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Hades

Hades review

Attack and dethrone god

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Hades guide: tips and strategies on how to beat the game

These Hades tips will ensure victory with every run!

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Hades Boons guide: the best Boons and Gods to choose

Learn which Gods bestow the best Boons in Hades

3 days ago

Supergiant artist goes behind-the-scenes on building a god in Hades

Hades is a bloody gorgeous game. There's no arguing that. But did you know that the enigmatic Nyx started life as one of the Fury sisters? Crafting a god is a strange process for mortal hands - but such is the job of the artists at Supergiant games, one of whom has this week gone in-depth on how the studio models, rigs, textures and animates…

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7 days ago

The Game Music Festival Vol. 3 reimagines the sounds of Supergiant and Larian

Comb your hair, spray that perfume and suit up for a night of high culture, readers - the third edition of the Game Music Festival is underway. Starting last night, you can already tune into a full evening of orchestral rearrangement of scores from Bastion, Transistor, Pyre and Hades, with Larian Studios picking up the mic tonight for a more high-fantasy swing at the concert…

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2 weeks ago

Hades weapon Aspects weren’t originally going to be in the game

In Supergiant's new brilliant roguelike Hades, you're able to choose between six weapons (or Infernal Arms) to use to battle your way out of the underworld. Each of these then has four different Aspects, which changes the weapons' movesets and bonuses, allowing for really varied runs. It turns out, though, that Aspects weren't originally going to be in the game. One of the game's developers…

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Hades composer teaches how to play one of its lovely songs in this video

Supergiant's games all have pretty wonderful soundtracks, and their new Ancient Greek roguelike Hades is no exception. We have composer Darren Korb to thank for that, and this weekend he released a video tutorial teaching how to play one of Hades' delightful tunes. It's not one of the heavy intense tracks from your battles in Tartarus, however. Instead it's one of the soothing melodies you…

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Speedrunners have already beat Hades in under eight minutes

It's been a real blast over the last few weeks watching my pals and peers pick up Hades. The excellent mythological roguelike left early access last month, and seeing everyone post screenshots of their first clears and fastest times has been lovely. To any of you who think you've gotten good at the game with those cheeky 20-minute runs, however, I'm here to ruin your…

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3 weeks ago

Supergiant lay bare the building blocks of Hades’ underworld

Out of all the -tober suffix trends, I think Blocktober might be my favourite. The now-annual level design hashtag has become a fascinating insight into the grey, blocky roots of all sorts of games. As a bonus, this year sees Hades developers Supergiant jumping onto the bandwagon with a distressingly art-free look at the mythological roguelike's level design process.

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Feature: These Hades tips will ensure victory with every run!

Hades guide: tips and strategies on how to beat the game

Hades, the sublime god-filled roguelite from Supergiant Games, has finally left Early Access. And that means a whole host of new players are quickly learning just how difficult it is to escape Hell when your dear father, Lord Hades, doesn't want you to leave.But I've been escaping Hell since December 2018, and with the following top-tier Hades tips and strategies, you too will learn how…

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Feature: Learn which Gods bestow the best Boons in Hades

Hades Boons guide: the best Boons and Gods to choose

Boons in Hades are one of the most common and powerful types of upgrades you'll come across. Offered by the Olympian Gods themselves, these Boons are the genetic makeup of your build for each run, which means picking the right Boon in the right moment is extremely important if you want to beat the game and escape the Underworld.Our Hades Boons guide will offer an…

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Feature: Learn the very best Keepsakes to use in Hades

Hades Keepsakes list: a tier list of the best Keepsakes

Keepsakes are a major aspect of your metaprogression throughout Hades, the fast-paced roguelite from Supergiant Games. Bartered from the various Olympians and Underworld inhabitants you'll meet throughout your journey, these Keepsakes offer powerful passive bonuses that can completely alter your playstyle and the outcome of your runs.Our Hades Keepsakes guide will walk you through how Keepsakes can be earnt, used, and upgraded, along with a…

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Hades weapons guide: best weapons, Aspects, and Daedalus upgrades

The six weapons of Hades are your primary means of battle through the ever-changing, ever-punishing halls of the Underworld. And there's an awful lot to learn about each one, with different movesets, upgrades, and aspects to unlock for each Infernal Arm throughout your journeys.Our Hades weapons guide looks to furnish you with all the knowledge you need to wield these titan-slaying weapons, with in-depth tips…

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Hades Titan Blood: how to find and use it

Titan Blood is one of the rarest resources you can encounter in Hades, Supergiant Games's fantastic godlike roguelite. You can gain these droplets of Titan Blood by vanquishing the toughest adversaries in the Underworld, and then you can spend it to upgrade your Titan-slaying weapons. Our Hades Titan Blood guide will walk you through every method of obtaining and using this powerful resource.

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4 weeks ago

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Every character in Hades placed on the Mulaney McDonald’s alignment chart

Extremely good game Hades got its full release recently. Allegedly a roguelike (but it cannot be, because I do not like roguelikes), in Hades the game you play as Hades the god's swaggering poshboy son Zagreus, who is trying to literally and figuratively escape his father's home. Hades the game makes full use of its setting and is stuffed full of great renditions of Ancient…

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1 month ago

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Hades review

Hot god encyclopaedia by way of hack ‘n’ slash roguelike Hades was basically already game of the year when it released into early access in 2018. Its core components were all in place. You fight through a constantly randomised hell filled with monsters and bosses as Zagreus, sarcastic and perpetually titty-out son of Hades. Along the way, you can pick up abilities bestowed by gods…

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Sorry, Hades will no longer have cross-saves on launch

Bad news for sexy demigods who wanted to bring their slaughter to the bus stop, I'm afraid. While Supergiant' underworld slasher Hades is still set to enter 1.0 this autumn, it'll no longer arrive with cross-play between PC and the incoming Switch release. That platform-hopping feature has been pushed back beyond Hades' release, arriving as a free update later this year.

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2 months ago

Hades leaving early access in autumn, able to bring saves to the new Switch version

The rad roguelikelike hack 'n' slash action-RPG Hades will leave early access in autumn, developers Supergiant Games say, alongside the launch of a newly-announced Nintendo Switch version. Players will be able to transfer their save files between the PC and Switch to carry their progress over, which is nice. Hades has already received its last major update before launch, so now we're waiting on the…

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4 months ago

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How Supergiant Games made the hack’n’slash accessible with Hades

Hades is a roguelike dungeon crawler that sees you fight your way through ever shifting levels of the underworld, from wispy shades of the undead to foes of Greek legend, on frantic battlegrounds that can send you to your death in an instant. As a disabled player, oftentimes I don’t have access to kinds of games like Hades. I have a connective tissue disorder that…

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Hades just got its last major early access update before launch

Hades has been in early access for over a year now, though you'd hardly know it—what with being on RPS's list of best action games already. Supergiant Games have now pushed out what they say is the last update standing between the hellish roguelike and an escape from early access. The Blood Price update is out now and the next big release will be version…

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7 months ago

Feature: Much more than a roguelite

Have you played… Hades?

Wielding the almighty Heart-Seeking Bow, Coronacht, I weave with godlike alacrity between the attacks of my foes, line up the shot, release at just the right moment, and - pop! - they dissolve with a sigh back into the underworld from whence they came. I'm clearing out rooms in record-breaking time, and it's a good thing too, because the infernal contract I signed with my…

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Someone drew the gods from Hades as adorable Animal Crossing villagers

Animal Crossing: New Horizons may only be on Switch, but that will not stop me from finding ways to talk about it in relation to my fave PC games. We've already seen loads of the adorable mashups of Isabelle and Doom Guy, frolicking amongst fields of demons, and now I want to show you the cutest piece of Hades fan art where someone has drawn…

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The 10 best hells in PC games

“Hell is other people,” wrote Jean-Paul Sartre. “But also my favourite level in Doom.” He was a smart man, and he probably lives in hell now, on account of all the atheism. But listen, hell doesn’t seem that bad. Bit hot. Bit demonic. You could do a lot worse than a trip to the underworld, is what I’m saying, and as luck would have it,…

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