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Hell Let Loose Review

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Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Hell Let Loose is a tactical shooting game set during the battles of the Western and Eastern Fronts of World War 2. It focuses on the structure of warfare with large numbers of troops through chain of command communication. You must work with other players at the unit and officer level if you are going to win. Then, between battles you must use resources tactically to give your squad the upper hand in the next round.

You join a platoon of soldiers in 50 vs 50 battles for territory between Germans, Americans and Soviets. Each team is made up of rifle squads of six soldiers, armoured squads of three soldiers, and recon squads of two soldiers.

Play is conducted in either Warfare or Offensive mode. The map is divided into sectors to be captured and then held. You either have to capture all the sectors to win, or maintain control of your sectors for a set amount of time.

It's a game about communication and co-ordination as much as shooting. Each group of players has a lead officer who co-ordinates the battlefield by talking to other officers. You can also communicate with the other players in your unit, or use proximity chat to talk to those around you. Finally, there is team-wide and unit level text chat.

Each of the two factions fighting will also be assigned a commander, and the commander is in charge of not only the team and squads, but tank deployments, air strikes, and orders, however these orders cost resources. Resource nodes can be built using supplies by engineers to bolster resource production, and be able to deploy more tanks, air strikes and orders in order to help the team fighting on the battlefield, however they can be taken down if found by the enemy team.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 27/07/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Black Matter S (@BlackMatter_S)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to play a round of this game. Battles vary in length but can last up to an hour and a half.
 
Players: You can play this with 100 players online. Rounds are 50 vs. 50 battles.

CostsCosts

Hell Let Loose usually costs £34.99.
 

Hell Let Loose

PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 because it features strong and sustained depictions of violence. This game features strong and sustained violence. Characters can be shot, stabbed or blown up by shells and grenades. Characters react realistically to impacts, for example staggering when shot, and blood is visible. There is some sight of dismembered bodies after characters have been hit by shells or grenades.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hell Let Loose Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BlackMatter_S) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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