Hades

Supergiant Games , Supergiant Games

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OpenCritic Rating
93
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 90 critic reviews
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Hades

Rating Summary

Based on 90 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

93

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 90 critic reviews
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Hades Reviews Summary

Summary: Hades is one of the best games of 2020, with amazing worldbuilding, characters, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for hours.

Satisfying Gameplay

Hades' action roguelike gameplay is deep, engaging, satisfying, and fun; the game offers everything players could want out of the genre.

Fun Characters

Hades' Greek mythology shines, with characters that are funny, interesting

World and Narrative

It's rare for roguelikes to have a compelling narrative or world, but Hades excels at both.

General Information

Available on:PCSep 17, 2020
Nintendo SwitchSep 17, 2020

Developer: Supergiant Games

Publisher: Supergiant Games

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Action

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Hades Critic Reviews

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Greek gods bring family charm to this glittering headlong pelt through the underworld

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Hades is a one-of-a-kind rogue-lite that does a brilliant job of marrying its fast-paced action with its persistent, progressing story through a vividly reimagined Greek mythological underworld.

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Action so intense it'll leave you jittery and hopped-up on adrenaline, and characters to come back for.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Audience Reviews

Never having really taken an interest in roguelikes and dungeon crawlers, Hades was a game that upon first sight peaked my interest thanks to it's beautiful and unique visualisation of greek mythology which paired with its fluid and crisp combat makes for an absolute treasure of a game. From The depths of Tartarus to the towering heights of Mount Olympus, Hades is sketched
Hades is a fantastic rogue-lite that's made for all types of players, even if you don't like these types of games. SuperGiant has made dying, an integral aspect of the genre, part of the narrative itself, giving you something to look forward to even if you fail. You play as Prince Zagreus, son of Hades, trying to make his way out of the underworld to get away from his autocratic
6 / 10
Minor Spoilers Ahead (gameplay systems and story structure) Hades' beginning leaves the impression that it will be Super Giant's best game yet, having integrated so many features from its previous masterful titles. In the end, Hades is easily its worst. Begin the game learning about new enemies and 'boons' every run, a number of diverse movesets steadily open up to the player,

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Hades - v1.0 Launch Trailer

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Hades - The Blood Price Update Trailer (June 2020)

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Hades - The Nighty Night Update Trailer (March 2020)

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