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Hades Review


Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Hades is a shooting game where you battle your way through dungeons to escape hell and the clutches of Hades. You play as Zagreus, the son of Hades and through the game you'll meet many recognisable greek gods like Zeus, Athena and Posiedon who will try to help you escape and give you new skills.

The game is formatted as a rogue-like game, where you must move through a series of dungeons and where your progress is reset if you die. But, unlike other rogue-like games, when restarting the dungeon crawl, your character, Zagreus, remains permentantly upgraded and characters you meet will remember you from your previous attempts.

Each environment and character is hand drawn in a cartoon style and are fully voiced. This results in an action game where the narrative and evolving story also offer a strong reason to play.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 06/12/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: @SupergiantGames


Duration: It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game. It will take up to 30 hours to beat, but play is through short runs of around an hour.
Players: This is a single player game.


Hades usually costs £22.49.


Switch Store Switch £22.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12+ for moderate violence.
In the US, ESRB state: ESRB TEEN for blood and violence


God mode gives you a 20% damage reducation. Then each time you die you get an extra 2% of damage reduction. This mirrors the experience other players get as they improve their character and abilities in the game.

You need to repeatedly press the fire button in the game. However, there are some weapons with an autofire that can help this.
Our Hades Accessibility Report documents 30 accessibility features:

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