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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: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 19, 2021
    100
    Despite having “cleared” Hades a number of times, and having defeated the same bosses over and over again, I keep coming back for more, and a lot of that comes down to just how much damn fun the game is to play. So yeah, Hades is absolutely worth a purchase, or a second purchase even, on these new platforms. You absolutely owe it to yourself to check it out, and I can confidently say that you’ll not be disappointed.
  2. Aug 10, 2021
    100
    There's no shortage of great action roguelikes on Xbox, but the arrival of Hades sets a new benchmark for the genre, and sets it high. Artistically gorgeous, narratively captivating, and always a delight to play, Hades goes above and beyond what you'd expect from a game like this, resulting in a unique experience that you'll likely still find yourself diving back into long after the completion is wrapped up. Supergiant has an incredible track record, but with Hades, the studio takes its throne alongside the gods of the indie scene. Cheers, mates.
  3. Aug 12, 2021
    100
    Hades is an opus, a delectable action game that rewards your skill and reflexes with a tidal wave of rewards and progression. I can’t recall a game as generous as Hades, in terms of how good it is to play, how much the game changes with each session, with how much it gives you for beating it. It’s a matryoshka doll where every doll holds more awesomeness.
  4. Aug 10, 2021
    90
    Hades already looked great, but experiencing it in 4k on current-gen consoles is a sight to behold. Hades received numerous accolades and critical acclaim during the previous year, all of which it remains worthy of here. Supergiant has a built a name for themselves with a small but consistent library of games and Hades may be their crowing achievement (so far). The story is relatable and well written, the graphics are gorgeous and the soundtrack is worthy of live performance. While those elements are important, what matters with a game is how fun it is to play, and with the simple-but-addictive gameplay, there’s no excuse not to play Hades now that it’s available on every platform.
  5. Aug 25, 2021
    90
    Hades is a near-perfect Roguelike. The game looks great, plays smoothly, and offers tons of variation. There is no boredom in this game that lets you escape, die and repeat over and over again. You just want to reach the end and after that, you want to do it again and again. There are a few minor details that could have been better, but it doesn't get much better than this.
  6. Aug 12, 2021
    90
    Hades is a hellish road full of painful moments, full of satisfaction. That is to say, you will die and die a lot, but you will also learn, grow with Zagreo and overcome the expectations of the terrible Hades. Everything in this game is designed with exquisite taste, but you have to fulfill an indispensable requirement: that you enjoy roguelike tropes. That is to say, randomness, combat repetition, exacerbated difficulty and constant growth of your protagonist. If all this appeals to you, BEWARE, you're going to spend hundreds of hours glued to the controller with this little work of art.
  7. Aug 20, 2021
    89
    Based on all the praise and awards Hades has received over the past year, the bar was set pretty high, some might say as high as Mount Olympus (I had to include one bad pun, sorry). I’ve tried to set this aside as I played the game and write this review, but it’s been difficult. Hades is a great game, and I feel safe saying that it’s in the upper echelon of roguelike/lite games, but in the end, I think there are a handful of issues that hold it back from being immortal (sorry, one more).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 81
  2. Negative: 3 out of 81
  1. Aug 24, 2021
    10
    This game is amazing! A fantastical history with a incredible gameplay. All of the players need to play this rogue like.
  2. Aug 17, 2021
    10
    I made an account just to write about this game.

    First of all, Hades is similar to a roguelike, so it has a mechanic of being challenging
    I made an account just to write about this game.

    First of all, Hades is similar to a roguelike, so it has a mechanic of being challenging and dying repeatedly throughout the game, so after you die you will restart your journey at the beginning of the map, but that won't frustrate you as after die, you he will come back stronger and prepared to try again to escape hell. Memorizing the movements and strategies of each enemy, which are varied and each with a different combat strategy, and then using it against them is very rewarding and fun. Zagreus' movement is exceptional, being very fluid and polished, the game's combat system is another thing that stands out: Having six different weapons to use, it allows a wide variety of strategic possibilities to beat the levels. And these possibilities increase even more with the blessings of the gods, where each god in the Greek pantheon will allow a different style of play, as each of them offers blessings with different attributes: You can choose to poison your enemies with Dionysus' blessings, or make them weaker and more susceptible to damage with Aphrotide's blessings, or maybe even using Demeter's blessings to freeze them. Finally, the number of possibilities that the zagreus has to escape from hell is enormous, which contributes a lot to motivate him to always return to the path to the gates of hell. But hades not only stands out for its gameplay, the story it tells is extremely captivating, each new character you meet on your journey has a different personality and is very interesting. Each god has a different personality and way of behaving, each with its own charm. As you die and go your way again, you'll meet them again, unlocking a new dialogue that will help you understand more about the character's history, giving you one more reason to keep playing, even if you've already escaped hell. And the last thing I would like to highlight about this game is the soundtrack which is very good and fully corresponds to all stages of the game.

    In short, Hades is a must-have title for fans of roguelike, and also for those who aren't a fan of the style, as it manages to captivate the player in several ways to keep playing: it has a fluid form, understandable gameplay, a huge variety of ways to escape from hell, a captivating and interesting story and characters and an amazing soundtrack.

    Finally, my score for Hades couldn't be anything other than 10, one of the best games I've ever played.
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  3. Aug 25, 2021
    10
    I thought I would never like a game like this, but after watching a streamer playing it, i gave it a try and after that I could stop, was likeI thought I would never like a game like this, but after watching a streamer playing it, i gave it a try and after that I could stop, was like a drug, again and again, totally A must play. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2021
    10
    I cant say anything about this gem .just buy and enjoy this masterpies. I play more 50 hours and offer all gamers to by hades .best rougelike ever
  5. Dec 18, 2021
    9
    Addicting gameplay, a good story, memorable characters, a striking art style, great soundtrack, deep progression and customization, etc. HadesAddicting gameplay, a good story, memorable characters, a striking art style, great soundtrack, deep progression and customization, etc. Hades really is the full package, and honestly puts a majority of full priced games to shame. Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2021
    9
    Supergiant delivers yet again. Easily the best indie developer. Great cast, fun and addictive gameplay. Slithly to repetetive to get a 10/10,Supergiant delivers yet again. Easily the best indie developer. Great cast, fun and addictive gameplay. Slithly to repetetive to get a 10/10, buy it's close Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2021
    0
    Simplemente una maravilla, de los mejores indi de la decada, por no decir que sin contar a the binding of Isaac, es la joya de la corona en su genero.

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