Hades Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 5 months 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 and Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: @SupergiantGames


Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 28 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Hades usually costs £22.49.


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

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