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
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

94

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 169 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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10 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

-"Es contundente, pulido, brillante"

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2021

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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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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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