Hades Reviews

Hades is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Drew Hurley
Top Critic
10 / 10
Sep 11, 2022

Absolutely, absurdly, ungodly, good. An honest to Gods masterpiece, the likes of which are rarely seen anymore. As fun on the first run as on the fiftieth. What makes a Roguelike special is one that can keep the player engaged long term and there are so many little elements that will keep its audience coming back again and again. It's hard to find a flaw. To find a way this could be better. Supergiant have set their bar high here, delivering a game that will be used as an example in numerous areas for years to come. Following on from Transistor, and Bastion, it's exciting to see what they'll do next.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2022

Do you know what I’m going to do after writing this review? Play Hades again - for fun. It’s just so damn good. Maybe I’ll be able to escape hell, maybe not, but I’ll be happy to try again.

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Essential
Jan 10, 2022

It is easy to get lost within the world and tale spun and conjured within Hades. Being the first video game ever to win a literary Hugo award for its narrative is nothing short of incredible. It is also incredibly well deserved, and an exciting new accolade for future games to aspire towards. Heart is arguably the most crucial part of any game, and it is something Hades has to spare. At its core, Hades is a relatable and timeless coming of age story about family, and is a deep dive into the greek gods and their stories – something rarely explored outside of the classroom or on the big screen. There is also a powerful underlying lesson to be learnt about embracing the journey and accepting failure as an inevitable part of moving forward. Even without any prior love for rogue-like games, Hades is absolutely worth at least trying. The gameplay is smooth and complex enough to keep the player entertained and invested, even through tears of frustration. Everything else it offers is just polishing on an already gleaming gameplay experience.

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 / 5.0
Aug 16, 2021

Hades remains an absolute must-play modern masterpiece on the Xbox Series X. I’m thrilled to see new ports bring it to a new audience. With a wonderful story, memorable characters, some of the best voice acting around, a stunning soundtrack, variety that keeps things fresh even after dozens of runs, incredibly tight gameplay, and game design, which will allow even those who don’t usually care for roguelites to engage with it, this is a game that every player should try.

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