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 169 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

94

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 169 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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