supposedly epic Greek drama. That mix didn’t work well for me.

    The gameplay is solid with different weapons that allow for replayability and the random generation of “dungeons” keeps it fresh for a while, if you play long enough it starts to feel samey though.

    Hades is a very fun game to play for a while before it gets repetitive but not the masterpiece I was expecting.
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  7. Jan 22, 2022
    3
    Heard it was a really great game. Turns out it isn't. Repetitive gameplay, disagreeable protagonist and annoying characters, plot plays outHeard it was a really great game. Turns out it isn't. Repetitive gameplay, disagreeable protagonist and annoying characters, plot plays out like some fanfiction. Abuse dash, spam attack, this game is a certified button masher. In every run you fight the same bosses (slight variations of bosses aren't new bosses), go through the same bioms. Play Dead Cells instead. Expand

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