Percentile Rank

Hades is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 169 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

94

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 169 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Sep 17, 2020

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

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LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Loved
Oct 4, 2020

Hades is a brutal but highly entertaining trip through the Greek underworld. Although I got knocked down again and again much like the stubborn prince himself I couldn’t help but get back up and try just one more time. With so much content on offer, this will easily be a game I’ll have in regular rotation for a long time to come. Definitely a title worthy of the Gods!

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Player2.net.au
A or higher
A or higher
Oct 5, 2020

A rogue-like perfect for rogue-likers and rogue-haters alike, Hades utilises every strength of the genre to weave an unforgettable experience from beginning to end(s).

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Expansive
Masterpiece
Expansive
Sally Willington
Masterpiece
Oct 2, 2020

Hades is incredible. Every inch of it memorable, and writing this review has just talked me into doing another run. Supergiant Games have made their masterpiece, and it is wonderful.

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One More Game
Buy
Buy
Aug 10, 2021

Hades is a triumph from Supergiant Games, and despite losing the charm of portable play from the Switch, seeing it all play out in glorious 4K is more than worth the trade-off. Hades is the culmination of the lessons learned from the Supergiant's previous releases, resulting in a masterful effort that will appeal even to players who aren't fans of the genre.

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Nintendojo
A or higher
A or higher
Dec 11, 2020

On top of all this Hades also offers a harder game mode called Hell Mode, which unlocks the pact of punishment from the start of the game and adds five mandatory modifiers to the pact which increases the difficulty considerably from the start, perfect for players seeking to really test their limits. 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.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Oct 19, 2020

Utilizing the experience gained from its previous projects, Supergiant delivers its best game yet.

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Doublejump
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 3, 2020

Hades is a lesson in taking the best of a number of genres and combining them into a smooth, slick gaming experience that players will be eager to return to.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 30, 2020

A multifaceted story that unfolds based on how you play, sublime combat that rewards experimentation, challenges that are only as difficult as you want them to be, all the good feelings of roguelikes without a lot of the hassle.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 17, 2020

Supergiant’s action roguelike was already a game of the year contender when it first came out in early access two years ago. It definitely is one now.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 21, 2020
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Entertainium
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 21, 2020

It’s a cliché to keep mentioning how good it is to have X game on the go “now that it’s on the Switch”, and that’s surely the case for Hades. You’ll want to have it in your memory stick for eternity… or at least as long as you’ll want to spend in hell. Hey, at least you can pet a surprisingly cute infernal three-headed dog while you’re there.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 2, 2020

Hades is a roguelike hack and slash game with a cartoon graphics that will catch you from the first minute due to its addictive gameplay.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 24, 2020

Try as I might, I cannot find fault in Hades. It’s even created a calm in me that no other similar game has. Loss isn’t a frustrating experience met with loud swear words and the sounds of scrambling feet made by my previously sleeping cats. Failure is just another step on a long adventure with one of my favorite games, years in the making and well-worth the wait.

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Scored Reviews

BaziCenter
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 25, 2021

Hades takes the usually not well recieved Roguelike genre to a whole another level by pushing the potentials of the genre out of the window, presenting a high tempo gameplay with well-balanced difficulty, eye catching visuals and solid voice acting.

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TheSixthAxis
10 / 10
10 / 10
Sep 17, 2020

Hades is one of the best roguelites of all-time. It's a phenomenal achievement in story telling, gameplay, and an absolute treat for both your eyes and ears. It's astounding, and it's always been fairly astounding through Early Access, but this final release cements it as one of the greats. If you like roguelites, and even if you don't, you should probably get in on this as soon as you can.

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Windows Central
Dec 7, 2020

An epic soundtrack, top-tier voice acting, gorgeous artwork and locales, frenetic but balanced action, and an addictive roguelike progression system and surprisingly deep build system come together to make Hades the indie game you should be playing if you have a PC.

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PC Invasion
10 / 10
10 / 10
Sep 18, 2020

Hades is an absolutely phenomenal game. Its characters are brilliantly written, and the worldbuilding and lore are top-notch. The combat mechanics are refreshing, intricate, and unbelievably deep. Its replayability and fun factor will keep you continuing onward with Zagreus' adventure well after the true ending and epilogue. This is one title you wouldn't want to miss out on.

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Wccftech
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2020

Hades is near perfect, offering exactly what you expect and yet somehow exceeding your wildest expectations. From the art design to the gameplay to the narrative, Hades is proof of the incredible creative power that SuperGiant Games have been honing for the last nine years.

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PlayStation Universe
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

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.

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TrueAchievements
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

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.

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Gaming Nexus
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

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.

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JVL
20 / 20
JVL
Kikitoès

Top Critic

20 / 20
Aug 23, 2021

Hades is a great vintage, we knew it since its release, we confirm it in these lines. Supergiant Games has given it its all and serves us one of the best games of recent years. Beautiful to die, artistically irreproachable, the app may not invent anything, but it absolutely transcends all the mechanics related to the genre it represents.

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Nintendo Life
10 / 10
10 / 10
Sep 20, 2020

Hades is a sublime mix of satisfyingly gritty and flexible combat, a wonderfully vibrant art style and genuinely fun and engaging narrative. Supergiant Games has an excellent track record thus far but this really does feel its finest hour, a rip-roaring rampage through the underworld that's arrived here on Switch in a port that's nigh-on perfect. Even if you're yet to be swayed by the admittedly repetitive ebb and flow of the roguelike genre, we passionately urge you to at least give this one a try; for fans of the genre or anyone even remotely interested, this is one heavenly vision of hell that we highly recommend you sacrifice yourself to.

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DualShockers
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

Supergiant Games' pantheon of excellent titles expands yet again; Hades is one of the greatest roguelikes ever made. This is a must-play.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 6, 2020

Hades is not only one of the best roguelites on the market today, but it's also one of the best games of the year -- if not the best. Supergiant Games, firing on all cylinders, has given us a wealth of content to explore, characters to meet, and challenges to overcome. If you're not a fan of roguelites, this one could easily change your mind.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

I haven't felt this drawn to a game in a long time. Hades is fully deserving of every award that it has earned, and PlayStation players finally get to experience this perfected Supergiant Games masterpiece on PS4 and PS5. It's an utterly brilliant melding of narrative, art, music, gameplay, world, and characters, with unique details throughout each element that come together to create a game unlike any other. Hades bears the mark of being a Supergiant game, while never feeling like it retreads any of the developer's past work. Rather it builds on everything they've learned. It's a triumph of player choice and discovery, consistently engaging, and always begging for just one more escape attempt.

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RPG Site
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 6, 2020

Hades' godly mix of strong narrative and addictive roguelike mechanics makes it an absolute must-have, and one of 2020's best.

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Jump Dash Roll
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 20, 2020

Hades is a masterpiece of carefully considered design which Supergiant has poured its heart and soul into. It delivers on every level.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Aug 11, 2021

Hades is the best Rogue-like on the market. It's only downside is it's genre which will scare away the more casual gamer. Aside from that, everything about Hades is absolutely fantastic.

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The Digital Fix
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

What Supergiant Games have created here is the perfect roguelike; immensely satisfying, even in failure, with an excellently-written array of characters and a compelling story. With variety of events to avoid the gameplay every becoming stale, a myriad of different weapons with markedly varied play styles, and gameplay-altering boons, Hades is an absolute joy to play. Oh, and everyone is hot, EVERYONE.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Oct 15, 2020

Hades expertly combines an enthralling narrative with fantastic gameplay to raise the bar for the Rogue-lite genre.

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CGMagazine
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2020

I've never had the chance to review a perfect game, nor did I ever think I would, but Hades is that game. SuperGiant Games prove once again that no one is creating games as unique and fun as they are.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
Impulsegamer
Hugh Mitchell

Top Critic

5 / 5.0
Aug 18, 2021

While a port to the PlayStation 5, Hades is still a masterclass in game design on this next-gen console. It flawlessly integrates its incredible story with its exceptional gameplay in ways that very few games have been able to achieve before it. The gameplay is tight, complex and addictively fun to engage with. The visuals are absolutely stunning and the music is phenomenal on the PS5 with none of the "issues" of the Nintendo Switch version. So if you're seeking a compelling game to invest your time in, this Rogue-Lite game called Hades is absolutely worth it!

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GameSkinny
Sep 24, 2020

Hades is everything great about the roguelite genre all but perfected. Few games aim as high, and fewer still reach their goals. Hades does, exceeding even the loftiest expectations.

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NintendoWorldReport
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

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.

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3DNews
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2020

Hades is a remarkable masterpiece with incredibly intense gameplay and deep soulful narrative. Pure gaming ambrosia.

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GameGrin
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2020

The three-pronged combination of satisfying moment-to-moment combat, a plethora of long-term permanent upgrades, and an intricately woven story that seamlessly unfolds make Hades a dangerously enjoyable game.

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Saudi Gamer
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 17, 2020

A very good story with unexpected and unique storytelling, varied gameplay, interesting bosses, a dazzling world and art direction, breathtaking music and details, a satisfying challenge to your playstyle and a test of your skills; are all reasons why Hades is the best and most mature game from Supergiant Games studio, and one of the best Rogue-Like games ever ... and definitely a strong potential for "Game of the Year 2020".

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Zoomg
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2020

Hades is undoubtedly one of those games that you can experience for hours and not get bored at all.

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Gamefa
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2021

Console version of Hades is just a masterpiece as well as PC version. Actually, i can say that Hades is the perfect meaning of a "roguelike action dungeon crawler". Don't miss this game at all.

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Guardian
Oct 1, 2020

This gripping adventure set in a hellish realm filled with gorgeous gods and monsters is well worth the years it took to make

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Kakuchopurei
100 / 100
100 / 100
Sep 18, 2020

Hades is jam-packed with action, has a cool take on Greek mythology, and features a ton of replayability. I urge you not to sleep on this escapade; it's a helluva good time.

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Siliconera
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2020

Hades sets itself apart from other entries in the roguelike genre with an intricate and engrossing story, while simultaneously creating a varied experience for both casual and hardcore players.

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Otaku Gamers UK
Sep 24, 2020

Addictive gaming at its very best, it may be set in Hell but this game was heaven sent!.

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WayTooManyGames
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

I have to say that while I was expecting to enjoy Hades mainly on the merit that it’s a Supergiant Games title, I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. Everything from the premise, the art style, sound design, and combat are masterfully done. I can’t put this game down and I’m not even a big fan of roguelikes.

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Use a Potion
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

Hades is as close to perfect that a rogue-like is going to get, with its engaging story, robust and enjoyable combat, and satisfying sense of progression coming together to make for a breath-taking experience. It absolutely looks the part too, with Supergiant Games’ trademark beautiful visuals on show across the entirety of the game. It does have the occasional technical hiccup here and there on the Nintendo Switch, but it wasn’t enough of a problem to even slightly hinder my experience with the game. Hades is simply gaming perfection that both newcomers and veterans of the rogue-like dungeon-crawling genre are sure to adore… just do yourself a favour and buy it. Immediately. What are you waiting for?!

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33bits
100 / 100
100 / 100
Oct 2, 2020

Hades is a game that teaches the player and the industry that it is still possible to innovate in any genre, in this case it does so in today's saturated market for games with roguelike mechanics. In perfect communion between gameplay and narrative, Hades will keep us hooked for hours and hours on his goodness without remission, and after the hours that I myself have been absorbed, despite the fact that it surely has some defect, I can only describe it as a masterpiece .

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Game Freaks 365
Oct 9, 2020

Hades wasn’t even close to being on my radar this year. However, it has managed to drag me into the depths of hell, and it will keep me here for the foreseeable future.

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GameBlast
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2020

Hades is a really special title. As we play, the impression we have is that Supergiant Games studied the genre and sought to deliver the best roguelike ever made, minimizing the weaknesses of the genre while providing a unique experience. The cast of characters is charismatic; the art direction, with characteristic animations and a vibrant soundtrack, is exquisite; the casting of voice actors is impeccable... and all this is wrapped in a robust package, with a precise and fun combat system, and progression that respects and rewards the player.

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Pixel Arts
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2020

It is no exaggeration to say that Hades is one of the best titles of 2020 and the best Supergiant Games ever made. The huge achievement that this game has achieved in the field of storytelling and its combination with exciting gameplay is really commendable and it is also a pleasant experience in terms of audio and video. Whether you are a fan of Rogue-lite games or not, you should not miss the Hades experience.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Sep 28, 2020

Well, praise the gods, it’s finally here! I have managed to play more hours of Hades over the last few days than I care to admit and I have relished every second. Supergiant Games are one of my favourite developers. Ever since I played Transistor I have been completely captivated by their games. They ooze charm, they drip with quality and everything about them is so impeccably done.

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Level Down Games
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2020

If you’re new to Level Down Games, you should know that we reserve perfect scores for the very rare event that a game should be considered a true masterpiece of its genre and that, for the life of the reviewer, we wouldn’t change a thing about the game. In 2019, we didn’t award a single perfect score to any game. I hope that our miserly use of tens leads you to take it very seriously when we finally hand one out. When I say that the music, story, combat, and flow of Hades is very near perfect, I don’t mean that I would change something, only that there is something that might have room for improvement that I have not been able to identify after many hours of playtime. Hades is priced at an affordable $24.99, and since its release has already had a few sales. It is worth much more than the asking price, and I genuinely can not recommend it enough.

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TheGamer
Sep 17, 2020

Hades is, to put it plainly, a masterpiece. It has a refreshingly unique trajectory, tells a compelling story with an alluring cast, and has such a good handle on moment-to-moment play that it is never anything less than genuinely excellent. It’s a game that grows the more you play it, as opposed to being something that suffers from a slow descent into tedium. And for that reason, it is a genuine forever game.

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GotGame
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2020

If you’ve only been hearing about Hades, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not playing it. The gameplay is addicting and full of variety, and the Greek mythology theme is incredibly enticing. With great performances, fantastic music and an incredible art style, Hades easily ranks high among the best of 2020.

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Saving Content
Dec 9, 2020

I honestly could go on about all of the reasons why Hades is so incredibly good for another 1500 words. There is so much to unpack and explore here, but at a certain point you’re better served by just playing the damn thing yourself. Hades is Supergiant at it’s pinnacle. It is the culmination of a decade’s worth of buildup to an unparalleled experience that leverages all of their expertise, and it exemplifies the possibilities of what early access cycles can be with a supportive community and a responsive, talented team of creators. It feels as though everything Supergiant has made prior has been rehearsal for this triumphant performance, but better still, it shows the heights they’re capable of and leaves you with the strong impression that this is just the beginning of what they have in store. Don’t wait for a sale, don’t wait on Hades for any reason; if you are even remotely interested, you absolutely have to play it right away, and I promise you will not regret it.

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GameSpace
10 / 10.0
GameSpace
Xevrin

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2021

Hades is a roguelike action RPG developed and published by Supergiant Games. It set a new bar for roguelike games with amazing visuals, character development, and storyline. Hades does have a few minor issues that plague most roguelikes. But these don't impact the overall experience of an amazingly great game.

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Black Red Gaming
Jul 17, 2021

Hades is the best rogue-lite I have played to-date. It manages to weave a great story through its run-based gameplay effortlessly, and its combat is an absolute blast. More than anything, though, it manages to stay engaging at high hour counts, which is something I cannot say for most singleplayer games I have played.

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But Why Tho?
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

So if you came into this wondering if the Hades port is worth a second look, I could not recommend it enough. The charm, character, and challenging gameplay that made it an instant hit last year gives it more than enough appeal to warrant a second go.

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Bazimag
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

With so many videogames that are totally forgotten a few weeks after their release, it's great to have a title like Hades which has been among the best games of every year since 2018 when it first came out in early access and the home console version continues this winning streak.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Oct 1, 2001

This is definitely a first for me, I am reviewing a game for the second time for the same website. Weird isn’t it? I gave Hades a five out of five on the Nintendo Switch and all I can say is that the god-based, relationship simulator rogue-lite is even better. What score do I give it now then, a six out of five? It’s certainly worth it. Welcome to my Hades PlayStation 5 review.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

-"Es contundente, pulido, brillante"

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Pure Dead Gaming
Pure Dead Gaming
K.A. Pedersen
Sep 8, 2021

Hades was incredible on PC and Switch and is even more incredible on the newest consoles featuring stunning 4K visuals and the amazing gameplay that we all already loved. If you haven’t played it yet, what are you waiting for?

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Game Rant
Sep 21, 2020

Hades is everything a dungeon-crawler fan could want out of a game. Its gameplay loop is rewarding and interesting, it's simple enough that there's no skill barrier, it's complex enough that the repetition is a benefit and not a detriment, and all the small details boost the bigger ones. Hades is ultimately the result of when every aspect of a game comes together to form one fun and cohesive experience, and it's a testament to what Supergiant Games can do.

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Gamefa
9.8 / 10.0
Gamefa

Top Critic

9.8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2020

Hades is certainly one of the best games in 2020 and will remain in the mind for years to come. Also, the creators of Rogue-like or Rogue-lite titles have to work hard to defeat Hades in the years to come because defeating it is not easy task. This game will have a significant impact on its genre, specially in terms of narrative.

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PSX Brasil
98 / 100
98 / 100
Aug 10, 2021

With an excellent developed narrative, amazing localization in Portuguese and impeccable artistic direction, Hades arrives very well on PlayStation, showing that it can be even better than what we could've imagined. It's one of the most addictive games I've played in recent years.

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GideonsGaming
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2021

Hades is an example of a masterfully designed cohesive package. Its few flaws only manage to surface because of how much the game expects you to play it. Its greatness remains untarnished because you’ll want to. Zeus owns the sky, and Poseidon the sea. Well, eat it Olympus. Hades has a kick-ass game.

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Geek Culture
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

A truly remarkable rogue-lite with the signature Supergiant Games’ touch, Hades is a blessing of a game that everyone should be dying to play.

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Worth Playing
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

Hades is Supergiant's best game yet, and that is high praise. While it lacks some of the emotional punch of Bastion, that is basically the only area where it lags behind. The characters are likeable, the gameplay is phenomenally fun, the soundtrack is amazing, and the entire game is a joy. Even if you're not a fan of roguelikes, it's worth giving Hades a shot because it is the embodiment of a roguelike done right. It's easily one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch, and it's a solid port. Hades is a must-play and easily one of the best games of the year.

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Easy Allies
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2020
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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Hades is a fantastic experience regardless of platform. An addictive, accessible, and charming roguelike adventure.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
God is a Geek
Mick Fraser

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

One of the best games of the last few years comes to next-gen consoles. Hades is a great ride on PS5, and well worth your time.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Sep 19, 2020

Supergiant has made another modern classic. Hades offers some of the best rogue-like gameplay out there and delivers a satisfying experience in all aspects. From the wonderfully voiced characters to the fluidity of combat, there's a lot to love here as you die over and over again.

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ZTGD
9.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

Hades stands not only as the finest, most well-crafted game from the exceedingly talented developers at Supergiant but as one of the pinnacles of the genre. If you never looked at rogue-likes seriously before due to differences in personal tastes and what you believe that they represent, this might be the very title to change your mind.

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The Games Machine
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

Hades on PlayStation 5 is the essential masterpiece we all know, embellished by the 4K resolution and a mild use of the features of DualSense. A real must-have.

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ZTGD
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

If you are a fan of rogue-lites there is absolutely no reason for you to not be playing Hades, and if you aren’t a fan of the genre but enjoy action RPG’s with the above ingredients then you should give this a try. If Hades becomes the gold standard for rogue-lites going forward, then consider me a willing convert and long live the rogue lites!

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Atomix
95 / 100
95 / 100
Oct 1, 2020

Hades is an amazing game. Supergiant Games has proven once again that they are capable of creating an addictive experience with a great story and gameplay.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2020

Supergiant Games has reached a new pinnacle of its craft with Hades, and I can now count the number of rogue-like games I enjoy on one finger. Even pushing to get through it for this review, I never felt bored or frustrated. The game doesn't have a single real flaw. It's not the perfect game for every single gamer, but if you enjoy an experience that rewards skill and has an amazing story, spot-on voice acting, beautiful music, and - I can't emphasize this enough - the ability to pet Cerberus, Hound of the Underworld, as many times as you want, then it's definitely the game for you.

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Press Start
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

Whenever I play a new Supergiant title, I always find myself absolutely enthralled with it, transfixed by its visual allure and engaging gameplay. After playing their second title Transistor, I was convinced that they wouldn't be able to top themselves, but I stand corrected. Hades is a perfect amalgamation of everything that makes Supergiant Games one of the best independent developers out there, with a killer gameplay loop, heartfelt story, and writing that will have you hinging on every single word. This game deserves all the attention it's getting and more, and I implore you to play it for yourself.

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Hades perfectly blends high-octane action with roguelike randomization to deliver an exhilirating experience that never lets up.

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AusGamers
9.5 / 10.0
AusGamers
KostaAndreadis

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2020

Surprise and variety mean no two attempts are ever the same, and for that alone Hades is immediately intoxicating.

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Pure Nintendo
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2020

Hades is a complete package. The writing will make you laugh, the gameplay will make you smile, the bosses will frustrate you, and the art will make you stare in awe. All of which combined makes Hades a must-play, and once you start, you won’t want to stop.

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AusGamers
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

Hades is a rare breed of game. Supergiant’s design confidence is almost reflected in the cavalier attitude of the game’s protagonist, Zagreus; capable and arrogant, young and vibrant. But evermore charming as a result. I’ve used the phrase before, but this is absolutely a franchise-in-waiting, and more, if the studio and Private Division were so inclined. But know this, at the very least: those accolades? The ones that kept coming? We’re adding to them -- a year on, and now with a new audience and new homes, Hades is still near-perfect and an absolute must-play. Don’t miss the bus again.

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BaziCenter
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2020

Hades is one of the must play games of this year; one that will introduce new standards to the roguelike genre.

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SECTOR.sk
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2020

Hades offers fascinating escape from underworld, with delicious fights and support of the Greek gods.

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PPE.pl
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2020

Hades throws us into the middle of a family untie, in which the juvenile Priests of the Underworld cringe to know a new world. Supergiant Games offers a packed croissant and one of the most interesting productions of 2020. Play!

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Worth Playing
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

To that end, I'm headed back into Hell with a smile. Hades is some of the most fun I've had playing something, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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SomosXbox
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

‎Supergiant Games has very little to prove with Hades in its console version, beyond its performance and optimization. It's not just that he's been nominated for game of the year. It is that this game already managed to massively captivate critics and audiences alike in 2020. If we can add anything, I'd say that Hades evolves in every way every time you play it, both playable and narratively. From what we can highlight the combat, which is the core of the game, is highly satisfying. This is a game you should at least try.‎

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PPE.pl
9.5 / 10.0
PPE.pl

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2021

Hades returned in a very good, albeit predictable, style. This is still a great production, but it is worth knowing that developers do not really take full advantage of the possibilities of new platforms.

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Nintendo Blast
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2020

Hades is an action title that manages to combine different aspects in an exceptional and impressive roguelite adventure. Exploring the Underworld in intense combat is exciting, and each run offers a unique experience because of the different rooms and powers. An extensive variety of content makes the cycle of dying and starting over rewarding, and there are many options to customize the game, such as weapons and alternative skills. The narrative extends intelligently through the runs, and the universe is immersive, with stunning visuals, great voice acting and quality music. In the end, Hades is one of those addictive and difficult-to-drop titles - even though I have escaped several times, I'm still playing and getting surprised with the possibilities.

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Nintendo Wire
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

If you’ve read this far and aren’t convinced that Hades is a must have on your Switch (or PC, if you prefer) then I’m sorry to inform you’re already dead yourself. Now on their fourth release, Supergiant Games have proven themselves masters of interweaving narrative and gameplay. Though their previous games were rooted more in a singular, linear experience that offered plenty of choices and customizations, they’ve found a way to bring that excessive excellence to a never ending rogue-like.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
95%
Nov 21, 2020

Hades is an incredibly polished title that excels in every way and proves that the roguelite genre still has plenty of ways to evolve.

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Sirus Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2021

Hades on PS5 has been my favorite way to play, and I’m excited more people will be able to dive into Hell.

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The Games Machine
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2020

Hades is an exceptional game. It's got a fun gameplay loop, incredible visual design, good animations and a ton of story and dialogue (and it's all voice acted!). Definitely Supergiant's best game to date, and a must-play both for roguelike fans and newcomers to the genre.

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Gamer's Palace
94 / 100
94 / 100
Jan 3, 2021

Hades is a really diverse roguelike and the most motivating one that I've played so far!

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Merlin'in Kazanı
94 / 100
94 / 100
Aug 15, 2021

Hades is one of the best rogue-like games ever; with great music, stylish art design and smooth gameplay.

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Hobby Consolas
93 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Álvaro Alonso

Top Critic

93 / 100
Aug 10, 2021

Hades was already one of the best games of 2020 and the best work of Supergiant Games, and this new version for Microsoft's and Sony's consoles is just another proof of it.

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Spaziogames
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2020

Hades is a hell of a ride, one of the best roguelikes ever made and surely Supergiant Games best work to date. Don't make excuses and just go and download it, whether on PC or Switch (our preferred choice)

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Hobby Consolas
93 / 100
93 / 100
Sep 25, 2020

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.

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Generación Xbox
9.3 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

9.3 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

Hades is one of the more solid games you will find on Xbox. Undoubtedly, this summer's Xbox Game Pass must have for all subscribers.

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Everyeye.it
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

Hades is, bluntly, a masterpiece: a phenomenal roguelike, packed with a class and inspiration, which once again consecrates (and perhaps more than ever...) the crystalline talent of Supergiant Games.

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COGconnected
92 / 100
92 / 100
Oct 27, 2020

Hades is a hell of a good time. It’s tight and responsive, with vast depth beyond the surface levels you’ll need to technically complete it. It looks great, sounds better, and does a masterful job of keeping you moving forward in both story and mechanics. Hades is without doubt one of the best roguelite games to date, a new high point for Supergiant Games, and a dark horse contender for game of the year lists this fall.

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Gamersky
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2020

After launching the official version, "Hades" can not only attract a large number of players with a very charming and in-depth combat system, but also a rich story that can stand out among many Roguelike games.

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XboxEra
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2021

Hades has perfected several elements of the rogue-like genre and does a banging job on the rest. It is, by far, the best game of its type that I’ve played. But don’t let the words “rogue-like” scare you off – it is made in such a way that it is appealing to both fans and non-fans of the genre alike. Hades is a game I firmly believe anyone even remotely interested should play. I guarantee that you won’t regret your time in The Underworld.

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Everyeye.it
9.2 / 10.0
Everyeye.it
Marco Mottura

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

Hades was an undisputed masterpiece eleven months ago on PC and Nintendo Switch, and it is also confirmed as such in PlayStation and Xbox format. The edition intended for the Sony and Microsoft platforms is in all ways identical to the original, with just appreciable improvements in terms of resolution on the most recent machines, where the glance of 4K is noticeable in exalting the theatrical staging of an ancient Greece very different from the canons and full of personality.

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IGN Italy
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2020

Hades is a contender for one of the best roguelike in recent years. The extraordinary magnetism that surrounds him, the desire that instills in the player to try relentlessly, maybe even just to read the umpteenth sarcastic comment of the deity on duty, are very valuable features. Supergiant Games' tricks in outlining every little detail of his creature are children of a true and palpable passion. Rare merchandise these days, which no player should miss,

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GamePro
91 / 100
91 / 100
Oct 20, 2020

Hades is one of the best roguelites of all time and a hot contender for the title “Game of the Year 2020”.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

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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PC Gamer
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 18, 2020

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

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 18, 2020

Hades' varied combat and progression make it a great action roguelike, but its novel approach to storytelling is what makes it stand out in the genre.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Hades had the unenviable task of bridging a well-established action-roguelike format with impactful character-driven storytelling, and neither element feels like an afterthought. They lift each other to new heights. The finer details – all those little artistic touches that add up over time – really seal the deal.

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Game Revolution
Oct 1, 2020

Hades takes the hated cycle of retrying the same checkpoint over and over again, flips it on its head with rewarding progression, and makes the player genuinely look forward to starting anew. Gods, it’s impressive!

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 28, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a challenging action game or just want to enjoy a beautifully illustrated and orchestrated story, Hades might be my preferred recommendation for romps through Hell.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 17, 2020

Only time will tell if Hades joins the pantheon of roguelike greats alongside The Binding of Isaac and Dead Cells, but it makes an incredibly strong impression. Hades succeeds as both a narrative-driven adventure and an addicting roguelike, and that's a pretty tough combination to pull off.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 10, 2021

Whatever you like games for, graphics, gameplay, fun factor, Hades has this all in spades with equally exceptional quality wherever you choose to play it.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 19, 2021

Hades is a fantastic game and is really worth all the acclaim and praise its received thus far. The game's amazing ability to both engage and challenge you is worthy of applaud and the now that the game is available on all platforms many more players will be able to enjoy this spectacular title.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Dec 9, 2020

Given the perfect track record of Supergiant Games, Haded was simply fated to became a great little gem of it's genre, but no one would have thought that this game can go head to head with this year's major AAA releases. What we have here is a fully realized, well thought out project, one that you can sink your time into no matter what you prefer - a strong narrative adventure or a hardcore gameplay experience.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
Aug 10, 2021

The return of Hades is a true feast, and a great opportunity for PlayStation and Xbox players to dive deep into the waters of River Styx. The escape from the underworld itself is an impossible feat, but it's sure as hell worth a try.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 10, 2021

Hades has been a long time coming for PlayStation players, but the wait was certainly worth it. Supergiant's rogue-lite action title is every bit as good as you've heard, with its fast-paced combat, wonderful Boon system, and amazing story that's interlaced with the gameplay. It's a complex game, but not a complicated one; it's a brilliantly constructed thing that delivers in practically every department. Easily one of the best rogue-lite titles available, Hades lives up to the legend.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 17, 2020

Few other roguelikes build around the genre's cyclical nature, both mechanically and narratively, as successfully as Hades. Combined with a punchy and fresh presentation of Greek myth, this is a genre standout whose appeal goes well beyond its hardcore fans.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 21, 2020

Hades is a fantastic Rogue-lite that offers some terrific action, strond design, beautiful narrative, unforgettable characters and, needless to say, tremendous visuals and soundtrack. Even players who are or became allergic to its genre should try it, as it has probably no Achille's Heel and is, for sure, the most accomplished Supergiant Games experience to date.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

Hades is a shining example of what the roguelike genre can be. The combat is fast and frenetic with an unbelievable number of options to tailor Zagreus' fighting style to your liking. Though the story isn't remarkable, everything else is in this gorgeous must-play indie title on Nintendo Switch.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Sep 24, 2020

Hades feels like a small, but masterful step forward for the roguelite genre as a whole. Maybe there really is no escape from the Underworld, but that’s just fine by me; this is a cycle I don’t want to end.

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PCMag
Oct 2, 2020

I’m not sure if Hades is my absolute favorite Supergiant Games release. Transistor remains criminally underrated. Hades, however, is the one I’ve spent the most time playing and thinking about. It’s the rare roguelite that convinces me of the genre’s merits. Hades masterfully nails its minute-to-minute mechanics alongside the larger character and story progression. I didn’t want to love Hades, but still loved it. I love looking at, fighting in, and absorbing more of this underworld that never stops. So, if you come in with an even slightly more open mind, chances are you’ll love it even more.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

Beautifully crafted, satisfying to play and over-flowing with content, Hades is a phenomenal video game that continues to impress long after you complete your first run.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2017

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.

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RPG Fan
90%
90%
Oct 1, 2020

Hades is a game for almost everyone. The only people I could see not getting struck by Aphrodite are those who can’t stand procedural generation or action games at all. If you’ve got even a cursory interest in roguelikes or action RPGs, you absolutely cannot pass this game up. Its only real shortcoming is the less-than-stellar story, which is a first for Supergiant Games. Rest assured, the gameplay, characters, secrets, and customization more than make up for a lack of a gripping narrative.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
Digital Chumps
Eric Layman

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2017

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 showcase both perspectives.  Whichever side you ultimately settle on, Hades' character-rich action is a capable ascent from the dregs of genre stagnation.

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Xbox Achievements
90%
90%
Aug 16, 2021

Hades is an excellent action game that allows players to find progression even in death. Roguelikes are normally known for their high level of difficulty, but in Hades, the greatest challenge you’ll face is trying to put it down.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

This will probably be the standard that roguelite games will be following for years to come- or it should be, at any rate. If nothing else, Hades is easily the best game Supergiant have made to date.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 15, 2020

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.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 10, 2021

Hades already looked great, but experiencing it in 4k on current-gen consoles is a sight to behold.

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Niche Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

Hades is Supergiant Games’ magnum opus. The team finally crafted a brilliant gameplay system that can meet Jen Zee’s magnificent art. The constant flow of features and content keeps the game from ever getting stale or complacent. There is never a dull moment, and there is always something new to see.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
GameSpew
Becca S.

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

Hades is a fantastic title. Even after sinking multiple hours in, it never gets boring. It’s a beautiful-looking game; from the environments to the character art, a lot of love and care has gone into bringing it to life. Better yet, it’s simply a joy to play.

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Digitally Downloaded
Sep 28, 2020

Hades is an end-to-end delight, from one of the most vividly creative studios going around. Supergiant Games has taken a genre that is overused to the point of exhaustion, and found a way to make it interesting all over again. It's a game that plays on the primal, viseral sensations of movement and rhythm, but it delivers it with such precision that it is nothing short of hypnotic.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

Hades is just all around good. From its tremendous voice acting and intriguing story to its fun combat and insanely addicting gameplay loop, there is little wrong here. Graphically it's a little dated and its difficulty wall will be off-putting to many, but these are about the only major issues. Otherwise, the fun of trying "just one more time" mixed with trying to get all the right power ups in a run is a rare entertaining time. Fans of Rogue-likes owe it to themselves to check this out, especially since it is less than half the price of AAA titles.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

Yes, we can levy criticisms about the roguelike genre in general at it, but the fact is, few games perfect the formula quite like Hades does; it’s one of the best roguelikes you’ll ever play. With a slew of upgrades available, gorgeous environments to fight your way through and a wonderfully told narrative that delves into Greek mythology, you’ll keep coming back for more, time and time again.

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Pure Xbox
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 10, 2021

As expected, Hades knocks it out of the park, offering a stellar experience to Xbox players for the first time. It's every bit as incredible as it was a year ago, with punchy combat, an addictive gameplay loop and a cast of characters that prove to be charming and terrifying in the same breath. It's a shame a few frame rate issues sour the experience occasionally, but make no mistake, Hades is absolutely worth your time whether you're a fan of the genre or not.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2021

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Noisy Pixel
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Hades takes away all the annoying parts of the roguelike genre and adds accessible systems without lowering the difficulty that these types of games offer. It is a standout experience within the genre and will test your skills in a balanced and manageable way that makes each run challenging, yet, approachable. There is so much to unlock here and so much to discover that dying for the hundredth time isn’t that bad.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

A roguelike with exceptional storytelling, Hades brings heart and soul to a genre known for its emphasis on combat. With the continuing evolution of characters and challenges, the Underworld will keep bringing you back long after you've escaped.

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Checkpoint Gaming
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 24, 2020

Supergiant Games’ Hades has proved that the studio shows no means of slowing down, creating their best product yet. It’s firmly become my game of the year thus far and has left me in awe with its design. Like other indie staples in the gaming industry, it’s safe to say this will be a title talked about for years to come. Well done, Supergiant. Well bloody done.

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Inverse
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2020

The peerless intertwining of narrative with player experience cements Hades as one of the best games of 2020 and possibly the best roguelike ever made.

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But Why Tho?
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

Hades is a different experience in the roguelike genre. It blends together a narrative with the mechanics and gameplay of roguelike, dungeon crawling games. With the option to play with different abilities and truly craft your own playstyle, replayability is extremely high. And while death is going to be the norm in this game, you’ll be able to activate God Mode, making this game an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Seasoned Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2020

One of our favorite games of the year

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Nintendo Times
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 30, 2020

EXCELLENT - Hades revolutionizes storytelling by unraveling new dialog and exposition each time you die, making every single attempt at escaping the Underworld new and exciting. The replayability is extremely high here with randomized rooms and perks, and a gameplay loop that will have you saying, “Just one more time!” well past your bedtime. Don’t let the roguelike description scare you away from giving this one a try.

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RPGamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Oct 19, 2020

In Hades, Supergiant Games has crafted an exemplar of both the action and rogue-lite genres, while pushing narrative in a way that even non-fans can appreciate.

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Bazimag
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Hades doesn't try to reinvent the wheel but the little seasoning that the developers has sprinkled on this old formula combined with the mysterious story and it's colorful characters make this one of the best games of the year so far.

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Screen Rant
Sep 17, 2020

Hades is an exhilarating experience that meshes its various systems together in a way that's truly special. Zagreus' journey to escape from his father's kingdom is a memorable one full of brilliant moments, and this game is a must-have for fans of roguelikes or action games with brutal difficulty like the Dark Souls series.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Dec 13, 2020

Despite how long I’ve been ranting here, there’s plenty more I could say about Hades. But honestly, I feel it’s best you discover for yourself why I’m so enamored of Supergiant’s latest adventure. Though the game isn’t quite perfect, it truly earned the accolades it’s been receiving. And honestly, if they decide to implement some additional content later on, most of my complaints would be rendered moot. This is honestly my favorite game yet by Supergiant Games, and easily one of my favorite indies of 2020. If you love rogue and need something new to enjoy, be sure to put this one on your wishlist.

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Cat with Monocle
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 6, 2021

Overall, Hades slays expectations, providing an immersive, rogue-like experience filled with endless hours of gameplay. While dungeon crawling may not be for everyone, it is a well-designed and well-polished game for those who love it. Each run offers a unique experience, and the progression from meek to a godly warrior is enjoyable. Between the unique narrative, the vibrant colors and artwork, and the smooth gameplay, dying repeatedly has never felt so good.

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INDIANTVCZ
9 / 10
INDIANTVCZ
David Kraucher
9 / 10
Dec 23, 2020

Hades has a great story, awesome gameplay and a well-crafted audiovisual. This is exactly what the Rogue-like games genre should look like.

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GameByte
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

It’s a tough genre piece, but it’s one where dying feels like progress. The more escapes you attempt, the more story you unravel as your relationships with these characters develop. Reaching the end of a run after levelling up your upgrades and finding that right combination of boons is the perfect sense of accomplishment.

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MondoXbox
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2021

Hades is a masterpiece with its extremely high level of sound, gameplay, everything is exceptional. A title you absolutely must have, an incredible piece of work. Unmissable!

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Screen Rant
Aug 10, 2021

Hades remains one of the best roguelikes in recent memory regardless of what machine is housing it. As always, the advice ultimately remains the same for those on the fence about the Supergiant Games spin on mythology: go play Hades. Now there's even more ways to do so.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 14, 2021

Hades is the new standard by which we measure roguelites. A stunningly modern narrative scenario told in bitesize morsels perfectly designed around roguelites, it also manages to have infinitely replayable combat full of constantly changing moves and powers. It demands your skill and a lot of your time, but it rewards you by providing meaning to the grind.

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GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2021

I have to agree, Hades deserved every single award and critically acclaimed review it received, it’s one of the best roguelike games I’ve played on PlayStation. The visuals, voice acting, music, and gameplay all work perfectly together, creating a very polished, addictive, and challenging, yet rewarding experience which you’ll instantly become hooked on and find hard to put down. The game does suffer from a lack of variety when you’re playing in long sessions, but that’s because the game is beautifully hand-crafted rather than procedurally generated, so it’s to be expected. If you’re not mesmerised by the satisfying combat, strategically planning your upgrades and boon pick-ups, or wiping your sweaty palms after an intense boss fight, you’ll be fully engaged with the brilliant narrative and interesting NPC interactions.

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Twisted Voxel
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2021

Weak endgame aside, Hades is an innovative and refreshing take on the roguelike genre, coupled with fast, frenetic, and fun gameplay.

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XGN.nl
9 / 10.0
XGN.nl

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2021

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.

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Game Forces PT
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2021

Hades is a sublime experience and certainly deserving of all the praise it has received over the past year. With gameplay so juicy that we can only describe as addictive, with one of the most appealing visual and sonic aspects you can find, and with such a well-written narrative, we have no doubt that Hades is one of the best games currently available for PlayStation 5, and most likely the best roguelike produced to date.

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IGN Korea
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2021

You’re going to equip various weapons and receive endless blessings from other Gods while doing your best to escape hell, guarded by your father, Hades. The difficulty hike is no joke and tutorials that kicks you right into middle of hell (literally) would be the first obstacle for those who’re new to rogue-like action genre, but once you get your grip and get used to its mechanics, you’ll be willing to melt away your time like an unattended ice cream left out in the depth of hell. While many rogue-like games suffer from meaningless retries and lack of reward rebalancing, Hades rewards those who keep trying by providing you with more questions and stories to uncover. There are plenty of hardcore modes for the heart of steel gamers who’d like some neverending challenge as well. Fans of hack & slash must try this game out.

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Video Chums
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2020

Hades is in the upper echelon of roguelikes so if you enjoy action-packed combat, concise yet engaging stories, and unlocking rewarding goodies then you'll have a phenomenal amount of fun trying to escape the Underworld.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

Supergiant has crafted another beautiful game, this time a story-laden roguelite that demands dozens of hours to fully experience.

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New Game Network
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 4, 2020

Hades is a phenomenal effort from Supergiant. Dripping with the stylish substance we've come to expect from the studio and centered around brilliant gameplay, this is one action roguelike that you'll need to check out.

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The Thirsty Mage
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

Indie developer Supergiant have made a name for themselves by developing a series of titles diverse in genre but consistent in their striking art design, mechanical depth and distinctive utilisation of voice acting. Although their first rogue-like, Hades makes for a strong argument that this genre is Supergiant's snuggest fit yet.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 23, 2020

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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Telegraph
Sep 25, 2020

Supergiant's crisp, colourful and chaotic journey through the underworld is a superior roguelike and a tremendous game in its own right

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M3
M3

Top Critic

Aug 17, 2021

Intense and challenging battles are mixed with amazing characters that populate colorful and lovingly created environments. The tribute words hail and Hades is worth every single one – although we would have liked to have seen more improvements and news alongside the one-year-old Switch version.

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Killa Penguin
Aug 19, 2021

Hades is a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler roguelite with a simplistic gameplay loop, some complex perk combinations reminiscent of Transistor, and a reactive story that sees characters react to just about anything that you do. The problem is that all of the things that you can do are limited to picking perks and killing things in the same four floors of the same dungeon, and the story drags its heels in such an egregious way that you have to finish this same 20-40-minute dungeon something like 50 times to reach the actual ending.

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