Jupiter Hell

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 9, 2021

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

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 7, 2021

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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8.1 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2021

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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9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2021

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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70 / 100
Sep 14, 2021

Jupiter Hell isn't afraid to wear its inspirations on its sleeve, and it does a great job in recreating that 'DOOM' feeling in a vastly different genre. While the build and class diversity is solid at first glance, the lack of gameplay and level variety doesn't provide that 'one more run' feeling. That being said, there is plenty for hardcore strategists to sink their teeth into should they want to master the game at the highest difficulty.

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82 / 100
Aug 6, 2021

One could make a long list of things that Jupiter Hell isn’t, but that would be missing the point and the prize. Jupiter Hell is an easy-to-understand, but challenging and addictive roguelike, with turn-based action that never gets bogged down with the minutiae of facing, hexes, grids, or overly-complex mechanics. Instead, it zeroes in on cover, position, tactics, and the smart use of the tools at hand. The procedurally generated elements are the stuff of hit and miss, luck of the draw, run-ending frustration, and occasionally some pretty barren levels. Aside from that, Jupiter Hell is a focused and fun homage to an era of shooter where you never knew what was around the next dark corner.

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7.7 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2021

Solid, no-nonsense roguelike with a comparatively rare sci-fi setting. Too bad it doesn't deliver the badass power fantasy that its inspiring material source (Doom) does so well.

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7.3 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2021

Jupiter Hell is a richer, more concrete and enjoyable version of Doom, the Roguelike, from which it borrows the original concept. The result is a more than valid exponent of the genre, which mixes action, strategy and a pinch of rpg without ever being too frustrating, thanks to a good balance and the possibility of selecting different levels of challenge.

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90%
Aug 29, 2021

I could go on and on about all of the other bells and whistles, like the importance of spending multitools wisely at upgrade terminals, the incredible procedural generation of the levels and enemies, the more than a dozen modes to play, all of the in-game achievements to earn, and the plentiful secrets, but those are best discovered when you buy this game. If you’ve got a strategic bone in your body, you have to buy this. Go, buy it now. It’s $25 at full price, which might as well be an act of charity considering the quantity and quality of what you’re getting.

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8 / 10
Aug 30, 2021

I will hold my hand up and say I have not played many roguelike titles, as it is a genre I am not all that great at.

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