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Hatred is a good twin-stick shooter that manages to offer an interesting experience only through the actual theme. Besides that, however, it's not something outstanding. Developer Destructive Creations could have transformed its targets into zombies or civilians and escape the controversy, but it stuck to its initial idea, and while it's not executed all that well in terms of story, it deserves recognition.
Overall, Hatred is an impressive shooter with solid gameplay elements of its genre. The lack of narrative, weapon choices, and some minor bug crashes were the game's downfall at major categories in this review. However, the almost great shooting gameplay touch of Hatred is the glory of them all. It's not great a game but it's not a horrible title either. Just good enough.
The adult rated Hatred will most likely not see the light of day on consoles, but it certainly has some addicting qualities to it and a little bit of strategy. The difficulty is certainly up there as you will find yourself overwhelmed by the police if you are not careful.
Hatred delivers fairly solid twin-stick shooting mechanics. However, it becomes incredibly boring, repetitive, and frustrating over time
There's nothing really special about Hatred. It's a twin-stick shooter. It has guns in it. It has objectives. Most of the time those objectives involve acting like a menace to society or blowing stuff up. It doesn't have anything new to bring to the table, or anything interesting to say about the genre. You can go back to yelling at it now if you want.
It's a pretty competent action game with really great visuals, but marred by quite a few flaws. If you don't like playing with keyboard and mouse, then steer clear, but if you don't mind putting your controller aside, and you enjoy the genre, it can be worth quite a few hours of your time. I didn't hate Hatred, but I didn't really love it either. Yet, it's a pretty promising debut for a new indie team.
In theory Hatred could have been great but lacklustre development gets it thrown into a pit of mediocrity. It joins a stack of games I played once and never touched again, and that disappoints me on a personal level as I was hoping for so much more.
If you're looking for a certain thrill to accompany random acts of mass slaughter, you'll find it in plenty of other games on the market today. Controversy can only carry a game so far, before it trips itself up.
With bad A.I., design issues, and repetitive combat, what there is to enjoy in Hatred quickly fades to black.
It's just an average game, which I think is the last thing Hatred wanted to be.