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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, includingDefy 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
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  1. 100
    Hades is an absolutely stellar experience that will keep you hooked in from the beginning, with a beautiful visual design and score, not to mention an excellent narrative and intricate gameplay that will keep you coming back again and again for just one more run.
  2. Aug 18, 2021
    100
    Action roguelikes is a genre seeing a bit of a surge of new entires lately, and Hades is as good or better as anything you will find in that field. It offers an overall experience in storytelling and gameplay that is top-notch regardless of genre. It's this incredibly unique type of game and play loop that turns your every failure and death into a reward of unlocking more story, injecting more humor, and inviting you to take a stab at one more run. It's won numerous game of the year awards on PC, and there is no reason for those accolades to stop with the port to consoles. Just don't forget to give Cerebus a pet on your way to the next run.
  3. Aug 27, 2021
    100
    Stunning in every aspect. Jaw-dropping design, addictive battle system and freshly clever ideas to retain interest from the reproducibility of the roguelike genre.
  4. Aug 16, 2021
    92
    This is the perfected version of one of the best games of recent years, in 4K and with Trophies/Achievements. Anyone owning a current-gen console who hasn't given Hades a chance yet, it's time to descend into the underworld and try to escape it countless times!
  5. PLAY
    Aug 24, 2021
    90
    Hades looks sleek, is fun, and delivers that ‘just one more round’ feeling – unequivocally a Supergiant game and a gem for genre fans and newcomers alike. [Issue#5, p.84]
  6. Aug 11, 2021
    90
    One of the best roguelikes ever made lands now on new consoles with all its good qualities and even small improvements.
  7. Aug 17, 2021
    80
    Supergiant Games is an indie studio that goes from strength to strength, and their latest game Hades is a lovely mix of their best ideas. Intense and challenging battles are mixed with fantastic characters in a colorful and lovingly crafted world. Hades in a fantastic action game and well worth all the praise it got last year, although we would have liked to have seen some more improvements and additions compared to the now one-year-old Switch version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
  1. Aug 15, 2021
    10
    Great game. It is nailing the gameplay loop to make it fun and addictive. After every run you go to the hub and even if you did not succeeded,Great game. It is nailing the gameplay loop to make it fun and addictive. After every run you go to the hub and even if you did not succeeded, you will have some new dialogues, events, you will upgrade the character, unlock new weapon... something new will happen almost every time. (its not like returnal, where if you dont kill the next boss, you loose all the progress. You progress and continue uncovering lore even if you keep dying. And that is great motiavtion to keep going and makes the game much less frustrating). And once you unlock the upgrades, you just want to start again to see how it affects next run. So you keep doing this loop (unlock new stuff, test new stuff) until next morning :-D Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2022
    10
    "HADES" is a Masterpiece. It has a Great Story, Enjoyable Gameplay, Deep Dialogue, Likeable Characters, Amazing Graphics, Balanced Difficulty,"HADES" is a Masterpiece. It has a Great Story, Enjoyable Gameplay, Deep Dialogue, Likeable Characters, Amazing Graphics, Balanced Difficulty, & Endless Fun. An easily 10/10 Game. Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2021
    10
    Best every game! It so great, beautiful and has best soundtrack ever! Highly recommended!
  4. Nov 12, 2021
    10
    Just a flawless game. incredible graphics art and really adictive. Definetely working on that plat!
  5. Nov 2, 2021
    9
    Addicting as hell with ultra tight controls. Enough randomization to keep you interested but also doesn't go overboard where you feel like youAddicting as hell with ultra tight controls. Enough randomization to keep you interested but also doesn't go overboard where you feel like you were given impossible odds. The upgrade system is like a carrot on a stick that keeps you playing. Definitely one of the best games I've played in a while. Expand
  6. Sep 27, 2021
    9
    Way different than Returnal which had no any sense repetitive rouguelike gameplay in this game have a lot of sense. Characters, voice acting,Way different than Returnal which had no any sense repetitive rouguelike gameplay in this game have a lot of sense. Characters, voice acting, cartoon retro graphics and awesome fight mechanic make this game real gem! Only bad thing is some of unnecessary grinding for platinum trophy! Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    2
    This game is crashing randomly. Does anybody know about quality control? I would understand from a small studio. But that's a top selling gameThis game is crashing randomly. Does anybody know about quality control? I would understand from a small studio. But that's a top selling game and the port got one year to be made. This sloppiness will costs thousands and thousands of hours to players. Because that's the beauty of it: that's a game that does not save your progress between runs. Expand

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