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Jupiter Hell

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

69%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCAug 1, 2021

Developer: ChaosForge

Publishers: ChaosForge, Hyperstrange

Genres: RPG, Strategy, Roguelike

JUPITER HELL 1.0 IS HERE! A 20-year roguelike development story reaches its climax, as Jupiter Hell graduates Early Access and releases in full. Don't forget to take advantage of the 20% release discount - available for a limited time only! Jupiter Hell is a classic, turn-based roguelike set in a 90s flavored sci-fi universe. Set on the moons of Jupiter, the game pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. Rip and tear zombies, demons and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry such as shotguns, chainguns, railguns and the trusty chainsaw. All to the shine of CRT monitors and the tune of heavy metal! TACTICAL, TURN-BASED COMBAT WITH REAL-TIME RESPONSIVENESS Benefit from classic roguelike turns with modern shooter sensibilities. Controls are immediate and accessible while retaining the back-end depth of a turn-based RPG. MEANINGFUL RPG PROGRESSION Customize your character with new weapons, items and abilities gained as you progress through a permadeath-prone hell. Beat the game to unlock more difficult challenges rather than grinding to make the game easier. RANDOMIZED LEVELS SET ALL OVER JUPITER’S ORBIT Blast through procedurally-generated civilian sectors, military space bases and mining colonies on the violent moons of Jupiter. Every playthrough you’ll find new ways to experience familiar settings. ORIGINAL SHOOTER ROGUELIKE LINEAGE Jupiter Hell is built by ChaosForge, the team that’s been making top-down, cosmic hell roguelikes since 2002.

Jupiter Hell Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A turn-based roguelike set in a universe that's similar to but legally distinct from Doom, and where every choice you make has immediate and long term consequences.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Jupiter Hell is a tactical roguelike that is sure to find its fans, but will turn others away with its high difficulty and overly random reeling to each run. The lack of iterative improvements between runs made every failure feel overly punishing, though that's common in the with roguelikes. The end result is a game that I can appreciate, but didn't really enjoy. Your mileage may vary of course, and if the idea of a fusion of Doom and XCOM appeals, then this may well be the game for you.

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Doom meets the roguelike genre and the result is a very fine game, proving that the demonic invasions and sci-fi atmosphere of id Software's masterpiece can work wonders even with a totally different gameplay.

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Jupiter Hell is a thrilling turn-based roguelike with stripped back mechanics that make every playthrough more exciting than the last.

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Jupiter Hell - Kickstarter Teaser

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