Summary: Hades is one of the best games of 2020, with amazing worldbuilding, characters, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for hours.
Hades' action roguelike gameplay is deep, engaging, satisfying, and fun; the game offers everything players could want out of the genre.
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.
Top Critic Average
Greek gods bring family charm to this glittering headlong pelt through the underworld
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.
Action so intense it'll leave you jittery and hopped-up on adrenaline, and characters to come back for.
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.
Supergiant has crafted another beautiful game, this time a story-laden roguelite that demands dozens of hours to fully experience.
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.
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.
A multifaceted story that unfolds based on how you play, sublime combat that rewards experimentation, challenges that are only as difficult as you want them to be, all the good feelings of roguelikes without a lot of the hassle.
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.