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Description

Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of death as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth. Now available in Early Access.

The player takes the role of Zagreus, the prince of the Underworld, who is trying to escape the realm to get away from his dispassionate father, Hades, and reach Mount Olympus. His quest is supported by the other Olympians, who grant him gifts to help fight through the beings that protect the exit from the Underworld.

The game is presented in an isometric view with the player in control of Zagreus. The player starts a runthrough of the game by trying to fight their way through a number of rooms; the room layouts are pre-determined, but their order, and the enemies that appear are randomly determined. The player has a primary weapon, a special attack, and a magic spell which they can use to take out enemies. Sometimes on clearing a room, one of the Olympians will provide a gift, a choice of three persistent boosts for that run that the player can select from; the gifts are themed based on the Olympian, for example with Zeus providing lightning damage effects. The player also collects in-game currency and potentially keys. Should Zagreus' health points drop to zero, he "dies" and ends back up facing his father, removing all gifts granted from the last run. In this area, before setting on a new quest, the player can use the currency to unlock permanent upgrades for Zagreus, or the keys to unlock different weapons.

Screenshots

Hades Windows Game Over
Hades Windows The room where every run starts.
Hades Windows This upgraded Cast attack launches a swirling red ring.
Hades Windows Fighting the Doomstone enemy.

Promo Images

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Hades Concept Art

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "黑帝斯" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Sep 25, 2020 10 out of 10 100
RPG Site Nintendo Switch Oct 06, 2020 10 out of 10 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 28, 2020 95 out of 100 95
Hentai Reviews Windows Oct 08, 2020 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars 92
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 03, 2020 90 out of 100 90
Edge Windows Sep 10, 2020 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 22, 2020 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Windows Sep 22, 2020 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Nintendo Switch Sep 22, 2020 88 out of 100 88
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Sep 26, 2020 8.8 out of 10 88

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Related Web Sites

  • Hades (official website)
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