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  • Summary: Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jul 29, 2020
    75
    Hellpoint is certainly cut from the all-too-familiar Souls cloth when it comes to character progression and combat, but it's the sense of exploration that makes this one Soulslike that shouldn't be missed.
  2. Jul 29, 2020
    70
    There were many times in my playthrough of Hellpoint where I had the same delicious salad of feelings that I get with Dark Souls — frustration at my own carelessness, need to try again or satisfaction at besting a challenging encounter — but these highs were balanced by some disappointments with the design that seemed to intentionally frustrate. Even more than Nioh, The Surge, or Remnant, Hellpoint goes all in with the Dark Souls model. When it’s good, it’s great; when it’s not, it just reminds you why Dark Souls is and will be a classic.
  3. Jul 29, 2020
    68
    With the hope that the development team will be able to intervene with post-launch corrective patches, Hellpoint is undoubtedly a dignified soulslike, unfortunately unable to fully express its potential.
  4. Aug 5, 2020
    60
    The truth of Hellpoint is that even with all the jank and annoyance, it’s working with a well-known and beloved formula in an interesting setting, with enough tweaks to feel like its own thing. All of the satisfaction from near-deaths against big bosses and slow mastery of enemies and mechanics is here, it’s just dressed differently. The technical issues and world progression hold Hellpoint back, but for fans of the Soulsborne or sci-fi horror genre it’s worth checking out.
  5. Sep 9, 2020
    60
    It’s great to see new takes on the Souls formula, but they need to have something special if they want to find their place in a market that’s becoming more and more saturated. Hellpoint has a solid foundation and good ideas, but that’s about it.
  6. Jul 29, 2020
    55
    Hellpoint might have been a decent Souls clone if it didn’t suffer from so many technical problems. A few more months in the oven would have done it wonders, but it is an easy skip in its current state.
  7. Jul 29, 2020
    40
    Hellpoint does have its moments where a few fist pumps will be elicited after killing some of the bosses. The moments in between, however, were crushing. Sections that needed repeating without knowing where to go, what to do, or even why hurt Hellpoint's gameplay a lot. It was a confusing, frustrating experience, but Dark Souls players might feel its right up their alley and get a ton of enjoyment out of the title, and that really does seem to be the target audience for Hellpoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Feb 25, 2021
    10
    Freaking. AWESOME. Once it was fully patched, I just... honestly do not understand the rating. It's gorgeous, takes chances to do new things,Freaking. AWESOME. Once it was fully patched, I just... honestly do not understand the rating. It's gorgeous, takes chances to do new things, plays great, has an interesting story, and it has a good loop. Plus it's both scifi and has the Souls horror vibe, which most scifi Souls games dont even attempt for some reason. I have it on three platforms. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    Outstanding horror-action Souls-like that captures the wonder, dread, and grandeur of the genre. Hellpoint shines in giving the player theOutstanding horror-action Souls-like that captures the wonder, dread, and grandeur of the genre. Hellpoint shines in giving the player the agency of exploration; huge labyrinthine maps, filled with secrets within secrets, Hellpoint has an impressive web of branching paths (whereas many Souls games are at best bi-linear in their routes).

    Fun array of weapons, rifles, magic - with co-op, pvp, and split-screen offering lots of replayability. For the price, I thought it was a great length - and when I revisisted maps with co-op, every time I found new areas. The art design is wonderfully surreal, though admittedly the grand scale is off-set with more basic textures (but I'd much rather have sprawling intense maps rather than small, hi-res detailed railroads). It feels a bit like System Shock 2 meets Demon Souls.

    Other reviews complain of bugs - most are fixed as of late August. Others complain about the story, or the typical Souls-like ambiguity of a story; there is a story, absolutely, pieced together via NPCs and "data" found throughout - where, as you can guess- something terribly wrong befell a space station. But like all Souls-likes, the story is in the experience - the dread and suspense of navigating terror-mazes, following in the wake of demonic forces, becoming a demonic force yourself. One of my top 2020 GOTY.
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  3. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    This game is criminally underrated. The dead space meets dark souls vibe is fantastic. A must play for fans of dark souls and the surge.This game is criminally underrated. The dead space meets dark souls vibe is fantastic. A must play for fans of dark souls and the surge. It's not going to unseat dark souls as the top soulslike game, but definitely a great option for those who think they have played them all. The game is filled with secrets, with exploration really being a hugely important part of the game. I have encountered a few bugs, but nowhere near what others have been saying. The game might not have triple A studio graphics, but gameplay wise I've really been enjoying it. I'd probably give this game a 7, or maybe an 8 based on how many hours I've sunk in, but I'm adding some points to balance the overly harsh reviews. This looks like it's from a small indie studio, and what a great effort from a small team! All I can say is give us more cosmic horror dark souls! Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2020
    8
    exploration is awesome. framerates not too good but its a fun game. the bosses are cool and there is so many secrets to find
  5. Mar 23, 2021
    7
    I will first begin this review with the overall concept of a dark souls, dead space fusion style game is not a bad idea. The lore and storyI will first begin this review with the overall concept of a dark souls, dead space fusion style game is not a bad idea. The lore and story created for the game is fairly interesting and unique in the vast array of Dark Souls style games. The armor and wepon varietie is something I enjoyed looking for.
    Also the creatures and overall design of the world is creative and unique But with all this said Hellpoint could have used some refinement on the layout of mini boss areas.
    The choice to not include a map in a game that relays in exploration is confusing to me Also the absence of important information of game mechanics like body modes change your level and the price to level up as do some wepons but only speic ones that are made unknown to the player
    The times that my game has crashed had been six and times during boss fights the music will cut out painterly But besides all of the problems that the game has I have counted to play it wanting to see where the story ends
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  6. Aug 11, 2020
    5
    Disappointing souls like game. Plays most similar to bloodborne. Art and map design are fantastic and what makes the game stand outDisappointing souls like game. Plays most similar to bloodborne. Art and map design are fantastic and what makes the game stand out unfortunately everything else is woefully subpar. The frame rate on base ps4 consitently drops below 15 fps. Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2020
    0
    Game is bug plagued as mentioned by many others. The lag you have to deal with playing split screen is by far the worst. I can't see myselfGame is bug plagued as mentioned by many others. The lag you have to deal with playing split screen is by far the worst. I can't see myself enjoying this game with the terrible lag. The fps is mediocre at best, as well as the "disappearing hit box on enemies 60% of the time while playing split screen. I honestly wish I could get my money back until they fix this issue. Expand

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