Hades Reviews

Hades is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 17, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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TheGamer
Top Critic
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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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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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
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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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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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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