Hades

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 84 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

93

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 84 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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Essential
Sep 17, 2020

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

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2020
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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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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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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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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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