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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 theDefy 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: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 100
    I mean it when I say that I think Hades is Supergiant’s best game yet. When I’m not playing it I find myself itching to go play it, and despite my usual lack of patience with games like this I have yet to find myself succumbing to anything even remotely resembling frustration. I am not done putting hours into Hades, not by a long shot, and as somebody who is not usually a fan of this genre I really do think that says something. Add to this yet another incredible soundtrack for Supergiant’s catalogue and some of the best character designs these mythological figures have ever seen, and Hades is seriously a game that you should not miss. If you like the genre, this is an absolute must buy, and if you don’t it may still be worth it to give Hades a look.
  2. Oct 15, 2020
    100
    It's genre-defining - a benchmark for so many parts of the roguelike genre. The amount of time Hades spent in early access, tinkering with the game until it was released indicates to me that this is almost the best the concept could ever get.
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    100
    Hades, with its fast-paced and occasionally unforgiving death mechanics, possibly isn’t a game for everyone. However, with its decently low price point and wonderful artwork and story, in combination with the amazingly well designed mechanics, Hades is a gem that’s hard to pass up.
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    93
    To put it simply: Hades is Supergiant's best work to date and one of the best games of 2020. Top level gameplay, story, design, art, and soundtrack come together to form the most addictive roguelite ever. You can escape from the Underworld, but not from this game.
  5. Oct 15, 2020
    90
    Hades is no less than an absolute masterpiece, easily a contender for Supergiant’s finest work yet, and a candidate for the year’s best game. It delivers truly classic action in almost every sense of the word, has the perfect level of difficulty, looks breathtaking and has a unique take on Greek mythology that hits just the right tone, always finding a way to keep you coming back for more, always playing to see what’s next. It’s the stuff of legends and everyone involved should be proud of what they’ve made.
  6. Sep 25, 2020
    90
    An exemplary roguelike incentives and broadens its intrinsic repetition. An ideal narrative adventure paces its characters and their conflicts across a finite timeline. Hades is a vantage point engineered to view a singular setting of both perspectives. Whichever side you ultimately settle on, Hades is a capable ascent from the dregs of genre stagnation.
  7. Sep 23, 2020
    80
    A hell of a good roguelike, supported by a surprisingly strong narrative that provides just as much motivation to persevere as the excellent combat system.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 189
  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Such a surprise hit for me.. Amazing game. Addictive, good story, amazing mechanics. Game of the year if you even remotely like progressionSuch a surprise hit for me.. Amazing game. Addictive, good story, amazing mechanics. Game of the year if you even remotely like progression based games. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2020
    10
    In so few cases does narrative shine through in a roguelike/roguelite, but Supergiant have absolutely nailed it with Hades, each death (andIn so few cases does narrative shine through in a roguelike/roguelite, but Supergiant have absolutely nailed it with Hades, each death (and you will die, a lot) allows you to bring forward resources to increase your survivability, having the cast of characters about the house of Hades comment on your last run and how you met your grizzly end makes the world feel lived in and quickly gives insight to who these people are, pair that with frenetic fast paced combat, game changing divine boons that synergise in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways, a charming cast of characters bought to life by a stellar voice cast and you’re on to another Supergiant classic.

    I’ve put countless hours into this while in early access on PC, I’m so happy to have it on the switch so I can bring it on the go with me.

    Best of the Genre since The Binding of Isaac.
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  3. Nov 10, 2020
    10
    The only rogue lite game that can hold my attention. I just got to the “first ending” and I can’t wait to continue. The perfect combination ofThe only rogue lite game that can hold my attention. I just got to the “first ending” and I can’t wait to continue. The perfect combination of action and role playing. As a history nerd fascinated with mythology, Hades filled a specific need for me and a lot of people. You can really tell Supergiant knows their stuff. Superb world building, fun combat, and you get to make friends, unlock dialogue and deepen relationships! I can’t get enough. This is without a doubt my game of the year. Expand
  4. May 8, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game made me remember the good old times I played my PlayStation 1/2 for hours on the same offline game, and having so much fun doing that. Think of this game as a God of War universe with a huge arsenal of different weapons/specials, and huge background story that makes you laugh and cry. Don't be mad after dying, because this game is like the movie "Edge of Tomorrow", dying is just part of the story =) Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    10
    one of the best games of 2020. i believe it’s the second best action game of 2020 after doom eternal but this game has insane replayablilty.one of the best games of 2020. i believe it’s the second best action game of 2020 after doom eternal but this game has insane replayablilty. if you’re a fan of the action genre, pick this game up ($25 is insanely cheap for this game) Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2021
    9
    People who are familiar with game are not hard to clear this game. And upgrade component is good for the beginner as well. I’m sure thatPeople who are familiar with game are not hard to clear this game. And upgrade component is good for the beginner as well. I’m sure that anyone can clear this game as long as they play with patience Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2021
    0
    This game may quite literally be the biggest waste of time, ever. Sure, all video games in a sense are a waste of time, but this game has noThis game may quite literally be the biggest waste of time, ever. Sure, all video games in a sense are a waste of time, but this game has no reward, no feeling of satisfaction, and no reason to keep playing (other than the dialogue which is the only well done thing in this game). The biggest problem with this game is its fundamental design of repeating levels, dying, becoming slightly stronger than last time, and hoping the RNG system will give you the abilities needed to beat the game, because you cannot beat this game with any build or any weapon, it really is so narrowed down to a singular play style that attempting to learn new weapons/fighting styles and honing your mechanics is like a said, a gigantic waste of time. The game gives you barely any chances to heal, yet the gameplay and enemies damaging abilities are so unforgiving that you absolutely NEED a reliable healing mechanic in this game. It’s ironic, because it gets harder and harder the farther you reach, yet you find yourself losing more and more precious health that you need in order to keep going further. It’s just one gigantic frustrating loop that at its core, is more tedious and time consuming than trying to learn how to knit with one hand. The one and only redeeming quality about this game is the dialogue, which was actually hilarious and really well done. Do yourself a favor and skip this game. There are plenty of other fantastic games out there worth your precious time. Not this insult.

    Also, I’m glad it was only $25 so I didn’t feel like I was completely ripped off.
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