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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.
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  1. Jul 29, 2020
    73
    For those seeking for a good Action RPG "Souls-like", Hellpoint delivers some satisfying gameplay alongside with a hard path to be followed in order to finish the game, a great endgame adding a good replay value in a sci-fi-horror world with non so inspired characters/enemies designs. Some good elements like the coop options are really enjoyable. However, PC version looks great for being the first game ever made from the studio, but sadly there are many and big differences between the PC and consoles ports, becoming a technical failure in a lot of ways and making the player struggles most of the time with these tech problems instead of enjoying the game.
  2. Aug 10, 2020
    71
    So if you're looking for an experience similar to Dark Souls, but with a different story and a great exploration factor, Hellpoint is your game.
  3. Jul 29, 2020
    70
    Hellpoint presents the same fundamentals that make the Souls-like genre special without trying to differentiate itself too much. What makes it fall behind are persistent and annoying performance and technical issues.
  4. Aug 6, 2020
    70
    Hellpoint on Xbox One has a lot of good points; certainly enough to recommend it. It’s dark, creepy and brutal - all the things you want from a Souls-type game. On the other hand, a seeming lack of polish does spoil the party somewhat, with camera issues killing me more often than the creatures, and a strange kind of weightlessness to the attacks present.
  5. Sep 15, 2020
    70
    If you’re a Souls fan, you’ll most likely enjoy Hellpoint, as long as you can handle its lack of polish and extremely janky platforming. It would have been easy to write off Hellpoint as a simple Souls knock off, and I almost did until I found a friend to play alongside. It’s unforgiving in every aspect and doesn’t hold your hand in any way, something Souls fans will appreciate. The co-op feature makes it much more accessible for casual fans of the genre like myself, but there’s enough content within to really test yourself with for those accustomed to difficult challenges.
  6. Aug 3, 2020
    65
    Hellpoint is a challenging and interesting RPG in a similar vein to Dark Souls, but maybe not as difficult. It is still unforgiving though, and best played with others to stand a real chance of progressing. The online multiplayer needs some work to iron out some issues, but if you like games that pose a real challenge then this could be for you. The fact that I couldn’t find any real strategy to take down difficult enemies made this hard for me to play by myself.
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    60
    A dark and terrifying adventure that many may go into, but only a few survive. The good is met with the bad, evening out the quality to being pretty decent. While the design of enemies and combat are great, the flaws (in my opinion) lay in the confusing areas and much too well-hidden secrets. The lack of resources that would allow you to travel hinders the overall experience. No map, limited fast travel, and zero direction on what to do next will be confusing enough to stop you from completing the game. Is it difficult? Yes, but not all in the sense of combat. It’s difficult to continue on with the journey because of hurdles that slow down the pacing. I thought leveling up was great and dying only made me try harder. However, doing simple tasks like dismantling items or picking your next weapon was a chore.
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  1. Aug 2, 2020
    10
    Great game. Dark souls in space, plays very smoothly, great environment, loads of secrets. As challenging as Dark souls If you are a fan,Great game. Dark souls in space, plays very smoothly, great environment, loads of secrets. As challenging as Dark souls If you are a fan, thats a must buy Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2020
    10
    Love, love, love this game. True there are some frustrating issues with frame rate and jumping that will have you tearing your hair out butLove, love, love this game. True there are some frustrating issues with frame rate and jumping that will have you tearing your hair out but that doesn't change the fact that this is a wonderful game to play, just like the Dark Souls games in that you don't want the game to end. When the last achievement popped in this game I felt sad that it was over. Well done developers!!!! Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2021
    10
    I don't always agree with reviews, but I generally understand why someone might disagree with my take. Hellpoint reviews... confuse the hellI don't always agree with reviews, but I generally understand why someone might disagree with my take. Hellpoint reviews... confuse the hell out of me. This is one of my favorite junior soulslikes and I think the people who didn't like it aren't really looking for a Souls"like". I think maybe (just maybe, as I really don't get the complaints) they're either looking for something for children, or they're looking for an exact copy of dark Souls. I highly recommend it. It's got tons of interesting gameplay innovations, It's utterly beautiful, the level design is unlike any other Souls game, and it has a horror vibe that most other scifi Souls games don't even attempt. Controls are great, i just adore it. My only complaint is that the omnicube BADLY NEEDS A BETTER EXPLANATION FOR NOOBS. My first play through i was so frustrated with just equipping it and trying to make it work predictably. Maybe I merely missed something, cuz I couldn't even find one online. Which must mean others didn't have that problem. Anyway, killer game. Expand
  4. Aug 24, 2020
    7
    Hellpoint tries to make a good first impression with its designs, gameplay, mechanics and a "Hellraiser" kinda atmosphere that do it job. VeryHellpoint tries to make a good first impression with its designs, gameplay, mechanics and a "Hellraiser" kinda atmosphere that do it job. Very satisfying gameplay but a terrible console port full of bugs, freeze-screens and an unbelievable downgrade over PC's version that will mostly ruin the Hellpoint experience. These are the big issues from the game. But overall if you like the genre, it will NOT be a bad game at all. Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2020
    7
    Hellpoint: I was so looking forward to this game and maybe I set my expectations too lofty but in the end was a bit of a let down to the selfHellpoint: I was so looking forward to this game and maybe I set my expectations too lofty but in the end was a bit of a let down to the self bar I had created. It seemed like a rework of dark souls mechanics and gameplay. However they failed to live up to the expectations left behind in this category or genre of what I was mentally stacking against in my feel of the game. The mechanics were not smooth with attacks and sometimes didn't register because the enemies were still standing up or from you swinging too rapidly. The starting areas are difficult to get through because you really start with nothing but a pipe in hand. I din't find the overall aesthetic of the game for what it seemed to be aiming for, even the enemies resemble the dark soul characters. For an out in space type theme I suppose I was expecting more from the enemies I was confronting. There are not near enough areas to save at in my humble opinion either. If you die you have to go through the whole first area and hope you get through in the second to reach a safe haven. The drops of the enemies offer little reward or the much of the same each time. Even when a hard boss or enemy appears when you defeat it sometimes you get absolutely nothing. Also the game allows for pvp to occur in all areas if someone happens to be there. My first 25 mins dealt with me going against a player farming me til I finally got him. That was a big downfall for my experience because I never enabled it and the game doesn't teach you how to disable this feature. Even after gaining character levels there are more players to kill, and the NPCs that try to kill you. It was a bit frustrating, but hey so is the game that came to mind while playing. The game fails to meet the quality of other games in this category but it wasn't a complete loss either. In the end for the price of admission it would be something to check out for fans of the genre for the Xbox One console. Despite my overly critical opinion on the game there's a lot of good here to find as well, so possibly I mentally began with my expectations at too high of a level in place. Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2020
    0
    Bugs, bugs, bugs. Game ruining bugs. This is a very fun game and I had a blast - playing 7 hours solid with a friend. Started it up theBugs, bugs, bugs. Game ruining bugs. This is a very fun game and I had a blast - playing 7 hours solid with a friend. Started it up the next day and my stats had gone from level 61 to 21. My progression was there, but stats werent. Emailed Dev, no help, don't care. So after 3 days we did it again. Both got to level 101. Stopped for awhile, started again and POOF, back down to level 21, but this time, weapons gone, breaches gone, everything - gone. So I wasted nearly 20 hours of time playing a game that I can never play again. Save your money until the devs take this seriously and fix it. Right now it is useless. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2020
    0
    A technomancy, Sci-Fi, Soul's-like that fails to impress. So many missed opportunities, so many glitches. Hellpoint feels like it was a UnityA technomancy, Sci-Fi, Soul's-like that fails to impress. So many missed opportunities, so many glitches. Hellpoint feels like it was a Unity game made by one person or a title that would be acceptable if it were still in Beta. Watch my Review for the more of the sad, sorry story of Hellpoint:
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